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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