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52% of US Mobile Search Clicks Lead to Calls – Q4-2011 Report!

Feb 20, 2012 | 2,434 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A report by local-mobile ad network xAd has shown some very promising numbers for the mobile search and ad market. The US based Q4-2011 data has been collected from mobile sites and apps that run the ads of xAd as well as the related user behavior taken into account.

Google Offers To Pay Users To Share Their Browsing History!

Feb 13, 2012 | 1,843 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A full $5 gift card awaits you if you sign up for Google’s new project called ‘Screenwise‘. This project has the purpose to collect information on internet usage by regular people around the world. So to know every day browsing history, Google is planning to pay users who share their Search History.

SEMPO Board of Directors 2012 Nominees Announced!

Feb 8, 2012 | 1,693 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Search Engine Marketing Profession Organization, SEMPO, has announced its nominees for the Board of Directors for the 2012-2014 Board. Of the 38 highly respectable nominees, 13 will fill the seats of SEMPO Board of Directors. 

sempo SEMPO Board of Directors 2012 Nominees Announced!

The nominees are chosen on the basis of their standing, achievements and influence in the search industry. The top 13 Directors forming the 2012-2014 Board will be selected via electronic voting to be held from February 14 to February 22, 2012. The submission of votes is to be completed by February 22 at 5pm EDT.

Madonna Tops The Super Bowl Search Trends – Infographic!

Feb 7, 2012 | 1,836 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime show has come on top in top trending searches on Google during the game. One day after the Giants defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 46, Google has revealed what the Americans were searching for on their computers, tablets and mobile phones. Madonna has topped the list of top trending searches leaving behind Patriots or Giants.

Jerry Yang Exits Yahoo!

Jan 19, 2012 | 1,940 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo’s! co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang has stepped down from the company’s board. He announced his exit on Tuesday as he also gave up his posts on the boards of Yahoo Japan Corp. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Bing Ousts Yahoo!, Takes The No 2 Position In December 2011-comScore Reports!

Jan 18, 2012 | 2,362 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Bing is the second most popular search engine in the US (finally!), pushing Yahoo! to the third spot. The number one position is held by Google (no surprises there) as revealed by comScore’s latest figures. At present Bing has a 15.1% market share in the United States, a gradual increase from its humble beginnings in June 2009 with an 8.4 percent market share.

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Google Expands Flight Search!

Jan 12, 2012 | 2,537 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's Flight Search feature was launched in September 2011. Though Google hasn't shared the exact number of routes added but have hinted that Flight Search has expanded to almost double its size since inception.

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Yahoo! Has A New CEO- It’s PayPal President Scott Thompson!

Jan 5, 2012 | 1,968 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo has put out its formal press announcement announcing Scott Thompson as the new CEO. Yahoo has been looking for a new CEO since the ouster of Carol Bartz. This is what Yahoo has to say about appointing Thompson:

Google Catches Up With US Election Fever!

Jan 3, 2012 | 1,588 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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With less than a year to go for the US presidential election, Google has launched a new US Election hub. Available to Internet users world wide, this can be viewed at google.com/election.

The 2012 election hub covers upcoming election in a never-done-before way. Similar to the election hub launched prior to 2008 election, 2012 election hub allows you to set filtering parameter in accordance to the news you want to see. Predefined parameters for major presidential election are running President Obama along with 7 Republican, who are hoping to topple him.

Three's Company! Gmail- Contacts And Google+ Integrated

Dec 15, 2011 | 2,031 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Connecting with people is much easier now, as Google has integrated its three services- Gmail-Contacts and Google+. So, now you can see and filter emails while on Google+ and can get your notifications while using Gmail and see your Contacts updated thru Google profiles.