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At Google, Things Do Go Wrong

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Google doesn't often mention its mistakes. So it was surprising to hear at Analyst Day of a Google feature that doesn't appear to be making the grade. It's an online hailer of cabs, using global positioning devices to find the nearest one. A Google exec explained that the cabs showed up to the...

Oracle Tries to Lift the Enterprise Search Malaise

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Major technology stars before Oracle have tried to sell enterprise search products. But all the deep pockets and business savvy haven't done much to awaken the slumbering market. By most estimates, sales of enterprise search equipment hover at a few hundred millions of dollars a year. In a...

Pushing the Google Too Far

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That was one humble Google at its annual Analyst Day exercise today. Humble, sober and, more tellingly, missing Google's usual swagger. The 4-hour event amounted to Google explaining life in the post-Google-Giddiness Era. For one, there's been a profound mindset change. At Google, profits...

From The Trenches: Analyst Day 2006

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Google's Eric Schmidt opens the day vowing to run the company based on the founding principles. "Principles matter, it's part of what will be coming as we grow," he said. Larry Page, co-founder, on customer trust: "There's great incentive to be trusted. Companies that win in this space will...

Google's New Mini Deals

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A new Google mini search appliance on its way. It's cheaper, better....

A Memex Machine Emerges From The 1940s

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Here come Trexy.com, another new search feature to borrow from Dr. Vannevar Bush's visionary1945 Atlantic Monthly article  "As We May Think". What Bush proposed, and Trexy says it's bringing to life, is a "Memex" or memory extender machine to organize the public record. The 2006 version involves the saving,...

And Then The Google Crumbled

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Bad financial news sends GOOG price tumbling.

The Google Grumbles

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Nik Cubrilovic has supposedly got Google grumbling. He found some items on Google Base, Google's experimental online marketplace, that could be purchasd with a credit card. No big deal at eBay, Amazon or other online merchants. But it's a pretty significant milestone for Google Inc. Base is...

Dances With Google

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Part I GOOGLE WATCH: What's Project X? GOOGLE: "We're always exploring opportunities to expand our offerings, but don't have anything to announce at this time." GOOGLE WATCH: Are you confirming that Google is indeed working/testing just such a project? GOOGLE: Nope, not at all. GOOGLE WATCH:...

Search Closes in on Email

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Some updates on search from Greg Sterling, The Kelsey Group. Though email still the most popular daily online activity, search is closing in...As of last year, newspaper classifieds were the source of  5% of new hires, online ads 51 percent... Some 43% of search engine users look for local...

A few minutes with...

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CFO Reyes at Merrill Lynch event.

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