There are only two big issues that can blemish the momentum of Google's branding right now...Click Fraud and Privacy. Google's done a pretty good job securing all that data, but ITsecurity.com looks at a few instances when Google dropped the ball on security.
nothing to do with SEO/SEM web search or marketing but made the news here in the UK over the Easter weekend as youtube most downloaded video with over half a million downloads, it is now showing over 3.8 million
2 Otters holding hands in a Vancouver Aquarium
Until recently, videos shot by terrorist groups were posted predominantly on specialist Internet forums, which often only those knowing what to look for could find. But more are turning to mainstream sites like YouTube, which draw millions of visitors around the world each day.
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OpenStreetMap is now set to hit the streets of North American. The project is exactly what it sounds like - designed to provide free geographic data. Users get together with GPS's, physically map out a city, then upload their data to a common database.
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