demand media

Does IBM's Watson Offer the Future of Search? Not Yet

Some influential tech voices deeply critical of today's search technology hailed the victory of IBM's Watson at Jeopardy! as a forerunner of a new type of more intelligent, useful and less spammy search. Here's why that's still an awfully long ways off.

Is Google Ready to Send 'Content Farms' Out to Pasture?

In a blog post on Friday, Google made its most direct warning that it would be tweaking search algorithms to punish "content farms" -- cheap producers of Web content that either copied or scraped information from other publishers. Demand Media could suffer in particular.

BlueGlass Jumps Into Search-Friendly Content Creation

Look out, Demand Media: Here comes another cheap content-creation competitor. Meet BlueGlass, the newest entrant in the rapidly expanding field of producing low-cost text and video articles designed specifically to snag search traffic.

Demand Media's Dumbest How-To Content

How much quality content can a penny buy? I trolled Demand Media's eHow.com to answer that question. Here's my collection of the dumbest articles published by the company, which recently filed for an IPO.

Demand Media IPO: The Devil in the Details

Investors eyeing the IPO of Demand Media, a much-discussed content startup, may be drawn by its big-name underwriters. But they should also scrutinize details such as the company's business vulnerabilities and lack of profits.