Archive for December, 2008

Google Crowd-Sources For Ideas (WebProNews)

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Google nearly sneaked this one by us. Probably for the best. They wouldn?t want word to get out their actually listening to people?the comments would never cease. In mid-December Google launched the Google Product Ideas blog, focusing initially on ideas for Google Mobile. The initial blog post reads: read more

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What 2009 May Bring for All Things Google (PC World)

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Google Subnet’s Top 5 predictions for the coming year.

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A Tough Year for Yahoo (New York Times)

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

It?s no secret that this has been a tough year for Yahoo. For investors, the company?s two major setbacks were the failed merger negotiations with Microsoft and the failed advertising partnership with Google, which disintegrated in the face of opposition from advertisers and the Justice Department.

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Google?s Product Search Gaining & A Look At Google?s Top Services (Search Engine Land)

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Google?s Product Search Catching Up Fast With Shopping Rivals from Investor Business Daily reports on a comScore release that Google?s Product Search is gaining in the category of shopping search. In fact, Google Product Search is up 786% from the year-ago November.

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Microsoft, Google Are Top Technology Backers of Obama Parties (Bloomberg)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — Executives at Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. are the largest contributors among technology companies to Barack Obama ?s presidential inauguration festivities.

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Dear Yahoo Board: Cmon, Get On With It (A CEO By Tomorrow Would Be Good) (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

BoomTown’s got nothing, which is not something I like to say very much. I am talking about the Yahoo CEO search, which is either being done by the Internet giant’s board in such elegant secrecy and with such amazing stealth that it is getting by everyone.

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Google to launch Picasa Mac at Macworld 2009? (ZDNet)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

According to someone who claims to work at Google, we may be seeing an Apple version of their popular photo management software at the 2009 Macworld Expo. This unconfirmed rumor does definitely sound plausible, considering a Google representative said earlier this year that a Mac version would be available…

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Blogger Image Thumbnails In Google A Bug? (Search Engine Land)

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Steve Rubel reported seeing an excess of what he calls ?Blog Thumbnails? in the Google search results. In short, when you do certain searches, Google may show little thumbnail alongside the first set of results. For Steve, this has been happening for ?blogger?s name and some other related keywords.?

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Google Scuttles Ad Deal with Yahoo (Washington Post)

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Google pulled out of a proposed advertising partnership with Yahoo yesterday after the Justice Department signaled it would oppose the deal because it could help the dominant Web company become a monopoly.

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Ex-Vodafone chief won?t pursue Yahoo CEO job: Paper (Business Times (Malaysia))

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

NEW YORK: Former Vodafone Group Plc Chief Executive Arun Sarin has decided not to pursue the CEO job at Yahoo Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people close to him.

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