Rumor: Chrome Chief To Stick With Google Despite Twitter Bid

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As news stories go, there have been more interesting ones than an employee not switching companies.  However, rumors indicated that Twitter was courting Google’s Sundar Pichai, and in order to keep him – which Google has – Google likely had to lay out a significant sum of money. To set the scene: Sundar Pichai has been with Google for almost …

Why Social Media Practices Are Like Football

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Co-authored by Jay Baer and Amber Naslund One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “who owns social media?” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is . . . yes. For the long-term, anyway. You’re not likely at the point yet where you have social media wired into …

Should Google Be Able To Prioritize Its Own Content In Search Results?

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Does Google have the right to place its own content over others’ content in its search results? If the company deems it better for the user that way, Google certainly thinks so.  Do you agree with Google? Let us know. There has been a great deal of discussion around this in the media recently, and a great deal of complaining …

Yahoo Tests New Local Site for Mobile Users

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Yahoo has launched the new Yahoo Local for Mobile experience in beta.  "At Yahoo!, we’re all about harnessing the massive power of the web and the ever-expanding capabilities of connected devices to create engaging and personally relevant mobile experiences for our users," says Irv Henderson, VP of Product Management for Yahoo Mobile and Connected Devices. "But we also know that …

LIVE: Google Makes Major Announcements at Google I/O

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Today is the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco. The search giant is making several announcements on Google Wave and many of its other products. Here are my live notes on today’s keynote: Google I/O Keynote: Live Notes – VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra is addressing the crowd with some housekeeping notes and an introduction to Google I/O – HTML5 …

See Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search in Action [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, Yahoo launched a new iPhone app called Sketch-a-Search that allows you to trace an area with your finger to get restaurant results in a specifically defined region. We had a chance to sit down with Director of Product Management Ariel Seidman for a demo of Sketch-a-Search, and got a window into future expansion of the app. While …