Search Engine News Updates: April 26-30-2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates where Google Earth paid tribute to Hubble Space Technology, as well as the search and advertising magnate announced a new AdWord tools, besides acquiring “LabPixies” again to compete with Apple’s iPhone. Microsoft unveiled its “Windows Embedded Standard 7”. Finally, AOL sells its “ICQ” to Russias’ DST to fill its cash-box with 187.5 million, as well as many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
Google, Bazaarvoice Forge Alliance To Deliver Product Reviews And Ratings Into AdWords

Google users will soon be able to view consumer reviews and product ratings into inside Google AdWords, yet another bite of the search engine’s “experimentation,” announced at a conference earlier this week and later on the Google Merchant Blog. A newly forged alliance between Google and Bazaarvoice allows retailers and manufacturers to…

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Google Earth Pays Tribute To Hubble Space Telescope On 20th Anniversary

Believe it or not the Hubble Space Telescope was actually launched 20 years ago…yes 20 years! And as it is customary, Internet giant Google has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope with a commemorative “Doodle” on its homepage, which began on April 24, 1990…

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Microsoft, Google Focus On Growth In The Arab World

The further consolidation of Arabic language potentialities in Internet and other technological field will enable millions access to the digital world. Executives from Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have both made a statement to Reuters that they see significant growth in the Arab world in terms of technology adoption during the next decade…

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Google AdWords Announces New Tool And Certification Program For Agencies

Google has been giving some serious thought about the (Google Advertising Professionals) program for the past three years. And just yesterday, search engine leader Google has finally ended its age old (GAP) program and replacing it with a new Google AdWords Certification program for those managing AdWords accounts on behalf of advertisers…

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Yahoo Forges Strategic Mobile Partnership With Samsung

Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. on Monday forged a strategic partnership with mobile handset manufacturer Samsung to dispense more of its Internet services on Samsung mobile phones from the South Korean giant, including those running Samsung bada and Android platforms…

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Google Rolls Out TV Show Episode Search

Google has silently announced today on the Official Google Blog the latest search engine feature that allows users to easily search for particular TV episodes and sort the results by season in each series…

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Google Snaps Up Widget Startup LabPixies

Global search leader Google on Tuesday announced another acquisition to its roster with the purchase of Israel-based “LabPixies,” a small company that manufactures widgets and apps for several platforms including iGoogle, Facebook and the iPhone, reportedly for $25 million…

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Explore Google Maps In 3D Perspective Via Earth View

Until now everyone is so astonished with Google Maps and now Google is here once again to impress their audience with the new Earth View feature. The Mountain-View, Calif., search engine leader on Monday unveiled an augmented Google Maps feature called Earth view that brings the Google Earth software’s 3D perspective to the Web browser…

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Microsoft Released Windows Embedded Standard 7 To Other Devices

Windows and 7 have now become synonymous name to reckon, and Redmond, Wash., software major Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release the first version of its Windows Embedded Standard 7, which allows manufacturers to utilize Windows 7-based components for the creation of specialized devices such as industry-specific handhelds…

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AOL Sells Off ICQ To Russia’s Digital Sky For $187.5 Million

Twelve years after pulling along the Israeli instant-messaging company ICQ for a hefty price of $400 million, AOL Inc., the Internet advertising company spun off from Time Warner Inc., yesterday announced it has agreed to sell its ICQ instant messaging service to the Russian Internet holding company Digital Sky Technologies, at a huge loss for $187.5 million…

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Apple Acquires “Siri” A Start-Up Voice Application Technology For iPhone

Apple continued its push into Google’s ground on Wednesday as it snatched up personal assistant app maker “Siri,” a voice-activated app for the iPhone that allows users to complete complex tasks by using simple voice command, this is its fourth acquisition in five months…

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Google Renovates Image Search For iPhone And Android

Google’s mobile development team recently had a busy time fine-tuning what it likes to call its “iterative mobile Web,” a phrase that, in plain English, Google is making some hefty changes to Image Search for the iPhone and Android platforms…

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