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Growing Ad Networks Shaking Up Online Ad Spend

www-domain-nameAmerica Online’s Platform-A tops the U.S. rankings for ad networks. That puts Platform-A ahead of Web heavyweight’s Yahoo’s Ad Network in second-place and Google’s Ad Network, in third, according to a comScore report out today. The research firm also said online ad networks posted double-digit growth while grabbing market share from the big sites that sell ad space. Basically, the ad networks match advertisers with Web publishers, connecting sites that sell ad space with advertisers that want to reach potential customers, often based on shared interests, for instance, sports, outdoor hobbies or travel. Full Story : InternetNews.com…..

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Yahoo Demolishes GeoCities 10 Years, $3.6 Billion Later

geocities-yahooYahoo announced that it will shut down GeoCities, one of the company‚Äôs longer-running units, later in 2009. Yahoo purchased the service, which allows users to create their own Web pages, for $3.6 billion in 1999. In the intervening decade, however, the rise of sites such as Facebook and Twitter presented a more user-friendly alternative for consumers than coding a personal home page, and GeoCities found itself eclipsed. Full Story : eWeek.com……

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Yahoo & Microsoft Finally Talking About Search and Advertising Partnership

yahoo-microsoft-handIn early discussions that began in the last several weeks that apparently included a face-to-face meeting last week, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer are finally talking about search and also advertising partnerships the companies could possibly strike, said several sources with knowledge of the situation. Full Story : Allthingsd.com….

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Google Ups Share of Search To 72%

GrowthAccording to a report released by Hitwise, Google has posted a year-over-year increase of 8% in its share of U.S.-based search queries, for a total of 72.11% of all U.S. searches conducted over a four-week period that ended Feb. 28. Yahoo and Microsoft Live received 17.04 %, and 5.56 % respectively. Another interesting fact in the Hitwise report is that people are using more and more long queries for search. Searches with more than eight words increased by 20 %, while shorter queries of four words or less have decreased by 2%.

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Yahoo CEO likes Google Maps better than Yahoo Maps

Yahoo‚Äôs CEO Carol Bartz said Tuesday she prefers Google Maps to Yahoo Maps. She recently ordered all ads removed from Yahoo Mail in countries where most users connect using low-bandwidth connections. Full Story : Macworld.com….

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Yahoo Search Share Rises Again… And Google Falls!

YahooAfter years of steady decline, Yahoo’s domestic share numbers had increased for five months in a row. Google’s share, meanwhile, dropped a half-point, to 63%. Yahoo! domestic core search market share increased to 21.0% in January from 20.5% in December.

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@ a glance : Under Obama, `war on terror’ catchphrase fading

The “War on Terror” is losing the war of words. The catchphrase burned into the American lexicon hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is fading away, slowly if not deliberately being replaced by a new administration bent on repairing the U.S. image among Muslim nations. Full Story : Yahoo News…..

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@ a glance : Verizon picks Microsoft search over Google, Yahoo

Verizon Communications Inc picked Microsoft Corp to provide Internet search services for cell phones, in what is seen as a blow to rivals Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Full Story : Reuters…..

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Yahoo CEO resigned

Jerry YangJerry Yang, chief executive officer of Yahoo announced that he is stepping down from the position. He will stay on the board of Yahoo and will be known as Chief Yahoo. “From founding this company to guiding its growth into a trusted global brand that is indispensible to millions of people, I have always sought to do what is best for our franchise,” said Jerry Yang.

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Google Moves toward OpenID

Open IDOpenID is a shared identity service, which allows Internet users to log on to many different web sites using a single user name and password, single sign-on, eliminating the need for a different user name and password for each site. Google announced that it will become a single sign-on provider using OpenID solutions. This will allow Google users to log in with their Google account information when signing up for new accounts on other sites. Microsoft and Yahoo have already taken step to offer this service, using OpenID.

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Listen Music on Yahoo Search.

Yahoo MusicYahoo launches a new feature on its search pages which allows users who search for an artist with available content on Yahoo! will be able to listen to songs by the artist right on that page. The Yahoo Search music playback is powered by Rhapsody and offers full-song playback for more than 5 million tracks. Each user can listen to 25 free full-length tracks every 30 days. Once 25 songs have been played, users can subscribe to the Rhapsody Unlimited streaming service or continue to listen to an unlimited number of 30-second samples until the next month begins. Yahoo!’s FoxyTunes Player enables the on-demand, web-based playback of music within Yahoo! Search and throughout Yahoo! Music.

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Palin’s Yahoo Mail Hacked and Published

Sarah PalinU.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account gets hacked and of its contents are reportedly published on the Wikileaks Web site. A hacking group known as Anonymous gained access to Palin’s Yahoo account late Tuesday night and sent the information to Wikileaks. “Governor Palin has come under criticism for using private e-mail accounts to conduct government business and in the process avoid transparency laws,” Wikileaks wrote in a note.

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GPS Bicycles by Yahoo.

Yahoo‚Äôs GPS bicycleGPS bicycle, only time can tell whether this innovative step can help Yahoo to beat Google at the next turn. These GPS-enabled bicycles comes with cameraphones which have been set to take pictures automatically between time intervals and these photos will uploaded to Flikr right away. These bicycles are currently in use in San Francisco and New York, although they will soon be dispatched in Singapore, Denmark and the UK. Each bicycle equipped with solar panel which provides the power for the camera and a special software takes signal from mobile phone’s accelerometer to capture an image every minute whenever the bike is in motion. The Nokia N95 will be the handset of choice.

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Yahoo! HotJobs Announces the HotJobs 100

A survey by Yahoo revealed that one-third of survey respondents believe that landing a dream job in the current economy is just not possible. Survey respondents (42 percent) assert that one of the biggest obstacles to finding a job in the current economy is that there are no openings at companies they are interested in or for positions respondents want. In the midst of all the pessimism Yahoo! HotJobs announces the launch of the HotJobs 100, a resource for job seekers who want to know exactly where to find the jobs. The HotJobs 100 is a list of the top 100 companies across all industries that are currently hiring. Yahoo! HotJobs is also releasing lists of the industries and geographical regions where hiring is the hottest. HotJobs 100 list is updated quarterly.

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MySpace Beats Yahoo in Ad Views

MySpace and YahooUntil recently Yahoo leads the US market for online advertising, with 53 billion views on average. But according to data gathered by comScore, MySpace beats Yahoo in June drawing 56.8 billion advertising views. Even though MySpace leads in terms of advertising viewership, Yahoo draw top-dollar ad rates relative to MySpace. ComScore data also shows that Yahoo’s share of the display market has been trending down since July of 2007.

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Intel and Yahoo To Bring the Internet to TV.

Yahoo Internet TVIntel Corporation and Yahoo! previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television (TV) application framework optimized for TV and related consumer electronics (CE) devices that use the Intel Architecture. The Widget Channel will allow consumers to enjoy rich Internet applications designed for the TV while watching their favorite TV programs. It will also give developers access to write TV applications for the platform using JAVASCRIPT, XML, HTML and Adobe Flash technology. In addition to supporting the Yahoo! Widget Engine, Yahoo! will also provide consumers Yahoo!-branded TV Widgets that are customized based on its category-leading Internet services. Intel is the world’s largest CPU maker.

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Yahoo Buzz Opens for All

Yahoo BuzzYahoo’s Buzz opened up for every one. Until now only a hundred or so invited publishers could post news to Buzz. The main advantage of Buzz over other social bookmarking services like Digg,Delicious is that Yahoo pushes a few Yahoo Buzz stories to their home page every day, resulting in huge traffic to the sites. Starting yesterday, the invitation requirement is gone, and anyone can submit their stories to Buzz.

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Build your Own Search Service:BOSS by Yahoo

YahooYahoo! Inc. today introduced a new open Web services platform, Yahoo! Search BOSS(Build Your Own Search Service). The platform allows third parties a deeper level of access to Yahoo! Search Technology. The platform gives the flexibility to re-rank and control the presentation of Web search results. Yahoo says monetization capability will be added soon to the platform. BOSS is available to any company that wants to participate in the program. Google also offers a similar service called Google Custom Search.

See Also:
MicroSoft Withdraws Yahoo bid.
Yahoo’s Shine for Women.

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Problems with Yahoo mails?

YahooIF you are getting ‘Server busy’ or ‘Time out’ error messages when access your Yahoo mail, rest assured Yahoo is busy fixing the problems. Yahoo has decided to roll back the anti-spam and SSL features,that were added in its mail service earlier, since those security and anti-spam enhancements interfered with users’ ability to retrieve POP e-mail from external accounts. The rollback of the anti-spam features is under way and will take few days according to Yahoo. After Yahoo rejected Microsoft’s acquisition offer, it is facing a tough shareholder proxy fight to oust current board members.

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Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo bid

google-microsoft-yahoo.png Microsoft announced today that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo! Inc. In a final meeting occurred today at Microsoft headquarters, Yahoo said the lowest price they could accept was $37/share. Microsoft said that the economics demanded by Yahoo! do not make sense for them. Microsoft made a public offer to buy Yahoo on Jan. 31 this year. Both Microsoft and Yahoo have struggled to compete with Google for the billions of online advertising dollars.

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