Search Engine News Wrap-up Dec 4
Cadbury Selling Google + Bars
SE Roundtable: Famous chocolate bar maker, Cadbury posted a funny thing on their Google + page. They posted their 1kg Dairy Milk+ Bars with Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founders, on the label.
Should Chrome OS Stay or Go Now?
Google Watch: Google, which behind new-old CEO Larry Page has been trimming a lot of dark-matter projects, may want to clip Chrome OS now rather than invest any more money in it or the Chromebooks in the market.
Ouch! Microsoft’s Latest Bid for Yahoo Half of 2008 Offer
SE Watch: Bloomberg reported that the Silver Lake consortium – which includes Microsoft – has offered $16.60 per share for a minority stake in Yahoo, much lower than the $31 per share tender made in 2008.
New Google App Puts Chrome on the iPad
Beyond Search: Google has created a search app that is superior to the experience of any Android tablet and puts the core Chrome elements onto an Apple product.
How to Remove Unwanted Content from Google Index
Expertscolumn: After you google yourself and an unwanted content from the URL link appears from the Google search, you may request to remove it from the Google index. Here is how to do it.
Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in global browser stats
techradar: Chrome has overtaken Firefox globally for the first time, with analytics company StatsCounter’s figures suggesting that Google browser is now leading the IE chasing pack.
Is Google Making us E-tards? [infographic]
Julie Tabouli: The person I was talking to did not agree with my somewhat sunny view of the internet. She said that the invention was making people dependent on it as an extension of their brains, and leaving little room for new ideas or improvisation.
Apple explains why iPhone won’t find abortion centers
Technolog: According to what an Apple spokesperson told the New York Times, Siri’s inability to track down information related to abortion centers — even if there are several in your area — is not part of some sort of conspiracy, it’s just a glitch.
EU To Accuse Google Of Abuse Of Dominance In 400 Page Document
Multilingual Search: The Financial Times is reporting that Dealreporter.com (a subscription service) has details of a 400 page document spelling out accusations from complainants to the EU related to abuse of the search engine’s commercial dominance in Europe. See also Search Engine Land.
Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends
ZDNet: It hasn’t been a good year for Firefox. Mozilla has lost share to Google, it’s lost the loyalty of enterprise customers, and it’s lost key talent. And a deal with Google that supplied 84% of its revenue last year was scheduled to end in November. Can Firefox avoid a slide into irrelevance?
Google’s Hidden Navigation Menu
Google OS: As previously anticipated, Google will drop the black navigation bar and will use a simplified navigation interface that will make the transition between two Google products seamless.