Google's recent acquisition of ad network Doubleclick means it is also owner of Doubleclick's Performics, a leader in search engine optimization (SEO) services. Google is in constant battle with SEO companies because they go beyond its basic SEO rules and trick its algorithms into a higher rank for a web site.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
The CEOs of the largest US tech companies this week lobbied the government for protection against patent infringement lawsuits, and for support of several key policies.Technet, the organization representing the chief executives of the largest US tech companies, unveiled its "2008 Innovation Policy Agenda" at an event in Washington, D.
The highlight of the Hewlett-Packard's Labs event late last week was Shane Robison, the chief strategist laying out the industry trends and HP's planned response . It was by far the most lucid presentation I've heard on HP's strategy.
HP Labs rebooted Thursday. I took some video, here is 90 minutes of top HP execs and lab honchos giving their presentation in about 9 minutes of my video editing...
This year started off much like the prior year ended: with a cornucopia of geek conferences, salons, and media roundtables.I went to a lot last year, and enjoyed most of them.
My favorite Portland based startup company is Lunarr, which has created a unique collaboration service that combines a wiki-like front with email. This allows messaging between one or more collaborators on a document or what Lunarr likes to call a "flip" side.
Yahoo's rejection of Microsoft's offer smacks of a face saving attempt by its management and board to look heroic following its despicable behaviour in China.MSFT is very likely going to prevail with its acquisition since it seems to have the support of Yahoo's largest shareholders.
I just heard from a reliable source that Salesforce.com has told Oracle that it would be willing to be acquired at $75 per share.
I popped into the MySpace Developer platform launch the other day and picked up a couple of interesting nuggets about MySpace.A lot of the execs in the Santa Monica headquarters have personal assistants, and most are very good looking.
MySpace kicked off its developer program Tuesday by providing API's and development tools to tens of thousands of developers, with some unique diistinctions, and restrictions, that it hopes will result in high quality apps.Developers were invited to its "Sandbox" event in San Francisco to learn more about the rules and regulations for MySpace applications.