Friday, June 22, 2007

Dell Builds Google Search Appliance

Google has recently started working with Dell to manufacture the Google Search Appliance. This partnership enables Google to focus more on the software side of the Google Search Appliance. Additionally, Dell’s international reach is helping to make the Google Search Appliance available faster in markets around the globe.

This is a big step for Google...letting someone else close to the code on the Google Search Appliance. Also the last I checked Dell was close with Fast Search and Transfer a Google Search Appliance Competitor.

more info at Google Dell

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Microsoft to Change Vista Desktop Search

In response to a Google complaint, Microsoft will make it easier for Windows users to run desktop search programs.

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to modify its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint that its computer search function put Google Inc. and other potential rivals at a disadvantage, the Justice Department and Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Under an agreement with the department and 17 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia, will build into Vista an option to let users select a default desktop search program on personal computers running Windows.
more at cnn

"Customers and Search Vendors will benefit from this move" said David Goebel, president of Goebel Group inc.