After reading my feeds today I’ve come away with more insight in the race for search dominance (as if Google hasn’t already topped every hen in cyberspace). Here’s what I’ve learned today:
MSN: Launching Live 2.0, which should move it up to nine legs behind Google instead of the current ten.
Yahoo!: Inking a deal with Viacom because Viacom has pretty much pissed off Google to the degree that the stud of search won’t give the TV free content whore any more lovin’.
Google: Killing us softly with its own PowerPoint-solution, which will allow devote fans of the search king to drop MicroSoft altogether and just do it all online.
Yellowbook: Moves into video marketing.
The Village People: Everyone wants a piece of Google’s assets, even this bad act from the 70′s.
BuzzTracker: Sells out to Yahoo!
The Moon: Be the first to get there with your own personal robot and Google will give you your own personal $30 million. To the moon, Alice!
The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: Hires a lawyer to go after all the assets he can find, including those belonging to Google, eBay, YouTube, and The Pirate Bay. Is there anybody he won’t screw?
Farecast: Creates a Facebook App so you can see trips your friends took.
MTV: Due to launch its own social network tonight, called Flux.com. Just one more online publisher for people like Prince and The Village People to sue.
97th Floor: Offers Social Media, a new extension for Firefox that allows social media users to easily see what has been submitted to the social bookmarking sites faster by seeing them all together side by side, like cans of soup on the super market shelf. Yum!
Twitter: Absolutely nothing, but all its competitors are making moves.
MySpace: You’ve heard of MySpaceTV and QuarterLife, I’m sure. Now MySpace is teaming up with Seventeen Magazine to show a video series of freshman girls integrating into their first year of college. I’m guess this is aimed at other seventeen year old girls and sixteen year old boys.
Blogger: Launches a new slideshow that features the newest photos uploaded to Blogger sites.
New York Times: Launches a new Facebook app.
Google: Adds 54 new countries to Google Maps.
Pitzer College: Starting a college course on YouTube where students submit content and comment on it. This millennium’s basket weaving.
Del.icio.us: Celebrates its fourth birthday.
There’s a lot going on in the world of business online. Can you keep up with it all? I can’t.