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Yahoo Japan switches to Google

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Yahoo has used Bing.com’s search results for some time, but this is about to change in at least one country. Yahoo Japan announced today that it has signed a deal to use Google instead of Bing. Daniel Alegre, vice president of Google’s Asia Pacific and Japan operations, stated: Yahoo Japan …

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Hosting Company Shuts Down Blogging Service


The incident apparently began with the FBI monitoring certain web blogs for terrorist activity. Al-Qaeda is known to operate and spread their communication through the Internet, but the odd part about this shut down is that it was a community web service with many users. The blogging service, Blogetery, reportedly …

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Facebooks hits 500 million users

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According to PC World, social networking site Facebook now has half a billion users. To put in perspective, only China and India have more people than Facebook has users. Statistics posted by the news site reveal that 35.4% of North Americans and 17% of Europeans log onto Facebook every month. …

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Is Yahoo going to buy bit.ly?


According to inside sources, search giant Yahoo is considering purchasing the bit.ly. Although several other companies are also rumoured to be in talks with the URL shortener, Yahoo seems to be the most serious contender. Purchasing bit.ly would help Yahoo better compete in the social media world. Some Internet marketing …

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Chinese government renews Google’s license

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Google announced today that the Chinese government has renewed its license to operate as an Internet content provider, meaning that the search engine will continue to operate in China. Earlier this year, Google strongly considered leaving the country due to its strict Internet censorship, and began redirecting Chinese users to …

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Bing market share up by 7%

bing market share

According to a report by Experian Hitwise, the market share of Microsoft’s Bing search engine increased by 7% in June. Meanwhile, Google saw a drop in market share of -1%. Bing’s May market share was 9.23%. With the 7% increase, its new market share for June was 9.85%. Google’s market …

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