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Google tweaks Gmail to challenge Facebook, Twitter

Google tweaks Gmail to challenge Facebook, Twitter

Google Inc injected social networking features into its popular Web email product as the world's No. 1 search engine seeks to fend off competition from Facebook and Twitter.


Yahoo and AP Make a New Licensing Deal

The Associated Press has signed a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that gives the news cooperative a steady stream of revenue at a time less money is flowing in from newspapers and broadcasters.


Yahoo profits rise but sales fall

Internet giant Yahoo posts a $153m profit in the fourth quarter, but says sales are continuing to fall.


Collecta Offers A Real-Time View Into MySpace

The buzz around realtime search of social networks has mostly surrounded Twitter and Facebook. Collecta, OneRiot and the search giants, including Microsoft, Google and Yahoo all tap into Twitter (and Facebook too) to capture the realtime stream of content. But MySpace is also getting into the game, recently releasing a set of real-time APIs that both OneRiot and Google will be tapping into to provide content from the social network. Today, real-time search engine Collecta has launched a search platform that offers a real-time view into MySpace.


Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next Month

5 years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we're hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites.


Yahoo to Shut Down for Week

Yahoo is shutting down its offices, except for "essential functions," from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, as the Internet company searches for new ways to cut costs during the recession.


Yahoo Outsources All That Social Nonsense To Facebook

Yahoo continues their strategic defeat from the front lines of innovation. Earlier today they announced that they'd be "deeply integrating" with Facebook Connect, allowing Yahoo users "to see your Facebook friends’ activities on Yahoo! and share Yahoo!


Side By Side: A Look At The Top Search Trends From Yahoo, Bing, And Google

The results are in: Bing, Yahoo, and Google have all released their top search trends for 2009. We've been following them over the last few days, and decided we'd put them side by side to see if any interesting patterns emerged.


Google Buying Display Advertising Startup

Web search leader Google said it is buying Silicon Valley display advertising technology start up Teracent, which expands its competition with display leader Yahoo.


Yahoo! To Include Twitter Messages In Search Results

Yahoo Inc. is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon in its latest attempt to get people to use its Internet search engine more frequently. Beginning Thursday, Yahoo will mine the short messages posted on Twitter to find fresher information about hot topics. Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. had earlier announced plans to incorporate Twitter messages into search results, but Yahoo said it will be the first among them to include such "tweets" on its main search results.


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