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Facebook says it isn’t plotting search team up with Yahoo

Facebook says it isn’t plotting search team up with Yahoo

Over the weekend, a rather interesting report from The Daily Telegraph surfaced. It claimed that Yahoo CEO Marissa Miller and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were in talks for a search alliance that would benefit both. At first, it seemed like the rumor made some sense - after all, Facebook has been talking about breaking into the search scene for a while now, and teaming up with Facebook could give the struggling Yahoo a nice boost. The problem is the rumor isn't true.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Yahoo hires former National Geographic photographer to take over Flickr

Yahoo hires former National Geographic photographer to take over Flickr

Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer, is in the process of cleaning house and turning the company around. Obviously, this involves giving employees and other chiefs some bad news, but in turn it allows the company to bring in some fresh faces to hopefully bring Yahoo out of a rut. One of the new folks is a former National Geographic photographer who will now be in charge of Flickr.

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Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung have joined up to bring interactive television to your living room. By combining Samsung's Smart TV with Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity, viewers will have access to "intelligent content discovery." This provides real-time content that operates alongside regular programming to complement what you're watching, whether it's a TV show, movie, or commercial.

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Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo's Q3 financial results were published today, revealing $1.2 billion in GAAP revenue. This was CEO Marissa Mayer's first full quarter at the company, and in the press release she stated, "Yahoo! had a solid third quarter, and we are encouraged by the stabilization in search and display revenue." Overall, the reported numbers were higher than expected.

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Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Analytics firm comScore has delivered its latest search engine rankings, and it probably isn't going to surprise you at all to hear that, for the month of September, Google remained the reigning king. The big G actually enjoyed a 0.3 percentage increase from August to September, climbing from 66.4% explicit search share to 66.7%. Others enjoyed small gains too, including Ask, which was up 0.3% itself, from 3.5% share to 3.8%.

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