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Marissa Mayer is the New Yahoo! CEO!

Jul 17, 2012 | 707 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Marissa Mayer is the new president and CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo gave out a press release announcing her appointment as the next ‘Chief Yahoo!”. Marissa Mayer had been a part of Google’s core team for the past 13 years and she resigned from her post at Google over the telephone. She has gone on to become the fifth CEO Yahoo! has seen in the past 5 years.

Bing Search UK Gets a New Look!

Jul 12, 2012 | 1,196 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Bing has given a facelift to the search page for Bing UK by opting for a slicker, cleaner design and a bigger image. Other key highlights, as revealed by the Bing UK team include- better page load time, more relevant search results and a change in the manner of search results display.

Bing Introduces Disavow Links before Google!

Jun 30, 2012 | 1,350 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It has not been more than two weeks since Google came with the announcement of building a disavow link tool into Google Webmaster Tools. Just when everyone was waiting for the search engine giant to come up with the Tool, Bing stole the show by launching its own disavow link tool before Google.

Google’s Offline Maps for Android Go Live across the World!

Jun 29, 2012 | 1,188 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has officially launched offline maps of Android devices in 150 countries around the globe. Google announced the advent of this new functionality earlier in June at the SMX West. Google explained the functionality of the new maps- “Now, you can download the latest version of the app in Google Play, then select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline. Whether travelling internationally, carrying a WiFi-only device, heading underground on the subway or restricting your mobile data usage, you can now save up to six large metro areas (e.g., Greater London, Paris, or New York City and surrounding area) and use Google Maps for Android to find your way.”

Bing Maps Releases 165 terabytes of New Satellite Imagery!

Jun 28, 2012 | 1,659 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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What Bing is calling as its ‘largest satellite release to date’- includes 38 million square kilometers of satellite imagery. This release was announced in a blog post by Bing which said, “The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data live on Bing Maps. Prior to this, our existing Aerial footprint was 129 terabytes total.”

Exploring the Recently Updated Bing Images Search!

Jun 26, 2012 | 76,497 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently Bing announced quite a few changes in its image search. The new features include larger thumbnails, magnifying glass (hover-over image previews), a filter bar, search suggestions, and a What’s Hot section (for trending searches).

Bing and Yelp Join Hands for Local Results!

Jun 15, 2012 | 1,620 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft's Bing has entered into a partnership with Yelp, after which the local search results will include Yelp's reviews. Yelp has been quoted on the deal as- “Yelp will surface content including, review snippets, photos, business attributes, and more, to Bing users in the U.S.”

Search experts are of the view that this collaboration between Bing and Yelp is to relieve the pressure built on Bing after Google acquired Zagat.

Bing Partners with Encyclopedia Britannica to Search Results!

Jun 14, 2012 | 1,503 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft Bing has teamed up with Encyclopedia Britannica to add more data to its search results. It was announced on Thursday by the search engine that it will include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page. With this new feature the company has made it easier for users to find details on the topics they search for.

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Google’ Trusted Stores Seal Program Rolls Out for US Businesses!

Jun 8, 2012 | 2,487 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google officially rolled out the red carpet for US merchants wanting to get on board the free Trusted Stores seal program. This program was announced in October 2011 and was being tested, and has now opened its doors for US based businesses. Interested merchants can head here to sign up for the program. The program will allow the participating business to get a Trusted Store badge and clicking on it will give the customers all they want to know about the store’s shipping and customer service record. This badge will appear beside the store’s AdWords ads.

Google Collaborates with eNom and Go Daddy to Simplify Domain Verification!

Jun 6, 2012 | 1,638 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has simplified the domain verification process required in Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. The search engine announced that together with eNom and Go Daddy webmasters will have a faster way of verifying their sites in certain Google services. As per the new service offer, customers of Go Daddy and eNom can go through a simple sign-on process and verify their ownership of a domain without much fuss.