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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Yahoo Messenger 10 beta: A Skype rival? (ZDNet)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The changes may not please everyone uniformly, nor should they incite ire. The features build off Yahoo Messenger 9, emphasize social networking, and improved video calling. Credit: Jessica Dolcourt It seems as if it were just yesterday that Yahoo’s Messenger team rolled out version 9 (it…

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Yahoo eyes acquisitions, social media (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Yahoo Inc is looking to buy companies that will allow it to become a bigger player in social networking and revamp its family of products, Chief Technology Officer Ari Balogh said on Wednesday.

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Google?s Black-Box Social Network (New York Times)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Google wants to conquer the social networking world without creating an explicit social network. The online search giant is weaving the various components of social networks through its existing services.

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Yahoo Community Will Be Mix of Isolated Sites (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

If Yahoo has its way, the kinds of social networking features available on Facebook will become part of many Yahoo Web sites and allow their users to network with each other without using Facebook.

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Google Apps Missing Enterprise Social-networking Revolution (PC World)

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Google is mum on plans to add Facebook-like features to its collaboration and communication business suite

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