Search Engine News Updates: March 01-06-2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates amidst numerous legal issues — though the activity in Search Engine Markets were nimble but, search engine Goliath Google, Bing, Yahoo made the headlines. Google acquired photo-editing application “Picnik,” while extending its click-to-call capabilities to smartphones. While Microsoft introduced the most innovative application called “Skinput” also acquired geo-mapping company Navizon, and Bing has now announced its search with better AutoSuggest feature and Yahoo extended collaboration with Facebook Connect and YouTube rolled out Auto-Captioning feature for all, and many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
AOL Disposes Of Affiliate Network Buy.at

The U.S. Department of Justice and European Union last week bestowed their blessings on Microsoft’s search alliance with Yahoo…

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Google Adds Online Photo-Editing Service Picnik To Its Arsenal

Keeping up on its promise to pursue small acquisitions — Search engine giant Google on Monday announced that it has just added Picnik.com, a Web-based application that empower users to import, edit and store photos online to its arsenal…

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Bing Integrates Autosuggest Feature To Search History

Microsoft has announced today that its flourishing Bing search engine is now supporting query history in its Autosuggest feature. Indicating that Bing does not only analyze your usual search behavior based on earlier searches if you have your search history enabled…

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Google Expands Click-To-Call Ads With Phone Extensions On Smartphones

Just a little over a month ago, Google unveiled click-to-call phone options in local ads on smartphones.  Now, in an attempt to further its mobile-ad facilities, Google is now improving on its mobile ad arsenal by expanding its new click-to-call ad options to national advertisers…

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Microsoft Obtains Navizon To Power Mobile Geolocation

Software major Microsoft Corp., today announced that it has inked a licensing deal with geo-positioning startup Navizon to offer geolocation for mobile users…

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Google’s Chrome Browser Beta Delivers Instant Translation, Improves Privacy

Google’s making sure that Chrome’s dominance is a global phenomenon, using a uniquely Google trick: The Mountain View company on Tuesday said that automatic translation is the most latest feature it added to Google’s Chrome browser, for instant machine translation of webpages…

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Google Ditches SearchWiki, Debuts Stars To Personalize Searches

In an attempt to deliver more personalized search experience, Google today unleashed yet another way to give users a more novel feature — marking search results with cutesy, yellow star icons, called Google Stars, allowing them to mark their favorite or best query results or map…

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Microsoft’s Innovative Skinput Gadget Turns Human Arm Into Touch-Screen Display

Ever since the immensely huge success of Apple’s touchscreen devices that has revolutionized the way we communicate with electronics, Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with Microsoft’s research lab have developed and innovative gadget called “Skinput,” an experimental device that turns the skin of your arm to act as an input device…

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Google Introduces Disaster Proof Backup To Protect Apps Data

Cloud computing remains somewhat vulnerable when it comes to security, and many of us take the disaster readiness of servers and data centers for granted. But for IT admins from both small and large companies, being prepared for disaster and emergency situations is complicated and expensive issue…

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Yahoo Weaves Facebook Connect With Contacts Import Ability

Last December, Yahoo announced that it would be unfurling deep integration of many of its popular products and services with Facebook Connect, essentially outsourcing all things social to the world’s most popular social network. Today marks the fulfillment of that promise of this partnership, with Yahoo Contacts now connected to Facebook…

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YouTube Extends Auto-Captioning Feature To All Users

Google owned popular video-sharing site YouTube, on Thursday in a remarkable development announced that it is unveiling its auto-caption feature for millions of deaf and hard of hearing Internet users, to all English-language videos on the video-sharing website…

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