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All over the tech world last night news spread that Microsoft has purchased Skype for approximately 8.5 billion US Dollars. The purchase came over and above other suspicions that Skype was also in talks with Facebook and Google. Microsoft Inc. announced that it will be paying approximately $8.5 billion to amalgamate Skype Technologies SA into their business model. The move was justified as to prevent other companies...

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Google has recently confirmed that it's going to be working on fixing it's new preview feature.  If you haven't seen this new feature yet, the screenshot of Adobe's homepage below shows how this new feature affects listing in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Page). [caption id="attachment_2653" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Google preview on Adobe.com"][/caption] In this scenario, the preview works fine, however when this feature is used on sites...

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Social network giant Facebook and Microsoft’s search engine Bing have joined forces to socialise search engine results. The concept, currently available to 2% of US Facebook subscribers in the US but soon to be a universal feature, is this: if a user of Facebook is logged in while they enter a search query in Bing, the results will show related data taken from the posts and...

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Following the beta release of Internet Explorer 9 last week, Google has joined in drive to rid the Internet of inferior Microsoft web browsers by announcing that Chrome Frame has been deemed stable and ready for general use. Chrome Frame is a Google initiative to overhaul older versions of Internet Explorer, equipping them with more modern browser features and improved speed. IE6 in particular is unanimously...

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Imagine a world where you can open your favourite websites straight from your taskbar. Internet Explorer 9, the soon-to-be released incarnation of Microsoft’s web browser, is making that world a (virtual) reality. If you use the Windows 7 OS, you will already be familiar with Pinned Programs – applications that are stuck to and accessible from the Windows 7 taskbar. Enter Pinned Sites, which will enable...

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Last week's expected decision on the controversial Google Books Library Project by a US federal judge has been postponed. The judge told a crowded courtroom last week that he will listen with an "open mind" to the arguments for and again Google's settlement with authors and publishers about the right to scan and publish book titles. U. S. District Court Judge Denny Chin walked into...

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A little while ago we reported that Microsoft was thinking outside the box, and looking at using the Family Guy show and creators to promote their new Windows 7 in a different way. This lasted all of less than 2 weeks, with Microsoft announcing that they are pulling out of the partnership. After making the decision to align with the edgy show, what would cause the...

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In previous blog posts we have looked at how advertising may have to change in the wake of viewer’s watching habits changing. To help launch the new Windows 7, Microsoft have enlisted Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy crew to create a specific show which will have product placement instead of ads. Microsoft has been mocked for some of their initial Windows 7 ads (which featured...

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Recent sources have confirmed talk that both Yahoo and Google are now looking into striking up deals with Twitter. These sorts of deals are big news because if undertaken would greatly improve the versatility of the results the search engines serve. Twitters last reported monthly user volumes of 54 million that generates an excess of a billion tweets. This large amount of fresh user generated data...

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