Yahoo widgets for the social networker (CNET)

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

If you’re a widget fan, you’ll probably want to know how to use those simple apps to stay up-to-date with all your friends on social networks. Yahoo widgets can help.

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Google increasingly battles Facebook in search (AP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Google has long been the king of search, dominating rivals including Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But it increasingly sees social networks such as Facebook as challengers to its search engine, a company official said Monday.

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Google increasingly battles Facebook in search (San Francisco Chronicle)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Google has long been the king of search, dominating rivals including Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But it increasingly sees social networks such as Facebook as challengers to its search engine, a company official said Monday. As people search out advice… Related: Facebook – Google – Social network service – Social network – web

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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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Microsoft Beats Yahoo and Google to Social Inbox 2.0 (New York Times)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Exactly one year ago, I wrote about the race between Yahoo and Google to turn their e-mail and instant message systems into something closer to social networks. Both companies figured it was futile to take on Facebook and MySpace directly.

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