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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