Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Less than 48 hours after news of the killing of Osama bin Laden, related searches are still trending on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Details of bin Laden’s death, news coverage, and even conspiracy theories have dominated on the search engines. Here’s a roundup….

Yahoo, which announced plans to anonymize search logs, page views, page clicks, ad views, and ad click data it collected after 90 days in 2008, is reversing course and plans to begin storing search logs for 18 months — as well as potentially storing other types of user information for longer periods of time. After notifying users, Yahoo says this new policy will be in effect sometime after mid-July….

The Italian court had recently “found that Yahoo was liable for contributory copyright infringement for listing links to websites that hosted the film “About Elly” by director Asghar Farhadi.” PCWorld reported. But Yahoo has stated they will appeal the decision. and won’t remove the links unless the company loses the case. The Italian courts seem to be chasing the search engines out of their country. As we reported yesterday:…

Google and Yahoo have felt the sting of the Italian courts recently and the numerous problems the engines seem to be having in the country almost suggests search engines are not welcome. Or maybe the search engines will just decide the effort is not worth the return and filter Italy like Google did to the search results in China. Google was found liable for defamation of a person from their autocomplete – which is a reflection of what people are searching for, but as the case stated, Google had already filtered the autocomplete for copyright terms – so the court…

So Yahoo is still in search. We found that out last week as they hyped the arrival of their latest search “innovation” that they call Search Direct. Or, as Yahoo puts it: a “simpler way to find answers fast” and the “first fundamental shift in search in more than a decade.” Guess it depends what the questions are, and which search company you’re referring to….

Beverly Stayart is now 0-3 trying to sue search engines for vanity search results. Last week her case against Google for the search suggestion [bev stayart levitra] was dismissed in U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin….

Bing overtook Yahoo globally for the first time in January, and further expanded its lead in February, StatCounter announced today….

It’s that time of year again! The lists are out and the voting has begun. No, I’m not talking about the Academy, I’m talking about the search engines. For the past few years, speculation about Oscar winners and search trends have grown….

After announcing what they called the sunset of various properties, Yahoo today announced the end date of MyBlogLog is May 24, 2011 and recommended users move to Yahoo Pulse. Yahoo made the announcement to its users via an email to their user base and by a giant yellow notice at the top of users’ profiles. Those who paid for premium services will no longer be charged “after May 24, 2011″ and Yahoo will refund “the unused portion of your subscription, if any.”…

Not to be outdone by Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily, Yahoo is launching Livestand, “a digital newsstand that continually offers new content to consumers, based on their interests,” the Yahoo News Center reported. Slated for release in the first half of 2011, and “launching first for tablets, Livestand from Yahoo! will enable publishers and advertisers to seamlessly distribute content across tablets and mobile phones in an experience that is elegant and personalized to the individual.”…