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Google Wallet- Your New Age Payment System!

Sep 20, 2011 | 2,249 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Wallet, the revolutionary  new age mobile payment system offered by Google, is expected to be there soon. The search engine player has announced the release of the first version of this cutting edge technology to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones.

As of now Sprint Nexus S 4G is the only NFC compatible handset. However,  there are indications that the future Android handsets will also go for the NFC chip, while the other handsets will get them tuned with Google Wallet through NFC-enabled stickers.

Microsoft, Yahoo! And AOL Join Hands To Counter Google On Display Ad!

Sep 19, 2011 | 1,711 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! seems to be determined to get back its display advertising crown, the one that it lost to Google in the first quarter of this year. It has joined hands with Microsoft and AOL for display ad yard sale , in a move that is envisaged to pose a strong market challenge to Google.

 

Google Shihui Deal Search Service Launched In China!

Sep 15, 2011 | 1,527 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is marking its footprint on China's booming group-buying market through Google Shihui, a deal search service that it has launched with Shihui.

Image13 e1316097465672 Google Shihui Deal Search Service Launched In China!

This tie up with Google enables Shihui to allow its users to browse information gathered from the vast number of China's deal sites.

Market Share Drops For Google – August 2011 Search Engine Statistics!

Sep 14, 2011 | 2,142 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The comScore and Hitwise findings of the search engine market share present an interesting data. As per comScore, Google has experienced a below 65% drop in its US market share, for the first time since September 2009. However, Hitwise findings still project Google's market share to be over that 65% mark, though by a very minor margin.

Bing Goes For A Makeover!

Sep 13, 2011 | 1,845 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Bing has gone for a homepage makeover, with the prime focus seemingly being how to get more user/visitor friendly.

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The change includes some decluttering of the home page, which has given a smart and sleek look to it. Besides, Bing has installed some mobile friendly elements on the page, thus boosting its user friendly appeal.

Google Acquires Zagat!

Sep 9, 2011 | 966 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Zagat, a pioneer “user-generated content” platform has been acquired by Google. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.

google zagat 1 Google Acquires Zagat!

With this acquisition, Google aims to “gain a world-class team that has more experience in consumer based-surveys, recommendations and reviews than anyone else in the industry.” The main aim of this move seems to be to improve its local services, that are now presided by Google VP Marissa Mayer who has yet another reason to smile about.

Man Who Threatened Marissa Mayer On Twitter, Arrested!

Sep 8, 2011 | 1,846 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Gregory Calvin King, 27, who has been sending threats to, Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of locations and local services, has been reported to be arrested on the 19th of August in Texas and indicted in San Francisco last Thursday.

Marissa, 36, currently lives in San Francisco. She was the pioneer engineer that was employed by Google, also amongst the other executives she is one of the most visible one.

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz Gets Axed Over The Phone!

Sep 7, 2011 | 1,296 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz has been fired over the phone by the Chairman of the Board Roy Bostock. The information was given to her when both were on planes headed in different directions. The irony.

Here's a look at email she sent out to all employees where she took a passing shot at the board in her “goodbye” note.

Yahoo Carol Bartz Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz Gets Axed Over The Phone!

Twitter Renews The Realtime Deal With Bing, Google Deal Still Uncertain!

Sep 7, 2011 | 1,328 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Twitter and Bing have announced that they have renewed the deal that lets Bing access Twitter’s information in an amicable exchange on Twitter itself.

Twitter's spokesperson Carolyn Penner used the Storify service to announce the press release via Twitter conversation. Here's what the exchange looks like:

storify twitter Twitter Renews The Realtime Deal With Bing, Google Deal Still Uncertain!

Deal Details?

Google Rolls Out New Snippets For List Pages!

Sep 1, 2011 | 2,486 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced the release of new snippets for web pages that comprise lists. These snippet improvements set out to distill information from long lists and show them in bullet-points. The new snippet format alters the previously available meta descriptions.

They were first spotted sometime last week, in the UK where they were primarily seen. However, this announcement from Google confirms that these list snippets are indeed an addition to the search engine results page.