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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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Next week, Sensis will announce a series of initiatives it claims will vastly improve the search performance of its White Pages directory, to re-allign itself as a professional business search for consumers. Dannielle Horan, spokeswoman for Sensis, has acknowledge the user issues related to the site and admits it will soon be overhauled. “The majority of search issues on White Pages are concerned with business search and...

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Actor-comedian, Robin Williams was in the audience recently at the annual TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in which some of the worlds top thinkers come together for a brainstorm and large discussion about their associated fields. Ironically, just as the MC was about to introduce Sergey Brin to talk about technology, their was a power failure resulting in technical issues. Never to fear! Robin Williams was...

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Google appear to have outgrown the capacity of major telco's through new products and services, and have in turn gone into investing in higher speed broadband initiatives. Google intend to help fund the development of an undersea cable between Japan and the US to enable a higher rate of bandwidth. Other companies that are investing include: Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI, Pacnet, and SingTel, making a total...

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European antitrust regulators have fined Microsoft $1.3 Billion for not complying with a 2004 judgement regarding Microsoft abusing its market dominance. The fine is the largest in history ever dealt by the EU commission, and makes the total value of fines imposed on Microsoft total $2.5 Billion dollars in todays current values. This news got me thinking, are Microsoft still considered Evil? Why did they get accused...

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The Google shares dropped on Tuesday in the US due to fear that the internet company is stalling in its earnings. Clicks on Google advertisements were down 0.3% - resulting in a drop of over 20% of the shares estimated value. Google's all time high was $747 in December 2007, with the current price $296 down making each share worth $451. The launch of a number of...

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On Monday Superbrands, a brand analysis organisation, disclosed that Google had overtaken, among others, the BBC, Microsoft and British Airways to become the most highly regarded business brand in the UK. The trend was that media companies in general performed much better then industrial brands which goes a long way towards illustrating the importance of building the level of trust, engagement and loyalty in a brand in order to ride the waves of turbulent economic times.