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  1. Will Yahoo Torch its Search Deal With Microsoft, Outsource Search to Google?

    Search Engine Watch contacted Microsoft when this news broke late last week, but they had no comment. Is the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance on life support? Microsoft, Google in active discussions” with Google about Google taking over Yahoo’s...

  2. Microsoft Snipes (Only) at Google Over Browser Settings Circumvention Controversy

    Rachel Whetstone, SVP of Communications and Policy, said in a statement sent to Search Engine Watch: Microsoft released a blog post Monday condemning Google in light of the controversy over their circumvention of Safari users’ privacy settings.

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

    A Microsoft spokesperson explained their decision not to join the #StopSOPA blackout to Search Engine Watch: Several early SOPA supporters backed out, either under pressure from consumers or in light of their learning more of what it entailed...

  4. Q3 Paid Search Spend Data Bodes Well for Google; Bing Continues to Slide

    It’s difficult to quantify, but I am under the impression that a significant percentage of advertisers were not running PLAs through the GAN, but adopted them once PLAs moved to AdWords, where they were more easily managed by paid search agencies...