Search Engine News Updates: January 25 to 31 – 2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates – As we review over past week in the Search Engine industry, we discovered a few surprising stories from major search engines – as Google rolled out many services like Rich Snippets, a very useful service, while adding to its street view arsenal the best of National Trusts images and it has ultimately decided to phase out Microsoft’s aging IE6 browser. Also, the best of the news came from Yahoo, which presented their first quarterly profit in over a year, and Microsoft’s Bing debuted comprehensive stocks and funds management service, and many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
Google Reveals Answers To Factual Search And Rich Snippets For Events

In a bid to let users find the information they are looking for as fast and make search results more relevant, global search leader Google last week introduced two new features in its search technology that is based on two of its experimental products – Google Squared and Rich Snippets

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Google Adds Prominent National Trust Landmarks To Google Street View

Google and the National Trust have teamed up to add a collection of the UK’s as many as twenty 360-degree picturesque landscapes, country houses and fascinating castles from the nation’s most prominent and historic sites have now been added to Google Street View…

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AOL Snaffles Online Video Firm “StudioNow” For $36.5 Million To Boost Seed.com

AOL, which became a publicly traded, autonomous company in December after getting spun off by former parent Time Warner, on Monday said that it has acquired Nashville, Tenn.-based video firm StudioNow…

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Google Voice Comes To iPhone, Palm Pre Via Web

The quarrel that broke out last summer among Google, Apple and AT&T over Google Voice remains unresolved, But global search leader Google is not waiting for a thaw in the frosty standoff. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a spruced-up mobile Web version of Google Voice tailored for the iPhone…

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Google Spreads Out Social Search To The Masses

Late last year, Google introduced its social search experiment with the aim of making search more social, but the search giant has kept it pretty much under wraps from the general public, choosing to make it an opt-in Google Labs feature. Though it still have beta tag on it, it is now mainstream. Google’s Social Search service…

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Yahoo Signs Deal To Become Default Search Provider On Ubuntu

For the longest time, the default search provider in Ubuntu Linux has been Google, but this is going to change in the next release – Rick Spencer of Canonical, the group behind the most-popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, disclosed today that it has forged a revenue sharing alliance with Yahoo…

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Google Maps Unveiled Personalized Suggestions

Search engine titan Google just announced that it is now bringing personalized search suggestions, a lovely feature fomented on Google.com’s core search, to Google Maps…

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Google Integrates “Click-To-Call” Phone Numbers For Mobile Search Ads

Search engine behemoth Google as of late, has been moving forward in full swing, unveiling location-sensitive mobile features week after week. Today it added another to its arsenal: The Mountain View, Calif., company has just announced the integration of “Click-To-Call” feature in AdWords…

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Yahoo Posts Best Of Bartz Era Profit Swings As Sales Sags

Yahoo Inc.’s advertising business exhibited further signs of transformation as the Internet company reversed losses of a year ago and posted its best quarterly net profit on Tuesday since Carol Bartz took over as chief executive of the Internet company…

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Google Docs, Sites Phasing Out Support For Internet Explorer 6

Google has finally had enough with Internet Explorer 6. Web developers have long been advising Internet users to discard IE6 for years. But now, the search titan at long last decided to join the cause. Beginning March 1, Google has decided to phase out support for “Internet Explorer 6” on its Google Docs and Google Sites services…

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Bing Introduces In-Depth Stocks And Funds Feature

From administering your daily household affairs to portfolio management, Microsoft’s Bing said that it has recently introduced a new “Stocks and Funds pages” features to make it easier for users to find an in-depth financial information for users following or doing research related to stocks and finances…

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Google Books Gets Bookshelves, A New Homepage With My Library Feature Integrated

Google Books, one the most popular and controversial platforms to browse through books, read them online and even download them. With millions of titles available and keeps growing, the search giant realized the need for a good interface to find what you need and has just rolled out a revamped Google Books homepage…

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