The mobile version of Our City and Maps is all set for a release in India just after Yahoo Go 3.0 is launched in the country. Our City, which was developed in India, has been getting traction in Australia.

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“The Our City application is seeing traction in Australia,” said Mr Sharad Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo Software Development India Pvt Ltd. Further stating that India was Yahoo!'s primary center for global development and was not to be considered as satellite center.

While Microsoft keeps its fingers crossed and Yahoo! evaluates the offer from the Redmond giant, some Yahoo! Users have expressed their anguish at the deal.

Several members of the Yahoo! Groups and Flickr expressed that the takeover would change the very fabric of Yahoo!'s services. Most said that they considered quitting the services altogether or worse switch to Goliath Google.

A couple of Webmasters report of tell-tale signs of a potential update at Microsoft Live Search.

At least two webmasters report observing alterations in rankings at Live Search starting which apparently began around February 4th.

“Ack… one of my U.S. sites dropped completely off the map for a two word term.

Now the top 10 have stuff from overseas. Like – "Yeah… I'm going to order my _____ from Australia… COME ON!" icon wink Is Microsoft Live Search Updating? ,” MrStitch.

Microsoft's adCenter Labs unveiled a whole array of next-generation digital advertising technologies at its fourth annual Demo Fest, which would enhance Microsoft's digital advertising programs. The new technologies showcased included the latest advances and algorithms in content analysis and computer vision for video and images, speech recognition for contextual video ads, and advanced marketing intelligence that enable enhanced audience insight and better targeting capabilities for advertisers.

Most people are keeping a close tab on the news as the Super Tuesday primary results are floating in. While many are glued to the idiot box busy surfing channels as the counting progresses, you can if you want to track the progress of the process on the Internet through Yahoo News & Google Maps.

As the Valentine's Day approaches the lovebirds become lovestruck and the hearts can no longer wait for the momentous occasion, millions would turn to the Internet to hunt for the best of goodies to impress their loved ones. And your Valentine's Day campaigns would either be a hit or a miss depending on their attractiveness. YSM offers some effective tactics to help you meet or exceed your targets.

If history is taken into account then Microsoft has been known to have a huge reservoir of funds which prevent it from loaning for any deal, but this time it appears that the bid of US $44.6 Billion has forced it to consider such an option. This was made known by the company's CFO Chris Liddell in a briefing to Wall Street analysts.

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If you thought Google's the only entity spewing fire against a possible merger, you could be mistaken. The proposed deal is drawing a lot of ire from Privacy groups who seem to have vowed to a fight before U.S. regulatory agencies if Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid is accepted. On similar lines the deal could face obstacles in Europe too. This could be so because the European Union merger statutes disallow any dominant companies to further increase their dominance.

Over the weekend Google tried to thwart the attempt by Microsoft to takeover Yahoo!, by being quite vocal about the concerns, see Official Google Response: Microsoft's Bid On Yahoo! "Hostile".

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