Yahoo! Announces New Managers

Apr 18, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

This Friday Yahoo! announced Ash Patel as the chief product officer and Qi Lu as senior president of engineering for search and marketing. This was reported by a Wall Street Journal.

Patel will report to Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and will be responsible for global product strategy and development. Lu will report to technology chief Farzad Nazem.

Podcast Directories On The Rise

Apr 18, 2006 113 readsby Candid SEO

The PublicRadioFan Directory lists a total of 678 public radio podcasts. Each program has a feed link. To receive a podcast all you have to do is copy and paste the feed link into a podcasting program. There are around 35 podcast categories listed on the site. You can sort by category or by source too.

Microsoft Plans To Go Social-Also Have An Eye On Eurekster

Apr 14, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Recent news has cropped up which says that MSN Windows Live Search plans to get social. Confused? Don't be. Reports tell that Microsoft has plans to introduce a new question-and-answer tool in near future, probably next month. This statement was confirmed by the senior product manager for MSN, Justin Osmer.  It is said that this unique feature will let its users direct questions to a particular section of community, say for example your group of friends. Atleast now you can get rid of those unwanted automated lists of results which come from a generic search engine.

Google Calendar-The Wonder Calendar

Apr 13, 2006 114 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Expectations of the users of Google are at its peak as Google announces the launch of Google Calendar (Beta). If you think this facility will act as a companion only for the working slot then you probabaly have lots of misconceptions. It is meant for everyone. The launch of Google Calendar has been done so that you can keep track of important dates, plan out your daily schedules and appointments according to your day-to-day requirements. However, you can avail this facility only if you have an access to Gmail account. May be this time Google has found out a way to attract some of the Yahoo! and Microsoft users to make a switch. Good Goin' Google.

Google Finally Launches Google Calendar (BETA)

Apr 13, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Google today announced launch of its highly talked calendar called Google Calendar (BETA)
Links to forums and Google Blog:

Discussion at WMW
Google Blog

Take a Google Calendar Tour

Windows Live Academic Search Launched

Apr 13, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

The much awaited Windows Live Academic Search has been released. The statement was announced by the personnels at MSN.  The launch of Academic Search would basically act as a helping tool for the users. How? Let me explain. The usage of academic search would allow the users to search for the information in the academic journal content. This would eventually permit the users to complete their research and information gathering work in a much effective and efficient manner.

Yahoo! Releases Yahoo! FareChase, Yahoo! Trip Planner and APIs This Summer

Apr 13, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Have you ever heard of search engines taking place of travel agents. No? Are you wondering how? Well, then just take a back seat and explore an entire new world of Yahoo's new release of Yahoo! FareChase, a search engine with the help of which you can plan your trips.  The announcement was made recently on the general availability of the facility.  It is concluded that the usage of this travel search engine will make your search easier while planning out a trip for yourself this summer. That's something superb.

Rumor- Google Takes Over Dulance

Apr 12, 2006 113 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Stories about Google's plans to run R&D department in Russia have been floating in the industry from the last one year. And to add more to it comes the news that Sergei Burkov, Founder & CEO of Dulance will operate Google's development center in Russia. Opening R&D centre in Russia is understandable, but does that mean that Google has acquired Dulance? The news still remains a rumor.  Refer SEW for a detailed picture on the issue.

API Engineer At Google's Search & AdWords Resigns

Apr 12, 2006 1096 readsby Navneet Kaushal

Recent reports tell that Google's Search & AdWords API engineer Nelson Minar has made a decision to resign from his services. It is said that Nelson was on leave for a period of six-months, and now would no longer provide his services to Google.

From his blog:

Yahoo! Maps Beta Sports New Improved Features

Apr 12, 2006 114 readsby Candid SEO

Yahoo! Maps beta is now enriched with several new features. Yahoo! is all set to meet the competition with the addition of these features. It will offer more comprehensive and detailed coverage. Yahoo! has stated that complete, elaborate maps powered with high-resolution satellite imagery will be available for all of lower 48 United States.

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