Social Search from Google and Bing: My 8 Big Concerns (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The search engine wars took a dramatic turn yesterday, with Google and Microsoft both announcing real-time search deals with Twitter. Additionally, Microsoft struck a deal with Facebook to index status updates on its Bing search engine, and Google introduced Social Search, which integrates your friends’ social networking information directly into search results.

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Twitter, Facebook and Google hit by cyber attacks (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Cyber attacks hammered Twitter, Facebook, and Google, disrupting the hip micro-blogging service and causing stumbles at the hot social-networking site while Google fended off assaults.

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Is Google Wave a Twitter Killer? (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

While the world has focused on Google Wave as a mash-up of chat, e-mail, and document sharing, it’s really something else: Google Wave could be the Twitter that everyone really wants. Maybe it’s the Facebook, too.

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Google increasingly battles Facebook in search (AP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Google has long been the king of search, dominating rivals including Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But it increasingly sees social networks such as Facebook as challengers to its search engine, a company official said Monday.

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Google increasingly battles Facebook in search (San Francisco Chronicle)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Google has long been the king of search, dominating rivals including Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But it increasingly sees social networks such as Facebook as challengers to its search engine, a company official said Monday. As people search out advice… Related: Facebook – Google – Social network service – Social network – web

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Google Apps Missing Enterprise Social-networking Revolution (PC World)

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Google is mum on plans to add Facebook-like features to its collaboration and communication business suite

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Microsoft Beats Yahoo and Google to Social Inbox 2.0 (New York Times)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Exactly one year ago, I wrote about the race between Yahoo and Google to turn their e-mail and instant message systems into something closer to social networks. Both companies figured it was futile to take on Facebook and MySpace directly.

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Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace Talk Platforms (PC World)

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Officials from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace talked about application platforms at the Web 2.0 Summit.

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Card-Counting Whiz Challenges Yahoo With Facebook Football Fantasy (Wired News)

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Jeff Ma, the MIT grad whose cart-counting exploits were celebrated in a best-selling book and the recent movie “21,” is launching a Facebook app for fantasy football. It’s a crowded field dominated by Yahoo, but Ma reasons that fantasy sports are ideally suited for online social networks because they are typically formed by groups of friends.

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