The official Google Blog states that NASDAQ has a filing which comprises of real-time last sale prices as well as volume.

The Google Blog asserts:

Today we're equally pleased that NASDAQ has a similar filing which would include both real-time last sale prices and volume. We think these proposals are steps in the right direction, and encourage the SEC to give them a big thumbs up so we can start giving you the data you want, when you need it.

More than a year ago, due to trademark issues Google was banned from making use of Gmail name in UK. Since then Gmail has been known as Google mail in UK. However, now Google has lost its right to refer to its mail as Gmail over the entire Europe.  

googlemail No Gmail, Only Googlemail In Europe

A press release states:

yahoo icon Yahoo! India Becomes Multilingual Yahoo! India has now become multilingual. It is now available in seven regional Indian languages Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi and Gujarati. 

Yahoo! India's managing director George Zacharias says that reaching out to the masses inspires user experience and helps in building relationship. Understanding the need of the masses is significant to maintain a successful standing. Such a targeted step will surely work in favor of Yahoo! India.

Shuman Ghosemajumder, Google Business Product Manager for Trust & Safety, has once again slammed Click Forensics on their click fraud assessment by digging up all sorts of flaws in their study.

Shuman reports:

We found serious flaws in their counting of clicks – a more fundamental issue than their counting of click fraud. They were making basic counting mistakes and inflating the number of clicks by an average of 40%. The source of this problem is incorrectly counting page views – from users browsing through an advertiser's site – as clicks.

A week ago we informed you that Yahoo! has officially announced that they will launch a quality score to the Yahoo Search marketing.

Bill Slawski has written a post on thirteen new Yahoo! Search Marketing patent applications. He has cleverly explained the patent applications which will assist the sponsored link advertisers in achieving a high rank on Yahoo!

Master Plan is a video presentation by Ozan Halici & Jürgen Mayer, from the University of Applied Sciences in Ulm, Germany. They have graphically portrayed Google's phenomenal rise in the recent past. Though this video presentation is innovative, however, it does not leave a powerful impact on the viewer.

Watch the video here.

Google has released its financial report for the fourth quarter. Google has total revenues accounting to $3.21 billion for the fourth quarter ending 31 December, 2006. This is a jump of 19 percent when compared to the third quarter of 2006. And a mind blowing increase of 67 percent as compared to the fourth quarter ending 31 December, 2005. Google earned the major part of their revenue from site's search as offerings, which was responsible for 62 percent of the total revenue.

In the month of December 2006 we reported that Yahoo! will be out with No Yahoo! Directory Tag by the end of January 2007. January came and went but there was no news from Yahoo! about no Yahoo! Directory tags. Finally Tim Mayer of Yahoo! has broken the silence and informed all on a WebmasterWorld thread that the much awaited tags will be out soon as they are working on it. Hopefully, the no Yahoo! Directory tag will be out by the end of February.

Looks like Yahoo! Publisher Network is experimenting with its contextual network to improve ad delivery. Conflicting reports have come from DigitalPoint Forums alternately saying that the duplicacy of ads has improved or worsened. One of the members reported that:

YPN has improved one aspect of their ad delivery — ads no longer repeat ad nauseam across your ad blocks on a given page. Before, depending on how many ad blocks you had on a given page, the same ad that showed up in the #1 ad queue position would show up in all the #1 ad queue position of all your ad blocks on that page. Not anymore. I'm no longer seeing repeated ads across the ad blocks.

Hitwise and Nielsen/NetRatings revealed the share-of-search stats for the months of January 2006 and December 2005.

Nielsen has put the crown on Google with 50.8 percent of all searches in December. Yahoo! follows closely behind with with 23.6 percent. MSN comes third with 8.4 percent, then AOL search with 6.1 percent. MSN has lost the biggest share equaling to 9.7 percent.