Google: Everything but the popcorn?
Google has registered some new domains, including Googlemoviereviews.com and Googleshowtime.com, Search Engine Watch has noticed."Sometimes new domains can signal new services in the works, enhancements (Google already offers movie reviews and showtimes). Other times, Google registers a domain to simply keep others from registering it," writes Gary Price, news editor at Search Engine Watch. Google offers ticketing for theaters that use MovieTickets.com and Yahoo lets people purchase tickets for theaters that use Fandango.com, he said. But Price pleaded for someone to offer one place to purchase tickets regardless of the theater. That's a great idea and probably right around the corner.
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