Search Engine News Updates: May10-15-2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social updates where Google has partly scrapped a browser plug-in project called O3D, besides introducing numerous enhancements to its adWords and Gmail services. Microsoft has finally announced July 13 to end support for its Windows 2000 and XP SP2. And at last, Yahoo got approval to build its gigantic YahooPlex in Silicon Valley to compete with search engine titan Google, as well as many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
Google Abandons Plug-In For Mozilla Play, Remakes 3D Web Graphics Plan

Google has partially abandoned its 3D graphics browser plug-in — the open source API project named O3D, alternatively focusing on a 3D Web graphics application known as WebGL standard originally created by Mozilla…

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Nokia Sues Apple Over Technology Used In IPhone, This Time Over iPad

Last year Nokia Oyj, the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile phones, sued Apple over violating its patent on wireless technology on the iPhone, has filed another patent-violation lawsuit against Apple Inc. in its latest salvo in a long-running legal battle between the two companies, claiming the iPad 3G and iPhone infringe five of its patents…

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Google Exploring To Expand Into Online Travel Services

It now appears that the search engine giant wants a piece of the travel turf. Google is now extending its long arm into the lucrative online travel business, and could be in talks to acquire fare-shopping developers ITA Software…

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Bing Socializes Shopping Search, Adds Twitter And Facebook For Feedback

A new, social characteristic is now available to users of Bing Shopping. After having made it possible for users to share their opinions on search results relating to news and entertainment, Microsoft’s Bing search engine has introduced a new social integration feature to its Shopping section…

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Microsoft To End Support For Windows 2000, XP SP2 On July 13

Consumers and businesses still using Windows 2000 (desktop and server) and Windows XP SP2 will see the end of Microsoft’s official tech support on July 13, 2010. Microsoft will withdraw support which means that Windows XP users can extend support at no cost by upgrading to SP3, but Windows 2000 users have no such option…

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Facebook Prepping Location-Based Feature This Month

Foursquare, Gowalla and MyTown should be shaking in their buskins because Facebook is reportedly launching a new feature later this month that would let its users share their location on Facebook about exactly where you are, in addition to what you are doing and thinking…

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Google’s Gmail Users Suffer Signup And Login Error

Google’s Gmail, one of the most extensively used email in the world was down on Tuesday, 11th May 2010, Google official apologies for an 502 Server error. Perhaps this outage occurred for the first time since the service was launched in 2004. Many users were confronted with this error…

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Google AdWords Introduces New Broad Match Campaigns

The Google AdWords blog today announced a new keyword match type for managing pay per click campaigns. The “Broad Modifier” allows you to define keywords that have more possibilities than phrase match but on the other hand is stricter than broad match…

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New Bing App For Windows Mobile Delivers Turn-By-Turn Navigation

Google is best-known for introducing a plethora of nifty little features through Labs that make the email platform more attractive and easy to use. Well, yesterday, Google announced that six new features has been culled from the experimental Labs and will become standard features of Gmail…

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Gmail Adds Image Drag-And-Drop Feature Into Emails

Barely four weeks after Gmail released a drag-and-drop feature that made attaching files to emails considerably more convenient. Now, as a complement to that upgrade, Google has introduced a new feature to Gmail that empowers users to drag-and-drop images from their desktops directly into emails…

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Microsoft Launches Office, SharePoint 2010 For Businesses

Microsoft, pursuing the corporate customer, officially unleashed its cash cow Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 suite at an event Wednesday at Rockefeller Center, and also trotted out its local star launch customer in the form of the NSW Department of Education and Training…

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Gmail Adds Image Drag-And-Drop Feature Into Emails

Barely four weeks after Gmail released a drag-and-drop feature that made attaching files to emails considerably more convenient. Now, as a complement to that upgrade, Google has introduced a new feature to Gmail that empowers users to drag-and-drop images from their desktops directly into emails…

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Microsoft Introduces Revamped MSN Mobile Homepage

Microsoft on Wednesday gave a sneak preview of its revamped MSN Mobile homepage optimized for smartphone site at OMMA Mobile 2010 conference in New York. The refurbished page set to go live Thursday features a cleaner, more streamlined layout on a white background and tight integration with Bing and other Microsoft properties…

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Yahoo Approved By Santa Clara To Build Massive Silicon Valley Campus

Yahoo Inc. won approval Tuesday night from the Santa Clara City Council’s 7-0 vote for building a sprawling three-million-square-foot in the heart of Silicon Valley, “an ambitious project envisioned in the midst of the company’s ongoing turnaround effort.”…

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