You Google Yourself, and That’s Okay

Believe it or not, there was a time when most people didn’t “self-search.” Those days are gone.
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Microsoft Says Don’t Get Scroogled This Holiday Season, but Bing Is Not So Scot-Free

Bing zings: “Don’t get Scroogled this holiday season.”

What Will Marissa Do?: Yahoo CEO Zeroes in on Search, While Her Ad Team Eyes Tech Upgrade Options

Free food and iPhones do not a turnaround make. Now it’s time for the hard part of remaking the Silicon Valley giant.

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After Chrome Ads Flap, Google Puts Itself in the Penalty Box

Google, which says it had no idea it was paying bloggers to promote its Chrome browser, is punishing itself for doing so. The search giant tells Danny Sullivan it will penalize the “pagerank” of for “at least 60 days.” Google has blamed the pay-per-post campaign on ad network Unruly Media, but says “Google should be held to a higher standard, so we have taken stricter action than we would against a typical site.”

Google’s Ad Company (Which Isn’t Google) Explains What’s Up With Those Chrome Ads

No big deal, says Unruly Media CEO Scott Button — we do this stuff all the time.

Here Comes Google’s Christmas (Er, Holiday) Greetings

Google’s annual holiday “Google Doodle” isn’t up on its main page yet. But it should be there soon.

Search Ads + Your Phone = Google

Google’s going to do more than $1 billion in mobile search ads this year. This chart explains why.

A White-Knuckle Ride In Google-Driven Car (Video)

What’s it like to be a passenger in one of Google’s self-driving cars? Pretty cool! Also, kinda scary! (Plus: Bonus Gene Hackman video!)

"Beyond the Search Box": The White Pleather Honeypot Smackdown

Perusing AOL’s leaked damn-the-journalism-full-speed-ahead business plan, BoomTown was a little late to the Microsoft Bing event this morning called “Farsight: Beyond the Search Box.” But things had certainly been cooking with gas when I walked into the meeting room at the University of San Francisco, including allegations of cheating, honeypot stings and a whole lot of insulting of the hosts. Schweeet!

Here's What a Display Ad in Your Gmail Looks Like

Hint: It’s going to be awfully familiar.

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