google doubleclick EU Disappoints Google DoubleClick DealJust 2 weeks after informing that, "EU Extends Google-DoubleClick Enquiry Deadline!", The Herald Tribune informs that 'Google fails to win EU approval for DoubleClick deal' as authorities at the European Commission denied to okay Google's $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick, the Internet advertising company. Also the EU Commission ordered an in-depth review amid opposition from rivals, publishers and consumer groups.

google education Google Online Marketing Challenge For School KidsGoogle Inc has announced the Google Online Marketing Challenge. This will be held in March or May next year.

"It starts in February 2008 and is open to any higher education institution from anywhere in the world. Students will work with local businesses to devise effective online marketing campaigns. They will outline a strategy, run their campaign, assess their results and provide the business with recommendations to further develop their online marketing. It's a great chance for students to gain practical, real world online marketing experience whilst getting all the excitement of competing with other students from all over the world."

In a post called Google Redefines the Clickable AdSense Area, Philipp Lenssen writes that now, “Instead of allowing a click to be triggered in a broad rectangle around the text – which used to include whitespace in that area – you must now click specifically on the underlined title or the colorized URL below the snippet.”

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Yahoo's Whirlwind Announcements

Nov 13, 2007 | 2,862 views | by Navneet Kaushal

yahoo pr Yahoos Whirlwind AnnouncementsYahoo!'s mobile group have been busy. Over at the first seminar of the Mobile Asia Congress, Yahoo! made many important announcements.

  1. Yahoo! Extends Global Mobile Leadership Through Nine New Partnerships With Mobile Operators in Asia Pacific The new partnership agreements include leading mobile operators such as Aircel Limited (India), BPL Mobile (India), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL; India), DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi; Malaysia), PT EXCELCOMINDO PRATAMA Tbk. (Excelcom; Indonesia), PT Hutchison CP Telecom (Hutch 3; Indonesia), PT Indosat, Tbk (Indosat; Indonesia), PCCW Mobile HK Limited (Hong Kong) and Starhub Ltd (Singapore).

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 | 3,654 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.

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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.

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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.