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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Google to sell new e-books online (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Google plans to begin selling electronic versions of new books online this year, posing a potential challenge to market leader Amazon.

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Yahoo paring search-page links (The Columbus Dispatch)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. is pruning Web links from its Internet search results as it strives to provide more immediate gratification and lure traffic away from the market leader, Google Inc.

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Microsoft Hires Yahoo Search Executive Larry Heck (Update2) (Bloomberg)

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. hired Yahoo! Inc. executive Larry Heck, bolstering its Internet-search expertise as the software maker tries to catch market leader Google Inc.

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Google nears 62 percent of searches in July (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.’s share of the U.S. search market contracted slightly in July while market leader Google Inc.’s improved, according to estimates released by ComScore Inc.

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