The start of September brought the surprise launch of Chrome, a new web browser from Google.
While the release raised concerns over how it would impact on Google’s long-standing search relationship with Firefox creator Mozilla, the browser has drawn mostly positive reviews from those who have downloaded it so far.
E-consultancy’s Search Engine Marketing Buyer’s Guide suggested that spending on search marketing will rise by 24 per cent this year, while JPMorgan analyst Imran Khan also indicated that search is likely to buck the lower growth forecast for the overall online ad sector.
A new report from Hitwise revealed that the insurance industry saw the highest paid search click-throughs during August compared with other sectors and Jefferies & Company revised its earlier forecast for the online ad market downwards while predicting that search will continue to see significant gains.
Google topped a list of the most visited online destinations in the US compiled by comScore, while the search engine hit the headlines yet again with the launch of the T-Mobile G1, the first mobile phone to be powered by Google’s Android operating system.
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