competition Articles

Has Google Created A Monster?
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The Google vs. MSN Rock Em Sock Em fight provides an interesting juxtaposition. In an outcome that seems surreal, like when Tyson took a bite out of Holyfield, Google has taken so much out of Microsoft in the online arena that folks are starting to wonder if it’s a fair fight.

Make “Fusion” a Greater Part of Your Marketing

Believe it or not, there are many people who don’t know what a mashup is.  If you ask those same people about what "fusion" means, most would probably be able to give you a better answer. 

Flickr, Bad Retailers, Bad Clients, Old School Nostalgia

1) Smart Use of Flickr # 273 Core 77

Architecture for Humanity held its logo design competition on Flickr and received entries from across the globe. This is a really smart use of Flickr, but an even smarter non-profit using social media to get international graphic design consultation for free.

BYU and Omniture Web Analytics Competition

Maybe this is old news to some of you but it is new to me. I came across BYU’s eBusiness Center site and found out that Omniture and BYU’s eBusiness center have teamed up to present a Web Analytics Competition.

Out SEO the Competition

We all know SEO assists a site to perform better in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), but the reasons people SEO can differ.

Integrating w/ (Future) Competition

Alex Fletcher has a nice list of hypothetical new year’s resolutions for the open source community.

Canary in Coal Mine VS. Boy Who Cried Wolf
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Back in September I posted that I thought it was somewhat sketchy for Google to recommend there photo search when a person searched for Istockphoto and got flamed for it.

MSN Christmas Competition

MSN has ramped up its online ad activity for Windows Live Messenger, ahead of Live.com’s launch in the New Year, with a Christmas campaign site that’s aimed at promoting its video-call service.

AOL Sponsors Web AIM Mashup Competition

AOL and TopCoder, Inc., today announced the Web AIM Mashup Competition. Web AIM is AOL’s new APIs that enables users to integrate AIM features directly into web sites and online communities.

AOL Calls Developers On AIM Phoneline

A programming contest for the most innovative and useful applications on the AIM Phoneline platform will pay out $4,500 in prizes.

10x 2.0

The traditional venture capital invests disruptive technologies that provide a 10 fold improvement and generate 10x return.

Sourceforge has New Competition from Google
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This is the best post I’ve found on Google’s new Code Project Hosting.

Europe’s Competition Double Standard

When it comes to US-based companies like Microsoft and Apple, the European Union thinks they should open the doors on their intellectual property to competitors; when it comes to municipalities competing with broadband providers, the EU’s stance is downright American.

Demystifying Your Competitor’s Ranking Successes

We have all been there, “how the heck do they always get #1?” It is a constant frustration for many a client and, well, even myself occasionally.

CRM Secrets – Winning Strategies to Beat Your Competition

Winning accounts and gaining customers is a natural part of running an organization, but, without the proper tools, it is sometimes difficult to know how you compare with your competitors.

Hitwise Scopes Out The Competition
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Want to know why your competitor’s website is so successful? Hitwise unveiled a service today that gives clients a glimpse into what your nemesis is doing right. Called Hitwise Conversions, the data reporting service outlines how online users navigate within specific sections of competitive websites.

Bloggers Should Think Coo-petition, Not Competition

Jason Calacanis chastises the WSJ for not directly linking to bloggers. He wants the WSJ to give blogs the credit of a direct link rather than hiding behind Javascript code. That’s touching.

Googles Guana Believe, Begin, Become
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Google’s philanthropic arm, the Google Foundation, and TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries, kicked off their “Believe Begin Become” business plan competition in the impoverished West African nation of Guana. Applications for acceptance opened Tuesday.

King Content Takes Queen Interactivity

Content, content, content is the mantra that has been driving Web designers for quite some time. The importance of content hasn’t waned – no, not in the slightest – but the results of a decade-long study released by the Web Marketing Association that the focus on content is a bit myopic. The more evolved Netizen is more difficult to impress.

ASP.Net: Great Products, Great Caching

Fans of ASP.Net products can vote for their choice in the asp.netPro Readers’ Choice Awards online; also, Gadgetopia’s Deane Barker praises the “Output Cache” directive.

Sergey Smokes Larry In Hotties Competition

Valleywag is running “Valleywag Hotties“, a competition asking who the hottest man in geekdom is.