What’s Brewing?

Socialization of Search

Search marketing’s gone social. I’m not just talking about the consumer-driven, new layer of social engineering. Like the you-rate-it brand of Yahoo! Local or Judy’s Book that translates user reviews and up to 5 stars of love into higher local rankings. Nor do I mean Google’s new Co-Op that invites searchers to contribute or follow […]

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SIFF, Seats and DaVinci

May 25th marks the opening of the 32nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Running a full 25 days, with 418 feature length and short films from more than 60 different countries, including 19 World Premieres (5 features, 14 shorts), 40 North American Premieres (31 features, 9 shorts), and 22 US Premieres (17 Features, 5 […]

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MSN Re-Search Revisited

Two years after conceding his company erred in failing to develop its own search engine, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer boasted Thursday of progress in fighting industry leaders Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc.

Redmond-based Microsoft only recently began using its own technology for delivering search result. Nielsen/Net Ratings reported that Google had 49 percent […]

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Camping of Minds, Bubblicious, StockDrop

Attracting a second sold-out crowd of Seattle coders, developers, inventors and innovators, the 2006 edition of Seattle’s MindCamp stirred the campfires of entrepreneurial zeal last weekend with its round-the-clock shop talk of Web 2.0 concepts, constructs and strategems, propelled by its unique brand of improvised workshops and its eclectic talent pool.

One session on Community […]

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East Meets East, Berk & Real

Bill Gates introduced Chinese president Hu Jintao to Seattle industry and hospitality during remarks in Everett last week. After describing a bit of Hu’s background to the audience at Boeing’s Future of Flight museum, Gates addressed his technology-themed comments specifically to Hu. Some excerpts:

“As you have stated, Mr. President, science and technology are the […]

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Name of the Domain Game

The world’s brightest domain name owners will gain valuable insight at the second annual Domain Roundtable Conference powering up April 19th at the new Bellevue Westin.

Featuring special keynote addresses by Vint Cerf, Marc Ostrofsky, Paul Twomey, and Matt Bentley, the event will be an impressive assembly, representative of recognized names in the domain name, […]

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Seattle’s Cyber Alley

IIn a move certainly unprecedented in the local marketing communications industry, global giant WPP has consolidated its five Seattle subsidiaries — and a staff of 200+ — under one roof in South Lake Union. The new offices in the six-story Alley24 building, a Vulcan Real Estate project in the fast developing South Lake Union neighborhood, […]

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AllRecipes Gobbled Up, Jobster’s Search Widget

Having survived the dot.com boilover by switching to a healthy diet of popular cooking recipes, Seattle’s Allrecipes.com was founed to be good for the digestion of the Reader’s Digest Company which acquired the firmFriday for $66 million.

Allrecipes.com will become the hub of Rader’s Digest’s food sites, including those of Taste of Home and Light […]

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Ravers Flock Online

As reported in the P-I, Seattle-area ravers flocked to the Internet Saturday to learn whether people they knew had been killed in Saturday’s Capitol Hill shooting. While police hadn’t identified the victims Saturday, posters at the myspace groupm Seattle Ravers were mourning friends they identified as Deacon, Patches aka nameless, jeremy chickenhed, and Sushi.

Writers […]

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HyperBoy, S3 and Cobalt SEO

On Friday, the P-I’s John Cook wrote about Hyperboy, a Seattle-based start-up that is trying to do everything MySpace does and adding a liberal dose of mobile access to the Hyperboy network. Brent Brookler, a three time entrepreneur having started MountainZone and Mobliss, when asked by Cook about MySpace, “I am not saying we are […]

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