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

Apr 13, 2006 113 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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 reads by 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.

New Tool renders PR Measurement Real Easy

Apr 12, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

There is a really impressive tool at Webmaster Eyes. This is a new page rank tool that enables you to enter any URL and view graphical PR bars for all the links on that page. This implies that if you enter your site map in the tool you will have the PRs of all the pages summarized graphically in one single page.

Searchers Grow In Impatience: 62% Click On First Page Links

Apr 11, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to a new joint study report by iProspect and Jupiter Research, 62 percent of search users click on the links displayed in the first page. If the results are unsatisfactory, then they either revise the querie or change the search engine altogether. As per the findings in 2004 the related figure was 60%.

Niall Kennedy-Part Of Windows Live

Apr 11, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Niall Kennedy, former personnel at Technorati has made an official statement that he will be a part of Windows Live from now on. In his statement he conveyed "to create a new product team around syndication technologies such as RSS and Atom. I will help build a feed syndication platform leveraged by Microsoft products and developers all around the world."

Yahoo! Publisher Network Blog-New Creation By Yahoo!

Apr 10, 2006 1087 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! has come out with a unique creation titled YPN blog. The facility would be beneficial for the publishers as it would keep them updated about the latest industry trends ranging from product-focused industry blog to publisher interviews. Not only this, YPN blog would also act as a new platform for the ones who want to learn and experience more success in the publishing industry. It seems that Yahoo! in a course of years will lead the search engine market. Keep goin' guys.

Google Buys Israeli Student's Search Algorithm

Apr 10, 2006 113 reads by Candid SEO

According to Haaretz Daily, Google has bought the search engine algorithm invented by an Israeli student Ori Alon. He was a doctoral student in computer science at University of New South Wales, Australia.

The University has acknowledged that Yahoo! and Microsoft were also conducting negotiations with their business development company.

MSN Acknowledges MSN Search Outage

Apr 7, 2006 1095 reads by Navneet Kaushal

So its official. MSN has a posting on its blog about the outage
It seems that the speller function made it crash. Here is the quote from MSN Blog:

"We are still troubleshooting the cause of the failure at this time, and to assist us in that we have disabled the speller function of Search. Once we are done, that functionality will be restored"

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