Archive for July, 2009

Google Promises Simple E-store Creation With Checkout Gadget (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

People can create an online store in “a matter of minutes” with a new gadget application that uses Google’s Checkout electronic payment service and its Docs spreadsheet application, Google announced Friday.

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Yahoo Got a Great Deal, Says Microsoft?s Ballmer (New York Times)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Yahoo?s stock price is down about 16 percent since it announced its deal Wednesday morning to turn over its Web search operations to Microsoft in exchange for an 88 percent cut of the advertising revenue.

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Newsgator goes all in with Google Reader (CNET)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The publisher of popular RSS readers FeedDemon and NetNewsWire is ditching its proprietary online RSS synchronization in favor of Google Reader.

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Yahoo-Microsoft deal is bold step for Bartz (USA Today)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Yahoo’s 10-year deal with Microsoft to battle Google for online search customers and ad sales is the boldest initiative Carol Bartz has made since she became Yahoo’s CEO in January.

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Former Google VP Suggests User-Based Security at Black Hat (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

At the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday, former Google VP of Engineering Douglas Merrill gave the opening keynote presentation, and it wasn’t a traditional security industry talk. The takeaway: Let users dictate enterprise security needs.

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Yahoo comes full circle with retreat from search (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. invested billions of dollars in its Internet search engine during the past six years before realizing it made more sense to entrust the job to an outsider ? hearkening back to a conclusion the company’s co-founders reached shortly after they started their Web directory in the mid-1990s.

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In Search, Microsoft?s Gain Is Not Google?s Loss (New York Times)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Microsoft-Yahoo deal announced Wednesday is likely to help Microsoft much more than it will hurt Google. And for Yahoo, it?s a mixed blessing. The single biggest effect of the deal is that the now-separate auctions to place ads on the search engines of Microsoft and Yahoo will be combined.

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Yahoo investors disappointed, but hold out hope (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Yahoo Inc investors are disappointed it could not milk more money from Microsoft Corp, but said they were relieved a deal was struck that would allow Yahoo to focus on its other, stronger businesses.

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Microsoft and Yahoo strike Web search partnership (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc inked a 10-year Web search deal to challenge market leader Google Inc but stopped short of combining their display advertising businesses.

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Microsoft, Yahoo team up to ding Google with Bing (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Microsoft Corp. has finally roped Yahoo Inc. into an Internet search partnership, capping a convoluted pursuit that dragged on for years and setting the stage for them to make a joint assault against the dominance of Google Inc.

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