About.com Sold By New York Times For $ 300 Million, Acquired By IAC

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About.com, the web-portal offering information on a range of topics, has been sold by New York Times (NYT). It has been acquired by Barry Diller’s IAC conglomerate for US$ 300 Million in an ‘All Cash’ deal.The selling price includes a few more internet properties like ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com. Way back in 2005, realizing the paradigm shift of readers from physical newspapers...
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Google Increases Search Market Share In October : Comscore Report

Comscore has released its monthly analysis of the U.S. search marketplace for the month of October. The numbers show that Google and Microsoft grew their market share while Yahoo!, Ask and AOL lost share as compared to the previous month. The October figures represent the second month reflecting the impact of Google Instant Search, the new feature from Google that delivers results in real-time while...
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Ask.com Surrenders To Google

Ask.com, which seemed quite promising a few years back and even attracted media baron Barry Diller to buy it for $ 1.85 billion, has axed more than 130 engineering jobs in its bid to call its search business quits. And the remaining 20+ engineers working on rank algorithm technology are being relocated to its HQ at Oakland to shift focus on Ask Q and A service. According to Doug Leeds, President, Ask.com,...
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Yahoo! Web Search Ad Market Share Increases

Many Internet pundits thought that Yahoo’s decision to decline Microsoft’s bid was inappropriate. But I strongly disagree. Yahoo! has been working hard to revive its lost charm.   According to the latest report although Yahoo search engine users have declined but when it comes to web search ad market it has started gaining more than Google. A research by the Marketing firm SearchIgnite shows...
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Google Still Beats Microsoft, Yahoo And Ask.com For Search Queries In USA!

  Hotwise an online competitive intelligence service announced in its report that Google search attained a new high while Microsoft and Yahoo! Search attained new lows.   According to March 2008 statistics for the search engine in USA, Google received 67.25% of the entire US search. While Yahoo search received 20.29%, MSN search received 5.25% and ASK.com search received 4.09%.  Let...
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Microsoft pledges to fight against Online Privacy invasion

In a recent report and study conducted by Privacy International on Privacy Ranking of Internet Service Companies, Google was ranked as the worst company when it came to handling a user’s privacy. Microsoft didn’t fare too good either and were assessed as a company which had ‘Serious Lapses’ when it came to handling a users privacy. Well Microsoft has decided to put some pressure...
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Microsoft begins work on new Search Engine, Ask.com re-launching and MyLiveSearch to rival Google

Google’s domination in the Search space is inspiring others to build stronger and better search engines. MyLiveSearch hit the news last week – when they said they were building something to rival Google and that “searching the internet will never be the same…”. They are planning on a world wide launch around the end of June. It is the brainchild of self-taught software...
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