Search Engine News Updates: January 2 to 8 – 2010

When we wrote our year end posts over the weekend we had the opportunity to highlight this year’s Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is rumored to be bigger and glitzier than last year. It has been a surprisingly busy week with several pre-show products pitched in and to top the show, Google finally introduced its own Android phone, the Nexus One — Here are the top stories of the week…
Google’s New Year 2010 Doodles Flares-Up With Happy New Year Messages

Traditionally, there are many New Years customs enjoyed throughout the ages, but for a passionate Internet nerds, there is nothing more exciting and entertaining than celebrating the first day of the year with a special Google doodle…

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Google Commemorated Sir Isaac Newton’s Birthday With Animated Apple

The physicist whose most significant breakthrough was portrayed in the original Apple logo, is the latest event being celebrated today by a “Google Doodle” that depicts an apple falling from a tree: an event that inspired him to formulate his theory of gravity, and established him as one of the world’s greatest scientists…

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RealNetworks Purchases Varia, Combines With Cloud Push

RealNetworks has scooped up Seattle startup Varia Mobile, hinting at top-secret cloud computing project that the Varia engineering team will be working on at Real, according to TechFlash…

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Google Unveils Its Own “Smartphone” The Nexus One — Targets Apple

Directly targeting at Apple’s iPhone, Google on Tuesday unveiled its HTC-built “Nexus One” smartphone, displaying many of its features during a press event, saying the name connotes convergence with its partners, as well as opened an online store to sell the device unlocked to consumers…

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Apple Confirms Acquisition Of Google Ad Competitor Quattro Wireless

Apple, Inc. moved on Google’s turf on Tuesday with its acquisition of Quattro Wireless, a mobile-ad competitor to AdMob, which Google just acquired. The deal is the latest sign that the mobile phone is the next battlefield…

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Skype To Offer High-Definition TV And PC Video Calls

High-tech video-conferencing is not just for only large-scale enterprise users anymore. Skype Technologies SA, the Web-based telephone company sold last year by eBay Inc…

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Google Unveils “Click-To-Call” Option On Mobile Ads For Smartphones

Google generates a lot of money from advertising, and now it is waging an all out war with Apple to be the most innovative in the mobile space, especially in the advertising arena.

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Microsoft Jumps On W3C’s Scalable Vector Graphics Bandwagon

While it is striving arduously at creating the next iteration of Internet Explorer, the Redmond software maker, Microsoft has jumped on to join a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Scalable Vector Graphics bandwagon, IE senior program manager Patrick Dengler has blogged…

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Yahoo Expands Connected TV, Processor Partners

Today, Yahoo has announced several new partnerships involved with its Connected TV, a wide release of the Widget Developer Kit, and other device manufacturers and content providers as the web company attempts to deliver Internet services to the coming generation…

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Samsung Unveiled Kindle Alternatives, Partnering With Google

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is going head-to-head with Amazon and Sony in the burgeoning e-reader market took the wraps off two wireless e-readers at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the “E6” with a six-inch (15.2-centimeter) screen and the “E101” with a 10-inch (25.4-centimeter) display…

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