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Feb 27 2006
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Monday News Roundup
A lot is happening today. Here is a quick sampling (with additional analysis to follow).

� Quarterly revenue increases for Internet search companies are outlined here.

� Homestore.com has announced the acquisition of Moving.com, which it will consolidate with Homestore, HomeBuilder and Rentnet under the new name Move.com. It will launch in the next few months as a "full service search and moving solution to consumers." More here.

SEW reports that MSN adCenter will increase ad impressions served on MSN search results by 70 percent.

� Search Engine Journal reports that new site Digglicious combines social search driven news aggregator Digg with Yahoo!'s social bookmarking engine del.icio.us. It looks like an interesting model that combines the social search aspects of bookmarking and news content. We'll report more on this in an upcoming White Paper on social search.

� Search Engine Journal also speculates on flash-based animated ads in Google's AdSense publisher network and the effect it could have on conversions. Elsewhere, Google is adding payments and selling tools to Google Base.

� Om Malik reports on the launch of Edgeio, which uses tagging to aggregate classified ads that are published by individuals throughout the Web on their own blogs or sites. We wrote about the company earlier this month here, and more on the launch can be found in ZDNet's coverage here.

� Om also reports on the possible upcoming launch of Google Calendars here.

� Lastly, digital product placement on television is an interesting concept that will have some possible targeting opportunities on IPTV. It has already been used on some sitcoms, and related technologies are under development, according to the Lost Remote blog.
 
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