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Neven To Face Google Picasa Challenge

Google has acquired Neven Vision and its image recognition technology, which will be incorporated into the Picasa photo organizer.

Google Scares eBay Into Changes

PayPal’s president has been replaced by Skype’s president, while eBay drops Google Checkout into the laundry list of alternative payment services banned by the online marketplace.

French (Try To) Challenge Google Earth

Sacre bleu! The French have unveiled a website known as Geoportal that is intended to rival Google Earth. The European counterpart will have more detailed images than its American-based competitor, but its scope will be limited to within French borders.

 

CTIA Wireless and Navteq LBS Challenge

Just returned from a whil-wind couple of days in Vegas to take in CTIA Wireless and the Navteq Challenge.

Mapquest Open API Developer Challenge Extended

Good news from Mapquest about their latest challenge to developers… the MapQuest OpenAPI Developers Challenge eligibility has been extended to Canada (excluding Quebec).

Dons $100 API challenge

Back when I was an MVP product groups would bring us into a room and hand us some cash and say “spend this on the features you want” and have us look at a board with hundreds of features where we’d pin the cash on the features that we thought were most important.

Retailers Face Challenge Of Keyword Costs

As more and more marketers enter the paid search market, competition for desired keywords has driven up the prices.

Protecting the Brand – Reputation Management

Search engine marketing is known for increasing a company’s profile, establishing an online presence, increasing traffic, and ultimately growing the bottom line.

Developer Contest Starting On eBay

The online auction firm will put $5,000 up for grabs for individual developers in the eBay Developers Challenge; a developer team of up to four people could win matching Xbox 360 consoles.

AMD VS. Intel: Place Your Bets

AMD has challenged Intel to a public duel between the two companies’ dual-core server processors. AMD issued the challenge in the form of an ad in several big-name newspapers.

Intels Developer Forum Kicks Off

Intel opened their developer conference and lots of news has been floating around as a result. Paul Otellini addressed the conference and talked about the Intel vision and where things will go from here.

Intel Not Up To AMD’s Challenge

Today AMD challenged Intel to a public duel between the two companies’ dual-core server processors. The challenge was issued through an advertisement in several major newspapers.

Microsoft and Google: Courtroom Enemies, Software Buddies

While the legal teams of Google and Microsoft butt heads in court over defector Kai-Fu Lee, and as the two rivals bout for search supremacy, the two leviathan companies find win-win cozy situations when it comes to Google plug-ins for Microsoft programs.

Microsofts Google Challenge
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The defection of Dr. Kai-fu Lee to Google is the first digit to fall from the leprous giant, Microsoft-the outward manifestation of a bigger problem long in the making. That which made the software giant tall, the nourishment of cutting edge engineering, is also the chief repast of the unexpected rival in Google. The nervous tapping of billionaire fingers can be heard all the way from Redmond.

Motorola, Yahoo Deal Could Challenge Satellite Radio

The global number 2 handset maker will preinstall Yahoo services on its Linux and Java platform mobile phones.

Yahoo Announces Winners Of Y!Q Contest

Recently, Yahoo launched the Y!Q contest to see who could make the best use of this service though integrating it onto their web site. Well, the contest has officially closed and Yahoo has announced the winners.

Hiring a Great Copywriter Can Be a Challenge

There are a lot of good writers out there. There are even a lot of great writers out there. But a copywriter- a great copywriter, does more than just write. A great copywriter has the ability to write persuasively, research facts, and think in terms of the “total marketing piece”- because copy is only a part of the ad, brochure, website, or flyer.

Internal Communication — The Real Challenge Of Employee Blogging

The more I think of it, the more obvious it becomes. The only long-term tool a company can use to “control” blogging employees is internal communication; the things we do to support a corporate culture where all employees understand what the company is doing, where it’s going and why.

Camera Phones Challenge Security

Laws have been passed, and internal corporate processes frequently ban them, but camera phones still grow in sales.

BigClique Prepares To Challenge Search Engine Players

While it’s generally acknowledge that the big 3, consisting of Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search, dominate the search engine industry. However, an upstart search company has decided not to let these facts deter them from introducing a search engine with hopes they can challenge the industry leaders.

Yahoo Asks Users To Take The Y!Q Challenge

In order to promote the upcoming launch of their Y!Q contextual search service, Yahoo is holding a contest to find who can use Y!Q in the most innovative method.