Update 2: Google has now placed Fast Flip at the bottom of Google News.
Yahoo has partnered with Ben Silverman’s production company Electus, in which Electus will develop and produce premium content for Yahoo and its advertisers.
The partnership is aimed at driving creativity in online programming. Electus will develop a number of original video concepts for Yahoo in partnership with advertisers. The specific types of projects were not announced.
Remember when Google was just a search engine? We often still think about it that way, yet we are frequently reminded of the breadth of product offerings and ultimately the power the company possesses. Power, or energy rather, is actually something Google could end up selling in the future.
Carol Bartz is five days away from her one-year anniversary as Yahoo’s CEO, and in that time, she feels she’s done a fairly decent job of leading the company. In a recent interview, Bartz graded her performance as B- material.
Bartz indicated to Brian Womack that speed (or actually, a lack thereof) might have been her biggest problem. She said "she could have moved faster to reorganize the company and strike a Web-search agreement with Microsoft," Womack reported.
The odds of the Google Book settlement being approved – at least if the process comes down to a popularity contest – decreased again this week. The National Writers Union, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America objected to it.
Update: According to reports, it took Google about six minutes to gather it’s "real-time" search results for a San Franciso earthquake.
AOL’s current search deal with Google is set to end in December, and when it expires, there’s no guarantee that AOL will stick with the search giant. Today, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong implied that he’s weighing his options.
Google announced today that it has released chat in the Google Translator Toolkit.
"Collaboration is an important part of translation," says Kartik Singh, Software Engineer for the Translator Toolkit. "Whether you work with editors to translate documents, customers to clarify terms or project managers to meet deadlines, working with other translators is key to making high-quality translations."
Today, Yahoo proved that it’s all about bringing together TVs and the Internet, and also that it has plenty of allies in that mission. The company announced new partnerships, a wide release of the Widget Developer Kit, and a significant range of new TV widget providers and content.