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  1. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Microsoft Reports Third-Quarter Results – Microsoft News Center"The Online Services Division reported revenue of $832 million, an 18% increase from the prior year period. Google search manipulation starves some websites of traffic – PCWorldHarvard...

  2. Future Forward - Shifts in the Digital Revolution at #SESLON

    In the opening keynote of SES London on Tuesday, "Future Forward - Shifts in the Digital Revolution," Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer of advertising and online at Microsoft UK, focused on the changing web and the importance of context and...

  3. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    FairSearch.org, a group of companies including Microsoft, Expedia, and TripAdvisor, among others, released a blog post about Google’s latest acquisition. As Google has increased its content and services, it has unfairly favoured them in its search...

  4. Tools to Monitor Online Reputation Across Different Languages

    There are also a number of services that allow you to monitor and manage different aspects of your online reputation. Services such as Boardtracker and Boardreader specialize in trawling the boards for searchable keywords so you don't have to.

  5. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Several early SOPA supporters backed out, either under pressure from consumers or in light of their learning more of what it entailed, including game developer EA, GoDaddy, and Microsoft. Microsoft For their part, Microsoft has been working with...

  6. Bing's New Back-end: Cosmos and Tigers and Scope, Oh My

    Microsoft has lost billions on Bing, with the online services division losing the company $9 billion since 2007. In September, President of Online Services Qi Lu told financial analysts they plan to bring Bing to profitability over the course of...

  7. Should the Government Decide Where You Rank at Google?

    But they're not doing anything that, apparently, competitors such as Microsoft and Yahoo are not doing also. For the end user, as with other search services, not just Google: it's free. And search engines have responded by returning a variety of...

  8. Google Fights Claims of Bias in Instant, Local Search

    Add this to the recent news that Microsoft-funded Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace was a key player in helping launch the EU's investigation of Google. By directing users to Google services, Google can make its offerings take off in...