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Google Tries to Thank Advertisers with Bees, Dominoes, and Moon Writing

Last month, Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of AdWords, and now the company has taken the time to thank all of the businesses who have used AdWords to advertise. 

What’s Going on in Search and eBusiness
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At SMX East in New York, Bing announced new Webmaster Tools features including a link report. Google also added percent change data to its own Webmaster Tools query reports. More on these here.

Segway Owner Jimi Heselden Loses Life While Riding a Segway
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In January, Segway Inc. announced that it had been acquired by a UK-based company backed by Jimi Heselden, an investor in the company. Now Heselden has passed away, in rather ironic fashion. 

On Sunday, the man fell to his death into the River Wharfe, falling from a cliff while riding a Segway. The Telegraph quotes a Police spokesperson as saying:

Actor Corey Haim Reported Dead
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Actor Corey Haim, best known for roles in movies like the Lost Boys, License to Drive, and many others (a number of which also featured Corey Feldman), has reportedly been found dead of an apparent drug overdose. 

>>> You can leave your condolences on FamousDead.com.

Be Proactive to Avoid Duplicate Content Issues
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Google may have busted the "duplicate content myth" a while back, saying that you don’t technically get "penalized" for it, but that doesn’t mean it is a good thing. Shari Thurow of Omni Marketing Interactive says you should care about it so that your better pages are available to rank.

New Michael Jackson Song Hits Web
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Talk about Michael Jackson took the web by storm after the King of Pop’s death, and it’s back again as a new (or previously unreleased, rather) song from him has been released on the web. The song is called "This is It," and it’s from the upcoming Jackson film of the same name.

U.K. Tops Social Networking Use In Europe

According to comScore, the United Kingdom is the top in Europe, with 24.9 million unique visitors, which is 78 percent of the total U.K. online population belonging to social networks.

This is new data that comScore retrieved via its Segment Metrix H/M/L analytical tool which was released just last month. The total social networking community in Europe was 127.3 million unique visitors in August. This is an amazing 56 percent of the Europe’s Internet user base.

Exclusive: Miss America Talks Net Safety

Miss America is taking steps to keep kids safe on the Internet with a new web browser designed especially for kids. Miss America, Lauren Nelson, spoke exclusively in a video interview with WebProNews about the launch. The browser is a partnership with the Children’s Educational Network.

Press Release: Google Apps Premier
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Google Press Release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 22, 2007 – Google Inc. today introduced Google Apps Premier Edition, a new version of Google’s hosted services for communication and collaboration designed for businesses of all sizes. Google Apps Premier Edition is available for $50 per user account per year, and includes phone support, additional storage, and a new set of administration and business integration capabilities.

Multiple-Languages Websites and SEO
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Over in our WebProWorld forum an interesting search engine optimization question has been posed …

Fats Domino Found Alive

It’s not search engine news … but the search for Fats Domino is over. He is alive and well after a helicopter rescued Fats from his drowned home in New Orleans.

Murdoch The Arrival Of Two More Children, Grace and Chloe, into the
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At the Allen and Company retreat in tony Sun Valley, Idaho, the public got a glimpse of the aged billionaire with 3 year old daughter Grace. Mr. Murdoch is married to Wendi Deng, mother of Grace and her 2 year old sister, Chloe.

Enterprise Personalization Firm Announces Award Winners

Enterprise Personalization firm Exstream Software recently announced winners of its 2005 Visionary Awards.

Coremetrics Releases New Web Analytics Solutions

Coremetrics, a leading provider of hosted Web analytics and precision marketing solutions, today announced the summer release of Coremetrics 2005.

Toon Boom Studio V3 Showcased at MIFA 2005

Toon Boom Animation announced today Toon Boom Studio V3 will be showcased at MIFA 2005, in Annecy, France. A Pre-Launch Special at $ 299.99 US is now offered to order Toon Boom Studio V3 before it is available and take advantage of a significant discount.

AnooX Challenges Google and Yahoo To A Competition
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AnooX, the revolutionary Search Engine that delivers the most accurate search results due to our innovative mechanism for search generation that 1st machine generates the results and then continuously re-generates them based on the majority Vote of the People – invites Google and Yahoo to a contest to see who actually delivers the more accurate search results.

Enterprise Personalization Firm Cited as Category Leader In Celent Report

Exstream Software, Inc. announced today that it has been named a leading provider of insurance document management solutions by Boston-based Celent Communications in the analyst firm’s “Insurance Software Deal Trends 2003-2004″ reports published last month.

EarthLink Start Page Available to All
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Building on the success of its Personal Start Page, EarthLink, the nation’s next generation Internet service provider, today announced that its free, customizable gateway to the Internet – the myEarthLink start page – is available for non-EarthLink subscribers.

Register.com’s Design Service For Small Businesses

Register.com announced today the general availability of Build-It-For-Me, a professional Web design service specifically targeted towards small business owners looking for a hassle-free, affordable package that includes exemplary customer service and support.

Your Hired! Book Smart Kendra Wins Apprentice

Donald Trump hired 26 year old real estate entrepreneur Kendra in tonights Apprentice finale.

Tom Westman Wins Survivor

Tom Westman, the 41 year old grey haired firefighter from Brooklyn won this years Survivor in what appears to be a blow out.

Flash: American Idol Finalist Anthony Fedorov Voted Off

Anthony Fedorov, 20, was voted off of the American Idol island tonight. The remaining contestants are Bo Bice, Carrie Underwood and Vonzell Solomon.

Quadralay Launches new ePublishing Solution

Electronic publishing solutions provider, Quadralay, announced the launch of WebWorks ePublisher Pro, its next-generation solution for creating online content.

Answers.com Partners with Shopping.com

GuruNet Corporation, creators of the Answers.com reference-based search engine, and Shopping.com, a leading online comparison shopping site, are pleased to announce an agreement to offer Answers.com users access to the world’s most detailed product catalog online.