Search Engine News Updates: November 9 to 13 – 2009

It has been another diversified week in the tech industry, although it may have moved a bit slow out there, we did managed to grasp some big news, covering the week’s highlights in the world of search engine optimization and marketing from industry heavyweights like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others.
microsoft-health Microsoft Health Care Launching Health Tech Video Show

Striving to strengthen its medical pedigree, software behemoth Microsoft Corp. is ready to debut an online video series, “Health Tech Today,” describing the developments in the health care technology field…

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Microsoft Beats Google, Yahoo In Total Time Spent Online: comScore

Despite all the benefits reaped by other companies, this will surely come as a surprise to some. Industry tracker comScore, Inc., last week released a study showing that, in terms of time spent on sites

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Google Acquires Mobile Ad Firm AdMob For $750 Million To Boost Android Capabilities

In a bid to gain a foothold in an ultra-competitive mobile advertising market, Google on Monday took aim at the mobile display ad market when it announced that it has agreed to acquire AdMob for $750 mln

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Microsoft Releases New SDK For Facebook Platform

While there have been a number of .NET libraries for the Facebook Platform for some time now, Microsoft on Monday officially unveiled its latest software development kit for Facebook that empowers developers

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Twitter, LinkedIn Team Up — Status Updates Are Now Synced

Twitter continues to spread its wings across the Web. Twitter’s spree of associations is not ending anytime soon. Late last month, Microsoft and Twitter made an alliance to integrate Twitter within Bing

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Google Bestows Free Wi-Fi At Major US Airports For Holiday Travelers

In what could be deemed as a thinly veiled endeavor to shine up its image, Google Inc., hoping to attract holiday cheer to harried travelers, on Tuesday announced an early Christmas present in the form of free Wi-Fi

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Google Now Becomes Full VoIP Provider With “Gizmo5” Acquisition

With an eye on strengthening its VoIP offerings, search titan Google has made a clever move by harnessing the technology offered by “Gizmo5,” a startup which offers services similar to Skype into Google Voice

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Google Introduces Product Listing Ads With Images And Pricing In Time For Holiday Shopping

Global search leader Google has recently been engaged in experimenting its new “Product Listing Ads” ad format with several online retailers as a new model to get paid search ads featuring product images

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New “Bing Adopts MSN Video” Incorporates Content From Hulu, YouTube

After cannibalizing Live Search and additional brands attached to the moniker utilized for Microsoft’s former search engine, Bing now swallowed MSN Video. Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled Bing Video

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Yahoo Rolled Out Most Advanced Mobile Homepage For Hispanic Users

Based on its commencement of the world’s most advanced mobile homepage, Yahoo on Thursday unveiled a “Yahoo Mobile en Español,” a Spanish-language mobile homepage

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