Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Yahoo! launches Spanish mobile home page (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Yahoo! on Thursday launched a Spanish version of its Internet home page for mobile devices in a move to court the growing US Hispanic population.

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Bing vs. Google: Feature Wars (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

If you haven’t noticed, Bing and Google are engaged in a tit-for-tat over which search engine has the best features.

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Bing Now a Serious Challenger to Google (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Given undistinguished history of Microsoft’s late and unlamented Live Search engine, the predecessor to Bing, it’s easy to dismiss Redmond as a hapless also-ran in the search market. But given the vast sums of money and resources that Microsoft is investing in its fledging Google challenger, this could change in a hurry.

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Thanks Google, But Airport Wi-Fi Should Always Be Free (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Google’s getting more than the usual amount of attention this week for sponsoring free airport Wi-Fi during the holiday season. And rightfully so: During a long layover, no one wants to fire up their laptop and Web browser only to see a Web page demanding money for Internet access.

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Google routes World Bank data to fact seekers (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Google is adding World Bank figures to Internet results in a bid to make hard facts about countries worldwide easier to find.

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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Pulls Out of CES Keynote (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has pulled out of doing a keynote at January’s Consumer Electronics Show due to a change in her schedule, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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Google launches online flu shot finder (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Google on Tuesday launched an online tool for tracking down where to get vaccinations against H1N1 and seasonal influenza in the United States.

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Yahoo CEO pledges to boost profit margins (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz promised Tuesday to turn around the struggling Internet company after this year’s “terrible” performance.

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Google to buy mobile ad network (USA Today)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

With its eye on the mobile ad market, Google on Monday said it will buy the AdMob mobile advertising network for $750 million in stock.

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Google Strikes $750 Million Deal for AdMob (New York Times)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Update | 2:05 p.m. Google has agreed to acquire AdMob , a fast-growing start-up that developed technology to place ads on mobile phones, for $750 million in stock, the company said Monday, The New York Times?s Miguel Helft reports from San Francisco.

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