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Microsoft Offers 44.6 Billion To Buy Yahoo

“SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets.” Read full press release here: Â

Google & Form Strategic Alliance

Google Inc. and Inc. announce a strategic partnership Tuesday and announce a new product called “Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords” which integrates Google AdWords with Salesforce on Demand CRM. The new offering is targeted towards small to midsize businesses. “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (June 5, 2007) — (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology […]

Google TiSP – Free Wireless Broadband

Google introduces (TiSP) free in-home wireless broadband service. The TiSP wireless router is connected via your commode which then links up to fiber optic cable running through your local municipal sewage lines. “MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2007 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless […]

Google Pay Per Action Ads

Google launches Pay Per Action Ads beta test. The new advertising service will allow advertisers to pay for a specific action such as pageview, lead acquisition, sale, etc. Pay Per Action ad placement will only be available on the Google content network. You can read the press release here. More information on Google Pay Per […]

Microsoft Content Ads Pilot

Microsoft launches Content Ads Pilot Program, a contextual advertising service that will allow U.S. advertisers to place relevant text ads throughout the Microsoft network. Examples of the Microsoft Network are sites such as City Guides, Real Estate, Tech and Gadgets, etc. “This week, some of our U.S. advertisers will receive an e-mail notification that their […]

Google To Acquire YouTube

Google announces that it has agreed to acquire YouTube. Press Release: Link

Google & Sony BMG Music

Google announces partnership with Sony BMG Music that will bring the companies video collection online. Press Releases Here: Link

AdCenter Labs Launched

MSN launches AdCenter Labs, providing several internet marketing tools. Tools include Paid Search, Contextual Advertising, Behavioral Targeting, and Emerging Markets. Details Here: AdCenter Labs

MSN adCenter Goes Live

It’s official, Yahoo! PPC are no longer being used in search results on MSN Search. MSN adCenter is in full swing and available for online advertisers. Further reading on this topic can be found on the following WMW Microsoft AdCenter thread

Google Romance

Google moves a step closer to becoming a portal with the launch of Google Romance™ which is in Beta. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2006 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Romance™, a new product that offers users both a psychographic matchmaking service and all-expenses-paid dates for couples who agree […]

Google Pack

Looks like Google Pack is live now. Google Pack is basically a package of software from Google and a couple other software companies. Read about it here: About Google Pack

Google Analytics

Google Analytics launches, you can sign up with your existing Google account and it’s free. See the links below for more information; Google Analytics Home Page, Features, Support, and Conversion University

Yahoo Local Maps

Yahoo Local Maps (Beta) has been enhanced with the recent integration of Yahoo local search results. You can now enter a search term along with an address/location. Yahoo Local Maps home page. Yahoo Maps help.

Looksmart Vertical Search Launches

Looksmart announced yesterday that it has relaunched as a Vertical Search Engine. Unveiling 161 new vertical search web sites spanning 12 different categories. Looksmart Press Release. Each vertical search site will offer results from the web, blogs and news as well as content and articles relevant to that vertical site. Some of the categories include; […]

Search Engine Ranking Factors

This is by far one of the best articles I’ve found explaining the many different factors a search engine takes into account that can positively or negatively effect a document’s (web page) rank. Search engine ranking factors by