Department Store JCPenney Fires Back at Google and New York Times Over an SEO Controversy. Mikkel and Dave discuss the New York Times story that states how JC Penney allegedly gamed Googles page-ranking algorithm, which artificially made them a top search result.
Matt Cutts reports that with Google Content Farm Algorithm Underway, they will be evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower.
Also, Google starts censoring torrent-related searches, Nexus One to get Android 2.2 over the air update, and AOL agrees to buy European video distributor Goviral A/S for 96.7 million dollars.
Mikkel and Dave discuss how Google has announced over at the Webmaster Central blog that it is officially using page speed as one of the ranking factors in its algorithm. They also discuss Plinkart being bought by Google and the release of the Windows Phone 7 Series.