Search Engine News Updates: November 23 to 30 – 2009

It has been another busy week in the lines of the most anticipated shopping day of the year, where people may or may not have thronged stores this Black Friday to get best deals, but we were busy tracking breaking technology news. Hot topics in the tech industry for this week covers alliance between Microsoft and News Corp., to “Google and Verizon Take Over Times Square Into A Giant Voice Search Experiment On Black Friday,” and more…
Microsoft In Early Discussion With News Corp. On Web Deal

According to a news report appearing Sunday in the Financial Times quoting person familiar with the situation, that Microsoft has initiated discussions with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. over a deal that would see…

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Adobe Enhances Acrobat.com With New Productivity Capabilities, Adds Mobile Apps

Adobe Systems Incorporated, this weekend announced the unveiling of a slightly smoother version of its Acrobat.com, which includes several major hosted-application system that includes 35 new features…

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Google Maps Combines Search And Real Estate With Google Base

Google has reinforced its map search considerably since introducing in July, and has since made one upgrade in October, and now the search titan is making many other interesting changes to make property searches easier and search results more useful for users…

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Google Scoops Up Display Ad Tech Startup, “Teracent”

Black Friday sale is a few days away but, web search behemoth Google Inc. is continuing its late-year spending spree, on Monday announced that it is buying Silicon Valley display advertising technology startup…

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AOL Previews Its New Look, Trims Workforce, Ahead Of Time Warner Spin-Off

AOL has renewed its logo and plans to launch the new look after it is liberated from its oppressive Time Warner overlords, as it faces a tough year ahead. But AOL is trying to emerge from this rough patch as a stronger company — previewed its new brand identity Monday…

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Google Experimenting With Tons Of New Search Ad Formats, Available to All U.S. Advertisers

Barely days after it announced plans to gobble up Teracent, an online display advertising company, Google on Wednesday offered a glimpse on its blog of the current and still developing many forms of advertising we can expect to see in its search results…

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Google Unleashes Movie Search Service On Mobile Devices

Stranded in the middle of a foreign land, armed only with a mobile phone? Search engine titan Google has unveiled a mobile version of its new movie search service for the Apple Inc.’s iPhone, Pixi, Android-powered smartphones and Palm’s webOS…

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Google Adds Offline Attachment Functionality To Gmail

Adding attachments at times to Gmail can be quite annoying when the Internet connection is slow or intermittent. Google just this week began promoting its offline strategy with the announcement of the ability to include attachments in composed emails when offline…

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Google Search By Voice, Verizon Droid Take Over Times Square On Black Friday

For those of you courageous, there are few things more terrifying than the idea of going anywhere near a shopping establishment on Black Friday. Nevertheless, if you have been to Times Square in New York City over the past couple weeks, you might have observed that…

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Microsoft Finally Unleashes Windows 7 Family Pack In Australia For $249

Responding to criticism over the lack of the Windows 7 Family Pack during last month’s introduction of the new OS, Microsoft Australia has finally yielded to pressure from customers and retailers and unleashed a local version of the bundle — which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium — for $249…

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