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Sorry, Google: Why Yahoo Remains Stuck With Microsoft's Bing

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It all makes sense: prominent ex-Googler Marissa Mayer takes over Yahoo, which uses Microsoft's Bing as its search provider. But Microsoft has failed to live up to its contract with Yahoo, leaving Yahoo free to sign a search deal with Google, right? Wrong. In fact, the Department of Justice blocked...
Sorry, Google: Why Yahoo Remains Stuck With Microsoft's Bing

Yandex passes Bing to become fourth largest search provider according to comScore

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Bing, Microsoft's attempt to take on Google directly. When it first launched there was quite a bit of fanfare and its market share grew quickly. It didn't exactly hack away at Mountain View's dominance, but it certainly made a small dent. Since then, things have slowed down and other...
Yandex passes Bing to become fourth largest search provider according to comScore

FTC subpoenas Apple over details of Google search deal for iPhone

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The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly subpoenaed Apple to learn the details of its deal with Google to make its search engine the preferred search provider on the iPhone. The subpoena comes as the FTC is broadening its investigation into Google's business practices, according to Bloomberg News. The FTC...
FTC subpoenas Apple over details of Google search deal for iPhone

Could Apple and Google Be Headed for Detente Instead of Thermonuclear War?

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With the Apple-Samsung trial having raised the stakes in the mobile patent wars, it appears the two major combatants are at least willing to talk about how the hostilities might end. As first reported by Reuters earlier today, the chief executives of both companies recently met to at least broach...
Could Apple and Google Be Headed for Detente Instead of Thermonuclear War?

Mo Content, Mo Problems: Google's Frommer's Acquisition Could Lead To Additional Antitrust Scrutiny

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With its recent purchase of Zagat and today’s announcement that it is acquiring travel guide company Frommer’s, there can be little doubt that Google is getting deeper into the content business. This move makes a lot of sense for Google, which is trying to add more content to its local...
Mo Content, Mo Problems: Google's Frommer's Acquisition Could Lead To Additional Antitrust Scrutiny

Chinese search engine Baidu posts steady growth in Q3 with $524.6M in profit and $994.6M in revenue

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Chinese search provider Baidu continued steady growth in profits in the third quarter, with a 49.7 percent jump in revenues year over year to $994.6 million, a 48.1 percent increase in profit year over year to $524.6 million and $1.37 in earnings per share for the period. “During the quarter,...
Chinese search engine Baidu posts steady growth in Q3 with $524.6M in profit and $994.6M in revenue

With Google Play stunted, China’s $35 billion app industry is like no other

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Google’s Android mobile operating system is missing out on the lion’s share of China’s booming demand for mobile apps, despite accounting for 68 percent of smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2012. The search provider’s much publicised issues in China — which saw it relocate its search engine to Hong...
With Google Play stunted, China’s $35 billion app industry is like no other

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
Bing now offering Foursquare tips alongside search results

Latest Opera desktop browser powered by Chromium - interesting Stash & Smartbox features

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Opera has released what it describes as a ‘sneak preview’ of its latest browser, Opera 15, available for both Windows and Mac. As we reported last month, it is powered by Chromium rather than the Presto engine Opera had used for earlier versions. While Opera is still a significant player in...
Latest Opera desktop browser powered by Chromium - interesting Stash & Smartbox features
App Search Startup Xyo Scores A Deal With Nokia To Land On Lumia Phones

Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

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It’s been a long time in coming, but today Kayak, the hotel and flight search provider, announced that it has priced its shares and will begin trading at a range of $22 to $25 on NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker symbol KYAK. In updated filings with the SEC, Kayak said...
Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

Well, That Didn’t Work: China Censors Google Hong Kong Site

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In response to Google’s recent tactic of redirecting Chinese users to its uncensored Hong Kong site (Google.hk), the Chinese government began disabling certain searches or blocking the results, according to The New York Times.In a way, it’s back to square one — for users in China, Google is still...
Well, That Didn’t Work: China Censors Google Hong Kong Site

Google real-time search adds status updates from Facebook Pages

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Facebook status updates from Pages will start showing up in Google’s real-time search results today. It’s the first time the search giant has indexed content from the world’s largest social network for real-time results. The company incorporated tweets last December, and then MySpace status updates earlier this month. The key thing...
Google real-time search adds status updates from Facebook Pages

Google updates its Android Search app, bringing a Google Now widget to your home and lock screens

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Today Google released an update to its Search application for Android that brings in fresh data, and adds support for movie tickets from Fandango. You can also add Google Now to your home and lock screen, if you are so inclined. The update, for Android 4.1 and higher, will now provide...
Google updates its Android Search app, bringing a Google Now widget to your home and lock screens

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is There A Conflict Between Being A Search Provider And A Content Provider? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up As Market Rises Markets are up on the big beat from July retail sales blowing past expectations. Shares of GOOG are up more than 1%. Investors continue look for Android momentum...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is There A Conflict Between Being A Search Provider And A Content Provider? (GOOG)

Google launches Fiber service, details packages, equipment

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Google has officially launched its Google Fiber project. A streamed event by the search provider announced that both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri will have the gigabit Internet service introduced to households within six weeks. Packages, including necessary hardware, and registration incentives were detailed on a YouTube stream,...
Google launches Fiber service, details packages, equipment
Nokia bets on Xyo-powered App Switch service to attract more Lumia customers

China’s Tencent focuses on mobile, ecommerce and overseas growth with restructuring

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Chinese Internet company Tencent has announced a corporate restructuring move that will see it focus on developing its social network services, mobile offering and overseas presence through dedicated business units. Tencent posted record earnings this week — with quarterly revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and profits of $466 million —...
China’s Tencent focuses on mobile, ecommerce and overseas growth with restructuring

Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me

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Everything.me, a mobile search provider, has taken $3.5 million in add-on funding from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, known for tech investments like Facebook and Spotify. Mobile search is somewhat up for grabs, though Apple’s Siri and Google’s general dominance will make it harder for a start-up to...
Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me

Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

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It's good that Google's chiefs support web freedom – but given the company's size, we need to keep an eye on itThreats to the open internet from governments and corporations have never before been so grave, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, told the Guardian in an interview on Sunday:"There are very...
Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

Fur Flies in Chinese Web Search

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China's Baidu struck back against upstart Web-search provider Qihoo, underlining the high stakes in China's growing market....
Fur Flies in Chinese Web Search

FTC Fines People Search Engine Spokeo Over Credit Reporting

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said today people search provider Spokeo will pay $800,000 to settle charges that it marketed aggregated consumer profiles for the purposes of employment screening while violating federal credit reporting law. What’s odd about the settlement is that marketing information to employers isn’t really why many...
FTC Fines People Search Engine Spokeo Over Credit Reporting

Nokia and Xyo team up to help Lumia owners find their favorite iOS & Android apps for Windows Phone

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Berlin, Germany-based Xyologic is today announcing an international app search partnership with phone maker Nokia that is meant to help Lumia smartphone owners discover Windows Phone apps based on the iOS and Android apps they know and like. Some of the fruits of their partnership were announced by Nokia earlier...
Nokia and Xyo team up to help Lumia owners find their favorite iOS & Android apps for Windows Phone
Apple to add Baidu as iOS search provider in China, says Bloomberg
Google's Pagerank demotions follow SOPA down a slippery slope of corporate censorship

Report: Highest Mobile CTRs Where User 1-2 Miles From Business

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Local search provider and ad network YP (formerly the advertising and directory services division of AT&T) released search and activity data collected from consumers and advertisers on its network in a Q3 Local Insights Report. The report contains findings drawn from its online, mobile and IPTV... Please visit Search Engine...
Report: Highest Mobile CTRs Where User 1-2 Miles From Business

Google's earning call offers 5 hints on the future

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The quarterly corporate earnings period has rolled around, and it's time once again to listen in on analysts' calls with companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Samsung for clues about the future of some of the world's tech giants. The season opened with Intel's financial statements last...
Google's earning call offers 5 hints on the future

Firefox Beta gets built-in PDF viewer on desktop, themes and Google widget integration on Android

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Following the release of Firefox 18 earlier this week, Mozilla on Thursday announced updates to its Firefox Beta channel on desktop as well as Android. The former has received a built-in PDF viewer and remote debugging. The latter has gained additional ARMv6 support, themes, and integration with the Google search...
Firefox Beta gets built-in PDF viewer on desktop, themes and Google widget integration on Android

YP: 30 Percent Of Search Queries Now Coming From Mobile

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Local search provider and online ad network YP has released its end of the year review report (.pdf). The data are drawn from a huge volume of queries on its PC destination site, its mobile site and apps, as well as its broader advertising network. YP says that 30 percent...
YP: 30 Percent Of Search Queries Now Coming From Mobile
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