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The Week We Searched For- January 14, 2011
Posted By Camille Canon On January 14, 2011 @ 12:23 pm In Featured,News | No Comments
EU Investigates Google’s Manipulation of Search Results- The European Union’s antitrust investigation has begun asking advertisers if Google suggested any relationship between increased paid-search campaigns and improved organic rankings. The New York Times  confidentially obtained a questionnaire of about 120 questions, aimed at determining whether Google manipulates organic results. Some of the questions include:
US to challenge Google/ITA acquisition deal- Google may have hit a snag in their $700 million acquisition of ITA software, which develops solutions for airfare search. The U.S. Department of Justice is rumored to be preparing an anti-trust case against Google on the grounds that the deal would leave Google with too much power over the online travel search market. The Justice Department has thirty days to file the anti-trust suit. To read more about the pending litigation, check out The Washington Post. 
Google and Facebook announce IPv6 test- Google, Facebook and Yahoo announced this week that they will be performing a 24-hour trial of the Internet Protocol Version 6 on June 8, 2011. The inevitable switch to IPv6 is necessary, because of size restrictions of our current IPv4 system. As Mark Brown explains  on Wired.com, “Internet Protocol Version 6  is a much needed successor to the current address list used across the web, IPv4. 32-bit IPv4′s 4.3 billion address space seemed plenty when the internet was first being developed in the 70s and 80s. But now that well is running dry, and all those IP addresses could be used up by 2012.”
Google introduces new translation Android App- Google released a new app for the Android this week, a real-time speech translator, called Conversation Mode in Google Translate. The service can translate what you say into the phone in real time and then read it back to you in your desired language. Check it out. 
ComScore releases December search data- ComScore released it December search data this week, showing Google and Bing both increasing their share, while Yahoo experienced another slight decrease. Google’s search share increased .4% from November to 66.6% with a Y/Y increase of 13.1% in December up from 12.0% in November. For more specifics on Bing and Yahoo’s traffic shares, check out Dan Frommer’s  article on Business Insider.
Groupon IPO could be valued at $15 billion- This week Groupon discussed the possibility of a public offering with bankers. Rumor has it that the social buying site, which Google attempted to acquire for $6 billion last year, may be valued for $15 billion or more. For more, check out at the DealBook  section of the NYTimes.
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URLs in this post:
 The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/technology/14google.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
 The Washington Post.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/13/AR2011011306057.html
 explains: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-01/14/ipv6-test-day
 Internet Protocol Version 6: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-09/07/comment-the-internet-needs-an-extension
 Check it out.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oyRQnflIv6Y
 Dan Frommer’s: http://www.businessinsider.com/comscore-december-search-data-out-google-and-bing-up-yahoo-down-2011-1
 DealBook: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/groupon-readies-for-an-i-p-o/?partner=rss&emc=rss
 Google, Motorola, and the Future of Android: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2011/08/google-motorola-future-android/
 The Week We Searched For- October 7, 2011: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2011/10/the-week-we-searched-for-october-7-2011/
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