6:00 PM -- Our crack(ed) Web team has provided Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) with some research backing up our recent claim that Light Reading's news stories simply aren't getting picked up as often as some similar articles from vastly inferior news outlets.
And -- shock! horror! -- they replied.
One oddity our Web team pointed out was that our news.google.com referrals for Light Reading fell through the floor at about the same time that our search referrals from www.google.com skyrocketed. We had no explanation.
Now we do. Sort of. An unnamed emailer from "The Google Team" writes:
We've recently made a few changes to our system that should facilitate the inclusion of your articles in Google News. We should begin to crawl more articles from your site within a few weeks.
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.