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Craigslist: Your data belongs to you

One of the themes of Web 2.0 (if there is such a thing) is that all of the data that gets aggregated by Web applications and social networks can be a very powerful thing, and can in some cases justify giving services away for free — provided people who use those services agree to let their data be sliced and diced and parsed in various ways, whether to generate ads or whatever.

Radiohead’s Download Experiment Faring Well
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Whether or not you think music should be given away, sold at reasonable per-download prices, or sold at whatever price the record labels want to put on them, Radiohead’s experiment in name-your-own-price marketing may be paying off.

Delta’s Blog Caught in the We We Calculator

Brian Eisenberg of Grok.com took a well placed swipe at the Delta blog.  Brian ran the text of the post about how Delta gathers customer input through the customer focus ("We-we") calculator and found these results:

Google XSS Exploit May Show Private Data

In the recent days, an unusually high amount of Google-related security issues have been reported on the web.

Google Slow To Update Cache Data?

With a first look at a site:familyonetransportation.com query, everything seems fine. But with a look at the cache:familyonetransportation.com result for that page, the picture becomes much more clear.

Yahoo Unenthused About Google, DoubleClick

Color us with the ‘unsurprised’ crayon, neither Yahoo nor global advertising power WPP want to see Google walk away with the queen of the ad network homecoming ball.

Google Sees Progress At Data Center Site

Google’s market cap is currently hovering around $177 billion, and although that sum can’t perform magic, it is a powerful motivator – construction on the search giant’s Lenoir, North Carolina facility is apparently moving along at a surprising pace.

Use Of Online Data Providers To Increase

Market researchers around the globe are expecting use of online data providers and online access panels to increase in the next 12 months, according to "The Online Research Barometer," a survey by Greenfield Online-Ciao Surveys.

Google Checkout Lost Tracking Data

Google has begun to notify merchants using Google Checkout that Google Checkout pixel tracking was temporarily disabled from July 10 to July 18 due to an issue associated with system maintenance earlier in the month. Pixel tracking allows internet retailers to send Google Checkout conversion data to third parties. While disabled, the feature was unable to report conversions. Many online merchants have worked hard to integrate Google Checkout data with comparison shopping engines, affiliate networks, analytics vendors, third party bid management firms and others.

Obama Leading All Candidates Online
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Illinois Senator Barack Obama is attracting more visitors to his campaign Web site than any of the other presidential candidates according to the Nielsen Company.

SES – TopRank Day 1 Wrap Up
If you see these smiling faces at SES, be sure to say hello!

SES – Session: Personalization, User Data & Search

The personalization of search results is not the only way to target someone, you can also personalize your website to ensure your visitors feel engaged as soon as they arrive.

SES – Personalization, User Search & Data Session
This year, Google made its personalized search service much more the default for many users. Other search engines have user data that could be used to reshape search results. This session looks at existing and possible moves in the space.

SES: Cruising The Search Landscape

Session talkers at SES San Jose 2007 bounded around the topic of the search landscape: what’s popular, and who’s the most used among the major players in search.

Alexa Declares YouTube More Popular Than Google

Be careful when declaring one site the traffic champion over another if you’re basing your conclusion on Alexa data.

Mobile Business Data To Reach $100 Billion

Combined global revenues from all mobile business categories, including voice, will reach $389 billion by 2012 from $242 billion in 2007, according to ABI Research’s "Mobile Business Applications and Services" report.

Hitwise Watches 2008 Candidates

Hitwise announced yesterday their new Election 2008 Data Center. With only fourteen months to the next election, it’s a darn good thing they started now.

Okay, joking aside, it is a good thing they’ve started now: everyone else seems to have started.

Microsoft Search Gained Without Club Live
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When web services firm Compete stripped out the Club Live numbers from MSN/Live Search share, Microsoft still enjoyed a month to month gain in search.

Check Your Email For Nuclear Secrets
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Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory just can’t seem to keep control of its data, as a consultant dropped an email into the inboxes of board members for a firm charged with keeping such data secure.

Google Analytics: Not Entirely Dead
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Reporting delays in the Google Analytics service have slowly begun to fade as data again flows into accounts.

Google Gets In Touch With Berkeley County
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The last time we heard about Google’s data center in South Carolina, there was a concern that the company hadn’t (yet) hired many locals.  Google’s now gone out of its way to make friends; on one website, Mountain View has even written, “Hello, Berkeley County!”

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