Archives Tag: Yahoo!

Google Is Smarter Than You Think

Google is getting smarter and smarter, everyday. Faster than you may realize. Let’s look at this example to see how Google was able to translate what I wanted and what it was able to provide me. I did a search for “mytunes for mac” expecting to find some sort of app to let me steal […]

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Google Loses Mobile Search Deal to Microsoft

In recent news, Verizon chose Microsoft over both Google and Yahoo! as its search provider for its mobile devices. Obviously Verizon did not choose Microsoft based on advanced or superior technology, but it’s purely based on the dollar amount of the deal. Microsoft must have forked out some serious cash to be selected as Verizon’s […]

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Which was the Better Buy? YouTube or Flickr

The year 2005 marks one of the largest turning points in the tech industry. Yahoo! makes a bold move to acquire a fairly popular photo sharing website called Flickr in March 2005 [press]. The year 2006 marks one of the highlight moments for the Yahoo! competitor, Google. YouTube is acquired on October 9th, 2006 [press].

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Google to Host YUI! JavaScript Libraries

Google has been hosting a number of JavaScript libraries already, but the collection had been incomplete. No longer! Google’s JavaScript API hosting spot is now hosting Yahoo!’s YUI! libraries. Now, instead of being forced to use Yahoo!’s content delivery network (CDN), you can choose between Google’s CDN and Yahoo!’s CDN. Yahoo! has their own write-up […]

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Online Playback System with a Community Bias

Yahoo! has their work cut out for them. Google, even more so. Yahoo! recently registered a patent for an “online playback system with community bias.” This looks to me like an attempt to re-innovate Yahoo! Video to create a feature that tops YouTube. The new idea behind this patent for Yahoo!, I believe, is one […]

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Google/Yahoo! Ad Deal Delayed

The Google/Yahoo! advertising deal that was underway is being delayed because of a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation, according to PC World.

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Yahoo! Offers Comprehensive People Search

Something I hadn’t ever noticed before is that Yahoo! offers very comprehensive “people search.” I say that in loosely and in the context of helping a visitor that is searching, find exactly what they are looking for. Here are a couple sample queries. First, my name, “jonathan dingman” So this search displays other results above […]

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Yahoo! Search Joins Twitter

Hey Google, are you listening? Why aren’t you on Twitter yet? Companies are slowly but surely becoming more and more transparent to consumers (which is definitely a good thing). Yahoo!’s Twitter (@YSearchFE) My Twitter (@dingman)

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Yahoo! Loves YouTube

As we already know, Google loves to include YouTube videos in the search results whenever possible it seems relevant. But something I noticed today, Yahoo! is also doing that. Here is a quick look at how Yahoo! is doing it. I want to think that Yahoo! would be sending traffic to their own properties, since […]

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Yahoo! Uses WordPress, Google Uses Blogger

Something I have noticed more and more lately is what software powers corporate blogs. Sure, I understand that eBay is using WordPress, that CNN is using WordPress, even that the MozillaZine Weblogs are powered by Movable Type. That’s cool, I understand all that. But something I don’t understand is why Yahoo! is using WordPress. Yahoo! […]

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