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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Duplicate Content on Google, Bing & Yahoo (WebProNews)

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Duplicate content is a common occurrence on the web and in many cases can hurt search engine rankings. While the search engines may not always technically penalize webmasters for duplicate content, there are still a lot of ways it can hurt. WebProNews is covering the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) East in New York, where representatives from the three major search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing …

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Yahoo Takes Turn In Front Of House Subcommittee (WebProNews)

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Yahoo wants you to know that it values your privacy as much as – or possibly more than – Google.  Yesterday, the Mountain View-based giant got a bit of a head start in terms of describing a hearing titled “Behavioral Advertising: Industry Practices and Consumer Expectations,” but Sunnyvale has now published its take.  Anne Toth, Vice President of Policy and Head of Privacy at Yahoo, testified in …

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Real-Time Site Previews, Faster Search from Yahoo (WebProNews)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Yahoo has introduced a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar today. It runs on Internet Explorer 6+ and Firefox (as a beta). “The new Yahoo! Toolbar now offers greater customization and more immediate access to the information you care about most from across the entire web ? not just Yahoo! sites,” says Burke Culligan, Senior Director of Yahoo Front Doors.   One of the new features of the toolbar is …

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Yahoo Answers Outlives MSN QnA (WebProNews)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

MSN QnA isn’t long for this world; an announcement posted yesterday on its official blog made clear that Microsoft’s site designed to help people share information and opinions will close on May 21st.  At the same time, Yahoo Answers appears to be healthier than ever. A Yahoo spokesperson emailed WebProNews to say, “In the past year, Yahoo! Answers has grown from 129.6 million to 177.8 million …

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Former Yahoo Scientist Heads To Microsoft (WebProNews)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

It looks like Microsoft has won another round of the hiring game.  Jan O. Pedersen, who used to work for Yahoo and was more recently employed by Amazon subsidiary A9.com, has joined Steve Ballmer’s Redmond-based corporation as chief scientist of Live Search. Pedersen’s got quite a bit of experience in the search field.  After getting a BA in statistics from Princeton and a Ph.D. in the same …

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Reducing Duplicate Content with Google, Yahoo & Microsoft (WebProNews)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Eric Schmidt once famously (or infamously, depending on how you look at it) called the Internet a cesspool . Now Google along with search rivals Yahoo and Microsoft are working together to clean up that cesspool to some extent. read more

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Google Earth Gets A Better View Of D.C. (WebProNews)

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Some people have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars to be in D.C. during the presidential inauguration.  For those folks who are interested but couldn’t find the money (or just didn’t feel like camping on someone’s lawn), Google Earth has at least unveiled some new imagery of the area. read more

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Google Finds Most Cows Point North (WebProNews)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The Los Angeles Times reports German researchers, through the help of Google Earth, have discovered that 2 out of 3 cows point North. read more

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