Search Engine News Updates: July01-10-2010

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…
Google News Gets Redesigned Personalization Features — “News For You” Choice

Yahoo Wednesday said it has teamed up with IBM to deliver world-class customer care services in  Spanish, German, French, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, and Russian — as well as for future Arabic-language…

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Yahoo Taps IBM For Multilingual Customer Care Services

If you considered the Google Street View trike was weird, now get ready to take a run on the bobsleigh course, the official Street View snowmobile. Google’s new Street View micro-site for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver has taken to the slopes with the launch of Google Snow View…

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Yahoo Unveiled First Ever Mail And Messenger Apps For Android

Striving to keep pace with it rivals, Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc., on Thursday unleashed two free new Android apps — Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger, in addition to a Yahoo! Search Widget for Google’s mobile operating system. The company also stated that it had beefed up its Mail and News sites for Apple’s iOS devices by adding support for HTML5…

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Google Dings Bing With $700 Million Acquisition Of ITA Firm To Boost Travel Search

In its biggest acquisition deal of the year, Google Inc. is fully geared to rock up the online travel market with its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software Inc., whose airline reservation search tools power leading Web-based travel agencies like Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide Inc…

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HP Wraps Up $1.2 Billion Palm Acquisition, Eyes WebOS Hardware

The world’s largest PC maker, Hewlett-Packard on Thursday disclosed that it has wrapped up its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Palm and confirmed it will use the company’s WebOS in future tablets and netbooks…

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Amazon Scoops Up Daily Deals Site Woot, Drops Price On Kindle DX

The vast empire of Amazon.com continues to expand, and has just added another interesting acquisition to its arsenal after last year’s Zappos. Woot, the whimsical online store which sells only one product a day, has been acquired by Web retail giant Amazon…

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Yahoo! Search Now Provides Search Suggestions In “Near Real-Time”

Yes, Yahoo still has a search engine, the Internet company on its Search Blog announced that it has enhanced its Yahoo Search Assist tool (the search suggestions that pops-up as you start entering a query), now displays real-time search suggestions when you start typing in search queries in either the Web or New search…

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French Antitrust Watchdog Slams Google AdWords

France’s antitrust watchdog on Wednesday accused Google Inc.’s online ad service of unfair practice by blocking a company from advertising on its online search services without warning and ordered it to clarify conditions for the product within four months, a decision that comes amid…

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Yahoo Upshot Experiments With Search-Generated Internet News Stories

In the beginning it all began with the inception of news delivered via the web, then appeared the blogging revolution — delivering the power of mass communication to many more hands. Now, Yahoo is the latest company to come out with plans to start using data garnered from the millions of search terms it processes every day in order to…

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MySpace Looking For New Ad Buddy To Replace Google

Media conglomerate News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing social networking site MySpace’s crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday…

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Adobe Flash Sneeks Its Way Onto Apple iPad

iPad owners who are intensely upset that Apple and Adobe, once friends, have since become enemies over Steve Job’s refusal to incorporate Flash into any of his might soon have a solution. An enterprising iOS hacker behind the Spirit jailbreak for iPad and iPhone has followed up with a build of Adobe’s Flash has proven that with a little work…

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MySpace Looking For New Ad Buddy To Replace Google

Media conglomerate News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing social networking site MySpace’s crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday…

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Twitter Dips Its Feathers Into Social Media Advertising With “@Earlybird”

It has been rightly said that the early bird gets the worm — so kudos to the world’s most popular microblogging website Twitter that is courageously dipping its feather into a new revenue-generating stream by way of its @Earlybird account — or at least pointing to places where…

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Bing Maps Provides A New View Of The 2010 Tour de France

The greatest cycling competition, the Tour de France, just got underway yesterday and lovers of the sport have every reason to be excited. Bing Maps has just announced the release of its new app for cycling fans around the world that helps visualize the various stages of the race and provides you with information such as results and weather…

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Apple Bars Dubious Developer From App Store Over Fraudulent Practices

In the wake of reports swirling around that Apple Inc.’s online iTunes store had been scammed, the company said Tuesday it has barred a Vietnamese iPhone developer from its store and removed his applications from the venue, who it said used other people’s iTunes accounts to…

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TweetUp Acquires Twidroid Twitter Client For Android And News App

Paid Twitter ad program and search engine service TweetUp, on Tuesday disclosed that it has added another company called Twidroid to its arsenal, developer of the most popular Twitter clients for Google’s Android mobile operating system…

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Google Proposes Display Ads Across Its Properties, Including In Maps, Gmail

Google is already a prominent player in display advertising and is poised to grab consumers’ clicks with paid search campaigns in coming years, but the search giant envisage strong potential in the display ad network. Now the Mountain View, Calif., search engine behemoth is venturing to capitalize on the power of its display properties YouTube, Gmail…

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Yahoo Makes Alliance With Offerpal Media To Monetize On Apps

The Yahoo Application Platform (or Y!AP) grew remarkably more appealing today. Yahoo! is apparently getting cozy with Offerpal Media with dreams and desires to create a viable multiplayer gaming social platform to compete with Facebook…

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Rich Text Signatures Finally Arrives At Gmail

Google’s Gmail webmail service is one of the best means of virtual communication available today, while it has been adding tons of features through its Gmail Labs and other means, however, one of the most desired Rich Text or HTML Signatures feature has been missing from it until now. On Thursday, the California-based search engine titan has flipped…

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YouTube Unveils New HTML5 Support For Its Mobile Site

Google’s video-sharing website Youtube is making moves to get online video aficionados to watch more videos — wherever they are, and has just embellished its mobile site with HTML5 support, higher video quality and a tweaked user interface…

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Yahoo Farms-Out For-Sale Real Estate Listings To Zillow

In a attempt to strengthen its home-buying features and lure local advertisers, Sunnyvale Internet giant Yahoo is is announcing an exclusive partnership with real estate listings and search site Zillow, and handle some of the ad sales on its real estate vertical, which regularly ranks among the most trafficked real estate sites on the web…

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