Jun 272014
 

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Jul 042012
 

By BEN FOX RUBIN Microsoft Corp. said it would record a $6.2 billion goodwill write-down in its online services division, largely related to the 2007 purchase of aQuantive Inc. Microsoft paid $6.3 billion for the online advertising firm, hoping the acquisition would help it broker online ads on partner websites. “While the aQuantive acquisition continues […]

Feb 262012
 

By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Apple Inc. said it has acquired app-search engine Chomp, gaining a small team of app specialists and technology designed to ease the pain of finding apps. The price Apple paid couldn’t be learned but it likely amounts to small change for the tech behemoth, which is wrestling with how to spend […]

Jan 132012
 

BY JOHN LETZING Google Inc. said it has further tied its new social-networking service to its dominant search engine, a move that Twitter Inc. challenged as anticompetitive. Google said starting over the next few days users of its search engine will receive photos and messages posted by their contacts on its Google+ social network. It […]

Jun 242011
 

MOSCOW (Dow Jones)–Russian search engine Yandex (YNDX), which recently raised $1.3 billion in a Nasdaq initial public offering, said Thursday it will start running searches for rival Internet company Rambler Media and handle … Free Backlinks.com | Full Text RSS Feed | Amazon Plugin | Settlement Statement | WordPress Tutorials

May 272011
 

(Adds closing stock-price data; LinkedIn’s trading performance for the day, in the seventh paragraph.) Russian search engine Yandex N.V. (YNDX) made good trading gains during its first day of trading Tuesday, rising 55%. The company’s performance, after pricing above its expected range Monday night, follows the sharp increase seen last week in professional-networking company LinkedIn […]

May 232011
 

BY LYNN COWAN Eight initial public offerings will make their U.S. debuts this week, but there’s one standout: Russian Internet search engine Yandex NV. Consumer Internet stocks are a hot commodity now, especially following LinkedIn Inc.’s stellar initial public offering last week, during which its shares doubled on the first day. Though Yandex isn’t in […]

Sep 142010
 

BY SPENCER E. ANTE AND NICK WINGFIELD One third of its way into a five-year deal to make its Internet search and advertising services the default option on Verizon Wireless cellphones, Microsoft Corp. is still struggling to make headway in a market that continues to be dominated by Google Inc. The arrangement with the largest […]

Sep 032010
 

By AMIR EFRATI Google Inc. said the Texas attorney general’s office is conducting an antitrust review of the Web giant’s core search-engine business, another sign of growing government scrutiny of the company. In a blog post Friday, Don Harrison, a deputy general counsel at Google, said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has inquired about allegations […]

Sep 012010
 

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is seeking a Chinese partner to help boost its presence in China’s Internet-search market. Simon Leung, the company’s CEO for greater China, told The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft plans to invest $100 million in Chinese companies, targeting sectors including software and cloud computing. Leung did […]