Linked by Mohit Ranka on Thu 17th May 2007 15:07 UTC
Google A recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick for a whopping USD 3.1 billion has turned many heads. The recent past certainly does not fit into Google's traditional non-aggressive attitude towards acquisitions for monopoly in the market. DoubleClick Inc., a spearhead in ad-serving, is only one of many companies acquired by Google. A comprehensive list can be seen here. Beside Google's acquisitions, this article will also explore some changes in Google's philosophy and potential threats to web community.
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alltheweb.com
by Dreadstar on Thu 17th May 2007 17:00 UTC
Dreadstar
Member since:
2006-01-21

I'm starting to prefer alltheweb.com for many searches. Google just gets tiring to look at, such as the way you can do a search on "duck farts" and get a whole column of fake hits that say stuff like "compare prices on duck farts at price.com" and "find duck farts on ebay" etc.

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RE: alltheweb.com
by TaterSalad on Thu 17th May 2007 17:22 in reply to "alltheweb.com"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

You just listed one of the reasons I find myself using Google less and less. When I try to search for something I get a lot of unrelated results.

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RE: alltheweb.com
by fretinator on Thu 17th May 2007 18:54 in reply to "alltheweb.com"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

"compare prices on duck farts at price.com" and "find duck farts on ebay" etc.


LOL. I think I am going to try some "intersting" combinations just to see how they play out. How about "compare prices on cheap prostitutes at price.com"?

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RE: alltheweb.com
by Michael on Thu 17th May 2007 19:07 in reply to "alltheweb.com"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

Unfortunately AllTheWeb is now owned by Yahoo!, whose privacy policy is considerably more "evil" than Google's.

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RE: alltheweb.com
by Spellcheck on Thu 17th May 2007 20:07 in reply to "alltheweb.com"
Spellcheck Member since:
2007-01-20

That's what ad blocking is for.

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