Happy 11th Birthday to Goog11e .. or Google (Search Engine Journal)

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Google introduced a new logo today to celebrate its 11th birthday since the company was first started back in 1998 by two Stanford students. In the logo, the “L” in Google is replaced by an eleven “11”, spelling out Google as “Goog11e”. If you click on the Google logo, it takes the user to the search results page of “google”, sporting? Check out the SEO Tools guide at Search Engine Journal …

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BROWSER: Google logo misspelled? Nope, just time for cake (Detroit Free Press)

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Don’t adjust your screens; the Google logo is not misspelled today. The search engine giant is no stranger to redesigning its logo for special occasions, and today is a very special one: Google’s 11th birthday.

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Flickr Users Revolting Against Yahoo Branding .. Again (Search Engine Journal)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I’ve been visiting Flickr for the past couple of days but I never really noticed that the site logo has already been changed. It now says “Flickr from Yahoo”. I don’t even remember Yahoo announcing the logo change. Of course, Yahoo doesn’t really have to announce it, as Yahoo bought Flickr a long time ago and transitioned the login system? Check out the SEO Tools guide at Search Engine Journal …

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Alibaba Mulls Yahoo China Future After Bing Deal (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Alibaba Group, which controls the Yahoo brand in China, has not decided how to manage the search engine’s algorithm after the tie-up between Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing, the group CEO said Friday.

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Yahoo?s CEO, Carol Bartz, Selling Out ? $2 Million YHOO Shares Sold (Search Engine Land)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Investors unhappy as Yahoo boss Bartz earns $2m from share sales from the Guardian reports that Yahoo?s CEO sold $2 million worth of shares since March of this year.

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Antitrust watchdog probes Google Italy (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is investigating allegations by Italian newspapers that Google Italy is discriminating against newspapers that don’t want their content linked on Google’s news site by dropping them from its search engine.

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Microsoft and Yahoo challenge Google: Bing it on (The Journal News)

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft finally persuaded Yahoo to surrender control of the Internet’s second-most-popular search engine and join it in a daunting battle – taking on the overwhelming dominance of Google in the online advertising market.

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Microsoft and Yahoo Need to Focus on Search Users? Loyalty (Search Engine Journal)

Friday, August 14th, 2009

comScore is running an interesting look into the June search data of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Overall, the analysis is pointing to the possibility of the combined forces of Microsoft and Yahoo easily catching up with Google’s overall search dominance or at least of becoming more competitive against Google. Citing June search market data, comScore’s study showed that combining Microsoft and? …

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Sun Is Setting For Yahoo Search (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

After a rollercoaster ride love/hate relationship between Microsoft and Yahoo over the past year, and various rumors and potential overtures between Yahoo and Google, the arrangement between Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing search engine is a nail in the coffin of Yahoo search.

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Google provides peek into new search engine (Chicago Tribune)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

NEW YORK — Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, allowing users to look at the results it will generate.

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