Google the search engine Giant appears to have been felled from the ranks of “giant” to now a, er- lesser giant.
The search company search engine market share dropped little more than 10%, from a whopping 73.9% in May 2010 to 63.6% as of this May due to competition from Microsoft Bing, up 7.3% from to 9.7% May 2010 up to 17% in May 2011.
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Published March 14, 2011
Tags: tweets, twitter
1 Billion Tweets Weekly
It took Twitter 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to send a total 1 billion tweets. Now, Twitter users send 1 billion tweets per week.
Twitter users now sending 1 billion tweets per week.
FTC takes down bad business. Scores one for business and consumers.
A U.S. district court ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who successfully sued Inc21.Com for illegally slamming businesses and consumers into internet service accounts.
From the FTC’s release,
“The most compelling proof of these violations is a comprehensive expert survey of 1,087 of defendants’ so-called ‘customers.’ This survey revealed that nearly 97 percent of defendants’ ‘customers’ had not agreed to purchase defendants’ products. Even more egregious, only five percent of them were even aware that they had been billed.”
Read the FTC Release.
Google releases WebP, a new image file format to speed up the web.
Taking their initiative to the streets on the superinformation highway, Google announced the release of WebP, a new image format that will “significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before.”
Serious About SEO and Web Optimization
In its announcement, Google layed out its steps to introduce its suite of tools to help site owners speed up their websites and build new apps that offer greater optimization to all elements affecting page load times and thus, to speed up the user’s experience with a quicker, faster internet.
Google’s speed set of tools includes:
- WebP image format and file conversion tool
- Speed Tracer a Chrome extension that helps
identify and fix performance problems
in web applications.
- Page Speed, a Firefox extension to evaluate
web page performance.