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Qihoo 360 Partners With Alibaba To Grab Market Share Away From Chinese Search Giant Baidu

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up In A Sea Of Red The market is off on a big downward revision in the housing index as well as ongoing slowing growth fears for China. Shares of GOOG...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)
Rich, smart, and -- apparently -- sexy: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh is GQ man of the year
Even Inside Microsoft, Users Rarely "Bing It"

Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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News updates all day from Fast Company.According to well-sourced rumors, Microsoft is poised to reveal Bing Fund, a brand new angel incubator effort. It's not a typical fund, however, and as its name suggests it's actually intended to drive innovation in Microsoft's own Online Services Division (the segment of the...
Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

Microsoft cites progress on Yahoo search ads, says it's still committed to providing an alternative to Google

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Microsoft’s search advertising group says it’s starting to wring more revenue out of the Internet search ads that it’s serving as part of its partnership with Yahoo — despite recently needing to extend, for another year, its commitment to cover revenue shortfalls experienced by Yahoo under the arrangement. The news follows a...
Microsoft cites progress on Yahoo search ads, says it's still committed to providing an alternative to Google

Bing Brings Its Revamped Social Sidebar To The iPad and iPad Mini

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A few days ago, Bing rolled out its redesigned social sidebar for the desktop and the company just announced that it is now also bringing this new design to its search results pages on the iPad. The new social sidebar – one of the marquee features of Microsoft’s search engine...
Bing Brings Its Revamped Social Sidebar To The iPad and iPad Mini
Google's market cap passes Microsoft's, still less than half of Apple's

Qihoo 360's Zhou Hongyi: Taking Aim at China's Internet

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Internet entrepreneur Zhou Hongyi has set out to capture a chunk of China's $3.3 billion search market, an area so dominated by Baidu that the company is often called the Google of China....
Qihoo 360's Zhou Hongyi: Taking Aim at China's Internet
Google dips below 90% market share of UK Search

Microsoft: Gone Google and Now You Regret it? We Have Alternatives

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When Google announced that it was going to integrate Google+ with its search results, its biggest competitor in the search market, Microsoft's Bing, remained quiet while social networks like Twitter raised the hue and cry. Now, however, it looks like Microsoft is about to pounce on this chance to raise...
Microsoft: Gone Google and Now You Regret it? We Have Alternatives

China's Baidu Strikes Back Against Web-Search Upstart

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A battle is emerging between Baidu Inc. and upstart Qihoo 360 Technology Inc., underlining the high stakes in China’s growing Web-search market. Qihoo’s emergence as a real player in search just a few weeks after unveiling its search engine has rattled Baidu — long the country’s dominant search provider. Google...
China's Baidu Strikes Back Against Web-Search Upstart

Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo's Mayer Makes Mann Search King

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Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company. The appointment by CEO Marissa Mayer, also announced in an internal memo...
Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo's Mayer Makes Mann Search King

EU Still Wants to Challenge Google "Diverting Traffic" to Its Own Services

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Google is abusing its dominance of the search market, according to European Commission competition official Joaquin Almunia. Almunia’s position doesn’t appear to be different than when he expressed it via statement in December, but he elaborated a bit in an interview with the Financial Times about which areas of Google’s...
EU Still Wants to Challenge Google "Diverting Traffic" to Its Own Services

Yandex launches tailored versions of its WebKit-powered browser in Turkey and Ukraine

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Striving to increase its online search market share, Russian Internet giant Yandex has announced the deeply localized versions of its browser for Ukraine and Turkey, the company’s key markets. The two tailor-made versions of WebKit-powered Yandex.Browser have been released almost two months after the product was initially launched in Russia....
Yandex launches tailored versions of its WebKit-powered browser in Turkey and Ukraine

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google
Yahoo Bids Farewell to South Korea, Completes Exit
Microsoft fined $731M in EU for forcing people to use Internet Explorer

Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is trying to reach a settlement with European regulators on charges that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market, Bloomberg reports. Schmidt sent a letter to European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia proposing fixes to four problem areas that Almunia identified in a...
Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

Cheating DeathWatch: Microsoft Isn't Dead Yet

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The ReadWrite DeathWatch is known for serving up plenty of doom, gloom and grumpiness. But for the Holiday Season, we're going to take a slightly different tack, and highlight companies and technologies that Cheated Death - that might have died, but didn't. First up for the Cheating DeathWatch is Microsoft,...
Cheating DeathWatch: Microsoft Isn't Dead Yet
Klout Experts: A new Q+A platform that appears atop Bing search results

Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Because it’s barely launched yet and not fully fleshed out, financial analysts are saying today that they don’t see Facebook’s new search product as a big competitor to Google, for now. But the fact that Facebook has finally made its...
Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

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Bing has identified the area of Chinese search market that it will target to expand its presence there. Interestingly, the search engine intends to go after searches from the country that are executed in English. According to Microsoft, that segment is estimated to be roughly 5% of the total Chinese search market....
Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

Yandex Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 51% To $200.3M, Net Income Up 53% To $43M

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Yandex, Russia’s biggest search company, has posted Q1 earnings, with revenues up 51% to $200.3 million, and net income up 53% to $43 million. The results easily beat analyst expectations: on average analysts expected revenues of $194.64 million, with earnings per share of $0.15 (low $0.13; high $0.16), but other...
Yandex Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 51% To $200.3M, Net Income Up 53% To $43M

Why Facebook hasn’t overtaken Google in the UK (and won’t for the foreseeable future)

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You may well have seen our data illustrating that Facebook picked up more US Internet visits than Google.com last week (and possibly even seen me talking about it on Channel 4 News). As a consequence of the interest in the American data, a number of people have asked us: what...
Why Facebook hasn’t overtaken Google in the UK (and won’t for the foreseeable future)

Google Is Leaving China

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Google’s talks with China over censorship have stalled and it now appears that Google will leave the Chinese market entirely.After Friday’s announcement that China would not cave on censorship regulations for Google, which came after Google announced that they would not censor their searches, this showdown seemed imminent. With neither...
Google Is Leaving China

Microsoft down to fifth place in comScore's global search stats, thanks to Yandex

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It makes sense to call Yandex Russia’s answer to Google, because it’s doing all sorts of interesting things with data and in mobile. And of course, like Google, Yandex’s core business is in search. And it seems to be doing surprisingly well in that field. In fact, according to the...
Microsoft down to fifth place in comScore's global search stats, thanks to Yandex

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

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Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert
Here's What I Meant When I Said 'Microsoft Is Throwing Money Down A Rat Hole' (MSFT)
Yahoo to close Korean operations by end of 2012
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