Uk Breaks Ground On $65 Million Expansion Of Business College (video)
The project is part of UKs overall capital improvement plan , which was approved earlier this year by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. No state tax dollars will be used in any of the UK construction projects, which also include a new science building and improvements to UKs football facilities and Commonwealth Stadium. The Gatton College expansion and renovation calls for an increase in space for educational programs, as well as technology enhancements to classrooms and laboratories. Beshear joined UK president Eli Capilouto and Gatton College Dean David Blackwell at todays groundbreaking, according to a news release. The project is slated for completion by spring 2016. Highlights include: Expanding the footprint of the college by 40 percent to 210,000 square feet; Adding a 500-seat auditorium designed for special events and large lectures; Creating 20 new classrooms and 40 collaborative study or breakout rooms; Building a special events hall with audio-visual components to accommodate dinners and lectures seating between 75 and 200 people. John R. Karman III covers these beats: Economic development and government, commercial real estate, transportation, utilities, sports business, lottery, tourism/conventions, higher education, nonprofits, Jeffersontown, Downtown, Central Area. Industries:
Microsoft Takes Its ‘Bing It On’ Campaign To The UK, Where Google Has Royal Grip On Search
But Microsoft seems to be undaunted by that. In launching Bing It On this week, the company pointed to a recent study of 1,000 British adults which skewed in Bings favor: Despite having used Googles own top queries, after carrying out 10 searches, 53% of people surveyed picked Bing search results more often, 34% of people picked Google results more often, and 13% of people chose Bing and Google results an equal number of times. For the stats geeks, the margin of error is +/- 3% at a 95% confidence level. Even when you compare it by query, Bing was preferred more often. Out of 10,000 searches carried out, Bing search results were chosen 39% of the time, whilst Google results were chosen 32% of the time and 29% of searches were draws. In addition to that study, there are reports dating back to late 2012 that Googles UK dominance is slipping. Experian Hitwise UK shared data showing that Googles UK search share had dropped below 90 percent for the first time in five years. StatCounter currently reports Google with 88.8 percent of the UK search engine market in September down from 91.4 percent a year ago. It shows Bing rising from 4.3 percent to 6.7 percent in the same period. Bing & Google Spar Over Bing It On Googles Matt Cutts shared the study with his Twitter followers , and in extended comments on Google+ , said that Bing It Ons flaws were pretty obvious. Bing behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert responded via blog comments and eventually wrote an article for the Bing search blog defending the Bing It On challenge . Ultimately, searchers get to decide every day which search engine they prefer and whether Bings results are comparable to Googles. But it seems to me that Google, by spreading the word about that study, is giving the Bing It On challenge even more publicity and legitimacy. Related Entries Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Microsoft: Bing | Top News About The Author: Matt McGee is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism.