New York Times also states that Google is in talks to buy Yelp

New York Times also states that Google is in talks to buy Yelp
After TechCrunch, The New York Times has also now reported that Google is currently in serious talks to acquire Yelp.
The deal is not yet signed but it could be worth around USD 500 million.
Yelp is huge in the US market for [...]

Microsoft Bing and Google improving their search market share

Microsoft Bing and Google improving their search market share
Both Microsoft Bing and Google are improving their search engine market share. Yahoo is the one losing the ground.
comScore has come out with their November results and Yahoo has lost 0.5% of the market for a 17.5% market share.
Microsoft Bing has improved their market [...]

Yahoo now add Twitter updates to their search engine

Yahoo now add Twitter updates to their search engine
Google has already announced the addition of real-time updates from Twitter on their search engine.
Now, Yahoo has done the same. Yahoo search result pages would now included data retrieved from Twitter stream.
Microsoft Bing already does something similar for popular users on the Twitter network. [...]

Microsoft Bing search engine went down for around 45 minutes!

Microsoft Bing search engine went down for around 45 minutes!
Bing goes (down on) the internet!
Microsoft had a disappointing day on Thursday when their Bing search engine service went down for most users for as long as 45 minutes.
Microsoft confirmed the problem in their Twitter feed.
The company later released following details on [...]

Microsoft Bing Maps get Silverlight touch

Microsoft Bing Maps get Silverlight touch
Microsoft has launched a new version of their Bing Maps service.
This new edition is powered by the company’s Silverlight technology which has matured a lot in the recent years.
The company has also announced the availability of Street Side functionality in around 56 US cities. This is similar to Google [...]

Microsoft’s Harry Shum: Google is an addiction for most users

Microsoft’s Harry Shum: Google is an addiction for most users
Microsoft engineer and corporate vice president in charge of core search development Harry Shum made an interesting statement which many would agree with.
He said: “Google is like smoking cigarettes. It’s a habit that’s going to be difficult to give up.”
He was speaking at the Xconomy Forum [...]

Microsoft Bing releases the top ten trending topics in 2009

Microsoft Bing releases the top ten trending topics in 2009
We are nearing the end of 2009 and there is already a series of lists coming out related to this year.
Microsoft Bing has released the list of the top ten trending topics of the year 2009.
Twitter did not win this battle as it landed [...]

Microsoft aims to make Silverlight content compatible with Apple iPhone

Microsoft aims to make Silverlight content compatible with Apple iPhone
Apple iPhone does not support Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight technologies.
Google had to develop a special application for the iPhone to enable the users to check out the videos hosted on YouTube.
Now, Microsoft is working on a project that would automatically convert Silverlight content [...]

Acer happy with boost in sales with the launch of Windows 7

Acer happy with boost in sales with the launch of Windows 7
Acer has revealed that the launch of Windows 7 operating system has been helpful in boosting sales of personal computers in the global market.
The company said that they are hopeful of maintaining a 15 percent sales growth target next year.
Acer said: “When we saw [...]

Yahoo! Search Assist updated with new features

Yahoo! Search Assist updated with new features
Yahoo might be close to outsourcing their search engine to Microsoft Bing but they continue to enhance it to make it more powerful.
They have now updated their Yahoo! Search Assist service with new features.
The aim is to make it easier for the user to get the [...]

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