Google ads Amazon-style products to search results – in a big revenue grab

An interesting update by Google which seems directly targeted at Amazon. These new Product Ads from Google will compete with Amazon’s commission model, and may come down to who has the better search 아기 상어 mp3 다운로드.

With billions of dollars in revenue the stakes…

 

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Today we’re announcing a new initiative to improve our shopping experience over time–so that shoppers (your customers) can easily research purchases, compare different products, their features and prices, and then connect directly with merchants to make their purchase 여의전 다운로드.

First, we are starting to transition Google Product Search in the U.S. to a purely commercial model built on Product Listing Ads. This new product discovery experience will be called Google Shopping and the transition will be complete this fall Crush download.

Ranking in Google Shopping, when the full transition is complete this fall, will be based on a combination of relevance and bid price–just like Product Listing Ads today 다운로드.

In addition, merchants who want to stand out from the crowd can choose to participate in our new Google Trusted Stores program 다운로드. Google Trusted Stores is a badge for e-commerce sites which gives users background on merchants—whatever their size—including ratings for on-time shipping and customer service 해피포인트 앱 다운로드. Google stands behind merchants that have earned the Google Trusted Stores badge with a $1,000 lifetime purchase protection guarantee per shopper.

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For example, below is  what stargazers could see on Google.com when searching for [telescopes], or for a specific product, such as [Celestron CPC 800].

 

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Who makes more, college professors or coaches?

I bet you’re thinking this is a no-brainer and the coaches win by far. Not so fast, the medical departments at colleges rake in money for patient care and consulting 엑스박스 게임 다운로드.

Here is a breakdown for the UC system in California which includes Berkeley, UCLA, and San Francisco with a combined 100+ Nobel Laureates:

2010 Pay

  1. Coach – $2.4 million – Jeff Tedford (Berekeley)
  2. Coach – $2.1 million – Ben Howland (UCLA)
  3. Prof 티칭 필링 다운로드. – $2.0 million – Ronald Busuttil (UCLA)
  4. Coach – $1.9 million – Mike Montgomery (Berkeley)
  5. Prof. – $1.8 million – Khalil Tabsh (UCLA)
  6. Prof ch340 드라이버 다운로드. – $1.5 million – Anthony Azakie (UCSF)
  7. Prof. – $1.5 million – Philip Leboit (UCSF)
  8. Prof. – $1.5 million – Timothy McCalmont (UCSF)
  9. Prof 다운로드. – $1.4 million – Richard Shemin  (UCLA)
  10. Coach – $1.2 million – Rick Neuheisel (UCLA)

The coaches hold four of the ten spots 도라에몽 극장판 달 탐사기 다운로드. The disparity in pay between the two groups isn’t all that great either. Average of the top 10 has the professors earning $1.6 million and the coaches earning $1.9 million 다운로드.

If you keep going, the next fifteen are all on the healthcare side with twelve professors and three health executives. Of the top 100 they take up 84 spots, with only fourteen non-healthcare salaries 아이작 애프터버스 세이브파일 다운로드.

#3 - Ronald Busuttil, Transplant Surgeon

It’s also worth noting that the next coaches on the list are Norm Chow (UCLA) at #95, and Joanne Boyle (Berkeley) at #119 fckeditor.

I have to admit the numbers are pretty shocking. The common understanding is that professors make little money, while doctors make good money. Combine the two and it’s a gold mine 시네마 4d 무료 다운로드.

One that doesn’t pull money from the schools themselves. Like the coaches they are largely paid with the money they pull in. In the world of college academics this is called an “auxiliary program” (thanks Norman), and the opposite is normally true zeromq. These programs (sports, healthcare) funnel money, prestige, and students to the schools.

A final note, these salaries are determined by combining each persons base pay with their incentives and bonuses. For the coaches this means winning, playoffs, and championships. For the health professors it means seeing patients and receiving awards for their research.

Take out this extra pay and not one in the top 10 earns above $317,000 in base pay. Many of those lower on the list have a set base pay of $500,000 and $800,000.

Interesting, to say the least, and I hope I informed your opinion of college salaries.

Entrance to UCLA Medical Center (only 20% of the whole complex)

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Information pulled from the OC Register article: UC coaches’ pay outstrips Nobel laureates’

Photo of Jeff Tedford by Avinash & of the UCLA Medical Center by Benny Chan