Search Engine News Updates: February 14-18-2011

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates — packed with announcement, alliance, disputes and axing down services or products, from Silicon Valley’s tech leaders like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Bing and others, as well as many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
YouTube Partners With LG To Deliver 3D Videos On Mobile Devices

In an attempt to keep its audience up-to-date with novel innovation, Google owned popular video sharing site YouTube is collaborating with LG Electronics today by announcing a partnership that offers a unique 3D mobile experience to users, which will now let users to capture 3D images and…

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Microsoft “Personalizes” Bing Search Results, Adds User Location And History For Relevance

Google wannabe Bing now knows a little bit more about where you are, and where you have been. Software monopolist Microsoft over the weekend announced several updates to its Bing search engine aimed at offering more personalized search results on Bing, tailoring results to the user’s particular location and search history…

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Facebook Shunting Google Out Of Advertising On Its Social Network

It seems the two Silicon Valley biggies, Facebook and Google are not going to give up their ground so easily as the war rages on. Late last year, Google surprised the online community by suddenly blocked Facebook from being able to import contacts from new users’ Gmail accounts. And now, the social media mogul Facebook has decided to entirely shut…

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Facebook Integrated New HTC Phones Appear In First Official Images

Remember those rumors swirling around for sometime about a Facebook phone? Well, the first phones to feature a dedicated Facebook button have been confirmed by mobile maker HTC, and the people at Pocketnow scored press photos of those two Facebook handsets under…

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Twitter CEO Denies $10 Billion Takeover Offer From Google And Facebook As “Rumor”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo dismissed rumors that the popular microblogging social media company has ever held $10 billion takeover talks with Google or Facebook, and said reports of talks were “just a rumour”. “I do not know where these things come from,” he said at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona…

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Facebook Snatches Microsoft Global Ad Sales Head “Carolyn Everson”

Software monopolist Microsoft took great pains and effort to find the right person to head up its global advertising unit last summer, but after an eight-month stint at the company, Carolyn Everson, who led Microsoft’s global ad sales across Bing, MSN, and Windows Live, is leaving to join Facebook to become corporate vice president of global sales at the red-hot…

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Google Unveils “One Pass” Publisher Subscription Service To Compete With Apple

The passion for publishers’ hearts and wallets intensified Wednesday, barely a day after Apple officially disclosed details of its new App Store subscription service, search engine titan Google announced the launch of Google One Pass, its online charging service for newspapers and magazines…

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Visualize Your Information: Google Launches Free Data Explorer Tool To The Public

Striving to keep its information treasure trove up to the hilt, Google on Wednesday opened up its Public Data Explorer to the general public, who want to use their own data to create powerful, interactive visualizations of their information, meaning you can use it to upload your own datasets and manipulate it for comparison or presentation purposes…

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New Bing Toolbar Is Cool — Gets Facebook Connection

Competition is a real game of chance … and Google may already have an edge in the search engine toolbar application, but the launch of Bing’s new Bing Bar, a free browser toolbar designed to expose all the latest and greatest features of Redmond’s search engine with its…

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Free MapQuest For Android App Gives Google Maps A Run For Its Money

Despite Google Maps being one of the superior apps on the Android phones, with its turn-by-turn and voice-guided navigation along with street view levels almost impossible to beat, there is now a new player in the mapping market that also offers a free solution with some added benefits. MapQuest has just unveiled the new MapQuest mobile app for Android that provides an alternative to Google Maps for free…

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Google Makes Search Results More Social, But Omits Facebook

Taking another swing at social media networking, search engine titan Google on Thursday said that it is upgrading its social search algorithm to include posts from the Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and other accounts of a user’s friends into its Internet search results…

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