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Microsoft, Yahoo! Ink Search Deal

by Allen Weiner  |  July 29, 2009  |  Comments Off

After walking halfway down the aisle with Google in 2008 in a proposed (and then scrapped) search-advertising pact, Yahoo! has inked a 10 year deal in which Microsoft will power Yahoo! search and sell self-service keywords through AdCenter while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. The […]

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Bing Gains Momentum by Adding Search to Hotmail

by Allen Weiner  |  July 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

It’s been a month now since the launch of Bing, Microsoft’s most recent entry into the consumer search arena. In our report, “Bing Takes Wing Against All Odds,” we pointed out that the Redmond software giant was entering the game rather late and was taking on the difficult challenge of moving up from third place […]

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Bing Goes the Strings of Microsoft’s Heart

by Allen Weiner  |  May 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

CEO Steve Ballmer has announced the long-speculated rebranding and relaunch of Microsoft’s consumer search service at the All Things Digital Conference. As of June 1, Live Search will become Bing (as in cherry and former Piston great and now Detroit mayor). The service is scheduled to be in preview on June 1 and will lose […]

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U.S. Searchers Say: “What, Me Worry?

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

Economy in trouble? Layoffs coming in horrific waves? Daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy? Oprah packing on the pounds? Hah. We’re not worried about any of that sort of mundane sort of trivia. What we want to know is does a straight beat a flush. Or what did Paris Hilton wear to some wonderful after-party. Or […]

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Who Won the Michael Phelps Search Test?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 16, 2008  |  2 Comments

During Google’s Q3 earnings call, Sergey Brin, the company’s president of technology, was talking about Google’s search improvements for the quarter and mentioned the evolution of its “blended results.” Blended results means a search query returns not only the best text links but also images and video. Brin suggested that we type in “Michael Phelps” […]

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