All that happened in the world of search engines in the second week of February 2008. All the blogs are in chronological order. Enjoy!
The most happening event this week was Microsoft's "Unsolicited" bid on Yahoo!, which this time Yahoo! didn't summarily rejected, rather started pondering over it. In the meanwhile a lot was said, and analysts speculated and made projections. Find out all that happened during the week on the issue.
Google released the Social Graph API on Friday. The Social Graph API is designed as a tool to help users find and add their social connections each time they sign on to a new network. It searches for data on your connections across the Internet. Find out how it can help you?
One of the ills that irks an average webmaster is the issue of dupe content. Recently the question was put to Matt Cutts whether the webmasters need to worry about duplicate content issues during submission? Find out what Matt had to say.
Ask has just launched a news search service called BigNews, perhaps it was long overdue, given the fact that all the major search engines have their own news portals. The service is similar to Google News or Yahoo! find out how it is different.
Google News seems to be racing in to expand its news sections and make it more customized by offering a Local News area which shows up news depending on the locations of the users, find out how it can facilitate your search for local news.
Still being considered as rumors though, but likely ones for sure. While, the industry is still to see the culmination of Microsoft's bid on Yahoo! a new hypothesis about Google eying to purchase bot Bebo and Plaxo is doing the round of blogs and forums. Find out the consequences.
There had been an overwhelming demand from customers outside the United States, consequently Microsoft announced today to open up its Gatineau Analytics for international users as well. Find out the details.