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Google Teams up with State of Florida

Google Teams up with State of Florida

By Andy Beal December 4, 2007

Google has teamed up with the state of Florida to help residents find information buried deep in local government web sites.

Search Rules Advertising As Media Diversifies
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Search and word-of-mouth are by far still the most effective means of advertising and driving website traffic, according to a new survey, but it may not be time to sing the dirge for print just yet.

Yahoo Buys Significant Stake In Tyroo Ad Agency

Yahoo and Google both appear dedicated to growing their presence in the Indian market, and to this end, Yahoo recently announced that it had bought a stake in Tyroo Media.  Call this one a “significant investment” (as Yahoo does) – it’s equal to about 35% of the company’s value.

State of Denial at WSJ & USA Today?

Perhaps the joke “What’s black and white and read all over?” should be updated to “What’s black and white and in the red all over?

My defense and love of print media is well-documented. But the following scenario seems the exact opposite of smart.

Maine: First State to Pass Net Neutrality Resolve

Maine became the first state in the nation to formally recognize the importance of net neutrality. Fellow blogger Lance Duston tipped me off to Maine Is First State in Nation to Pass Net Neutrality Resolve:

The State of Mobile Apps

Yesterday I was sicker than a dog. I haven’t been that sick since I was in China in 1995. I was a pitiful sight. Just curled up in bed and could barely move. You know I’m sick when I don’t even turn on the laptop.

But, as I started to get better I was playing with my Nokia N95 phone — mostly cause Maryam kept calling me to make sure I was still alive. Many of the mobile apps really have some major holes. It’s like the authors of them don’t really use their cell phones with their own apps.

NY Board Seeks Google DoubleClick Delay

Concerns about privacy have prompted the New York State Consumer Protection Board to ask the Federal Trade Commission for a delay in approving Google’s proposed purchase of DoubleClick.

Google Cozies Up To Four State Governments

Arizona, California, Utah, and Virginia will partner with Google to make their public information more readily available online.

Blog Growth Stalling or Taking a Breather?
Business Week has pushed Technorati’s David Sifry to share more information about the state of the blogosphere and discovered that the future’s not quite as bright as we all thought.

Active Blogging Flat At 15.5 Million Blogs

Those who can be bothered to update their blogs at least once every 90 days has hit a broad piece of flat ground, with Technorati’s numbers showing minimal movement between October 2006 and March 2007.

Why Average Joes Don’t Blog

Victor Keegan in the Guardian today says To the average Joe, blogs aren’t cutting it. His article is somewhat downbeat about the state of the blogosphere. He acknowledges that there’s quite a bit of activity.

‘State Of The Blogosphere’ Is Small, Fractured?

Once a year, Conan O’Brien gives a “State of the Show Address” address, and for a certain audience, it’s great – but not everyone cares about this late-night comedian’s realm.  As Dave Sifry gave a “State of the Live Web Address,” as opposed to a “State of the Blogosphere,” some onlookers feel he’s addressing a similar problem.

The Blogosphere’s Alive, And Turning Japanese

The blogosphere has evolved into a living, breathing organism; the interrelated parts stemming from its bloggadocious heart have branched to include tags, vlogs, and podcasts. It even has its own virus – the splog. This evolution spurred Technorati’s Dave Sifry to redefine it as the "Live Web," growing not as fast as it was, but growing nonetheless.

The State of Technorati

Sifry’s Alerts: The State of Technorati, April 2007: One of my favorite things to read are the "State of the Blogosphere" reports that Dave Sifry puts out. They provide a great overview of the overall popularity of blogging and are an excellent update on how fast this thing called blogging is still growing.

Is Technorati Looking to Sell?

I have to agree with Mark Evans’ observation on David Sifry’s “State of Technorati” post, it sure feels like he’s plumping his plumage, in hopes of finding a suitor. Hey, I’d boast too, with this kind of growth…

29 Fortune 100 Companies Have Negative Google Results
I thought we’d find some gems by keeping an eye on the blogs of our readers, and 97th Floor proves us right.

Websites Fulfill Patient Demand For Hospital Info

Kentucky became the latest state to launch a website containing hospital quality measures and charge information for people to compare between facilities.