17/01/2007 - What COWBOYS are reading...

## Wikipedia Search Engine WikiSeek Launches
16 January 2007, 11:08:51 AM Michael Arrington

Palo Alto based startup SearchMe has kept a low profile since being founded in March 2005. The company, which has 17 employees and raised $5 million from Sequoia Capital over two rounds, will launch a number of what founder Randy Adams calls “long tail search engines” in the near future. The first product they are launching is WikiSeek, which went live about an hour ago and will be officially announced on Wednesday.

## Napster Buys AOL Music: What’s Next?
14 January 2007, 11:28:59 AM Michael Arrington

Napster is one of the oddest companies. It is a deeply unprofitable startup trying to grow a business, and with a huge war chest of cash. We have the rare ability to see deep into its financial situation because it is publicly held.

## Will the iPhone be a Serious Business Device?
12 January 2007, 11:21:02 PM Michael Arrington

I had a long debate yesterday with James Joaquin, the former CEO of ofoto and one of the founders of When.com, about whether or not the iPhone will be just a toy or a serious business device. I think it is. He remains unconvinced.

## Amplitude 2 is out!
10 January 2007, 10:24:05 AM Dave

Mike Stopforth and I have just recorded the next episode of Amplitude - our new-marketing podcast for South Africans!

## Money flowing from Media to Marketing in 2007
09 January 2007, 07:08:08 AM Dave

Fast Company spoke with trend experts to create a slideshow called “Top Jobs in 2007“. Interestingly, number 6 top job was “Viral Marketers and Media Promoters”.

## A year in Google blogging
09 January 2007, 03:28:44 AM A Googler

The definition of "googol" is a number, and Google lives by numbers. So how else should we look back over the year but with numerical bits? Here goes: This post marks the 294th time this year you're reading a post from us -- that's nearly 100 more posts than in 2005. In the last 12 months, we unveiled 24 new products here. We wrote up 128 product upgrades, new features and how-to-use-it items. We told you about 7 acquisitions. We blogged about policies or issues 23 times, on subjects including Google in China, how Book Search works, click fraud, and Net Neutrality. Google.org yielded 7 posts, and 29 times we said various services are available in many countries and languages. Then there was a pug, Google's custom It's It, our compelling matchmaking service, and a nearly-cosmic Stardate.

## Top South African search terms for 2006
08 January 2007, 01:20:26 PM Dave

Ananzi, a South African search engine, has just announced it’s top 10 searches for 2006 on BizCommunity.

## SA Social-media law podcast launches
01 January 2007, 04:37:25 PM Dave

Paul Jacobson, a South African lawyer with a passion for social-media, has just launched a new podcast. Congrats Paul!

## BMW.mobi is live
21 December 2006, 09:59:19 AM thescott

Before going “public” with the news that our mobile website is now live, i thought i’d publish the news here first. I’m doing this in the hope that I’ll get some feedback from the more “web-savvy” user.


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