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Longstanding investor in Looksmart (and a 69 yr old ex-tradesman), who has a passionate interest in the problems of newspapers along with their success in all their monetisation attempts made, on the web. For the "times are indeed, a changin", I feel. [17th of Aug, 2011 - Print media... More
  • What Is Yahoo's Marissa Mayer ACTUALLY Saying? ('Between Her Lines') 1 comment
    Jan 26, 2013 8:35 PM

    ......."If you're the query, you type in search terms or become the passive query where technology identifies time and location to return useful information", Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer said.

    ..............Yet, when an 'ordinary' shareholder has been posting that Looksmart DOES HAVE an exclusive involvement IN all this (and, for how many years now?), it only becomes an opportunity for others here (and on the Yahoo Finance LOOK board), to then ridicule any such kind of 'thought'?

    It's been clearly stated (by Looksmart) that the Co is now (exclusively) processing over 5 Billion search queries a day... No?

    It's been stated (by Looksmart) that the Co is working on an OPEN Marketplace capable of now 'Handling' some 100 Billion "events" (personalised ad transactions), per day, no? (You can find this also, within that above link.)

    When I write about it - it's NOT news and why should it be.(?)

    If others here or, on Yahoo Finance's LOOK board (yes - those same doubters), haven't the time- or, can't be bothered to find the time to learn and to get to understand just where I feel it's all heading, then that's no concern of mine.

    So? What is Marissa Mayer ACTUALLY saying ('between her lines') within her above statement?

    I'll tell all - or, at least those who may be prepared to listen.

    "When you 'the user' (even passively - unknowingly) become the (search) query-we can actually provide you with something (via ads), that is more than just useful to you"

    And Marissa Mayer makes the very point (early in this revelation/video) that it's all (it could be said, almost, only?), about monetisation.

    Listen here: Yahoo CEO Mayer: Search Is a Giant Money Maker!

    Jan. 25 (Bloomberg)- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks about how to monetize search technology.

    She speaks with Erik Schatzker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

    Feel free to discuss. (Feel free, 'to think'.)

    Always, only an opinion.


    ps; Incidentally? Is it really possible that Looksmart's (former?) Chief Scientist Dr. Vincent Granville (from Analytic Bridge), now has a role being 'the resident clown', on Yahoo Finance's LOOK discussion board?

    I bought 50,000 shares

    Search above for "Vincent Granville", here on my blog.

    Disclosure: Long LOOK

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    My post-script (mentioning Dr. Vincent Granville) prompted me to delve into some past posts - over on his AnalyticBridge site.


    There appears to have been some changes made in answer to the following question, in this ....


    "Future of Web Analytics: Interview with Dr. Vincent Granville", story....


    Q: Any success story you want to mention?


    ......................... of multiple Botnets generating more than $10 million yearly in fraud, resulting in developing sophisticated new rules involving association / collusion detection.


    Creation of a list of about 100,000 keywords representing 85% of the keyword pay-per-click commercial universe, in terms of Google advertising revenue. Currently working on a Google keyword price and volume forecaster.


    ......Developing scoring algorithms that are 200 times faster than algorithms available in the marketplace... (without using cloud)."



    THIS, is how I had previously 'copied & pasted' it, here on my blog.


    ["Future of Web Analytics: Interview with LookSmart's Dr. Vincent Granville" on AnalyticBridge:


    ......"Currently working on a Google keyword price and volume forecaster with Dr. Jean-Yves Dexmier, CEO of Looksmart and member of the prestigious French group of mathematicians known as Bourbaki. - - Developing scoring algorithms that are 200 times faster than algorithms available in the marketplace (without using cloud). Read the success stories on our website"] [**cough**]


    I can't help thinking about that 'separation' that's required (to protect data), between players.- This reminded me once again:


    < ........ Collective's CEO Joe Apprendi responded saying they must create a chinese wall between the technology platform and ad network businesses.>


    I find it ALL so interesting, I do.


    26 Jan 2013, 11:45 PM Reply Like
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