Monthly Archives: February 2010

Search Engine News Updates: February 15-20-2010

Welcome back to the another week of furious activity in the Search Engine Marketing world as we mine the web for gold and pull out a few nuggets. Barely a week has passed yet as the internet is abuzz with a lot of buzz about the new product from the Google’s stables – Buzz. Also, Microsoft unveiled its iPhone rival – the Windows 7 Phone series and Adobe released its AIR for smartphones and more…
Google Modifies Buzz Settings To Tackle Privacy Flaws

There has been quite a buzz ever since Google unveiled “Buzz” their new social networking platform on February 9. Over the weekend, Google Inc. moved quickly and issued a mea culpa, after its first attempt to quell a growing outcry of criticism over Buzz’s privacy issues…

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Google Takes Street View’s Cameras To The Slopes Of Winter Olympics

If you considered the Google Street View trike was weird, now get ready to take a run on the bobsleigh course, the official Street View snowmobile. Google’s new Street View micro-site for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver has taken to the slopes with the launch of Google Snow View…

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Microsoft CEO Unveils Game-Changing Windows Phone 7 Series Software

After three years of dodging questions over why it was so far behind Apple’s iPhone; At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft has reappeared from the backseat of the smartphone war to front and center, unveiling an impressively redesigned Windows Phone 7 for the first time…

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Nokia, Intel Gets “Cozy” On Mobile Software Race

Nokia and Intel at the Mobile World Congress, on Monday said they have forged an alliance in a new clash of the operating systems with the joint creation of MeeGo, to power sophisticated smartphones and netbook computers, in an attempt to catch up with Apple and Google…

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Google Delivers MySpace Status Updates To Real-Time Search Results

Google and MySpace have taken the real-time plunge. During a search event in December, Google introduced its Real-Time Search service, which already is a useful feature that utilizes updates from various sources like Twitter and FriendFeed. Now, MySpace, which has been trying to keep pace in the real-time, has been added to the service…

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Adobe Announces Full-Featured AIR 2.0 For Smartphones — Android First

Adobe Systems, hard at work is preparing a mobile version of (AIR), on Monday announced making improvements to its popular Flash video player that promise to enhance the experience of watching video on a mobile, and said it would support Google’s Android phone platform…

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Microsoft Selects AT&T As Preferred Windows Phone 7 Carrier

In an unusual turn of events, Microsoft Corp.’s recently unveiled Windows Phone 7 at the World Mobile Conference, announced that AT&T will be the premier carrier with all four U.S. carriers and several international ones…

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Google Acquires Mobile E-mail Startup reMail For Gmail

Barely a week ago Google acquired social search engine Aardvark, and today, the Mountain View-based company once again makes headlines with yet another acquisition. This time the global search leader has acquired e-mail startup “reMail,” which is responsible for developing a powerful email search application for the iPhone…

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Google News Opens Up “Living Stories” To The World

After delivering traffic since its launch in December, Google is bestowing new life to “Living Stories,” the news research project that it began experimenting with the New York Times and the Washington Post will now be publicly available to provide a deeper user engagement… Read More

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Google Buzz Slammed With Class-Action Suit From Harvard Student

Enjoy it or ency it, Google Buzz has dominated tech headlines since its launch last week. A Florida woman on Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Google’s latest real-time social network tool, “Google Buzz,” accusing that the new Buzz violates the privacy rights of Gmail…

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Search Engine News Updates: February 08-13-2010

As the week comes to a close on a hectic note, and as for those who are trolling the Internet for the most significant development in the Search Engine Marketing world, we have got one for you! — Google has brought the latest in the world of, well, it plans to build develop a super-fast networks, with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. And, in competition with Twitter and Facebook, tears into the social networking scene with its latest addition to Gmail — Buzz. While Microsoft and Facebook amended their ad pact and Yahoo finally shuttered down its Yahoo Tech.
Microsoft, Facebook Modify Ad Relationship–Swaps Banners For Search Deal

Microsoft and Facebook have operated together since 2007, but now their relationship is beginning to develop, with both sides sacrificing a little but harvesting more in exchange.

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Facebook Reaches 400 Million Users, Celebrates 6th Birthday Redesigned Home Page

Facebook, the popular social-networking site, which recently surpassed the 400 million user mark and is celebrating its sixth anniversary, has once again started rolling out a revamped homepage last week, a redesign intended to make it easier to find certain features, like notifications, news photos, and chat.

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Google Earth Demonstrates Historical Aerial Images Of World War II

Interestingly enough, Google Earth is a great tool to explore places around the globe you may not be able to get to otherwise. But it does not ends just there, it takes you back in time.

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Google Aims At Facebook, Twitter With Gmail Buzz

Search engine behemoth Google is heading for a head-to-head combat with Facebook and Twitter after it unveiled a bundle of new social networking features on its email service. Google, on Tuesday announced a new social networking service called
Google Buzz.

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AOL Partners With Facebook, Integrates Lifestream To AIM

Just a day after Google integrated its Gmail with a social networking feature, the newly-independent AOL Inc. unfurled a beta version of its AIM instant messaging client that connects with Facebook’s Chat service.

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Google Preps To Build SuperFast Broadband Networks

Trying to speed up Internet service across the nation, Google on Wednesday unveiled plans to develop and test an experimental fibre optic broadband network in several communities that would be 100 times faster.

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Yahoo Shutters Yet Another Tech Vertical In March

As Yahoo continues to take stock of its non-performing properties, the company, Yahoo Tech has failed to make the cut. According to reports, Yahoo is closing down Yahoo Tech.

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Google Acquires Social Search Startup Aardvark

The coolest search engine that never reached the masses got snapped up by Google Thursday for a reported $50 million. With its first acquisition of 2010, Google is making it know that it is serious about social networking.

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Microsoft Adorned Bing Maps With Flickr Photos, Indoor Imagery

At the TED conference this week, Microsoft outstripped Google’s Street Views application when the software giant unleashed some cool new features for its revamped Bing Maps application, taking panoramic views indoors.

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Google Unveiled Maps Labs With 9 Cool New Features

Hold on your breathe a nice surprise from Google’s Maps team: Google on Friday, just like Gmail Labs, unveiled a cool new set of innovative add-ons to its popular mapping service that offers a multitude of new ways to explore places near and far..

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Google Releases New Beta Chrome Extensions, Bookmark Sync For Macs

The browser wars never ceases… Search engine giant Google on Thursday unveiled via a blog post that it has rolled out a new update for the beta version of its Chrome web browser for Mac.

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Search Engine News Updates: February 01-06-2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates worth for SEO geeks – Although things were a bit slow over the past week, but it is always good for an announcement or two. Google discreetly plans to open an Apps Store, with enhancements to Google News and Gmail, while Yahoo renewed its licensing deal with AP and sadly sold-out its HotJobs to Monster.com. Also, the best of the news came from Mozilla, which launched their first mobile browser, and Amazon.com acquired Touchco to battle Apple’s iPad, and many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web.
Mozilla Unfurls First Mobile Firefox Browser For Nokia N900

Amidst the Apple iPad buzz, a major event in the mobile world that took place last week and as the mobile browsing technology is concerned – Mozilla has been steadily expanding its wings toward its goal of officially releasing the first Firefox Mobile…

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Yahoo Renews Licensing Deal With AP For Displaying Content, Leaves Google In Limbo

Renewing a longstanding link, Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. and the Associated Press announced that they have forged a deal to keep the AP’s articles, photos and videos to appear on the Yahoo News site, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday…

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Google Planning To Open Store For Business Software Apps: Report

In a move that will bring Google in closer competition to Microsoft’s Azure platform, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, Google Inc., as early as March is intending to open a new Apps Store that will integrate its Web services for online businesses collaboration and communication hosted suite…

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Verizon Mashes Up Navigator 5.0 With Facebook Social Networking

Verizon, North America’s largest mobile carrier, recently announced a new version of VZ Navigator 5.0, taking the mobile GPS navigation to a whole new level and integrated the service with Facebook…

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Google News Reaches For The Stars Lets User Personalize News Story

Wish to constantly monitor a hot new story being reported by multiple news agency? A new Google feature now lets you bookmark stories on the front page (with a star) as well as story clusters that appear in search results. Today Google News added the ability to help you keep track of a particular news story as it progresses throughout the day…

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Google Unleashed New Search Features To Gmail Labs

Many of you have probably already noticed a little Google Search icon on the toolbar in the Gmail compose window. Now they have added several powerful new features. The official introduction of all these features was announced today on the Official Gmail Blog…

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Monster.com Swallows Yahoo’s HotJobs For $225 Million

Yahoo Inc.’s continued strategy to lighten its corporate load, and as the national unemployment rate continues to remain around 10%, considering this the Web portal has dumped another of its property deemed expendable by CEO Carol Bartz, selling HotJobs to Monster for $225 million…

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Another Microsoft Windows Veteran Mike Nash Leaving The Company

Microsoft Corp., established that another Windows veteran, “Mike Nash,” corporate vice president, who steered Microsoft’s security activities before committing the past several years in the product management and strategy department in the Windows unit, is leaving the company effective before the end of February…

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AOL Snatches Another Googler Into Its Fold

AOL has poached another high-profile Google executive “David Eun,” the executive who functioned as Google’s ambassador to Hollywood’s television and film community, to become president of AOL Media and Studios as it seeks to forge a viable content business out of the ashes of the disastrous AOL Time Warner merger…

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Amazon Acquires Touch-Screen Maker Touchco To Battle Apple’s iPad

Amazon appears to be making strides towards making the Kindle a little more touchy — now that Apple’s iPad is official and being hailed as a “Kindle Killer”. Amazon has reportedly acquired a small New York startup called Touchco, a leading touch-screen innovator…

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Search Engine News Updates: January 25 to 31 – 2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates – As we review over past week in the Search Engine industry, we discovered a few surprising stories from major search engines – as Google rolled out many services like Rich Snippets, a very useful service, while adding to its street view arsenal the best of National Trusts images and it has ultimately decided to phase out Microsoft’s aging IE6 browser. Also, the best of the news came from Yahoo, which presented their first quarterly profit in over a year, and Microsoft’s Bing debuted comprehensive stocks and funds management service, and many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
Google Reveals Answers To Factual Search And Rich Snippets For Events

In a bid to let users find the information they are looking for as fast and make search results more relevant, global search leader Google last week introduced two new features in its search technology that is based on two of its experimental products – Google Squared and Rich Snippets

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Google Adds Prominent National Trust Landmarks To Google Street View

Google and the National Trust have teamed up to add a collection of the UK’s as many as twenty 360-degree picturesque landscapes, country houses and fascinating castles from the nation’s most prominent and historic sites have now been added to Google Street View…

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AOL Snaffles Online Video Firm “StudioNow” For $36.5 Million To Boost Seed.com

AOL, which became a publicly traded, autonomous company in December after getting spun off by former parent Time Warner, on Monday said that it has acquired Nashville, Tenn.-based video firm StudioNow…

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Google Voice Comes To iPhone, Palm Pre Via Web

The quarrel that broke out last summer among Google, Apple and AT&T over Google Voice remains unresolved, But global search leader Google is not waiting for a thaw in the frosty standoff. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a spruced-up mobile Web version of Google Voice tailored for the iPhone…

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Google Spreads Out Social Search To The Masses

Late last year, Google introduced its social search experiment with the aim of making search more social, but the search giant has kept it pretty much under wraps from the general public, choosing to make it an opt-in Google Labs feature. Though it still have beta tag on it, it is now mainstream. Google’s Social Search service…

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Yahoo Signs Deal To Become Default Search Provider On Ubuntu

For the longest time, the default search provider in Ubuntu Linux has been Google, but this is going to change in the next release – Rick Spencer of Canonical, the group behind the most-popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, disclosed today that it has forged a revenue sharing alliance with Yahoo…

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Google Maps Unveiled Personalized Suggestions

Search engine titan Google just announced that it is now bringing personalized search suggestions, a lovely feature fomented on Google.com’s core search, to Google Maps…

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Google Integrates “Click-To-Call” Phone Numbers For Mobile Search Ads

Search engine behemoth Google as of late, has been moving forward in full swing, unveiling location-sensitive mobile features week after week. Today it added another to its arsenal: The Mountain View, Calif., company has just announced the integration of “Click-To-Call” feature in AdWords…

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Yahoo Posts Best Of Bartz Era Profit Swings As Sales Sags

Yahoo Inc.’s advertising business exhibited further signs of transformation as the Internet company reversed losses of a year ago and posted its best quarterly net profit on Tuesday since Carol Bartz took over as chief executive of the Internet company…

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Google Docs, Sites Phasing Out Support For Internet Explorer 6

Google has finally had enough with Internet Explorer 6. Web developers have long been advising Internet users to discard IE6 for years. But now, the search titan at long last decided to join the cause. Beginning March 1, Google has decided to phase out support for “Internet Explorer 6” on its Google Docs and Google Sites services…

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Bing Introduces In-Depth Stocks And Funds Feature

From administering your daily household affairs to portfolio management, Microsoft’s Bing said that it has recently introduced a new “Stocks and Funds pages” features to make it easier for users to find an in-depth financial information for users following or doing research related to stocks and finances…

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Google Books Gets Bookshelves, A New Homepage With My Library Feature Integrated

Google Books, one the most popular and controversial platforms to browse through books, read them online and even download them. With millions of titles available and keeps growing, the search giant realized the need for a good interface to find what you need and has just rolled out a revamped Google Books homepage…

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