Archive for June, 2009

YouTube Co-Founder Switches to Google (New York Times)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

YouTube confirmed on Tuesday that Steve Chen, a co-founder and most recently YouTube?s chief technology officer, was no longer working at the company. Mr. Chen left some time ago to work on unspecified engineering projects at its parent, Google.

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Yahoo to build data center near Buffalo (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Internet giant Yahoo Inc. plans to open a data center in western New York.

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Yahoo names Penny Baldwin senior vice president (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it has named Penny Baldwin as senior vice president of global integrated marketing and brand management, a new position.

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Google Argues That It Really Isn?t So Big (New York Times)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches. It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor. And last year, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising, more than any media company in the world.

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Google mistook MJ searches for net attack (VNU Net via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Web giant Google has admitted it thought the sudden spike in searches for Michael Jackson on Thursday was a massive, coordinated internet attack, leading it to post an error page on Google News.

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Yahoo chief vows to restore momentum (Independent Online)

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has assured shareholders that the slumping Internet company will pick up momentum in the future.

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Microsoft CEO still open to partnership with Yahoo (National Post)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Microsoft Corp, the world?s largest software group, is still open to a partnership with search engine giant Yahoo Inc., Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Wednesday

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The Bogus Google Give-Away (Search Engine Land)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Here?s a new one on me. I just got an email telling me that I?ve won nearly $1 million from a ?drawing? randomly selected from those searching on Google. Suffice to say, it?s a scam. I can assure you that Google?s done no drawing like this.

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Google, Yahoo Users Surge After News of Michael Jackson?s Death (Bloomberg)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

June 26 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. said the number of visitors to their Web sites surged after Michael Jackson ?s death this week, as people hunted for the latest news on the King of Pop.

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Google News mistakes Jackson queries for attack (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A deluge of search queries for Michael Jackson led Google News, the news aggregator of Web search engine Google, to initially believe it was under attack, the Internet giant said on Friday.

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