SearchBuzz Briefs: SEMs are Growing and Fast

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See, lists do work. MoreVisibility has made the Inc. 500 for the second year and iCrossing has made it for the first. Other related firms in the list include Pepperjam, Omniture and ExactTarget. DigitalGrit has also been named one of New Jersey's fastest growing technology companies in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 program.

David Honig Has Done It

Did-it Search Marketing has hired David Honig as vice president of its data-driven media business, SearchConnect. He joins Did-it from Admarketplace.net, where he was vice president for business development.

AOL Feels the Pain

AOL chief technology officer Maureen Govern has stepped down and two employees have been fired as a result of the great search data debacle.

Pier 1 Imports Selects Bizresearch

Bizresearch, an Ohio-based interactive shop, has won the home furnishings importer Pier 1 Imports account.

Brazil gets Google Books, but Orkut Remains in Trouble

Our foreign correspondents have let us know that books.google.com.br is up and running. Participating publishers announced by Google's Marco Marinucci include Senac, UIA, Random House and Manadori. This is in the face of the potential shuttering of Orkut in the country. With over 80 percent of its audience Brazilian, the country's Justice Department is concerned about inappropriate uses of the site.

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