Back in October, LiveSearch introduced a feature called "New and improved product results in Web search", thorugh this users could have more product information and informed decisions. Now, the official Live Search blog has a post called, "Summarizing user reviews for computers and electronics" which finds, analyzes and summarizes reviews from across the Web in a single place.

Yahoo Announces Change To Shorter Descriptions informs Frank Watson who received two e-mails from the search engine company.

"Yahoo will be cutting off ads at 75 characters. They had started this shortened descriptions some time ago but let you enter longer descriptions and they would only show the first 75 characters. Seems now you will not have the option – all ads will use the 75 character limit.

British newspaper Guardian informs that Google is in discussion with Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, for push into TV.

simon fuller.thumbnail Google Idol? Google Inc In Discussion With American Idol Creator!The Guardian writes that, "News of the collaboration will prompt speculation that Google's plans for the TV market include generating original content and competing with major broadcasters."This makes sense, considering back in October, news broke out that Google would buy demographic data from Nielsen Company.

Google Updates Its PageRank Again!

Nov 13, 2007 | 3,413 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Forums in Webmaster World and Digital Point Forum report a new November PageRank update. Most webmasters complain of Page Ranks that ave dropped, once again. As it is in similar fashion to the previous PR downgrade, many think its the newest PR update.

Andy beard has more information and even an image (look below) of the latest update.

data centers Google Updates Its PageRank Again!

CNET News informs about Google's new Android and its programming tools. Yesterday, Google released Android – An Open Handset Alliance Project wherein a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, is developing Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.

android phone Google Rolls Out Android Programming Tools!

AOL Acquires Questions and Answer Service Yedda, Inc., announces the AOL press center, just one week after purchasing contextual ad company Quigo, AOL scoops up Yedda Inc, a people-powered, quester & answer service. Yedda's semantic matching technology intelligently routes questions to relevant communities of Internet users who can "syndicate" their expertise and spark a community-wide dialogue of people invited to discuss and learn from each other's experiences.

Google Inc has $10 million in prizes, up for grabs, for anyone who creates the best software for their forthcoming 'Android,' mobile operating system, announces an official press release.

"The Android Developer Challenge, will provide $10 million to developers who build mobile applications for Android, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. The Challenge is designed to support the developer community and spark innovation on the Android platform by awarding cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000 to developers whose applications are picked by a panel of judges."

To improve and better Ad Quality, who better than Yahoo! to guide us. And this is what they did, write an excellent post called, "Your Quality Index: A Quick Guide to Understanding and Improving It."

yahoo quality index Yahoo! On Understanding & Improving Quality Index Of Ads

"When all five sections of the bar are colored in blue, your quality index score is high. When three sections are filled in, your score is OK. When only one is filled in…well, you get the idea.

In a post called, "ASP.NET 2.0 Mozilla Browser Detection Hole," Brendan Kowitz writes that 'there is something drastically wrong with the way search engines have been indexing my ASP.NET 2.0 blog.'

Back in March 2006, Googlebot was altered and it sparked off a bug in ASP.NET webservers. With this, sites wouldn't be crawled properly. In its place, it would receive 500 Internal Server Errors, through which they considered certain webpages as unavailable, even if they are.

New Live Search

livesearch Microsoft Adds Multi function Tab To Live Search Homepage

Microsoft adds a new tab in Live Search. This tab includes a drop-down menu of various pages in beta. These are:

Also, you can edit and find Macros.

Old Live Search

 Microsoft Adds Multi function Tab To Live Search Homepage

All the seven features, currently are only available in the US version.