Tuesday, September 18, 2007

BuzzTracker to be part of Yahoo Network

Yahoo has done it again! The Internet giant has announced its acquisition of BuzzTracker, the popular blog information company. Industry experts claim that this move will see Yahoo spiral to greater heights, closing in the gap with arch-rival Google a little further.

Established in the year 2002, BuzzTracker tracks more than thousand news topics worldwide and covers about 90,000 blogs. As per online reports, Yahoo is believed to have paid about $5 million for the acquisition. This amalgamation is touted to take the website's news services to the top of popularity charts.

It is quite interesting to see the popular search engine giants like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft battle it out in the online marketplace. With new features being added to their kitty almost every month, web users are indeed having a great time surfing the World Wide Web.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Social News Dropped from Netscape

Netscape users can no more enjoy the benefits of the social news functionality in their browser. Following a year of unsuccessful experimentation, popular Internet service provider AOL, the owner of Netscape, has decided to drop this feature from the browser.

For quite some time now, Netscape has been functioning as a social news site wherein visitors submit links for news stories and then cast votes on their significance. Most of these stories were verified and even edited by editors of Netscape. They also ensured that these write-ups were not spammed.

As per reports on the Web, AOL has decided to do away with this news feature for the time being. But it also insists that social news will continue being a part of its online sphere, maybe external to Netscape. Users have no idea about it as the company has not announced future plans regarding the same. AOL will definitely leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the wonderful rapport between its websites and their users is not broken.