Monthly Archives: December 2009

Search Engine News Updates: December 14 to 19 – 2009

As Christmas is here, there has been plenty of last minute hush-hush and interesting stories around the world of search engine marketing and optimization, we manage to cover the past week’s post with the latest news with emphasis on news stories related to corporate search engine optimization from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and more…
Google To Introduce Android Smart Phone In 2010, A Latest Blow To Apple Iphone

In its latest attempt to make headway in the lucrative mobile market around the globe, search engine titan Google Inc. is developing its own proprietary Android smartphone dubbed as “Nexus One,” to be released in early 2010 without a mobile carrier partner, marks a new push…

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Microsoft’s Bing Maps Powers New Climate Change Web Apps

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen, planning to thrust engagement and support of actions against climate change, Software behemoth, Microsoft rolled out a new Web-based applications designed to…

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AOL’s MapQuest Introduces Street-Level Imagery To Catchup With Google Maps

AOL’s MapQuest has finally announced the launch of “360 degree views,” to its maps today, a feature that saw the day of light almost two-and-a-half years after Google first added similar images to Google Maps Street view…

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Microsoft China Accused Of Plucking Off Design And Code From Plurk

With competition between tech titans on the rise, it looks as if Redmond software maker Microsoft is running out of ideas and is now desperately adopting crooked ways on ruining their reputation by using stolen code…

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Google And Facebook Launches Custom URL Shorteners

Google and Facebook are each set to embark into new territory on Monday with the launch of a new URL-shortening service, a tool that modifies a long internet address in to a much shorter string of random characters such as
Goo.gl

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Google Earth Hits The Road In Style — Integrated Into New Audi A8

The Germans are great admirer of their cars and occasionally they add innovative gadgets in the newest models they export around the world. Search engine giant Google, another creative thinker is partnering with German car manufacturer Audi to include Google Earth

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Google Adds One Button Duplicate Contacts Sorter To Easily Merge In Gmail

Managing your contacts can be a pretty irksome task, especially when you have multiple instances of your contacts scattered all over the place. Global search leader Google, earlier this week introduced a new feature

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Google Adds 50 New Media Partners To “Fast Flip” Online News Project

Internet giant Google amid criticism from media companies, now continuing to appease the dying newspaper industry, has added more than dozens 24 media partners to its online news reader “Fast Flip,” including…

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Google Reportedly Making Bid To Acquire Yelp

According to various media reports suggesting that Google Inc., world’s most popular Internet search engine, is making a bid to acquire the popular San Francisco do-it-yourself review site Yelp Inc….

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Microsoft Releases Bing Search App For The iPhone

Even though Microsoft’s Windows Mobile business competes with iPhone maker Apple, the Redmond, Wash., software maker’s new Bing app is pushing its Bing search engine pretty hard into the mobile space…

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Search Engine News Updates: December 07 to 12 – 2009

As Christmas is just around the corner, hot topics in the tech industry for this week comes from popular search engines like: Google launches Personalized Search service, Microsoft and Yahoo finalizes their search advertising deal, and Yahoo unfolds “Ad Interest Manager” in addition to extending Twitter integration and more…
Google Extends Personalized Search Results To All Users

Global search engine leader Google gambled attracting the wrath of privacy advocates last weekend as it now proposes to deliver customized search results available to all of its users…

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Microsoft And Yahoo Finalize Their Search, Advertising Pact

Microsoft and Yahoo have finally finalized the terms of a comprehensive search and advertising services and sales and license services agreement, but the two companies still wait for regulatory approval….

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Google Unveils Real-Time Results With Photo Search Features

In a flurry of major announcements as promised, Google on Monday revived the nature and scope of Internet search, unveiling considerable changes to its dominant search engine Google with some new features…

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Yahoo! Launches “Ad Interest Manager” To Control Targeted Ads

Yahoo on Monday introduced a new privacy tool planned to give users with additional control over what types of targeted ads they are delivered online. The company’s Ad Interest Manager will show users what interests we think they have, and also let them edit and change those interests…

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Google Partners With NY Times, Wash Post To Develop Online News Story

Search engine giant Google, whose controversial news aggregation service Google News, which has recently drawn the ire of news publisher, is teaming up with The Washington Post and The New York Times..

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MySpace Acquires Online Music Service Imeem, Adds To MySpace Music

MySpace Music, a joint venture between MySpace and the major labels, on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to acquire “certain assets” of the cash-crunched popular social networking site Imeem…

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Offline Gmail Graduates From Google Labs, Integrated Into Gmail

Barely a year since Google first launched “Offline Gmail,” the feature has now graduated beyond Gmails Labs and is now officially become a standard Gmail feature, of the Webmail service…

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Google Goggles: Searches The World By Sight And Sound

Google’s latest Goggles application for Android devices helps annotate the world around you. Google search is now getting both sight and sound, moving beyond the typically typed key words to let people scour the Internet with mobile telephone cameras or spoken words in multiple languages…

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Microsoft To Purchase Health Care Software Specialist Sentillion

Software maker Microsoft has recently been moving cautiously in an attempt to expand its software in to health-care industry, on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire “Sentillion Inc.”…

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Yahoo Expands Twitter Integration In Real-Time Search Results

Not to be scooped out by its rivals, just days after Google announced its plan for integrating content from sources such as Twitter and blogs in to real-time search, taking advantage of its newly gained access to Twitter’s cosmic collection of data, as well as feeds from Facebook, MySpace and others…

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Search Engine News Updates: December 01 to 05 – 2009

With Christmas fast approaching along with ever growing new technologies, making a wide range of real-time information easily accessible to anyone with a connection. Google, the world’s most popular and preferred platform for search engine this week made new acquisition to boost its advertising, whereas, Microsoft confirms releasing Office 2010 by the mid of next year and Yahoo shuttering its Direct Media Exchange and more.
baidu Baidu Targets Google With Preloaded Search Engine

The ever growing high-tech industry have agreed that the mobile market is key in China. Baidu, which is trying to fend off a challenge from Google, which is playing greater role in introducing its web experience into phones in the Chinese mobile search market, is rolling out a new mobile.

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davidko Yahoo’s Mobile Head “David Ko” Promoted To Become Audience Head

Yet another management shuffle at Yahoo. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company has given “David Ko,” formerly senior vice president for Yahoo Mobile, has been awarded to the Internet giant’s vast media properties in the U.S. to his portfolio, is now senior vice president of audience division.

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Yahoo, Right Media To Shutter DMX Platform End Of January 2010

As part of Sunnyvale-based Yahoo’s strategy to recast the Right Media, the ad exchange that Yahoo acquired in 2007 for a reported $680 million in cash and stock, but on Tuesday the company announced that it will shut down the Direct Media Exchange (DMX) advertising platform.

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Google Mollifies Whining Publishers: Sets Parameter To Access Free News Articles

Google, facing the wrath from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and some other newspaper owners over the way it offers free access to newspaper articles, said it will allow publishers to set a new parameter.

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Microsoft Confirms Release Of Office 2010 In June

After quietly releasing the Office 2010 public beta, software maker Microsoft is reportedly prepping the next major release of its productivity applications suite – Office 2010 – right on time, in June of its namesake year.

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Yahoo Weaves Tighter Integration With Facebook

Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. on Wednesday said that it is weaving tighter integration with Facebook that will further open its Internet properties to users of its email, photo-sharing and other online products.

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Microsoft Revamps Bing Maps: Adds Richer Street-Level View And More

The Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft, taking aim at one of Google’s most popular services, Google Maps, continues to fine-tune its fledgling Bing search engine, on Wednesday enhanced its own online mapping service with several new capabilities, including a street-level view.

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Google Exhibits Uncluttered Home Page With New Look

Global search engine leader Google has recently been playing around with various homepage designs has formally introduced a brand new version of the search engine’s redesigned iconic homepage.

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Google Debuts New Translation Into Main Search Results Pages

Search engine giant Google recently unfolded two new feature, an automated search feature dubbed as: “Translated Search” aimed at passing over the language barrier across web search results.

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Google Acquires Online Collaboration Startup “AppJet” To Boost Wave

Google seems to be hurrying to get its holiday shopping done, having just acquired its fourth company in less than a month. In order to boost its recently invited Wave product, Google on Friday said it is buying the San Francisco based online collaboration startup “AppJet,” which.

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Search Engine News Updates: November 23 to 30 – 2009

It has been another busy week in the lines of the most anticipated shopping day of the year, where people may or may not have thronged stores this Black Friday to get best deals, but we were busy tracking breaking technology news. Hot topics in the tech industry for this week covers alliance between Microsoft and News Corp., to “Google and Verizon Take Over Times Square Into A Giant Voice Search Experiment On Black Friday,” and more…
Microsoft In Early Discussion With News Corp. On Web Deal

According to a news report appearing Sunday in the Financial Times quoting person familiar with the situation, that Microsoft has initiated discussions with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. over a deal that would see…

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Adobe Enhances Acrobat.com With New Productivity Capabilities, Adds Mobile Apps

Adobe Systems Incorporated, this weekend announced the unveiling of a slightly smoother version of its Acrobat.com, which includes several major hosted-application system that includes 35 new features…

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Google Maps Combines Search And Real Estate With Google Base

Google has reinforced its map search considerably since introducing in July, and has since made one upgrade in October, and now the search titan is making many other interesting changes to make property searches easier and search results more useful for users…

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Google Scoops Up Display Ad Tech Startup, “Teracent”

Black Friday sale is a few days away but, web search behemoth Google Inc. is continuing its late-year spending spree, on Monday announced that it is buying Silicon Valley display advertising technology startup…

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AOL Previews Its New Look, Trims Workforce, Ahead Of Time Warner Spin-Off

AOL has renewed its logo and plans to launch the new look after it is liberated from its oppressive Time Warner overlords, as it faces a tough year ahead. But AOL is trying to emerge from this rough patch as a stronger company — previewed its new brand identity Monday…

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Google Experimenting With Tons Of New Search Ad Formats, Available to All U.S. Advertisers

Barely days after it announced plans to gobble up Teracent, an online display advertising company, Google on Wednesday offered a glimpse on its blog of the current and still developing many forms of advertising we can expect to see in its search results…

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Google Unleashes Movie Search Service On Mobile Devices

Stranded in the middle of a foreign land, armed only with a mobile phone? Search engine titan Google has unveiled a mobile version of its new movie search service for the Apple Inc.’s iPhone, Pixi, Android-powered smartphones and Palm’s webOS…

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Google Adds Offline Attachment Functionality To Gmail

Adding attachments at times to Gmail can be quite annoying when the Internet connection is slow or intermittent. Google just this week began promoting its offline strategy with the announcement of the ability to include attachments in composed emails when offline…

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Google Search By Voice, Verizon Droid Take Over Times Square On Black Friday

For those of you courageous, there are few things more terrifying than the idea of going anywhere near a shopping establishment on Black Friday. Nevertheless, if you have been to Times Square in New York City over the past couple weeks, you might have observed that…

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Microsoft Finally Unleashes Windows 7 Family Pack In Australia For $249

Responding to criticism over the lack of the Windows 7 Family Pack during last month’s introduction of the new OS, Microsoft Australia has finally yielded to pressure from customers and retailers and unleashed a local version of the bundle — which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium — for $249…

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