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Yahoo! are scrambling to avoid defeat while battling Microsoft for the hostile company takeover. As reported recently here on the E-Web Marketing Blog, Yahoo! was valued at $41.2 Billion dollars by Microsoft, and both sides are preparing for a takeover fight by starting a proxy contest next week. Yahoo have managed to further delay the move by extending the deadline for which they nominate the directors of...

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Steve Ballmer of Microsoft has pledged that the company would gain market share against Google in the online advertising and Search Marketing arena, even it it was the last breath the company would take. Steve used the talk to also justify and reiterate why it is they want to purchase Yahoo! inc for its $41.2 Billion price tag, saying that the deal would accelerate its new...

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Jerry Yang, the CEO of Yahoo! has donated $50Million USD for a green building at Stanford University, which will be called the 'Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki' Environment and Energy Building. Donations such as this are talked of as signs of slowing down, potentially indicating Jerry Yang may be retiring soon.Jerry is flat out at the moment trying to stop the Microsoft takeover bid, but has...

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In this video, posted on Google's YouTube channel and taken then plugged into a blog post on the Webmaster Central blog, Matt Cutts discusses methods of keeping certain content from being indexed - and removing that content if it is already indexed. Your first reaction may be "why would I want to remove content!? I want as many pages indexed as possible!", however; this...

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A quick update from the Yahoo! Search Blog; We're in the process of rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. While we expect the update will be completed soon, as you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index. To share your thoughts on this with other Yahoo! Search users, please visit the Site...

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I came across this presentation today whilst cruising around SlideShare.net. It is a first impression of the Alpha version of the new Wikia search engine, a for-profit project by the creators of the not-for-profit Wikipedia web-based encyclopedia. It was created around a month ago and things may have come along a bit in development of Wikia since then but I still found it to...

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