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November 2008 - December 2008

.ASPX .PHP URLs Struggle To Rank in Search Engines - SQL Databases Tied To Third Party Injections Hackers
Dec. 23, 2008

Once again confirming the trend of having more legitimate sites serving exploits and malware than purely malicious ones, Chinese hackers have been keeping themselves busy during the last couple of days, launching massive SQL injection attacks affecting over 100,000 web sites.

The SQL injection attacks serving the just patched Internet Explorer XML parsing exploit, are launched by several different Chinese hacking groups, and with several exceptions, are primarily targeting Asian countries which is a pretty logical move given the fact that it's a password stealing malware for online games that is served at the bottom line.

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.ASPX .PHP URLs Struggle To Rank in Search Engines - SQL Databases Tied To Third Party Injections Hackers.


Gates Foundation Awards $6.9M for Library Broadband
Dec. 22, 2008

The evolution of libraries from public houses for books to public houses for information took another step forward Thursday as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $6.9 million award for a pilot initiative to improve public access to broadband Internet.

The award was made to Connected Nation, a nonprofit that promotes broadband Internet, and to the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) to improve connectivity speeds for public libraries in Arkansas, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Virginia.

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Gates Foundation Awards $6.9M for Library Broadband.


Man Wins Case VS "Human Flesh Search Engine"
Dec. 22, 2008

A man who lost his job and was harassed by strangers after his infidelity to his late wife was detailed online has won China's first case against Internet vigilantism, the China Daily said on Friday.

A Beijing court ruled Wang Fei's reputation had been damaged by his late wife's university classmate, Zhang Leyi, who posted online the diary excerpts she wrote months before she killed herself, and by the internet company that hosted the comments.

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Japanese seek to scrap Google's Street View
Dec. 22, 2008

A group of Japanese journalists, professors and lawyers demanded Friday that the US Internet search giant Google scrap its "Street View" service in Japan, saying it violates people's privacy.

Google launched Street View in the United States last year, providing pictures of panoramic all-around street-level views at locations on its online maps.

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International Web Services Improve After Cable Cut.


International Web Services Improve After Cable Cut
Dec. 22, 2008

A French ship on Saturday took experts to repair broken undersea Mediterranean cables that caused severe disruption to telephone and Internet services across the Middle East and Asia, France Telecom said.

But many operators said communications services had improved as alternative routes had been used to carry calls and Internet information.

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International Web Services Improve After Cable Cut.


The Internet's 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains
Dec. 22, 2008

The Internet's been around in some form for decades. It wasn't until the mid-80s, though, that the Web as we know it started coming together -- and those precious dot-com domains started getting snatched up.

As we finish out the tech-centric year of 2008, we thought we'd take a look back at the Internet's oldest commercial Web sites -- the ones registered back when chatting about "the Net" was as socially acceptable as wearing Jedi garb into a crowded nightclub. So grab your light sabers, dear friends -- we're boarding the Millennium Falcon and heading back to a virtual galaxy far, far away.

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The Internets 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains.


Warner Music pulls videos from YouTube
Dec. 22, 2008

Warner Music Group ordered YouTube on Saturday to remove all music videos by its artists from the popular online video-sharing site after contract negotiations broke down.

The order could affect hundreds of thousands of videos clips, as it covers Warner Music's recorded artists as well as the rights for songs published by its Warner/Chappell unit, which includes many artists not signed to Warner Music record labels.

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Warner Music pulls videos from YouTube.


Sun Microsystems to Distribute Microsoft Live Search-Toolbar as Part of Java Runtime Environment
Dec. 22, 2008

Microsoft Corp. today announced a search distribution deal with Sun Microsystems Inc. to offer the MSN Toolbar, powered by Microsoft Live Search, to U.S.-based Internet Explorer users when they download the Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE(TM)), effective as of today.

Through this agreement, Internet Explorer users downloading Sun's JRE will have the option to download the MSN Toolbar and have one-click access to Live Search features, as well as news, entertainment, sports and more from the MSN network and direct access to Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger.

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Sun Microsystems to Distribute Microsoft Live Search-Toolbar as Part of Java Runtime Environment.


MSN Live Search Cashback Program
Dec. 22, 2008

Microsoft Corp. today announced it will offer ad-funded cash rebates to customers who find and purchase their favorite products through a new program called Microsoft Live Search cashback. Key partners including eBay, Barnes & Noble.com, Overstock.com, Sears, Zappos.com, and WPP joined Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates at advance08, Microsoft's annual advertising customer event, to announce their participation in the new program.

The complete Live Search cashback product portfolio includes more than 10 million product offers from more than 700 merchants, including more than 13 of the top 40 U.S. retailers. The company also announced it has delivered a new Live Search travel destination, Live Search Farecast, making it easy for searchers to find the best travel deals on the Web.

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MSN Live Search Cashback Program.


Microsoft wants Google, Yahoo on board before it adopts rules
Dec. 22, 2008

Microsoft said it wants Google and Yahoo to agree to European demands to cut the time they keep users' search-engine records before it does the same.

While Microsoft is able to meet the requirements, it wants to wait until its larger search rivals get on board, Brendon Lynch, the company's director of privacy strategy, said Sunday in a telephone interview. A group of European Union officials - dubbed the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - have asked search engines to purge their user records after six months.

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Microsoft wants Google, Yahoo on board before it adopts rules.


Microsoft Targets Adobe in Web-Design Software
Dec. 17, 2008

Adobe Systems Inc. is facing increasing pressure from Microsoft Corp., which is using its deep pockets to challenge Adobe's dominance of Web design software.

Adobe's Flash software, which adds video and animation to Web sites, is at the heart of many popular Internet destinations. Retailers, media outlets and entertainment sites rely on Flash to make their sites interactive and to serve up advertisements.

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Microsoft Targets Adobe in Web-Design Software.


Google Suggest Incorporates Text Ads, Site Links
Dec. 17, 2008

Google Suggest, a drop-down feature in Google Search that auto-completes prospective searches as users type them in, now features sponsored links.

The ads currently only appear for select users. So far, two formats have been noted: a sponsored search-style text box (at left, via Groove Commerce), and a clickable URL at the top of the search suggestions, like this example provided by Oh! Nuts (via Search Engine Land):

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Google Suggest Incorporates Text Ads, Site Links.


Microsoft issuing emergency fix for browser flaw
Dec. 17, 2008

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers.

The "zero-day" vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don't have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer's programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world's most widely used Web browser.

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Microsoft issuing emergency fix for browser flaw.


Online-Video Ads Show Slower Growth
Dec. 16, 2008

TV networks have long hoped digital dollars would help offset declines in traditional ad spending, but now even online video is showing some signs of faltering amid the recession.

General Electric's NBC Universal, at an investor conference last week, warned of a slowdown in ad spending on high-end Internet video. The company's NBC broadcast network streams many of its shows online, both on its own Web site and through Hulu.com, the sixth-most-popular video Web property, according to market tracker comScore Inc.

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Does it matter if Google's search results are fixed.


Does it matter if Google's search results are fixed
Dec. 16, 2008

The fools, usually, are us.

We, the people, switch off our critical faculties and happily barter our trust for the joy of convenience.

So will we ever make the effort to even raise an eyebrow when we read "Google this week admitted that its staff pick and choose what appears in its search results"?

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Does it matter if Google's search results are fixed.


Yahoo brings its Glue to the US
Dec. 16, 2008

Yahoo rolled out a U.S. beta version of its Glue Pages, giving a visual boost to users' search results, according to a posting on its Yahoo blog site.

The beta is designed to allow users to enter a search and have not only text links appear on the site, but also related pictures, videos and blogs.

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Yahoo brings its Glue to the US.


Yahoo offers severance with a soft landing
Dec. 16, 2008

A pink slip for corporate America's newly laid off typically means a severance package and a "see ya."

But when Yahoo issued its layoff notices to 10 percent of its workforce on Wednesday, it came with a twist, according to several sources.

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Yahoo offers severance with a soft landing.


Banks drop, tech firms rise in privacy trust rankings
Dec. 16, 2008

When it comes to protecting consumer privacy, Americans in general trust financial institutions less than they did a year ago and tech firms more, according to a new survey that lists American Express as No. 1 for the third year in a row.

Auction site eBay rose from eighth place to No. 2, IBM remained in third, Amazon rose from fifth to fourth and HP jumped from 16th place to 6th. Apple (No. 8), Yahoo (No. 14) and Microsoft rose and Facebook broke into the top 20 for the first time. However, Google fell from 10th place. (The survey doesn't provide any specific rankings below the top 20 so it is unclear where Microsoft and Google rank now, however they are in the top 50, according to Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, which conducted the survey.)

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Banks drop, tech firms rise in privacy trust rankings.


Start-up OpenX Touts Burgeoning Ad Traffic
Dec. 16, 2008

It may be that the technology and advertising industries are curtailing spending in the current painful economic environment, but one start-up, OpenX, is happy to report progress in establishing its new business.

OpenX sells support and consulting services around an open-source software package geared toward publishers that need to serve ads on their online properties. The Pasadena, Calif.-based company also has been expanding online, first by hosting the software on its own site, free to lower-traffic customers, and second through a pilot test of a marketplace that lets advertisers buy ads across a larger group of publishers.

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Start-up OpenX Touts Burgeoning Ad Traffic.


Yahoo puts Meat on Open Strategy Bones
Dec. 16, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo on Monday began launching some of the serious aspects of its Yahoo Open Strategy, including a new version of Yahoo Mail that sorts the in-box according to your social connections and that can be expanded with mail-specific applications.

The first big change in Yahoo Mail is with its welcome page, which now spotlights messages from people in your Yahoo social network and invitations from others to join their social networks. Next, the in-box page now includes a new "from connections" button that shows messages only from those social connections.

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Yahoo puts Meat on Open Strategy Bones.


Internet Search Engines Help Users Solve Problems | Google Yahoo MSN Help Users Solve Problems
Dec. 16, 2008
  • For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.
  • Another key insight is that members of Gen Y are the leading users of libraries for help solving problems and in more general patronage.

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Internet Search Engines Help Users Solve Problems | Google Yahoo MSN Help Users Solve Problems.


Searching Becoming Most Popular Online Activity | Usage of Internet Search Engines Growing Rapidly
Dec. 16, 2008

New Internet Usage Study Shows Use of Search Engines Rising Daily

Pew conducted surveys with more than one thousand online experts, journalists and technologists, and the results majority show widespread use of Internet Search Engines and that Google has become the "primary" Internet resource for millions of Americans.

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Searching Becoming Most Popular Online Activity | Usage of Internet Search Engines Growing Rapidly.


Most Americans Will Access Internet Via Mobile Phones in 2020 Mobile SEO Critical To Website Success
Dec. 16, 2008

Most consumers will be accessing the Internet through their mobile phones by 2020 according to a new research study published by The Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Pew conducted surveys with about 1,200 online experts, journalists and technologists, and the majority predicted that the affordability, easy accessibility, widespread use and portability of mobile phones will make them the "primary" Internet connection in the years ahead.

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Most Americans Will Access Internet Via Mobile Phones in 2020 Mobile SEO Critical To Website Success.


Google Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Book Publishers
Dec. 12, 2008

Technology and copyright law have been at odds since the beginning of the digital era. Music publishers sued the fans who illegally downloaded songs. Movie studios and book publishers had their lawyers and lobbyists block digital access as best they could. But content owners are finally realizing they're better off helping their customers use digital media than trying to stop the march of technology.

Just in the past few weeks, YouTube announced that MGM will let the online video site offer selected movies and that CBS will let it link to shows such as the original "Star Trek" series. The big four music labels agreed to let the LaLa Web site offer sample songs. Even the Beatles, longtime digital holdouts, agreed their music can be part of a videogame.

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Google Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Book Publishers.


Open Source Software and Africa
Dec. 12, 2008

As posted by: Wall Street Journal

As an advocate for free, open-source software, I have run into Microsoft's "battles" many times, and your article ("Microsoft Battles Low-Cost Rival for Africa," page one, Oct. 28) made visible many of the issues around money-poor African nations being wooed by a large, powerful monopoly.

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Open Source Software and Africa.


Yahoo layoffs underway as investor calls for Microsoft deal
Dec. 12, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo on Wednesday began dropping the axe on employees, following through on a promise to cut its workforce by at least 10 percent in an effort to right its financially listing ship.

As Yahoo began its second round of layoffs this year, an investment firm, Ivory Investment Management, which owns a 1.5 percent stake in Yahoo, urged the firm's board to sell its Internet search business to software giant Microsoft.

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Yahoo layoffs underway as investor calls for Microsoft deal.


Former AOL Chief Jonathan Miller Seeking to Buy Yahoo
Dec. 12, 2008

Former AOL chief Jonathan Miller is talking to investors about raising money to purchase all or part of Yahoo Inc., a long-shot deal that signals that investors' interest in the troubled Internet property has yet to subside.

Mr. Miller, who ran AOL from 2002 to 2006, has been sounding out private-equity investors and sovereign-wealth funds for months, and it is unclear where the talks stand, these people say.

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Former AOL Chief Jonathan Miller Seeking to Buy Yahoo.


Microsoft Urged to Buy Yahoo in 2008
Dec. 11, 2008

Steve Ballmer Threatens to Launch A Hostile Bid if Yahoo Does Not Agree to Merger Soon.

Microsoft Corp. is turning the screws to try to force Yahoo Inc. to agree to a takeover, but Yahoo remains focused on finding an alternative.

In a letter sent Saturday to Yahoo directors, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer threatened a hostile takeover bid for the Internet company if it doesn't agree to a merger within the next three weeks. On Sunday, Yahoo was planning a written response to the letter, saying Microsoft had failed to address antitrust concerns and other issues raised by its offer, according to people familiar with the matter. The offer is currently valued at $42.2 billion.

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Microsoft Urged to Buy Yahoo in 2008.


Yahoo Revises Contentious Severance Plan
Dec. 11, 2008

Yahoo Inc. agreed to amend a controversial severance program that some saw as an obstacle to a takeover, while a Yahoo shareholder put new pressure on the company to sell its search business.

Yahoo, which is changing the severance plan to settle an investor lawsuit, agreed to limit the program to one year following a change in control, rather than two years, and to stricter definitions on the circumstances under which employees could collect benefits.

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Yahoo Revises Contentious Severance Plan.


Microsoft's Latest Yahoo Snub Leaves Some Traders Uncertain
Dec. 5, 2008

There's that old saw about if you look around the table at a poker game and can't recognize the sucker, it's you. Yahoo's Jerry Yang might have some experience in this matter, as he's now broached the possibility of a merger with Microsoft -- something he rejected earlier in the year.

Options traders can be forgiven, then, if they're taking a wait-and-see approach.

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Microsofts Latest Yahoo Snub Leaves Some Traders Uncertain.


Facebook Tries to Woo Marketers
Dec. 4, 2008

Despite its surging Internet audience, Facebook Inc. has yet to prove it can wring steady revenue out of advertisers. Now it's trying a new tactic to woo Madison Avenue.

The Palo Alto, Calif., company is rolling out a new ad format called "engagement ads" that further blurs the line between marketing and social networking.

The new ads appear on the main screen when a person first logs in to Facebook. They prompt a user to do something within the ad, such as comment on a movie trailer or RSVP for the season finale of a TV show.

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Facebook Tries to Woo Marketers.


A New Odd Couple: Google, P & G - Swap Workers to Spur Innovation
Nov 25, 2008

At Procter & Gamble Co., the corporate culture is so rigid, employees jokingly call themselves "Proctoids." In contrast, Google Inc. staffers are urged to wander the halls on company-provided scooters and brainstorm on public whiteboards.

Now, this odd couple thinks they have something to gain from one another - so they've started swapping employees. So far, about two-dozen staffers from the two companies have spent weeks dipping into each other's staff training programs and sitting in on meetings where business plans get hammered out. The initiative has drawn little notice. Previously, neither company had granted this kind of access to outsiders.

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A New Odd Couple: Google, P & G - Swap Workers to Spur Innovation.


Who Will Lead Google?
Nov 25, 2008

New Rumors Are Whacked. Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Doing Great Job

Are the three smart, talented and wealthy guys at the top of the Google food chain ready to move on?

That's the speculation as CEO Eric Schmidt gabs on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC about bailouts for automakers and Citigroup, and talks elsewhere how the government should invest in technology, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin talk about green energy or anything else except how to goose Google's market capitalization.

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Who Will Lead Google?


The GPhone - New Google Wireless Cell Phone in the cue
Sept. 22, 2008

Silicon Valley is abuzz with excitement around rumours that Google, the web-search giant that is Apple's neighbour in Silicon Valley, could enter the market with its own "gPhone". Google's boss, Eric Schmidt (a veteran of the telecom industry), has already said that the firm plans to bid for a prime slice of American wireless spectrum in a forthcoming auction, something Apple is also said to be considering. In short, both mobile operators and handset-makers could soon be confronted with two of the world's sexiest brands as direct rivals.

Publicly, Apple and Google are being diplomatic so far. The industry is a stool with three legs-network service, devices, and the software and content that goes on them-and "I don't think any player in the ecosystem trying to glue it all together will be very successful," says Dipchand Nishar, who leads Google's mobile-phone strategy. By this he may simply be conceding the obvious, which is that Google would not build hardware, even if it made the other two legs.

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The GPhone - New Google Wireless Cell Phone in the cue.


Free Web Plan Being Pushed By FCC Head
Dec. 4, 2008

Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action in December on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans, despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups.

At its December meeting, the FCC could also consider new rules designed to speed up consideration of disputes between independent cable programmers and cable providers such as Time Warner Cable Inc. and Comcast Corp., which either refuse to carry some channels or put them on specialty tiers of service that cost subscribers more.

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Free Web Plan Being Pushed By FCC Head.


Rumor - Microsoft to buy Yahoo for $20 Billion
Dec. 2, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO: It takes only a glimmer of hope to excite Yahoo shareholders these days.

Investors bid up shares in Yahoo by 7 percent on Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported that Jonathan Miller, the former chief executive of AOL, had been talking to private equity and sovereign wealth funds in an attempt to raise between $28 and $30 billion to buy Yahoo. That would work out to $20 to $22 a share; Yahoo's stock closed up 76 cents at $11.50.

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Microsoft to buy Yahoo for $20 Billion.


Search Engines Killing Newspapers
Nov. 24, 2008

A top Microsoft lawyer made the case on Thursday that sites like Google News are making money while the folks creating that digital content aren't able to make a living.

Google News, said Thomas C. Rubin, makes $100 million a year, while the newspapers that power its content are having to cut staff in record numbers.

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Search Engines Killing Newspapers.


Google CEO touts green energy shock doctrine
Nov. 21, 2008

If you believe author/activist Naomi Klein, there's a nefarious conservative conspiracy intent on making the world safe for capitalism by exploiting national crises to force political change. Whatever you think of Klein's "Shock Doctrine" thesis, Google CEO Eric Schmidt seems like an unlikely candidate for the cabal. But at a talk in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, the head-honcho of the Search Engine That Walks Like a Verb did see a green lining in the current financial crisis: an opportunity to "stimulate the economy" by launching an ambitious infrastructure program that aims to fundamentally alter the American energy system.

Eric Schmidt in Washington DCSchmidt spoke at an event sponsored by the New America Foundation. He argued that the green lining in the economic implosion is that it has created demand for a massive domestic stimulus, opening the door to large-scale public works programs of the sort undertaken by Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Instead of subsidies for the foundering U.S. auto industry, said Schmidt, we have an opportunity to leverage the bailout to "decarbonize our economy."

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Yahoo Search Executive Moves to Microsoft
Nov. 20, 2008

Rumors are swirling that is move is one of the first steps in setting the stage for Microsoft's take over of Yahoo Search in the coming months.

Microsoft (MSFT) released a formal statement last week confirming the hiring of Sean Suchter, an important tech leader at Yahoo (YHOO), from Satya Nadella, SVP for MSN Search, Portal and Advertising

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Yahoo Search Executive Moves to Microsoft.


Roll your own search results with Google's new SearchWiki
Nov. 20, 2008

In an attempt to offer a more customized search experience, and to stay ahead of competitors, Google will soon be rolling out its SearchWiki feature to everyone using its services while logged into a Google account. The feature, which has been in testing with select users over the last few months, will allow people to shift around, annotate, add, and delete search results to their liking.

"Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results?" asked a post on The Official Google Blog. "Maybe you're an avid hiker and the trail map site you always go to is in the 4th or 5th position and you want to move it to the top. Or perhaps it's not there at all and you'd like to add it. Or maybe you'd like to add some notes about what you found on that site and why you thought it was useful. Starting today you can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs." SearchWiki will actually live up to its name and act as a wiki so that users can see notes made by other users, and view what pages others have added or deleted.

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Google, Inc. allowed to make millions of digital books available on the web
Nov. 20, 2008

A sweeping $125 million settlement between Google Inc. and the publishing industry clears the way for the Internet giant to make many millions of digital books available on the Web, with payments to authors and publishers for their use.

If approved by a federal court, the deal, struck after two years of negotiations, will let individuals and institutions buy online access to copyrighted, out-of-print works through Google, and will provide free online views of them at public libraries.

Titles that are still in print will be available only if publishers and authors agree to include them.

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Organic Seo.


Search Is on for New Yahoo CEO After Yang Steps Down
Nov. 19, 2008

Yang, who will return to his former role as Chief Yahoo, focusing on strategy and technology, tried to carve an independent strategy for Yahoo and was blamed when Microsoft Corp walked away from an offer to buy the company earlier this year. Rival Google Inc abandoned a search advertising partnership amid regulatory concerns, and Yang faced a growing chorus of criticism from investors and analysts as Yahoo's shares nosedived.

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Yahoo's Search for Salvation
Nov. 18, 2008

Nine months after Yahoo first rejected a takeover bid from Microsoft, the Sunnyvale, Calif., Web search and advertising concern still is looking for a deal to solve its troubles.

OK, perhaps that should be rephrased: everyone else seems to be looking for a deal to solve Yahoo's troubles. And with third-quarter earnings on the way and the stock price trading in 2003 territory, Yahoo faces the prospect of another earnings conference call packed with dissatisfied analysts and investors.

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Google Ditches Ad Pact With Yahoo
Nov. 18, 2008

Yielding to pressure from regulators, Google Inc. abandoned its partnership with Yahoo Inc. -- a move that leaves Yahoo in the lurch and highlights the increasing scrutiny of Google's dominance in the market for Internet search advertising.

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Microsoft Nears Deal On Mobile Search With Verizon
Nov. 14, 2008

Microsoft and Verizon Forge Deal

Microsoft Corp. is moving closer to a new mobile search agreement with Verizon Wireless to become the default mobile search provider on the Verizon cellphones, a deal rival Google Inc. has been striving for, people familiar with the discussions said.

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