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 Strives to Balance Commercial, Community With Android (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Onlookers say that Google is in charge of Android development, despite pitching the software as a community project. But experts say that could be the only way Google can ensure that the software is actually released.

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Google Dashboard Bows to Users? Privacy Concerns (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

In a big concession to users’ privacy rights, Google launched what it calls Google Dashboard – a tool which gives Google account holders a single view of all of the data associated with their Google accounts.

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Google Chrome Beta Gets Bookmark Sync (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The latest beta version of Google’s Chrome Web browser is making it easier for you to keep track of all your favorite Web sites across multiple computers.

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Yahoo Beats out Google on O2 Germany (PC World)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Yahoo said it won a mobile search contract with O2 Germany, displacing Google.

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Yahoo Beats out Google on O2 Germany (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Yahoo said it has replaced Google as the search provider on O2 Germany’s mobile portal, continuing the battle among search providers for placement on mobile phones.

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Google Maps Navigation: Free and Easy (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

An impressive feature of Google’s new Android 2.0 mobile device operating system is Google Maps Navigation, a turn-by-turn navigation application that’s not only free to use, but is fairly easy to learn as well.

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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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