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Wed
25
Aug
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Microsoft Bing Now Powers Yahoo Search

When Microsoft and Yahoo hinted at a possible alliance 13 months ago , few believed the tandem would work. What further put the merger at jeopardy was an unsuccessful attempt by Microsoft to capitalize on Yahoo's financial difficulties and overtake ... their counterpart with a proposed bid in 2008 . Since then, alliance talks were put on the back burner -- until now. Microsoft is currently powering the search engine on Yahoo's website in the US and Canada (with the shift in other countries planned for sometime in 2011/2012). The two companies have come to terms on an agreement that serves one ... (view more)

Mon
14
Dec
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ISPs Remain Silent on Lucrative Wiretap Business

A barely-noticed letter from Yahoo to the U.S. Marshals Service has revealed surveillance policies that allow the US Justice Department to request wiretaps of its users. The 12-page letter (in PDF format), in response to a Freedom of Information Act ... request, claimed that Yahoo couldn't provide the information on their policies because their pricing scheme would 'shock' customers. (Source: rawstory.com ) A Yahoo lawyer wrote that if the pricing information was disclosed, it would be used to shame Yahoo and other companies and to traumatize their customers. (Source: rawstory.com ) Yahoo: ... (view more)

Tue
27
Oct
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Yahoo Pulls Killswitch on Geocities Hosting

One of the Internet's most popular free web hosting services, GeoCities, is closing down for good. Yahoo, which has owned the service for the last decade, announced in April it planned on shutting off the pages remaining in operation, and yesterday ... the lights went down on GeoCities for the very last time. Started back in 1994 under the title "Beverly Hills Internet," GeoCities early on adopted an operating design that emulated its name. For example, a site about celebrities might fall under the city-themed title "Hollywood," while those constructed for the purposes of blogging about PC ... (view more)

Wed
26
Aug
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Yahoo Reasserts Identity, despite MS-Yahoo Search Deal

After making strides to revamp their search functions in order to better compete with Google and Bing, Yahoo has gone on public record to describe their current deal with Microsoft as "purely business." It's an effort by the company to show the ... public that it is not (yet) merely a 'subject' of the Redmond-based software giant's spreading kingdom. Yahoo plans to "put a new face" on Yahoo Messenger and Mail, while adding even more functions to its search engine. This doesn't mean that Yahoo will not rely on Microsoft to power their search queries. Yahoo only wishes to clarify that, as one ... (view more)

Fri
21
Aug
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MS Bing Popularity Etches, Google Fans Still Loyal

It seems all that press and some tasty "cashback" rewards have helped Bing, Microsoft's new search engine, gain more momentum in its race against industry rival Google. According to reports, Bing made more noise last month while its competitors took ... slight nose dives in popularity. Reporting on Bing's success is analyst firm comScore, which recently released figures revealing Microsoft's impressive climb in the search engine rankings. Back in late May, when Microsoft first released Bing, the Redmond-based company (known better for its operating systems and browser) held an 8 per cent market ... (view more)

Wed
29
Jul
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Microsoft, Yahoo Reach 10-Year Search Engine Deal

Microsoft has finally acquired long-time search engine rival Yahoo Inc in a 10 year search engine partnership. The deal, which has been in the works on-and-off for over a year has been finalized and made public earlier today. (Source: ... computerworld.com ) The announcement initially sent Yahoo stock down about 8 percent, while Microsoft stock saw a brief jump, opening at just a little over $23 a share. (Source: bizjournals.com ) Revenue Shared by Search Technologies The deal was almost thrown off the rails when Yahoo demanded a significant payment up front, but now company will instead receive ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jul
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MS, Yahoo Rehash Search Merger, Deal 'Closest Yet'

Some senior Microsoft search bosses have reportedly flown to California for face-to-face talks with Yahoo management over a search merge. The two sides are said to be at their closest point to a deal to date. According to a report by the All Things ... Digital site, the two sides are being even more secretive than usual. However, it quotes a source as saying "It is down to the short strokes, for sure; it is just a question if we can finally close this." (Source: allthingsd.com ) Naturally, the finer points of any potential deal are under wraps at the moment. However, some general principles have ... (view more)

Fri
27
Feb
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MS Suggests Yahoo Alliance, Pilfers Yahoo Workers

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has called out to Yahoo, asking them to join his company in a fight against mutual foe Google. As recently reported, Microsoft decided not to compete with Apple on the smartphone battlefield, opting instead to praise the ... iPhone for its innovative features. Now it appears Ballmer is addressing another rival, Yahoo, in the hopes of bettering the Internet-search figures of both companies. Google is the current leader of the Internet-search market with 63% of all queries. Microsoft controls just under 10%, while Yahoo controls just over 20%. If the two corporations ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
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Yahoo CEO Seeks Executive Shakeup, Rumors Suggest

New Yahoo! Inc. CEO Carol Bartz is already looking to put her stamp on the much-maligned search company only a month after she replaced previous chief Jerry Yang. According to reports, Bartz is currently searching for a number of upper-level ... executives as she shuffles Yahoo's management and pursues new strategies for winning back surfer approval. Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk Inc. (an architecture and engineering software company), has a lot of work ahead of her. She replaced Yang last month after Yahoo's former CEO reportedly blew a $47.5 billion takeover deal that would have seen Microsoft ... (view more)

Fri
16
Jan
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Yahoo Connect TV: More Details Unveiled

Yahoo has unveiled more details about its plan to bring Internet content to television sets. It will be available through several leading makes of TV and will include features from popular services such as YouTube and Twitter. As part of the ... Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced it has made agreements with Sony, Samsung, LG and Vizio to include the feature on some of their high-definition TV models. The service, dubbed Yahoo Connect, will involve a small Linux-based computer being built into the TV set. This will make several Yahoo functions, such as a news feed and ... (view more)

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