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Oct 22, 2013

Yahoo tried to slow Microsoft search rollout: filing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer tried to slow the rollout of its search deal with Microsoft Corp and questioned its partner’s commitment, court filings show, in the latest sign that their strategic relationship is fraying.

A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that Yahoo must adopt Microsoft’s search technology in Taiwan and Hong Kong under their partnership, forged in 2010, to try and lessen Google Inc’s dominance in search advertising.

Oct 21, 2013

Yahoo sought to ‘pause’ search rollout with Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday refused to let Yahoo Inc YHOO.O delay using Microsoft Corp’s Bing search capabilities in Taiwan and Hong Kong, affirming an arbitrator’s decision in favor of Microsoft.

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer sought to slow the rollout of its search partnership arguing that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s decision to retire had raised concerns, according to court documents.

Oct 21, 2013

Gory videos OK when posted for users to ‘condemn’-Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has
surreptitously resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted
on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier
this year on content featuring graphic violence.

The world’s largest online social network, with 1.15 billion
members, said after a report on the BBC on Monday, that gory
photos and videos are permitted on its site so long as the
content was posted in a manner intended for its users to
“condemn” the acts rather than celebrate them.

Oct 20, 2013

Twitter quitters dog IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Retired schoolteacher Donald Hovasse signed up for Twitter about a year ago at the urging of his daughter. He lost interest after trying the service a few times and finding lots of celebrities but few of his friends using the online social network.

“I didn’t really get the point of it at all,” said the Las Vegas resident. “Most of them were people I wasn’t interested in hearing what they had to say anyway.” He said, however, that he does check Facebook every day to see what his friends are up to.

Oct 18, 2013

Google shares break $1,000 barrier as mobile pays off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc shares jumped past $1,000 on Friday as investors bet on the Internet company’s continued dominance of the mobile and video advertising businesses despite aggressive competition from Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc.

Shares of the world’s No. 1 search company rose more than 13 percent to hit an all-time high of $1,008.18, swelling the company’s market value by almost $40 billion. That vaulted Google past Microsoft Corp and Berkshire Hathaway Inc in capitalization and brought it to No. 3 among U.S. companies, behind only Apple Inc and Exxon Mobil Corp.

Oct 18, 2013

Google’s third-quarter beats as ad volume grows, stock flirts with $1,000 level

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc’s quarterly results beat Wall Street’s expectations as the Internet search giant expanded its mobile and overseas businesses while keeping ad-rate declines in check, sending its shares to a record high.

The market reaction put Google’s stock within striking distance of $1,000, following what analysts said was a strong, but not spectacular quarter.

Oct 17, 2013

Google’s Q3 beats as ad volume grows, stock flirts $1,000 level

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) quarterly results beat Wall Street’s expectations as the Internet search giant expanded its mobile and overseas businesses while keeping ad-rate declines in check, sending its shares to a record high.

The market reaction put Google’s stock within striking distance of $1,000, following what analysts said was a strong, but not spectacular quarter.

Oct 17, 2013

Google Internet revenue rises 23 percent in third-quarter

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc beat Wall Street’s revenue and profit expectations as its advertising business expanded, while losses deepened at its Motorola mobile phone business.

Shares of Google rose six percent to $941.25 in after-hours trading on Thursday.

Oct 17, 2013

Google Internet revenue rises 23 percent in Q3

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Google Inc beat
Wall Street’s revenue and profit expectations as its advertising
business expanded, while losses deepened at its Motorola mobile
phone business.

Shares of Google rose six percent to $941.25 in after-hours
trading on Thursday.

Oct 16, 2013

Facebook lifts restriction on teen users sharing with public

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc
removed a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited
who could see their online postings from photos to musings on
the world-wide social network.

The No.1 online social network said that teenagers would now
be able to manually alter the setting and share information with
the public. Until now, a teenager’s postings on Facebook were
only viewable to their friends, and to the friends of their
friends.

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