Real time search is there. And it looks great. And it works great. It's really great and I love it. This really is the new step in search. But are we ready for it? Is Google ready for it? Looking at what a couple of SEOs at SES Chicago found not. But spammers might be ready. Real time search could be a great spamming tool.
At SES Chicago Outspoken Media blogger Rae Hoffman, aka Sugarrae noted the new real time search feature and immediately started testing. She was surprised in what she saw and pulled Dave Naylor, Michael Gray and Frank Watson into a room and the four hard core search experts found some troubling results.... read more
Le Web is mostly not about news, but the launch of the real time search feature in Google made the real time search panel all of a sudden news-connected.
The real time search panel was moderated by known internet pessimist Andrew Keen. With him Nick Halstead (Tweetmeme), Freddy Mini (Collecta), Jack Moffit (Netvibes) and Tobias Peggs (Oneriot) joined the panel.... read more
If you do something "bad" and it's being out on the web, don't start complaining, you shouldn't have done it in the first place. That's watt Google CEO Eric Schmidt last week suggested in a CNBC Google special.
Schmidt's opinion is, to say the least, extraordinary. Schmidt himself doesn't reveal much and was found blacklisting CNET only four years ago for publishing info about him found through Google searches, which showed how much he made, where he lived, what his hobbies are and what political donations he made.... read more
Last year Marissa Mayer made her debut in Europe at LeWeb 2008. This year she returns in the same format as last year. She sat down to talk to Michael Arrington to talk about the latest developments at Google.
The talk was simple and easy and addressed most products launched over the last weeks. Actual "hard" questions weren't asked unfortunately, most probably because that was agreed on beforehand. Issues like privacy and data weren't addressed or were passed by real quick. Still it was interesting to listen to Mayer.... read more