Danny Sullivan
American racing driver
Danny Sullivan
Daniel John "Danny" Sullivan III is a former racing driver from the United States. He is best known for winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500.
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Twitter Is Really Going After Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 18 days
The social mediaverse erupted Thursday night after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to restore President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration executive order. The decision provoked an almost immediate response from the president via his favorite medium, Twitter, where he unleashed an irate, all-caps threat to the court system. SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017 But those reading Trump’s tweet immediately pounced on the president’s penchant for bold typography and his continued threats to sue, a strategy the entire Trump family is particularly fond of. Even the likes of Hillary Clinton and the ACLU decided to wade into the online foray: 3-0 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017 We have been saying this for a while. https://t.co/JFpVlTYUZm — ACLU National (@ACLU) February 10, 2017 @realDonaldTrump Let me ...
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Are publishers overselling social traffic at the expense of search? A dialogue with Danny Sullivan (Joshua Benton/Nieman Journalism Lab)
Mediagazer - about 3 years
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: Are publishers overselling social traffic at the expense of search?  A dialogue with Danny Sullivan … You may have seen my column yesterday on the rise of content designed for social sharing — a category that for me includes everything from pure-viral outlets like Upworthy to more newsy but still sharing-optimized sites like Quartz.
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The First Job for Microsoft's New CEO: Stop Playing Politics
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Microsoft just announced a new CEO. He's Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft veteran, and he takes over from Steve Ballmer, who became CEO in January, 2000. It's unclear whether Nadella will make any radical changes at Microsoft. But there's one thing I'd love to see him do right away, and that is drop the nutso anti-Google "Scroogled" campaign that Microsoft has been running for the past two years. For good measure Nadella should boot Mark Penn, the political hatchet man and Ballmer appointee who orchestrated this idiotic crusade. The Scroogled campaign has been silly, pointless and, worst of all, completely ineffective. It has made Microsoft look worse instead of better. It is by far the stupidest and most embarrassing marketing campaign I've ever seen in a career of covering technology. Ballmer's Baby Ballmer had a mixed run as CEO. He built a booming enterprise software business, and turned in record revenues and profits. But he also made some blunders, missing out on search, ...
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Linkpost | 11.18.2013
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
• Google’s Broken Promises & Who’s Running The Search Engine? – Google has broken several key promises it made about how its search engine works. The tough questions are why . . . and who’s actually running search? Danny Sullivan asked who’s in charge of Google’s core product, and couldn’t get a straight answer. • Read More
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Google Books wins copyright ruling
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Google's project to digitally copy millions of books for online searches doesn't violate copyright law, a federal judge ruled Thursday, dismissing an 8-year-old lawsuit against the largest search-engine company. Google Books provides a public benefit and is a fair use of copyrighted material, Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan ruled. The group sued in 2005 alleging that Google, owner of the world's most-popular search engine, infringed copyrights by scanning and indexing books without writers' permission. Paul Aiken, the Authors Guild's executive director, said Thursday's landmark ruling is a "fundamental challenge" to copyrights and that his group plans to appeal. Search leaderWhile Google Books is a small part of the company's services, the decision helps Google stay in the forefront of search technology, said Danny Sullivan, founding editor of SearchEngineLand.com.
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Did the Shutdown Disrupt Your Fantasy League?
Fox Business News - over 3 years
And if your boss is smiling when things are going wrong, it might not be such a good sign. Here are the latest LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week. Social media is first and foremost about communicating...NOT a sales pitch. Focus on bringing value to the conversation FIRST. #SMTip — Kim Garst ツ (@kimgarst) October 17, 2013 It's going through upgrade hassles like Windows 8.1 that really makes you appreciate Google's vision with Chrome OS — Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) October 17, 2013 YES! Now that the government is open, let's all flash mob the DMV. — Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) October 17, 2013 I turned on that feature to receive DMs from anyone and I have not yet been deluged. I understand this tweet could change that. — Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) October 17, 2013 Confronted with a home espresso machine I feel like a Victorian era Brit trying to puzzle out a MacBook Air. ...
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Did Edward Snowden Kill the Search Engine Optimization Industry?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On September 6, Craig Timberg of the Washington Post wrote the article "Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying." In it, he reported that Google was working really hard to complete "end-to-end" encryption using "very strong" technology. This is likely a reaction to Edward Snowden's leak of information about the NSA's PRISM program. The project was months ahead of schedule. On its surface, this news didn't appear to impact the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. However, professionals in the industry knew that when Google uses encryption technology keyword data is obfuscated. This past week has contained a couple of heart-skipping declarations for the SEO industry. The most recent was Google's announcement of its latest algorithm update -- Hummingbird. Algorithm updates Historically, major algorithm updates have included Panda (estimated to affect approximately 11.8 percent of search queries in English, February 2011) and Penguin (estimated to affect approxim ...
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SEO Is Not Dead And Will Never Die [Infographic]
Forbes - over 3 years
Neal Cabage is only the most recent writer to use the words “SEO is dead” in a headline. His article joins a long line of other articles and even a tongue-in-cheek website dedicated to the topic; see here, here, here, and here. There are also many well-worded refutations of the idea that SEO is dead, of which Danny Sullivan’s 2009 post is a prime example. Most articles with that headline or a variation thereof are actually writers trying to stir up some controversy so they can then explain why SEO in fact is not dead. Whatever the reason, the phrase has become cliché and tired, and I say that with this post, let us never see the words “SEO” and “dead” in a headline ever again. Let's move on. But first, this final explanation of why SEO is not dead, and will never die. SEO, an acronym for search engine optimization, is broadly defined as including any activity or set of activities designed to get business from the organic or natural search results in a search engine. If you change the ti ...
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Yahoo Finally Kills Off An Internet Legend
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Once up on a time, there was a popular search engine called AltaVista. It lives no more. On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves. Palo Alto, California-based AltaVista was introduced in 1995, three years before Google Inc. was founded. Eclipsed by Google in the early 2000s, AltaVista's star had already faded by the time Yahoo acquired it as part of its $1.7 billion purchase of Overture Services Inc. in July 2003. Overture had bought AltaVista earlier that year from Massachusetts-based CMGI Inc. Yahoo announced AltaVista's fate on its Tumblr page late last month. Search industry expert Danny Sullivan likened AltaVista to a bright child neglected by its parents. "You were loved. You really were," Sullivan wrote in a blog post eulogizing the site. "People did not want to leave ...
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Can Your Employees Jump Through Hoops?
Fox Business News - over 3 years
While they may be able to, should you ever find out? And the hashtag now does graffiti. Here are the latest LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week. In Chicago today. Think I'm finally over the Bruins loss. Only keyed Patrick Kane's car five times. — Denis Leary (@denisleary) June 27, 2013 Franchise Owners: Please Don't Make Your Employees Jump Through Hoops To Get Paid http://t.co/hpMYiOBtKv — Joel Libava (@FranchiseKing) June 27, 2013 Carnival Cruise Lines has fired its CEO. They gave him a choice: quit or take a Carnival Cruise. — Jay Leno (@jayleno) June 27, 2013 Getting excited for the fourth oh July mattress sales! — Tom Papa (@tompapa) June 27, 2013 Sometimes I want to shut down all my social media accounts, get in my Mario Kart, and just drive. — Alex Baze (@bazecraze) June 27, 2013 I think a fun wedding theme could be to have waiters dressed like Paula Deen ge ...
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One Way to Become More Valuable
Fox Business News - over 3 years
"WELCOME SHOPPERS, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?" shouted the rather boisterous sales associate at the door; is this a store you'd like to visit? Also, is finding out Big Brother has an eye on phone and Internet usage really that surprising? Here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week. Idea: a hat store called "ALL CAPS" where the salespeople yell at you the entire time. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 4, 2013 If a company just can't seem to make it, you need to look at the top! A good manager is a good checker & a good owner checks his managers. — Saundra Lane (@saundiela) June 5, 2013 Seeking corporate sponsorship for my volleyball team — Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) June 6, 2013 An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived. — Greg Ellis (@ellisgreg) June 1, 2013 Amanda Bynes sure does get her account hacked a lot.. — Alex Breckenridge (@ale ...
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Google To Close Google Reader On July 1 (Danny Sullivan/Marketing Land)
Mediagazer - almost 4 years
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: Google To Close Google Reader On July 1  —  Google Reader user?  Say goodbye.  Google has announced the service is closing on July 1.  —  The news came today in a “Spring Cleaning” blog post from Google, where the company said: … I'm pretty amazed to read this.
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For Social Media Viewing, Twitter Is Live TV; Facebook Is DVR (Danny Sullivan/Marketing Land)
Mediagazer - almost 4 years
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: For Social Media Viewing, Twitter Is Live TV; Facebook Is DVR  —  When you follow someone on Twitter, you see everything they post.  When you follow someone on Facebook, it decides what you see.  Which is right?  I'd say both, and it comes down to the live TV versus DVR personalities of each service.
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FTC Finds Google Rivals' Pain Is Users' Gain
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Google does indeed manipulate search results to favor some websites over others, federal regulators said in a much-awaited decision on Thursday. But none of this really matters, they concluded, declining to bring a lawsuit against the online search giant for one basic reason: Consumers don't mind. In fact, consumers seem to prefer the way Google provides its search results. That was, in essence, the rationale given by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday when the agency announced it was taking no action on a major finding of its 19-month antitrust investigation -- that Google used its market power to demote competitors' listings in search results. Google was only looking to "improve the quality of its search results" and "any negative impact on actual or potential competitors was incidental to that purpose," the FTC concluded in reaching a settlement with Google. The commission's decision was a bitter disappointment to rivals such as Microsoft and companies like Ye ...
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Should Anyone Really Care If Google's Evil?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
To those who follow the policy minutiae of the tech world, the government's investigation of Google's search and advertising business is an epic showdown that could dictate the future of Internet commerce. But to everyday consumers who just want to find stuff online quickly, the case often elicits little more than a yawn. The case centers on whether Google is violating antitrust law by using its market power to favor its own products in search results over competitors. Google says it's just showing consumers the most relevant results, and if they don't like them, they can use another search engine. "Competition is one a click away," the company says. The Federal Trade Commission is expected to decide whether to sue Google or settle with the company before the end of the year. So should you care? Google's rivals say you should. They paint a bleak portrait of the online ecosystem if the FTC doesn't take action against Google, arguing that consumers would see few ...
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Microsoft Claims Google 'Scroogled' Shoppers, But Uses Similar Pay-To-Play Tactics
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As the Federal Trade Commission nears a decision on whether to sue Google for antitrust violations, a new company practice has emerged as an example of the search giant's alleged abuse of its market share -- its decision to tilt some search results toward paid advertisers. Under the new policy, which Google quietly rolled out in mid-October, the company highlights the products of paid advertisers on Google Shopping, its comparison-shopping service, while effectively discriminating against other companies who do not pay to be listed. For example, one company frequently missing in Google Shopping results is Amazon.com. Analysts said Google's pay-to-play listings are doing online shoppers a disservice. "I think it's a better system when you include people who should be there and not just people who pay," said Danny Sullivan, editor in chief of Search Engine Land, a website that covers the online search industry. "Amazon is clearly one of the largest merchants not particip ...
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How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites (Danny Sullivan/Search Engine Land)
Mediagazer - over 4 years
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites  —  “What's the use of PRWeb?,” tweeted Megan McCarthy of Reuters, trying to digest how that service ended up circulating a fake Google acquisition story.  Come along, Megan and others, and I'll explain one of the sorriest uses …
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Google Event CANCELLED
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Google has cancelled its big Android event, previously scheduled for Monday in New York City, due to the impending Hurricane Sandy. The storm has already killed dozens in the Caribbean, and meterologists fear that three separate weather patterns over the Atlantic coast could converge into a so-called "Frankenstorm," which could hit the shores of New York on Sunday night or Monday morning. The State of New York, in addition to several other coastal states, has declared a state of emergency, Reuters reported on Friday night. Search Engine Land's Danny Sullivan on Saturday asked a Google rep if the event was still on for Monday. He got the following reply: "We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more." So there you have it. No big Google unveiling. Everyone hoping that the company would trot out new smartphone or tablet devices (read here for our rumor roundup of what Google mig ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Sullivan
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 60
    Sullivan and Michael Andretti were inducted into the Motorsports Walk of Fame on April 15, 2011, along the route of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which both men have won.
    More Details Hide Details Sullivan serves as a Senior Advisor at Tempus Jets and its parent company, Orion Air Group, LLC. He also has various business relationships with Lexus, ABC/ESPN, CBS, Red Bull, Acura, and Toyota. key) key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 59
    He was the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel for the 2010 German Grand Prix and served in the same post for the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix and the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 45
    He returned to ABC-TV for 1996–1998.
    More Details Hide Details Sullivan was a paid celebrity endorser for Danny Sullivan Lexus in Jacksonville, Florida. The Lexus Dealership was owned primarily by members of the Davis Family, who were the founders of Winn Dixie supermarkets. Sullivan was also instrumental in the Red Bull Driver Search program to find an American driver to compete in Formula One. The program successfully promoted American Scott Speed from California, who drove for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team in and.
  • 1995
    Age 44
    He returned to CART racing for one final year in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details His season ended early after a serious crash at Michigan International Speedway. While recovering from a broken pelvis and other injuries, he announced his retirement from open-wheel competition.
  • 1994
    Age 43
    In 1994, he had some guest starts for Alfa Romeo in the DTM and together with Thierry Boutsen and Hans-Joachim Stuck he was third overall with the Dauer 962 LM at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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    In 1994, Sullivan took a sabbatical from Indy car racing, and joined ABC/ESPN as a color commentator.
    More Details Hide Details He also attempted to run selected events in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series that season. However, he failed to qualify for several events; he only qualified for one race (the 1994 Brickyard 400), and finished 33rd for a very underfunded team.
  • 1992
    Age 41
    In 1992, Rare released Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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    Sullivan won two more CART races between 1992 and 1993, driving for Galles-Kraco Racing.
    More Details Hide Details His later years were plagued with inconsistency, leading to a semi-retirement 1994.
  • 1991
    Age 40
    After going winless in 1991 in a very uncompetitive machine, he parted ways with Patrick.
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    In 1991, Sullivan switched to the Patrick Racing Alfa Romeo team.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 39
    Sullivan's last year with Penske Racing was 1990.
    More Details Hide Details In 1986, Sullivan was a guest star on the television show Miami Vice ("Florence Italy") playing a race car driver accused of murdering a prostitute. The episode featured some short outdoor scenes in the pit lanes of the Miami Grand Prix. Sullivan had limited dialogue in the episode; his longest piece of dialogue was in a police station interrogation scene.
  • 1988
    Age 37
    Sullivan would set the pace at Indy again in 1988, leading 91 of the first 101 laps, until a wing adjuster broke and his car drifted out and smacked the turn 1 wall.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, he won the Michigan 500 later that summer, and went on to win the CART Indy Car series title for Roger Penske that year.
    Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship, and placed third in points in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Sullivan also scored a victory in IROC. Sullivan was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a building contractor father. He attended the Kentucky Military Institute and then the Jim Russell Racing School. He had several odd jobs before his racing career, including lumberjack, and most famously, New York City cab driver. Sullivan was given a 21st birthday present of a course at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School at the Snetterton circuit in England. He competed in Formula Ford, Formula Three and Formula Two before returning to race in the United States.
  • 1984
    Age 33
    For 1984, Sullivan returned to North America, where he competed in the CART PPG Indy Car series, winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500.
    More Details Hide Details The "spin and win" footage of his red and white Miller American spinning 360 degrees down the south short chute (between turns one and two) at Indy after passing Mario Andretti for the lead in the race's 120th lap has been played on countless motorsports programs. Recovering from the spin undamaged except for lightly flat-spotted tires, Sullivan went into the pits for new rubber, then returned to the track and passed Mario a second time twenty laps later to go on for the win.
  • 1983
    Age 32
    Sullivan competed in the fifteen races of the 1983 season, scoring two points with a fifth place at the Monaco Grand Prix and finishing seventeenth in the World Drivers' Championship.
    More Details Hide Details He also performed strongly in the non-championship Race of Champions held at the Brands Hatch circuit in April, finishing second behind reigning champion Keke Rosberg. Nevertheless, he was somewhat overshadowed by his more experienced team-mate, Michele Alboreto, and was not retained at the end of the season.
  • 1982
    Age 31
    In 1982, he made his début in the PPG Indycar series, and was recruited by the Tyrrell Formula One team for the season at the request of primary sponsor Benetton, who wanted an American driver.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1950.
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