In Search For Google Alternative, Try Bing (CBS News)

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Microsoft just took the wraps off the preview of Bing, the rebranded and rebuilt search engine formerly code-named Kumo, designed to replace Live Search. It’s surprisingly competitive with Google, writes Rafe Needleman.

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Google Loses Two German Copyright Cases Over Image Search Thumbnails (CBS News)

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has told it intends to appeal two seperate copyright cases it lost in Hamburg, Germany today over its unauthorised indexing of an artist’s work and a photographer’s photo as thumbnails in Google image search results. Bloomberg reported that Google lost both cases at the Regional Court of Hamburg: photographer Michael Bernhard brought the action after one of …

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Decker Defends Google/Yahoo Pact: Sensible, Yes, But Too Little, Too Late? (CBS News)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

With the Justice Department considering whether to look more deeply into the Google/Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) search ad pact for potential antitrust violations, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has been aggressively mounting a public relations campaign defending the tie-up. On Friday, Yahoo President Sue Decker had her say in a rare post on Yahoo’s official blog. She had several points to convey about the deal: …

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Yahoo Shutters Social Net Site Mash (CBS News)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is closing down its one-year-old social networking site, Yahoo Mash. The site, which has been in private beta, will shut down Sept. 29. In a post on the site, via the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Matt Warburton, Yahoo Community Manager, writes that the company may have accidentally contacted non-Mash members about the site’s demise. No word was given as to why Yahoo was …

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Yahoo Settles With Icahn To Avert August Showdown (CBS News)

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Yahoo Inc. averted a showdown with rabble-rousing investor Carl Icahn on Monday by giving him three seats on its board of directors in a truce that still leaves the door open for a possible sale to Microsoft Corp.

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Yahoo Execs: Review Of Google Deal Halfway Done (CBS News)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

An important detail to note from today’s earnings call: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is not factoring in any gains from its Google (NSDQ: GOOG) deal into its outlook. Right now, the company sees no reason to update its initial forecast ($250-$450 million additional annual OCF), or its timing on when that can commence, however. President Sue Decker noted that the company had factored in 100 days of review …

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