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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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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Yahoo Signs Mobile Search Deal With O2 Germany (WebProNews)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

More than 15 million Germans should now have a little additional Yahoo in their lives.  Yahoo’s signed a mobile search deal with O2 Germany, and the American company’s search engine and a number of other services are getting promoted as a result. A press release made into semi-English by Google Translate stated, “Besides mobile search by O2 customers get through links from the O2 portals direct …

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Google changes to aid music searches (CNN)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The Internet’s most popular search engine should get smarter about music, as Google updates the algorithms that power its searches this week, a company spokesman said.

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Chinese group says Google violating copyrights (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Search engine powerhouse Google is facing new complaints over its book-scanning digital library project ? from Chinese authors who say their copyrights are being violated.

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Yahoo Shutting Down Paid Inclusion (WebProNews)

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Yahoo is discontinuing its paid inclusion service, Search Submit. This was revealed at the iProspect/Range Online Media Client Summit on a panel moderated by Danny Sullivan. Sullivan’s Search Engine Land received the following statement from Yahoo: We are committing our resources and efforts to our core areas of focus, including improving the search experience and relevancy of our ads to …

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Google adds options as search engine race continues (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Google on Thursday rolled out search engine refinements as Microsoft strives to lure people to Bing and Twitter heightens appetites for real-time updates and news.

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