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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Microsoft Chief Eyes Yahoo Partnership Outside U.S. (New York Times)

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Microsoft’s chief executive, Steve Ballmer, said Thursday that the company might look to extend its search engine partnership with Yahoo outside the United States, if it gets regulatory approval.

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Microsoft CEO sees Yahoo partnership outside U.S. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday the company’s search engine partnership with Yahoo would not be limited to the U.S. but would be introduced around the world, once it gets regulatory approval.

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Microsoft CEO eyes Yahoo partnership outside U.S. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday the company could look to extend its search engine partnership with Yahoo outside the United States, if it gets regulatory approval.

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Google enhances music search, Microsoft-Yahoo deal delayed (MalaysiaNews.net)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Google is making fast partnerships to enhance search results for music-related terms while Microsoft and Yahoo have missed a key deadline for their search advertising deal.

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Google co-founder Brin prefers Yahoo! without Bing (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has expressed amazement at resistance to the Internet giant’s efforts to digitize the world’s books and lamented a deal to have Microsoft handle online search at Yahoo!

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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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Microsoft, Google seal Twitter search deals (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates.

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Microsoft, Google snag Twitter search deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have sealed separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google now dominates.

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Google goes global with Apps (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Google Inc said more than 2 million businesses now use its online office software, and the Web search leader is going global on Monday with an advertising campaign to lure customers away from Microsoft Corp and IBM products.

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