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 [...]

Rackspace customers suffered downtime for a while

Rackspace customers suffered downtime for a while
Twitter was hacked recently and that has been making tons of news.
They were not alone facing downtime problems. Rackspace also faced problems at one of their data-centers and a couple of blogs and high profile sites went down bad.
Mashable and TechCrunch were two popular blogs that [...]

Google Fast Flip gets content from more publishers

Google Fast Flip gets content from more publishers
Google has announced that they are adding new sources to their Fast Flip service.
Google Fast Flip was launched to present web based news in a brand new visual format that resembles a magazine.
Google has now added content from around two dozen new partners including Los [...]

OpenDNS now handling 20 billion DNS queries daily!

OpenDNS now handling 20 billion DNS queries daily!
OpenDNS has just revealed that they have touched another milestone with their free DNS service.
They are now serving 20 billion DNS queries on a daily basis.
This is a phenomenal achievement for the company as they touched the 10 billion milestone in April this year.
OpenDNS spoke [...]

Google to power search and provide ads to Mail.ru

Google to power search and provide ads to Mail.ru
Google and Mail.ru are entering into a deal that would see Google powering the search engine on the popular Russian web service.
Google would also provide advertising solutions to Mail.ru.
This is good news for Google as they replace Yandex are the service provider on this Russian [...]

Google Video Search can now filter cartoons and slide shows

Google Video Search can now filter cartoons and slide shows
Google has added some new options to their Google Video Search service.
You can now use Google Video to find cartoons and slide shows.
Google has tried using voice recognition capabilities to distinguish between the types of videos.
It does not work well right now [...]

Google I’m Feeling Lucky countdown timer to 2010

Google I’m Feeling Lucky countdown timer to 2010
Google Homepage is currently hosting an Easter egg.
The Easter egg displays a counter to the end of the year 2009.
You just have to go to the Google Homepage and click on the I’m Feeling Lucky button without any query.
The page would then display the counter [...]

Google Suggest now provide instant answers to queries

Google Suggest now provide instant answers to queries
Google has updated their Google Suggest feature to provide instant answers to certain queries.
The company said that Google Suggest would deliver straight answers to questions related to:
Math calculations,
unit conversions,
currency conversions,
weather information,
simple facts,
local time,
package tracking,
word definitions and more
Google said in a blog posting: “This kind of [...]

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. [...]

Google Search Appliance now support Twitter updates

Google Search Appliance now support Twitter updates
Google recently added real time results on their search engine.
The search engine giant has now announced that they are supporting Twitter stream searching on their Google Search Appliance.
Google Search Appliance is now capable of showcasing results from Twitter along with the search appliance results.
Google added:
Google’s [...]

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