Microsoft's announced today several improvements in the crawler for Live Search, stating that the improvements “should significantly improve the efficiency” with which the MSN Bot crawls and index web sites.

The latest improvements entail:

Yahoo! has begun with the process of lay offs as expected. The days are being hard on Yahoo! as on one hand it has tried to defend itself from being gobbled up by Microsoft for $31 per share, while on the other hand finally come the dreaded lay offs as the axe fell on some 1,000 employees, reports NYT. Other sources have put the figure to be 1100.

There are many different types of blogs on WordPress spanning dozens of different languages. Moreover, WordPress classifies the blogs into two primary categories (Popular and Spam). While those belonging to the popular category are acceptable to WordPress, the ones classified as spams are obviously not. Furthermore, the unacceptable ones being "spam blogs" or splogs, they are meant be deleted as soon as WordPress finds them or they get reported.

Nokia and Google have announced that Google's popular search engine will be integrated with the Nokia Search application. This integration will begin in select markets with Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic. Later however, Google search will be extended to additional Nokia handset models, eventually making Google search available to its customers in over 100 countries around the world.

googlenokia Nokia And Google Come Together To Offer Google Search to Nokia Customers Worldwide!

Microsoft's Office Live Team announced that the next version of their suite of online business tools is now available. This web-based service for small businesses would be available in the US, UK, Japan, France and Germany. Furthermore a new e-mail marketing system and improved free Web design tools are among the many new features and enhancements. Additionally, Office Live Small Business will support Firefox 2.0 and would offer additional free online business applications to help small businesses manage customer data and more.

Yahoo!’s newest mobile news was announced at Mobile World Congress today, so wanted to share the details with you.

Yahoo! oneConnect

Yahoo! unveiled its oneConnect service, a groundbreaking new service that will combine integrated mobile messaging with a socially-connected address book. It’s the first mobile product with an open architecture that aggregates communications tools like email, IM, SMS, and social networks. It’s expected to become available in Yahoo! Go 3.0 and Yahoo!’s new mobile home page in Q2 2008.

It is quite possible that while reviewing your account for the week's activity, you notice a jump in your clicks. While such an observation may not be a cause for alarm always, there are a couple of first-aid steps that you can take before you call up Yahoo!, advises YSM.

To approach the issue systematically you need to ask yourself 3 important questions:

Two real estate agents in Victoria, Australia have launched a defamation case against search engine giant Google. In their filed case, they have claimed or rather blamed Google for directing the users to an article on a web site that defamed them.

According to ABC news, the counsel representing Mark Forytarz and Paul Castran had appeared in the Victorian Supreme Court for a directions hearing, where they filed the defamation suit stating that their clients had been defamed by articles found through Google internet searches.

After a failed Yahoo! acquisition attempt, Microsoft has announced an acquisition deal with Danger Inc, a Mobile Software as a Service Company. With the acquisition of Danger, Microsoft will benefit from the company’s nearly 10 years of expertise with mobile consumers. And with this move Microsoft can certainly place its technologies in the hands of an expanding mobile consumer audience.

If you're one of those who have just got on to blogging through either a Blogger or WordPress, you could very well be thinking about when you would actually get indexed by Google. Several observations in the industry suggest that, while you might still not have umpteen incoming links, or perhaps not even any incoming link you blog still stands a chance to be indexed by Google fairly quickly.