All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Europe’
Europeans (and to some extent, the Japanese) get all the coolest car stuff. The latest example of this involves a deal between BMW and Google; German BMW owners will benefit from a new in-car Google Local Search service, and a sort of precursor feature (previously available just in Germany) has now spread throughout Europe.
It’s Friday, and odds are that you wish it was Saturday. Or that you weren’t at work – it usually amounts to the same thing. And although the powers of time travel and transportation are beyond me, there are some Google-approved maps that focus on faraway places.
Business is booming for Baidu – the Chinese search engine has reported its second-quarter revenue and net profit, and both figures have doubled (and then some) since last year. Unlike Google’s earnings, this beats analysts’ forecasts; Baidu’s stock price shot up as a result.
I’ve often wondered about the members of Google’s legal team. How many are there? What sort of people are they? And do they work 168 hours per week to keep up with the avalanche of lawsuits? I still don’t know the answers to all those questions, but in regards to the first one, a new report indicates that many more specialists will soon join up.
Well, it’s (more or less) official: should Google ever decide to take over the world, most of us will be willing to aid it. The results of a new study confirm that, in certain European circles, the search engine giant is regarded as an ideal employer.
I think pretty much everyone is aware of Britain’s BBC, but France Televisions, a public national television broadcaster, may not be as well-known in America. Now France Televisions is in talks to join the European version of YouTube, though, so perhaps its profile will rise.
Google’s Street View has met with mixed reactions; some people like it, while others worry about matters of privacy. Still, while Street View is completely legal in the U.S., a recent discussion indicates that the service might not go unchallenged in Europe.
Baidu owns a huge share of the Chinese search market, despite attacks from Google and Yahoo. That success is likely due to its home field advantage. We may soon find out how Baidu will fare outside the Great Firewall, however, as reports indicate that the company may expand into Europe.
This past week, The Today Show has been running its annual “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” segment. Matt traveled to five different countries (including the U.S., which seems like cheating), but Yahoo’s got him beat: Yahoo oneSearch just went “live in beta” in six.
Lobbyists, on the whole, have a pretty bad reputation. They’re regarded as a rather shady group of people; one of the main headings in a Wikipedia article is “corruption concerns.” Draw your own conclusions, then, about this bit of news: Google wants to hire lobbyists throughout Europe.
In a time where the pricing and distribution of online music and video is the object of a fair amount of scrutiny, there are companies looking for alternatives that will make the arguments null and void. The European divisions of AOL have and EMI announced an deal offering streaming music videos through an ad-supported model.
It may be a cliche, but it remains true: There’s no such thing as a bad sale. And one search engine company just initiated a heck of a sale – more like a permanent price cut, actually – on its minimum bid prices. Americans may want to get out their currency calculators, though, because these bargains are only available through Yahoo Europe.
The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) is a group focused on better understanding the role of search in the marketing landscape, as well as developing best practices for search engine marketing professionals employed throughout the industry.
The top online properties in Europe don’t exactly mirror the ones in the U.S., but the list is similar, with rearrangements, omissions and additions. comScore’s list of European online hotness has names you’ll find familiar: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and in that order.
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.
AOL is the talk of Speculation Town across the Atlantic as buzz circulates that Time Warner is looking to unload its European arms to the highest bidder. British newspapers are reporting that Citigroup, acting on behalf of Time Warner, is in negotiations with possible suitors.
Google wants to drag the clock builders and chocolate makers out of their Old Europe brick-and-mortar mindset into the gleaming silicon-driven online marketplace, preferably with a Google Base account at the foundation of those efforts; we suggest a partnership that could help make this happen.
Where do broken hearts go? Can they find their way home; back to the open screen of a chat room waiting there? And if somebody searches, what are they searching for? They look at the query bar, and know a poker game is there somewhere My apologies to Whitney. Wait. After that reality show with Bobby, she should apologize to us.
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If you plan to do sell your product or service in Europe the problems you encounter may not be the ones you expect.
Apple’s iTunes Music Store in Europe hits a milestone in sales of legal downloadable songs.
Catching up with some neglected RSS feed reading has resulted in a burst of blogging already today.
ZDNet UK reports today that an online petition has been set up to put pressure on Apple to bring European prices for the new Mac mini in line with their US equivalents.
PeopleSoft announced that its Board will review the implications of today’s decision by the European Commission regarding Oracle’s proposed acquisition of PeopleSoft.
24/7 Real Media Europe, a division of 24/7 Real Media today announced that Anemone has signed an exclusive reseller agreement to market 24/7 Real Media’s Open AdStream ad serving solutions and Insight XE Web analytics solution, in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the Balkan countries.
Giganews Inc., a leading Usenet Newsgroup Service Provider, has expanded its service in the European market by establishing technical operations in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.