Search Engine News Updates: February 22-27-2010

Welcome back to the another week bundled with many a milestone in the Search Engine Marketing world where Microsoft and Yahoo! Deal got approved by both the U.S. DoJ and the European Commission. Then there was Yahoo’s alliance with Twitter to boost its social networking features. But, the biggest of all was about the European Commission putting Google in the Dock for their potential anti-competitive practices and, besides that Italian court charged three Google executives for privacy violations and more…
U.S., European Regulators Grants Green Signal To Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal

The U.S. Department of Justice and European Union last week bestowed their blessings on Microsoft’s search alliance with Yahoo…

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Google Finally Completes On2 Video Codecs Acquisition For $124.6 Million

Global search leader Google, has finally finalized its acquisition of video compression technology vendor On2 Technologies in a $120m deal which will expand the web giant’s online video capabilities…

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Google Expands Maps Platform For Businesses In Thirty African Countries

Google has announced the launch of Google Maps in Ghana and 29 other African countries where it was not previously available…

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Google Spruces Up DoubleClick’s Ad Platform For Publishers

Google just yesterday released a revamped version of its ad-serving platform DoubleClick for Publishers, with a revived interface, more statistics, improved ad-delivery algorithms and a new API for developers…

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Yahoo Tweedles With Twitter To Boost Social Features

In an attempt to lure back Web surfers who are spending more time on social networking sites, Internet portal Yahoo Inc. has inked a deal with Twitter to integrate Twitter’s real-time content updates across both properties…

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Google Hit With Antitrust Investigation By European Commission

Google is once again confronting a new round of scrutiny from antitrust regulators, for possible anti-competitive behavior by the Mountain View search giant, following complaints from three European search sites filed against it, Google revealed in a blog post Tuesday…

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Google Execs Convicted In Italian Abusive Video Case

Global search leader Google slammed with another surprising and severe setback in Italy on Feb. 24, when a Milan court in a landmark ruling establish that the three company executives guilty of privacy offenses in association to a contentious video clip uploaded on Google’s YouTube…

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Twitter Struck By Another Phishing Attack In A Week – This you????

Twitter members have been once again targeted on Wednesday with what appears to be the second phishing attack in a week, which displays a message that says “This you????” followed by a link that directs to a fake Twitter log-in page, according to a security blog post

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Google Upgrades Six New Gmail Lab Features, Five Others Flunk Out

Google is best-known for introducing a plethora of nifty little features through Labs that make the email platform more attractive and easy to use. Well, yesterday, Google announced that six new features has been culled from the experimental Labs and will become standard features of Gmail…

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Google Adds “Nearby” Search Options Panel Based On Location

Amid growing concern about the privacy implications of location-based services, the move is latest in location-based features for the search giant. Google on Friday announced a new “Nearby” location-based search filtering capabilities to desktop computers…

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