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Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft has provided the default search results for Yahoo for the last several years. This deal predates Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer significantly. Recently Mayer said that the search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was not delivering the sort of gains in market share or the type of revenue that the partnership should deliver. Mayer specifically said that Yahoo wants collective growth rather than just trading share with Microsoft.

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Eric Schmidt to sell over 40% of his stake in Google

Eric Schmidt to sell over 40% of his stake in Google

According to an SEC filing, Google's Eric Schmidt will be selling about 42-percent of his stake in the company, for a total of 3.2 million Class A shares. The sale will take place throughout 2013 in order to avoid a large impact on the market. The former CEO is reported as having a total of about 7.6 million Class A and Class B common stock shares.

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Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

It's an embarrassing day for Bing, with the search engine officially falling in ranking under the apparently not-completely-obscure Russian search engine Yandex, which now holds steady as the fourth largest search engine in the world. This information comes from a ComScore report that shows Yandex as hitting a higher number of users per month in both November and December 2012 than Microsoft's offering.

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Bing makes it’s case for your one-stop Valentine’s Day resource

Bing makes it’s case for your one-stop Valentine’s Day resource

This week the folks at Microsoft have made it clear that they're aiming for Google's throat with a loving dose of all-out Valentine's Day coverage straight from Bing - full of love, of course! This coverage comes in the form of not just Windows Phone-centered functionality for all your Valentine's Day needs, but both the Bing mobile site and the Bing app as well. Once you've gone to m.bing.com or downloaded Bing from your smartphone or tablet's own app store, you'll be well on your way!

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“M&M’s” most-trended search term on Google during Super Bowl

“M&M’s” most-trended search term on Google during Super Bowl

This year's Super Bowl seemed like it was all about the commercials and the halftime show, and it turns out that the top two trending search results on Google during the big game had something to do with both, at least in the US. "M&M's" topped the list at number one, while "Beyonce" came in at number two. Unsurprisingly, "Baltimore Ravens," "San Francisco 49ers," and "Colin Kaepernick" rounded out the top five.

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Bing Tags get a boost, are now publicly displayed

Bing Tags get a boost, are now publicly displayed

Bing Tags is a simple, yet rather convenient method to tags friends in search, and starting today, the tags can now be made available to the Internet at large. Before being made publicly available, the tagged individual must approve the tag, at which point it will show up in search results. The system utilizes Facebook, but allows tagging on any search result for the public to see.

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Lack of Facebook “hide from search results” no reason to panic

Lack of Facebook “hide from search results” no reason to panic

This week we're hearing a lot of talk about how the upcoming Graph Search inside Facebook will be un-privatizing us once again - let's talk about why that's not true. In a report in Ars Technica they note how once Graph Search is turned on for the masses, information you'd previously had hidden from search results will become public. There's also a post on Quartz citing a segment in the Facebook Privacy Policy which interprets a "hiding from timeline" note as Facebook admitting it wont hide anything no matter how hard you try - that's simply not true.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Sluggish Google indexing drove us to Bing

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Sluggish Google indexing drove us to Bing

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has blamed Google's reactiveness to privacy concerns for negotiations between the two companies breaking down, pushing the social site into the arms of Microsoft's rival Bing engine. "Microsoft was more willing to do things that were specific to Facebook" Zuckerberg said at the launch of Facebook Graph Search yesterday, the Guardian reports, citing the speed and willingness to remove personal content that had previously been public, but which Facebook users subsequently made private, as key to the deal.

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