I hope that everyone had an outstanding Memorial Day. I, for one, went golfing with some friends and managed to hit no worse than a gentleman’s 15 on any given hole. Impressive, I know. The highlights of the day included two double bogeys that showed that my potential is very likely unlimited. You’d never know that this was my first time on a real course for the purpose of playing golf (note: I’ve walked on several golf courses for the purpose of visiting friends and elderly relatives that live adjacent to golf courses).
Yes, it was a relaxing and fun weekend for me and I’m hoping you enjoyed your weekend as well. Well, now it’s Tuesday which is, traditionally, our news day. Despite not having had yesterday to prepare, we (and by we, I mean Amanda again) were able to find three interesting articles to keep you informed.
- The big news out of Mountain View last week was all the hoopla that Google’s new trademark bidding policy caused. Still confused? Well why not read Search Engine Land’s write up about how this new policy may affect you? [Search Engine Land]
- Twitter has gone from mini blogging platform to major player in recent months but would Twitter ever go Hollywood? It seems that Twitter might get its own television show about the relationship between celebs, fans and the seemingly unstoppable online updating service known as Twitter. Here’s a tweet you may not see on the show but you might see in real life: “im gettin sooo sick of twitter :-P” [TechCrunch]
- How should MSN stand up to Google? Well, if you ask Marketing Pilgrim, a good start would be to throw about $100 million at their new project, currently going by the codename “Kumo.” Allegedly, that’s the kind of money it takes nowadays to challenge the worldwide leader in search. Does MSN have the funds to do it? Probably. Will they do it? Maybe. Will it be enough? My guess is no, but you never know when you’re dealing with a company as big and important as Microsoft. [Marketing Pilgrim]
So, a bit of a potpourri this week, but fascinating stuff nonetheless. Personally, I can’t wait for the Twitter show. If it’s even half as good as I am bad at golf, then it might stand a chance. Thanks for stopping by. Read up on and keep up with the online world; keep reading Tues News! Catch ya later!
UPDATE: Wired.com addresses Kumo, a.k.a. Bing.com, and its potential effect on the search landscape in an interesting Op-Ed entitled “Search Sucks and Microsoft Is (Almost) Here to Help.” No, search doesn’t really suck, but there is certainly room for improvement and this is the focus of the conversation between Wired.com and Microsoft evangelist, Stefan Weitz. [Wired.com]