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Google extends online-video lead

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| Google's sites served up 38 percent of the total videos watched, and YouTube
| accounted for 98 percent of Google's tally, ComScore said. Google gained 2.6
| percentage points of market share since February.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-994...=2547-1_3-0-20
http://tinyurl.com/6a4956

Sanity check: Has Eric Schmidt finally outmaneuvered Bill Gates and Steve
Ballmer?

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| When Eric Schmidt left his job as the chairman and CEO of Novell to become
| the top executive at Google in 2001 he privately told journalist John
| Battelle that one of the things he was looking forward to was no longer
| competing with Microsoft.
|
| [...]
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| Like it not, Eric Schmidt is destined to go down in history as one of the
| most active opponents to Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and the Microsoft legacy.
| During the past seven years, Schmidt’s role in that saga has changed from
| whipping boy to white knight, and unless something dramatic happens it’s very
| likely that Google and Schmidt will ultimately be portrayed as the good guys
| — and the winners.
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http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hi...28&tag=nl.e138

Google helps the web to go social

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| Google has joined the drive to make the web more social by introducing tools
| to enable people to interact with their friends.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7397470.stm

Fight against lock-in (however partial):

MySpace joins the 'semantic' web

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| MySpace, the social-networking site, is to let members share information with
| other websites.
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http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/news.php?id=255816


Recent:

Google gains on Microsoft with hosted security offering

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| On Thursday, Google unveiled a re-branded Web Security for Enterprise based
| on the Postini technology it acquired last year. The Web-hosted service
| protects corporate Web and e-mail users from viruses, spyware, and malicious
| Web sites, and extends protection directly to remote workers if needed.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-994...=2547-1_3-0-20


Inside Microsoft's War Against Google

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| It may be impossible to catch Google in search advertising. The company
| dominates the market, taking in 77% of the revenues from those little text
| ads that show up alongside the results for Internet search queries.
| Microsoft, after years of trying, is at 5% of U.S. search revenue, according
| to search marketing firm Efficient Frontier.
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http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...ndex_top+story
http://tinyurl.com/3t85wr
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