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Peak Google |
October 22, 2014 | stratechery | by Ben Thompson
advertising  search  Google  IBM  Microsoft  competitive_landscape 
october 2014 by jerryking
Kensho, a startup doing Siri (or Watson) for financial markets, has raised $10M — Tech News and Analysis
By Derrick Harris
Jan. 22, 2014

It looks like a smart product from a smart team, especially if the UI and visualizations are as good as the algorithms.... Warren (as in Warren Buffett, I presume), is a natural-language search engine for data on financial markets. You (assuming you’re a banker or very sophisticated day trader) type in a question — an example from the company’s website is “Which aerospace companies rally following major breakthroughs in drone technology?” — and it returns results in the form of data.
start_ups  open_data  value_chains  fin-tech  finance  Kensho  search  search_engines  financial_services  Siri  IBM_Watson 
january 2014 by jerryking
Search on IDEAS
IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"fresh produce" and data
search  research  U.S._Federal_Reserve 
march 2013 by jerryking
Find Parking in Toronto with Green | Green P Parking's For you. | Toronto Parking Authority
Day /Month/Year
Distance from 6 Lyon Heights to:
CP1 (20 Charles Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP 12(30 Alvin Avenue, Toronto, ON)St.Clair E./Yonge - 16.9 Km
CP21 (72 Amroth Avenue, Toronto, ON)Danforth/Woodbine - 10.8 Km
CP26(37 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON) Queen/Victoria - 20.2 Km
CP 29 (75 Holly Street, Toronto, ON) Yonge/Eglinton 14.4 Km
CP36(110 Queen St. W,Toronto, ON)Nathan Phillips Sq - 20.7 Km
CP43 (2 Church Street, Toronto, ON) Esplande - 21.6 Km
CP51B (365 Lippincott St., Toronto, ON) Annex Green P - 19.9 Km
CP52 (40 York Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP78 (35 Erindale Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 17.4 Km
CP79 (405 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON) - 17.8 Km
CP84 (9 Salem Avenue, Toronto, ON) Dovercourt/Salsa- 21.8 Km
CP 91B (265 Armadale Avenue, Toronto, ON)Jane/Bloor - 31.7 km
CP111 (74 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON) Little Italy - 26.2 Km
CP 141 (141 Greenlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON) St. Clair/Dufferin 27.6 Km.
CP 150 (40 Larch Street, Toronto, ON) Chinatown - 24.2 Km
CP157 (709 Millwood Road, Toronto, ON)@ Bayview Ave. - 13.5 Km
CP158 (1325 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON)- 26.9 Km
CP 171 (730 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON) - 14 Km
CP181B (1155 King Street West, Toronto, ON) - 27.3 Km
CP410 (180 Beecroft Road, Toronto, ON)- 16.9 Km
CP700B (101 Grangeway Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 3.3 Km
CP818 (2444 Lawrence Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 1.7 Km
CP819 (2445 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto,ON) - 4.1 Km
CP826A (2446 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON)- 4.1 KM

Metro Hall (200 Wellington St. West #130, Toronto) - 23.8 km
Simcoe Place (207 Wellington St. West, Toronto) - 23.7 Km
Staples Business Depot (3434 Lawrence Avenue East) - 2.8 Km
Staples Business Depot (1980 Eglinton Avenue East) - 5.2 Km
uToronto (130 St. George Street, Tor., ON)Robarts 19.4 Km
UTSC (1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON)- 8.3 Km
3231 Eglinton Ave. East to:

Kennedy Station: 5.2 Km one way
parking  Toronto  search  Green_P  King_Street  Yonge_Street 
december 2012 by jerryking
How to battle a dominant brand
Nov. 29 2012| The Globe and Mail | SUSAN KRASHINSKY - MARKETING REPORTER.

This emphasis on customer service, insinuating that dominance has made the competitor lazy because they can afford not to try as hard, is one way to challenge a highly dominant competitor.

Another way is to chip away at a niche segment the competitor may not be looking at. The sweetener product Stevia is currently attempting this. It is facing a very crowded market for sugar alternatives: Globally, roughly 50,000 tonnes of high-intensity sweeteners will have been consumed by the end of 2012. Aspartame accounts for about half of the market in terms of volume, according to Euromonitor International. Saccharine and sucralose, the ingredient in Splenda, also each have a healthy share.

The marketing for Stevia, like other sweeteners, revolves around a reduced calorie option for consumers attempting to keep a healthy lifestyle; with one difference. While other sweeteners are associated with being highly processed, chemical products, Stevia markets itself as natural.

“There’s such a demand for reduced calorie products, and because Stevia has that added natural benefit, it’s doing fairly well and competing for space,” said Lauren Bandy, an ingredients analyst with Euromonitor. That is despite the healthy debate around just how natural the product really is.

That niche demand has helped it land deals to be included in some high-profile company’s products, such as PepsiCo’s reduced-sugar juice Trop50, in Coca-Cola’s Sprite on a test basis in France and Australia, and in some Danone yogurt products. Stevia still only has about 2 per cent of the global market in sweeteners by volume, but that’s doubled since last year. Euromonitor expects its growth to continue at a compound annual rate of 23 per cent from 2011 to 2016.

But that strategy can also be used against underdog brands. One of the most powerful ways for a company to protect its dominance is to fragment the market pre-emptively, giving challenger brands no niche to use as a foot in the door, said Niraj Dawar, a marketing professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
brands  Nike  Stevia  Susan_Krashinsky  Google  search  Bing  market_leadership  Microsoft  underdogs  branding  product_extensions  niches  fragmentation  customer_service  pre-emption  sweeteners  sub-brands  category_killers  habits  barriers_to_entry 
december 2012 by jerryking
Zite CEO: The Web Is Outgrowing Search
06/ 8/11 | Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker
Zite  search  ipad 
june 2011 by jerryking
Google Adds Local Business Search Feature -
OCTOBER 28, 2010 | WSJ | By AMIR EFRATI. Google Plays Up Local Advertising
Google  local_advertising  search  seo  local 
april 2011 by jerryking
The $100M Revenue Club: Adknowledge Weaves Web Of Ads
July 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By Ty McMahan.
Adknowledge provides performance, or cost-per-action, advertising for
companies looking beyond traditional search engines such as Google and
Yahoo. Earlier days of online advertising attracted marketing messages
that didn’t require much targeting, such as those for mortgages or
credit cards. Lynn believes online advertising provides an ideal
platform to tailor messages to Internet users. Today, more than 50,000
advertisers use the Adknowledge network to promote their offers.

The company has also managed to find a way to target ads without relying
on keywords, which is what drives search advertising platforms like
Google’s AdSense.

Using Adknowledge, marketers can bid on such ads as they can through the
AdSense system. Adknowledge, however, has carved itself a niche by
applying its technology across multiple advertising channels – from
email to search to social networks.
advertising  search  ad-tech  advertising_networks 
july 2010 by jerryking
Local Search Heats Up
May 27, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Nick Leiber. Google, Bing,
Yahoo, and a slew of startups boost their focus on small business.
Fewer than half of all U.S. small businesses have websites or advertise
on the Net, Nielsen Online reports...
Hundreds of new services have cropped up, aiming for a piece of the
$17.5 billion that consultancy BIA/Kelsey says U.S. small businesses
will spend on Net ads this year. By 2014, BIA estimates, that figure
will grow to $36.7 billion, a quarter of all local advertising. "There's
an increasing sense of urgency around having an effective online
marketing strategy," says Court Cunningham, CEO of online ad agency
Yodle, which caters to small businesses.
City_Voice  search  local_advertising  competition  small_business  advertising_agencies 
july 2010 by jerryking
Research post: local search - Yelp [Archive]
05-04-08 | Studentwebstuff Forums | by CCambronne. According
to an article by Jeffrey M. O’Brien, in Fortune (July
2007), Yelp is effecting a business paradigm shift. The site has had a
major impact on Christopher Hall, the owner of Splitends, a hair salon
in Orange County, California. Ever since one of his clients wrote about
his business in, Hall has described his business as having a “logroll” of new
clients. To illustrate the difference between his traditional
advertising and Yelp, Hall points out that he had taken out 10 ads in
the local weekly over the year and received maybe one call, after Anita
Lau a prolific reviewer on Yelp gave him five stars, he gets between 5
and 15 calls a day from yelpers who in turn write more reviews.
Describing Yelp, Hill says, “It’s its own little biosphere. It feeds
itself.” (O’Brien)
Yelp  competitive_landscape  local_advertising  search  local  City_Voice 
july 2010 by jerryking
Act Two: how Google is muscling its way into the advertising mainstream
January 19 2007 | Financial Times | By Richard Waters in San
Francisco. " ""My sense is, Google will have more luck in the
electronic world," says Rishad Tobacco-wala, chief innovation officer at
Publicis, the French communications group. "Their real future is
behavioural targeting on the web. For anything off the web, they don't
have an edge: it's just money.""
advertising  local_advertising  Google  behavioural_targeting  technology  search  small_business  City_Voice  trustworthiness  Publicis  advertising_agencies  Richard_Waters 
july 2010 by jerryking
Yelp's ambitious plan to take over the local ad market
July 23, 2007 | Fortune | By Jeffrey M. O'Brien. The name
"Yelp" comes from a friend of the founders who liked the word. It also a
contraction of "yellow pages," and reveals the company's ambitions: a
land grab on the $100 billion that's spent every year on local
advertising. "There's an information shortage about local businesses,"
says co-founder & CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. "the yellow pages tell you
how much money a business spent to buy a big ad. We're a place for a
conversation between a prospect and the business owner." Local search
strategies: the directory model, which involves a massive sales force
upselling business owners to ever bigger, flashier ads; the Citysearch
tactic of creating proprietary content and selling ads against it;
there's the search-engine route of crawling everyone else's content and
automating the ad sales. Yelp is different: crowd-sourcing. While Zagat
compiles anonymous user reviews, Yelpers fully express their feelings
and make names for themselves.
Yelp  local_advertising  City_Voice  business_models  strategies  search  local  Zagat  information_gaps  crowdsourcing 
july 2010 by jerryking
SMBs Allocate More Than Half of Total Ad Budget to Online,
Aug 7, 2006 | PR Newswire | "Because SMBs are busy running
their daily operations, they are often time-strapped and may be
unfamiliar with the challenges of optimizing a website, monitoring the
site traffic and effectively selecting online advertising venues to
deliver the highest ROI," said Blair Heavey, DirectoryM's chief
executive officer. "DirectoryM serves as a trusted online advisor to
SMBs to help them simplify their local advertising needs and improve
their search engine optimization in the form of page one results for
most local business service requests."
ProQuest  small_business  local_advertising  City_Voice  competition  DirectoryM  search 
july 2010 by jerryking
1995's Next Big Things
May 2008 | EContent. Vol. 31, Iss. 4; pg. 21, 1 pgs | by Steve
Smith. "Even as user habits change--today a quarter or more of searches
are local--the choke point remains changing the ad-buying instincts of
millions of mom and pop shops that constitute most local service
economies. "..."Like local search, vertical search does not yet inspire
confidence that users are getting results that are as comprehensive as
global search. However, part of the problem has been getting
professionals off of the Google crack pipe. Again, it is a question of
habit, not technology-and not always quality. Even if you build an
excellent vertical search engine, pack around it all the cool tools in
the world, and filter out all the irrelevant search results, you still
have the task of getting people to remember to use it. If there is one
persistently uncracked bit of code in the internet program, it is
ProQuest  business_models  local_advertising  habits  small_business  City_Voice  search  Google  Yellow_Pages  Kaimera  choke_points 
july 2010 by jerryking
Search engines get street smart
Jul 27, 2005 | pg. 1 | by Richard Waters. That
interactivity applies to advertisers too. Google and Yahoo, which run
the biggest online ad networks, have created a self- service system that
lets advertisers bid over the web for advertising space on their search
engine sites. For the small businesses that account for a large slice
of local advertising, however, this requires close involvement in a new
and sometimes confusing medium something that Yellow Pages companies,
which maintain large sales forces and personal links with small
businesses, are quick to point out. "Most of our customers have an
eight-to-six job already," says Eddie Cheng, president of, the
online arm of the UK's Yell, a Yellow Pages company. "They have no
interest in sitting in front of a PC managing their advertising budget."
ProQuest  search  Yellow_Pages  local_advertising  City_Voice  Google  small_business  Richard_Waters 
july 2010 by jerryking
Feb 22, 2010 | Advertising Age. Vol. 81, Iss. 8; pg. 20, 1 pgs | by Simon Dumenco.
predatory  ProQuest  Google_Voice  Google  search  online_advertising  City_Voice 
july 2010 by jerryking
MediaPost Publications The Bottom Line Of Local Search 06/09/2009
The Bottom Line Of Local Search
by Laurie Sullivan, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 7:00 AM
local_advertising  search  advertising  local  online  Pat_Condon 
july 2010 by jerryking
ITA Becomes Hot Ticket -
JUNE 29, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By GINA CHON And
ANUPREETA DAS. ITA Becomes Hot Ticket. As Google Courts Fare-Query
Software Firm, Travel Websites Woo Defensively.
online_travel  travel  Google  search  websites 
june 2010 by jerryking
Google's search for superiority
June 19, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Omar El Akkad. "For the
first time since Google began eviscerating the competition in the search
market a decade ago, a new crop of sites are threatening its position.
Millions of users are turning to sites ranging from Twitter to Facebook,
Amazon to eBay, to look for breaking news, restaurant recommendations
or shoes for sale. Apple is starting to leverage its massive mobile
applications ecosystem to run an advertising business aimed squarely at
taking revenue away from Google’s search advertising. Suddenly, Google’s
list of potential competitors has exploded."
Google  search  Apple  Twitter  Facebook  Amazon  eBay  competitive_landscape  Omar_El_Akkad 
june 2010 by jerryking
Results - ProQuest
57 documents found for: ((bid) w/4 (luxury w/7 (brand* or franchis*)))
ProQuest  search 
december 2009 by jerryking
Results - ProQuest
20 documents found for: ((negotiat*) w/4 (luxury w/7 (brand* or franchis*)))
ProQuest  search 
december 2009 by jerryking
Results - ProQuest
9 documents found for: ((KSFs or key success factors or critical factors) w/4 (luxury w/7 (brand* or franchis*)))
ProQuest  search 
december 2009 by jerryking
Results - ProQuest
39 documents found for: (luxury) AND PMID(38233) and motorcycl* [Dealernews]
ProQuest  search 
december 2009 by jerryking
In Search of Traffic -
APRIL 30, 2007 | Wall Street Journal | by KELLY K. SPORS
online_marketing  websites  search  SEO 
june 2009 by jerryking / Companies / Technology - Make sense of the in-house data mountain
November 22, 2006 | Financial Times | By Tom Braithwaite. With
swaths of unstructured data lying in corporate servers, whether in the
form of e-mails, PowerPoint presentations or TV images, companies are
increasingly seeking the means to sift through the in-house information
search  in-house  databases  information_overload  haystacks  massive_data_sets  data_mining  unstructured_data  sense-making 
june 2009 by jerryking
Proquest search on (AARP w/7 (self-employment or entrepreneur* or start-up))
ProQuest  search  AARP  self-employment  start_ups  entrepreneur 
may 2009 by jerryking
InfoViewer: The single-minded technologists
22-Dec-2005 | Financial Times |By Richard Waters

2005 was the year that Mr Brin and Mr Page's big idea came of age –
though they have yet to prove that they can secure a place for Google in
business history as more than just another, albeit spectacular,
internet flash-in-the-pan.
business_history  Google  search  backlash  experimentation  Richard_Waters 
march 2009 by jerryking Scientists tackle the hunt for Bin Laden
February 19, 2009 G&M article by OMAR EL AKKAD. Interesting collaboration of the academic and intelligence worlds.
search  collaboration  security_&_intelligence  OBL  biogeography  Omar_El_Akkad 
february 2009 by jerryking
cost organ allocation problems - Google Search
cost organ allocation problems - Google Search
Google  search 
may 2007 by jerryking

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