NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Google said Tuesday it is getting in on the development of electric vehicles, awarding $1 million in grants and inviting applicants to bid for another $10 million in funding to develop plug-in hybrid electric vehicles capable of getting 70 to 100 miles per gallon.
In the current culture of user generated content in a web 2.0 world, many people look to review based websites to generate income, as Google's current algorithm demonstrates a clear informational over product bias.
In a case that's clearly destined for the courts, Lawyers are suing a Lawyer review site Avvo, claiming that the ranking system can be gamed. However Duncan Riley writing for TechCrunch has a deeper insight how this could unravel like a big ball of yarn Lawyers Sue Lawyer Ratings Site
NYT: INTERNET SALES IN 'DRAMATIC SLOWDOWN'
Sat Jun 16 2007 12:46:20 ET
Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent overall, and far more rapidly in many categories. But in the last year, growth has slowed sharply in major sectors like books, tickets and office supplies, the NEW YORK TIMES will report on Sunday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
In Page One leads, the paper claims: "Growth in online sales has dropped dramatically in such diverse categories as health and beauty products, computer peripherals and pet supplies. Analysts say it is a turning point and growth will continue to slow through the decade."
$212,080,000 -- or roughly 2% of Google's total revenue for 2006 is the amount that is estimated that Ebay spent on Adwords. The kicker, rumours flying all over the net that since Ebay pulled Adwords, their traffic increased .. people now asking if Ebay was 'wasting marketing dollars'