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Google to favor GBase in organic search?

» 22 September 2006 » In edgeio » No Comments

Infoworld is reporting Google’s plans with Googlebase. Their source is a Bear Stearns research report.

Google Inc. plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main Google.com Web search engine in the fourth quarter, in time for the holiday shopping season.

A Google official shared the news with attendees of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PESA) Summit in San Francisco this week, according to people at the conference.

When people search for products on Google.com, the system will present them with another search box so that they can refine their query, wrote Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. analysts in a note published Friday.

After people refine their query, Google takes them to a second page populated with product results from the Google Base listings service, wrote the analysts, who attended Google official’s presentation.

“Ranking will be determined by the attributes that the sellers listed for the product as well as by relevancy,” the analysts wrote.

This decision (if true) is good for edgeio customers and partners. We currently automate the inclusion of all of our publishers listings into Googlebase. The more visibility they get in search the better.

And due to the complexities of the GBase APIs and interface it is far easier to publish on edgeio and get into GBase than going direct.

Additionally GBase doesn’t plan to help publishers distribute beyond Google (our core goal). See this story for more.

From the beginning, Google said that Base isn’t meant as a destination Web site, but more like a database to feed information to Google search sites, like Google.com. To stress this point, Google recently removed the search box from the Google Base site.

All in all we are pleased. Our publishers can use us to get into Googlebase easily; and we can be their primary means of being distributed more widely than Googlebase.

However, with our non-partisan hat on, this decision (again, if it turns out to be true) does indicate the difficult “church versus state” issues that Google has. Why would Google (“organizing the worlds informnation”) artificially favor its own listings database over the original items out there on the internet and presumably already in its index? The only answer can be based on financial self-interest. The other wins – structured data in particular – could be achieved by supporting standards based structured data (like microformats for example).

I wonder how Larry and Sergey feel about internal attempts to undermine the neutrality of the Google alogorithm by artificially favoring Google hosted content in organic search?

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Job at edgeio: Senior Engineer – Search Engine

» 08 September 2006 » In edgeio, jobs, listing » No Comments

edgeio is growing and we are looking for smart, flexible, and passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com.

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our small, but growing team. You will play a leading role in the development of search engine technology that powers the edgeio network and edgeio.com. We are building a highly scalable system that handles real-time updates, multiple ranking algorithms, integration of real-time data streams, and modern Web 2.0 techniques like tagging.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of commercial development in C++
  • 3+ years experience building scalable search engines
  • Ability to define and lead development of key search engine features
  • Experience working in a unit test oriented development environment

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Background in Internet commerce and advertising applications
  • Past experience building data intensive applications in Ruby

edgeio offers competitive salaries, stock options, and 100% paid benefits for you and your family. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com. Also, check out this and other job listings at http://www.edgeio.com/view/jobs/.

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Job at edgeio: Senior Engineer – MySQL

» 08 September 2006 » In edgeio, jobs, listing » No Comments

edgeio is growing and we are looking for smart, flexible, and passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com.

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our small, but growing team. You will play a critical role in architecting and implementing a highly scalable MySQL based database platform. If you have a passion for optimizing MySQL and are well versed in partitioning, replication, clustering, schema design, and API implementations, then we are interested in hearing from you.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of commercial development in C++
  • 3+ years building high performance MySQL solutions
  • Significant experience optimizing complex data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working in a unit test oriented development environment

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Experience using the pluggable MySQL storage engine architecture
  • Experience building data intensive applications in Ruby
  • Background in Internet commerce and advertising applications

edgeio offers competitive salaries, stock options, and 100% paid benefits for you and your family. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com. Also, check out this and other job listings at http://www.edgeio.com/view/jobs/.

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Job at edgeio: Operations Engineer

» 08 September 2006 » In edgeio, jobs, listing » No Comments

edgeio is growing and we are looking for smart, flexible, and passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com.

We are looking for an experienced operations engineer to join our small, but growing team. You will be responsible for the daily management of the hardware and software running our live system. Tasks will include monitoring the system, deploying new components, and developing tools and processes to streamline our operations.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of commercial operations experience in a LAMP environment
  • Strong LINUX system administration skills
  • Expereince building tools necessary to run a 24/7 operational environment
  • Experience administering and tuning large MySQL databases
  • Expereince with SNMP based monitoring tools like Nagios

edgeio offers competitive salaries, stock options, and 100% paid benefits for you and your family. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com. Also, check out this and other job listings at http://www.edgeio.com/view/jobs/.

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Job at edgeio: Product Manager – edgesense

» 08 September 2006 » In edgeio, jobs, listing » No Comments

edgeio is growing and we are looking for smart, flexible, and passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com.

We are looking for an experienced product manager to join our small, but growing team. You will be responsible for designing and managing the implementation of our paid placement and revenue distribution engine. These components are critical to the success of the company and you will play a significant role in overall product strategy.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of technical online product management experience
  • Proven product management experience in online advertising or affiliate marketing
  • Ability to manage product through entire life-cycle

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Background in search engine product development
  • Background in software development
  • Understanding of RSS and the applications which it enables

edgeio offers competitive salaries, stock options, and 100% paid benefits for you and your family. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com. Also, check out this and other job listings at http://www.edgeio.com/view/jobs/.

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Job at edgeio: Product Manager – edgeio.com

» 08 September 2006 » In edgeio, jobs, listing » No Comments

edgeio is growing and we are looking for smart, flexible, and passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com.

We are looking for an experienced product manager to join our small, but growing team. You will be responsible for designing and managing the edgeio.com website, our search engine user interface, and many of our commerce tools. These components are the face of edgeio, drive a significant portion of our revenue, and are critical to the success of the company. For this position we are looking for someone with a real passion for building commerce websites, especially those with very large catalogs.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of technical online product management experience
  • Expert in online usability and information architecture
  • Proven product management experience with an online storefront
  • Ability to recruit and work effectively with outsourced designers
  • Ability to manage product through entire life-cycle

Recommended Skills and Experience:

  • Background in search engine user interface design
  • Background in software development

edgeio offers competitive salaries, stock options, and 100% paid benefits for you and your family. If you are interested in one of our current openings, please send your resume and title of the position you are applying for to jobs@edgeio.com. Also, check out this and other job listings at http://www.edgeio.com/view/jobs/.

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