Search Engine News Updates: June01-12-2010

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 Publicly Releases List Of Top 1000 Websites: Facebook Captures The Crown

Seeking to keep the sugar-coating ripened, world’s biggest search engine Google, as part of offering more choices to companies using AdWords, has publicly released a list of top 1000 sites around the globe…

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Woman Sues Google For Delivering Faulty Directions After Being Hit By Car

A California woman is suing Google after she was hit by a car while following directions provided by Google Maps on her cell phone, according to AOL News…

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Google Dropping Windows Due To Internal Security Issues: Report

It looks as Google has had enough of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. With the outcome of hacking attempts earlier this year, Google is apparently phasing out the use of Windows on all its internal systems…

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Google Video Sites Dominates Online Video Viewing In April In US: comScore

Even though the acquisition of YouTube so far has not given any financially solace to the search engine Google, but according to the latest online video metrics by comScore Inc, the popular video-sharing site has clearly made Google a giant in the world of online video, more than 13 billion videos were watched online in the United States in April…

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Canada’s Privacy Czar Grilled Google On WiFi Data Collection

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said on Tuesday that she has initiated an inquiry into Google’s inadvertent collection of personal data from unsecured WiFi networks, as legal implications stemming from the search engine’s disclosure that it accumulated private data…

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Yahoo Cautiously Set To Turn Subscribers’ E-mail Into More Social

There is a good news and more good news for Yahoo fans this week: the company is cautiously preparing to jump into Twitter-like social networking offerings in a remarkable way by utilizing its massive population of e-mail subscribers as a base for sharing information on the Web…

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Google Continues Shopping, Snaffles Up Invite Media To Boost Its Advertising Business

Having just finalized the AdMob acquisition, and the difficulties Google faced for its approval from the FTC apparently did not discouraged the company to give up on a similar purchase. According to Peter Kafka at MediaMemo, search engine titan Google is back on a shopping spree and snaffled up startup called Invite Media, which deals in advertising tech…

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Delicio.us Founder “Joshua Schachter” Says Cheerio To Google

More than a year after joining Google, Delicio.us founder “Joshua Schachter” called it a day today via a tweet that he is leaving Google after about year and half on the job. Schachter’s tweet is crispy but sweet that simply read: “Today is my last day at Google. Sad about leaving but excited about the future. No clue what I will be doing next.”…

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Google Lets Users Add Customize Background Photo To Search Page

On Wednesday, search engine behemoth Google attempting to attract some of the Bing users and one-upping Microsoft’s Bing, who use the search engine for the background images on its homepage, began offering personalization tools to replace its famously white search page background with an image…

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Google Maps 4.2 For BlackBerry Exhibits Biking Directions, Better Search

Barely the steam has settled down on Google Maps blunder for providing faulty directions to a woman who got hit by a car in California, the search engine behemoth on Wednesday announced its latest version of its Google Maps 4.2 for BlackBerry, and has bundled it with biking…

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Yahoo Appoints “Raymie Stata” To Chief Technology Officer

Needless to mention that in recent times hordes of engineering talent has been defecting from Yahoo, some are sticking around the Sunnyvale, Calif. campus and moving up. Yahoo has tapped a cloud computing veteran “Raymie Stata” to chief technology officer to fulfill the role…

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MySpace, Ad.ly Forge Alliance On In-Stream Advertising

As Twitter tries to disallow third parties that piggy-back its platform and place advertiser content into users’ posts, the Los Angeles-based duo MySpace and startup Ad.ly, announced today that they have inked an in-stream advertising deal…

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Microsoft To Close Down Bing Cashback Promotion

Palm-greasing, while sometimes useful, does not always appears to be an effective method of attracting a large user base, Microsoft has discovered. The software behemoth on Friday announced that it plans to close down its “Bing Cashback,” a promotional program that offered online…

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Google To Hand Over Intercepted Wi-Fi Data To European Regulators

Tech colossus Google Inc., is once again involved in yet another privacy mess-up, this time in Europe. The search engine giant will begin handing over to European regulators the rogue data it intercepted from private WiFi network connections within the next two days to…

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Google Quietly Testing With New Ad Format For Boosting Twitter Followers

Baboons with calibrate qualifications who can jot down 140 characters a minute jump to front of employment line. Google has quietly invited a small number of advertisers to test a new display-ad integration with Twitter, as part of some secret inner sanctum, which is not that secret anymore…

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Google AdWords Eyes Rajasthani Entrepreneurs To Boost Online Sales

Attempting to gain a strong foothold in the Indian advertising space, Google India has recently announced that it would extend its Adword support for all Small and Medium scale Bussiness (SMB) in Rajasthan and also said that the company would offer free support to build online advertisement campaign for entrepreneurs there…

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Microsoft Updates Windows Live Essentials Streamlines Communication

Software behemoth Microsoft last week rolled out a series of major updates to its Windows Live Essentials suite of tools for managing photos and videos and keeping files in sync. But, reviewing the update appears that the small and medium business customers will be much more impressed with the expanded features and functionality of Windows Live Mail

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Yahoo! Expands New Facebook Integrations

Continuing its penetration into the social-networking realm, and its announced partnership with Facebook, Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. will soon introduce new ways to view content from Facebook Inc., according to the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday…

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Bing Awarded iPhone Search Credibility With Apple’s Blessing

Although Steve Ballmer did not, as some bizarre rumors asserted he would, make an appearance at WWDC 2010 today, but among the flurry of news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote speech did mentioned something important concerning Microsoft’s search engine. Jobs announced that Bing will now officially become a search option on the iPhone…

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Google Tweaks Search Suggest Now Includes Spelling Corrections

Google has rolled out countless new search features that indicates both innovation and, in at least one case, represents a response to rival Bing. The search engine colossus has long offered its “Did you mean:” spelling corrections feature, and even fixed your minor typos…

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Bing Maps Apps SDK Available For Developers And Smooths Out Photosynth

The Bing team on Monday in a blog post, declared the availability of the Bing Maps Apps software development kit (SDK), along with three new apps. Bing Maps have some fascinating applications that allow you to see twitter activities, parking places, fuel pricing or Foursquare check-ins near a particular location…

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Google Analytics Unveils New AdWords Reporting

Barely a month back Google unleashed an enhanced integration of Google Adwordsreports inside of Google Analytics. And now, the Google Analytics Blog announced that online advertisers are being furnished with new reports to help measure the success of their marketing campaigns, which includes three new AdWords reports and the ability to…

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Google’s Gmail, Buzz Gets Maps Previews

Not to be eclipsed by Microsoft Bing’s recent announcement related to the release of the SDK for Maps developers, Google on Monday announced a handy new addition to Gmail and Buzz that helps you save a few clicks and precious time: Gmail has now unleashed a new preview tool, which enables one to view an address on Google Maps right inside the Gmail and Google Buzz…

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Microsoft Unfolds Free Office Web Apps Live On SkyDrive

After hundreds of thousands of testers took the Technical Preview development milestone out for a spin, the Redmond Vole had finally entered in the the browser-based productivity race, on Monday making the long-awaited Office Web apps live on SkyDrive and are available for users residing in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland…

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Bing Integrates Facebook And Twitter Search Results, Fan Pages

In an attempt to rival Google’s recent upgrades to its search engine which allows real-time search results for Twitter posts, Microsoft’s Bing is taking a leap forward on last year’s promise on Wednesday announced that Facebook search will go live later today at bing.com/social complete with…

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Google Consumes “Caffeine” To Give Search Engine A Boost

In an attempt to thwart its rivals, search engine magnate Google Inc., on Tuesday unveiled a new web indexing system dubbed as “Caffeine” that promises 50 to produce fresher search results faster, the new index will also offer the largest collection of web content Google has ever…

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Twitter Unveils Its Own URL Shortener “t.co,” — Aims To Boost Security

In an attempt to thwart its rivals, search engine magnate Google Inc., on Tuesday unveiled a new web indexing system dubbed as “Caffeine” that promises 50 to produce fresher search results faster, the new index will also offer the largest collection of web content Google has ever…

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Google Makes Video And Voice Chat Features In Gmail Easier

Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world and in an attempt to capture the VoiP arena Google has often been adding services to ameliorate it, and recently the search engine heavy weigh unveiled the video chat, voice chat, and group chat features much more prominent and get more people to use them…

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Flickr Hooks Up With Facebook Makes It Easy To Share Photos

Following on the heels of Yahoo that formed deeper integration with Facebook into their products, photo-sharing site Flickr too, is getting some Facebook liking as well, on Thursday unveiled a “new and improved integration tool” that lets users syncs Flickr photos to their Facebook account…

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Twitter Acquires Trend Tracking Firm “Smallthought Systems” To Bolster Analytics

On the heels of Twitter rolled out its new in-house URL shortening service, the company in an effort to bolster its data gathering abilities, has been on a shopping spree of late, on Thursday, it announced the acquisition of Smallthought Systems, a four-person startup responsible for…

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