Eris Schrock announces the arrival of the Google Finance Blog for "people who need financial information at their fingertips".

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And Now Google Safe Browing API!

Jun 21, 2007 | 1,516 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Brian Rakowski at the Google Online Security Blog announces Google's unveiling of the Safe Browsing API which is an “experimental API that enables client applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated blacklists of suspected phishing and malware pages. Your client application can use the API to download an encrypted table for local, client-side lookups of URLs that you would like to check.firefox anti phishing.thumbnail And Now Google Safe Browing API!

idea 5219 matter.thumbnail Yahoo! Ties With Indian Mobile Service Provider To Provide Local OneSearchIn its aim for world domination, Yahoo has tied up with Indian mobile service provider, Idea cellular in a partnership which aims to provide Yahoo's oneSearch service to Idea Users in India.

The news is just a follow up of our announcement on May 16th “Yahoo! OneSearch Hits India & 6 Other Asian Countries” .

Add Your Review To Google Maps!

Jun 20, 2007 | 2,226 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Megan Quinn has a post on an interesting and fun feature in Google Maps which allows users voice/write their opinion.

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Through this feature, you can write/review and share with the world what you like/dislike and give it a rating of either anything from 1 to 5 stars. To do this, type any area either in Google or Google Maps and select the "more info" link, and then click on the "reviews" tabs. Now, you can write your opinions/reviews which will appear whenever anyone searches for the location, whether he or she searches from Alaska or Vietnam.

Google AdWords Advertisers are a worried lot thanks to the way AdWords has an all-powerful way of handling keywords, a thread at Webmaster World reports.

For some unknown reason, an advertiser was served with common denominator keywords when the advertiser did not even seek/bid for it. When the advertiser bid on a keyword -in which case he used "widget", widget became a keyword for which Google started to serve ads (the word "widget" had some 3,500 impressions and 140 clicks). Eg:-

Microsoft AdCenter Responds Late!

Jun 20, 2007 | 2,307 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft's adCenter may not be prompt but atleast they get the job done and this is the tone at a Webmaster World thread called "Conversion Tracking Gets Turned OFF With no apparent reason where one webmaster lodged the complaint on may 11.

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A webmaster's conversion tracking in two of his accounts was turned off due to which he lost a lot of data.

Seattle pi reports that Microsoft will alter Windows Vista based on Google's complaint that Windows Vista's's desktop search “functionality puts competitors at a disadvantage”.

Over at Webmaster World, one webmaster asks whether “With such an obvious lack of traffic, is YSM even worth it?”

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When an old(over 2 years) Google Adwords campaign which receives an average of around 750 visitors daily (and manages to convert it to a little more than 2%) was run in YSM, it gathered less than 25 visitors daily. Apparently, the ad campaign that was run previously in Google and now in yahoo features the same copy, site, ads etc showed up in the same rank position in both Yahoo! and Google.

In response to the queries and questions at the SMX conference, the official adCenter blog has posted an article which is a detailed explanation “about two areas of adCenter that might be confusing: trademark policy and dynamic text, or parameters.”

eBay and Google, two of the biggest corporate names have been seen childishly scuffling all over the place. We have unbelievably watched spats between the two web giants over audio ads or eBay pulling out ads from Google AdWords, but this one incident posted by Trogdor is the most shocking and hilarious.

Read on for what Trogdor witnesses: