Archive for September, 2009

Google says its voice service should not be regulated (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Google Inc’s voice service is an “online software tool” and should not be regulated, a Google lawyer told Reuters on Friday.

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Flickr Users Revolting Against Yahoo Branding .. Again (Search Engine Journal)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I’ve been visiting Flickr for the past couple of days but I never really noticed that the site logo has already been changed. It now says “Flickr from Yahoo”. I don’t even remember Yahoo announcing the logo change. Of course, Yahoo doesn’t really have to announce it, as Yahoo bought Flickr a long time ago and transitioned the login system? Check out the SEO Tools guide at Search Engine Journal …

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Google Books Settlement Delayed Indefinitely (New York Times)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

As currently written, the controversial settlement between Google and groups representing publishers and authors is officially dead. On Thursday, a federal judge gave the parties time to negotiate a new deal that would address some of the many objections filed by various groups.

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Microsoft Gains In Search As Google, Yahoo Decline (Fox News)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Microsoft Gains In Search As Google, Yahoo Decline

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Yahoo! to launch global campaign about Y!ou (Geek.com)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Yahoo!?s brand and image has been on a downward decline due in part to a very public battle over control of the company and the company?s decision to pass up an offer by Microsoft to be bought. The decision to pass on Microsoft?s offer has not been viewed well by many Yahoo! shareholders, especially since […]

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Andy Plesser: Video: Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz: “Big cornerstone of our strategy is video” (The Huffington Post)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

NEW YORK, NY — Video is an essential part of Yahoo’s business, CEO Carol Bartz told me yesterday at the company’s news conference here. She…

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CEO says Google plans to buy about a company a month (USA Today)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Google expects to buy one small company a month as it rekindles its acquisition engine and moves beyond the worst phase of the global recession, CEO Eric Schmidt said Wednesday.

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Google CEO sees one small acquisition a month (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Google Inc expects to buy one small company a month as it rekindles its acquisition engine and moves beyond the worst phase of the global recession, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in an interview on Wednesday.

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Google faces book case trial in France (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

French publishers and authors face off in court against Google on Thursday when their three-year bid to fight the Internet giant’s plan to scan and sell books online goes to trial.

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Google Gets Inside IE With Chrome Frame (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Google is wielding a fierce new weapon in its war against Internet Explorer. The company has just unveiled a new plugin that essentially transforms IE into Chrome, bringing the browser’s faster performance and expanded capabilities into Microsoft’s standard offering. The plugin, called Google Chrome Frame, was announced on Google’s Chromium Blog Tuesday.

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