Now, Local News On Google News!

Feb 8, 2008 | 2,280 views | by Navneet Kaushal

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, observes Loren Baker. This new feature from Google News comes up just as Ask has launched BigNews, its own News portal, see: Launches BigNews!.

The OpenID Foundation announced today that technology leaders Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign & Yahoo! have joined the foundation to promote open identity management on the Web. Although, Yahoo! membership isn't news because they had joined the foundation last month itself, see:Yahoo! To Support OpenID Standard.

openid Who Joins OpenID? Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign & Yahoo!

While the winters and the snowfall is in full fury and the adrenalin rush for boarders and skiers is on its peak, Live Search has come up with relevant weather reports for those who plan to go out skiing on their favorite locations and mountaintops.

As Google has grown so has its Indian operations, today India has the second-largest operations of Google worldwide in terms of employee count.

Google operates in four prime locations in India Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Moreover, as far as advertising revenues are concerned, India has become the highest growth market for Google.

googleindia India Has The Highest Number Of Googlers In The World After The US!

It's been many days since Microsoft’s bid on Yahoo! for a US$44.6 Billion came up. It doesn't seem likely that any other buyout offer is going to come out of the blues if the trends in the debt markets are to be considered.

A second time in a row Yahoo!'s internal email has become public, just a couple of days back there was another mail that made it to various blogs, and now rests in peace on Form 8-K of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Launches BigNews!

Feb 7, 2008 | 3,757 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Ask has just launched a news search service called BigNews, "Ask BigNews is a search and browse service that helps you find and track the most important and most talked about stories in the news." The service is similar to Google News or Yahoo! News services.

askbignews Launches BigNews!

Ask's BigNews makes use of the 'BigFactor' to find the best stories to follow. The BigFactor has four key dimensions:

Your information tracking and trapping needs could now be solved with FaveBot "Favorites Robot," as it monitors the Internet for a range of content, including events, blog entries, products, book releases, news articles, photos, podcasts, videos, events in your area and more.

favebot FaveBot: Track The Most Recent Content On The Web!

Google plans to gain greater ground in the Chinese search market by providing song downloads via the Web in China. It has recently held talks with Universal Music Group, Davena Mok, a Universal Music spokeswoman in Hong Kong has confirmed the discussions, reports Bloomberg.

googlechina Coming Soon! Googles Music Service In China!

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.

yahooindia Yahoo! India:  City And Maps On Mobile Coming Soon!

“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.