yahoocgt1 Yahoo! First To Place outside Links On Home Page!TechCrunch reported a new finding where “Yahoo Experiments With Non-Yahoo Links On Home Page. This comes a big surprise as big Internet players like Yahoo!, MSN, AOL “do not place links on their home page that go anywhere except deeper into the properties.” Yahoo! Is the first to do a turn on the position of testing foreign links on their homepage.

In the latest news, MSN has tied up with BBC World Service in a deal where news from BBC Hindi will be available on MSN Hindi.

Microsoft Search On Shaky Ground!

May 25, 2007 | 1,941 views | by Navneet Kaushal

ZD Net reports Microsoft is losing the battle for gaining high percentage of search engine users.

Microsoft, though still in third position, fell to 9 %, compared to last month's 10.1 %. Microsoft was followed by AOL on 4th place with 5.4 % (compared to last month's 5.8) and Ask.com maintained a 1.8% hold on the Search Engine share.

Following last week's report, Google's Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is now a reality. Meaning, If you type "Good Morning" in the Original Text box you can convert it into the language of your choice.

Languages supported for Cross-language search and translation are:

English to/from Arabic

English to/from Chinese (Simplified)

English to/from Chinese (Traditional)

English to/from French

English to/from German

Google Calendar For Your Mobile!

May 25, 2007 | 1,350 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google introduces Google Calendar, their latest addition for mobile phones. The purpose is "to keep track of all the events in your life, coordinate schedules with friends and family, and find new things to do — all with one online calendar".

Features include:

With Google Calendar, you can see your friends' and family's schedules right next to your own; quickly add events mentioned in Gmail conversations or saved in other calendar applications; and add other interesting events that you find online.

As seen on Mashable Google AdSense is experimenting streaming videos in their online content. Publishers control which and when ads are played while also having the option to select specific ads for specific videos.

With the new application, AdSense publishers have “more control to further monetize their videos and offer something other than pre- or post-roll ads, or inline ads, which are often difficult to obtain without going through a video hosting service that has already set up relationships with ad distribution networks.”

Following Google Inc and Dell's agreement to make Google the default search engine on Dell Computers, users are noticing that instead of editorial listings, search engine users on Dell Computers are transferred to Google SERPs full of ads.

Yahoo! To Close Webjay!

May 24, 2007 | 1,635 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Jon Udell informs Yahoo! is shutting down Webjay just after purchasing it last year on January 9, 2006.

Webjay, provided a web-based playlist service through which you can put up songs on any website. Currently on the Webjay homepage is a message saying:

As seen at Search Engine Journal, submitting our site to Yahoo! News is crucial, due to “the need for content syndication”.

While, Google's headlines are selected for Google News through a software which searches thousands of sources and selects only the news bits it considers newsworthy, Yahoo's is "powered by content partners, and internal search stories are served via the Yahoo News index".

Since our report , guesstimate is now reality with Tech Crunch confirming Google's acquisition of Feedburner's for $100 million. Google already the biggest name in Search, with Feedburner, gains access to more Publishers. Feedburner has RSS Feed monetisation which will only make Google richer.