With competition from inexpensive stock photography shops and changing patterns in image purchasing, Getty is offering its collection of photography with $49 licensing for web use on blogs, email, and sites. But photographer groups are ruffled, and lines are being drawn.
Is it constitutional for a government agency to keep a criminal history public indefinitely crawlable on Google, arguably providing, through its results pages, a public criminal history without a statute of limitations of any type? What if expungement is impractical due to the indexing activity of search spiders? Are we forever locking past mistakes in the strata of the web?
Would a Microsoft and Yahoo! merger be the opportunity that Ask.com has been waiting for? Would a major distraction for the #2 and #3 search players be just what they need to get their innovation and sharp focus into the spotlight?
I was hoping that Google Gadget Maker would offer someting more akin to Yahoo Pipes, but it’s much lighter than that. Still, it brings focus back to personalized Google search results and what that means for search optimization.
As Google begins to work with State Governments to encourage the indexing of public records, information hidden below the surface will suddenly be visible, and sleuths and mashups may have a field day. Dust off those boxes, Uncle Sam, let’s see what you have in there!
If you’re a local business, and you’re not in Google Local now, I must admit, possibly living in denial.Â Google 411 (1-800-GOOG411) is amazing, and I am just blown away that so many businesses haven’t taken the time to insert their company into the Google Local Business Center.Â We couldn’t find our favorite pizza restaurant…