Search Engine News Updates: January 18 to 22 – 2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates — Sifting through last week’s rift between China and Google, we bring to you some of the highlights and features in Search Engine Marketing as Google attempting to sell billboards ads in its popular Street View and Microsoft’s Bing records modest gain in search as YouTube, yet another Google service preps movie rentals with movies from the Sundance Film Festival. Here are some of this week’s interesting and exciting SEO news from across the web…
Microsoft’s Bing Delivers Modest US Search Market Gain In December

Microsoft’s new Internet search engine Bing continues to post modest gains in the US search market share in December, and is now growing faster than ever before any of its rivals…

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Google Ready To Sell Real-Time Billboard Ads In Street Views And Maps

Global search engine leader Google is all groomed up to transform the digital landscape of its Maps and Street View services by selling ads mapped onto real world posters, billboards and storefront to the highest…

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Google, Verizon Cooperate On Net Neutrality

Last week, Google and Verizon Communications Inc — (which supports the search giant’s new phone on its network) once again joined forces to submit a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission…

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Mozilla Releases Nearly Finished Firefox 3.6 RC2 Release Candidate

Mozilla on Sunday, suddenly posted a second Release Candidate of its forthcoming browser Firefox 3.6, just five days after the non-profit organization put forth the first release candidate…

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Microsoft Bows To EU Pressure, Pledges To Cut Bing’s IP Storage To Six Months

Succumbing to pressure from European privacy regulators, Microsoft said Tuesday that it has agreed to cooperate with the European Commission by reducing the amount of time it retains Bing search data to…

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Google Plans Live Telecasting Of Indian Premier League Cricket On YouTube

Sorry, American sports fans — there are no indications that YouTube is working with the NBA, NHL, or MLB. But according to reports, Cricket enthusiasts should rejoice as it will soon be possible to watch live Indian Premier League cricket matches on YouTube after…

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Microsoft Files Patent Suit Against DVR Maker TiVo

Redmond software maker Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in a California District Court, against the DVR maker TiVo Inc., accusing it for violating on two Microsoft patents connected with video programming as a way of defending its partner, AT&T…

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Google Unveiled New Device And Carrier-Specific Targeting Options For Mobile Ads

When it comes to advertising, it is absolutely self-evident that Google has pretty much mastered it. Although you can target Google mobile ads by location, but now Google AdWords has just announced a new…

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Opera Jumps Onto Mobile Ad Bandwagon With AdMarvel Acquisition For $8 Million Cash

In an effort to improve its mobile ad network, the Norwegian browser maker Opera Software announced that it has jumped onto the mobile advertising bandwagon with the acquisition of AdMarvel…

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YouTube Join Forces With Sundance For Online Movie Rentals

Google may have defined advertising with its search engine, but its online video site YouTube just jumped out in the opposite direction with the announcement that it will make movies from the 2009 and 2010 Sundance film festivals available for online rental…

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