Just two weeks after we reported the launch of Yahoo! oneSearch in UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany and France comes news that Yahoo! is bringing the service to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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About the new application, David Ko, vice-president, president and general manager, Connected Life Asia, Yahoo! says “It understands what busy consumers are looking for when they are on the move and brings up relevant answers in the first screen."

Yahoo! Goes Green!

May 15, 2007 | 1,800 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Following the marketing campaign they released over a month ago, "Be a Better ________" where people had to write in about their best capabilities and how Yahoo!'s manifold services could aid them. Yahoo! took up the task on themselves and has come up with their new campaign, "Be a Better Planet".

The three and a half years old ongoing suit against Google by American Blind & Wallpaper Factory has progressed to the stage where the Judge has finalized November 9,2007 as the date to pick jurors.

American Blind & Wallpaper Factory commenced Google to Court as "Google abuses trademarks by allowing rivals of a company to buy ads that appear when consumers search the web for information on that business."

Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP aka Lerach Coughlin, a law firm with headquarters in San Diego filed a a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers against Yahoo! citing "Yahoo and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934."

Search Engine Land cites the key points listed below as reasons for the action include:

Matt Cutts gives his post an exhaustive boost with a lengthy update on How to report paid links. This has not been received well. Obviously, it limits SEOs from buying links unless paying AdWords fees. This leaving nothing for them. Clearly, with his new post, Matt has opened a can of worms.

Seroundtable shortened the article with the points below:

Pentagon Limits Web Access!

May 15, 2007 | 1,289 views | by Navneet Kaushal

In a memo sent on Friday by Gen. B.B. Bell, the U.S. Forces Korea commander said the Defense Department would deliberately block access to 13 websites on its network. The 13 include YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, IFilm, StupidVideos, FileCabi, BlackPlanet, Hi5, Pandora, MTV, 1.fm, live365 and Photobucket.

The Defense Department states “recreational traffic” as the reason for the ban. "This recreational traffic impacts our official DoD network and bandwidth ability, while posing a significant operational security challenge," said the memo.

At the 2007 Search Summit – The Australian Search Marketing Conference, Aaron D'Souza, Software Engineer, Google Search Quality alongwith co-workers, Maile, Peeyush, Dan, Ada hopped from the US Google offices to share, discuss and learn topics that are dear to Webmasters/SEOs/SEMs/users and their like.

Hyderabad To Get A Googleplex!

May 14, 2007 | 2,475 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Google's booming presence in India leads to a second office in Hyderabad. This will be the second office as an office already exists in the city. Hyderabad aka "Cyberabad" was the perfect destination as the city is the country's IT epicentre and also because of its technologically-adept and large English speaking populace.

No. 1 SEO Tip… Really?

May 14, 2007 | 1,937 views | by Navneet Kaushal

The whole world and their cousin wants to topple Google. In keeping with this, Jon Rognerud wrote about what he in his technical expertise thought was the The No. 1 SEO Tip.

In short, some of his suggestions include:

"Context" is the new buzzword for SEO in 2007. While you should still write good, natural, user-friendly and relevant web copy, using some simple LSI techniques can elevate your search engine ranking."

Reuters and WSJ informs IAC will launch Ask Mobile GPS on Sprint Nextel Corp. The application is a GPS-powered mobile application through which users can find local information like products, services, businesses, people etc. Ask Mobile GPS is a combination of Citysearch, Ticketmaster, Evite and Ask.com, for users on the go. Upcoming months will also see features like dating portal Match.com and RealEstate.com