Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! unite to support Sitemaps

Ken Moss, General Manager, Live Search announced:

Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol. The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world. This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their site instead of having to rely solely on crawl algorithms to find it.

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Third Quarter 2006 Results for the big boys

So each one released their earnings for the third quarter of 2006:

Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results

Google reported revenues of $2.69 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2006, an increase of 70% compared to the third quarter of 2005 and an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the third quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $825 million, or 31% of advertising revenues.

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Fire that Microsoft webmaster please

I was reading Andy Edmonds’s post on Live realeasing a new search operator: LinkFromDomain. From there, I just went to the Live Gallery to read some news. I was surprised to see a Microsoft Code of Conduct link at the bottom (is there any such thing ?).

Have a look at the source code of that page:

So the generator is Word 2003, also known as Word 11.

I’m not saying that that’s not ok. That’s just WRONG.