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Google Losing the Search Engine Market?!

It looks as more than 81 percent of searches executed resulted in a visit to a website was driven by Bing and Yahoo! while the success rate for Google is 65 percent in January 2011.

What do you think? Is Google market to MicroHoo Search?

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Microsoft & Nokia Deal

At last, it became true, Microsoft (Software Leader) and Nokia (Mobile Telecom Leader) had an agreement in the following areas:

  • Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as its principal smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.
  • Nokia would help drive the future of Windows Phone. Nokia would contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.
  • Nokia and Microsoft would closely collaborate on joint marketing initiatives and a shared development roadmap to align on the future evolution of mobile products.
  • Bing would power Nokia’s search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing’s next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter would provide search advertising services on Nokia’s line of devices and services.
  • Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience
  • Nokia’s extensive operator billing agreements would make it easier for consumers to purchase Nokia Windows Phone services in countries where credit-card use is low.
  • Microsoft development tools would be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones, allowing developers to easily leverage the ecosystem’s global reach.
  • Nokia’s content and application store would be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for a more compelling consumer experience.

Read More:

Nokia and Microsoft Announce Plans for a Broad Strategic Partnership to Build a New Global Mobile Ecosystem

Microsoft-Nokia deal is like two fading marathon runners deciding to hold hands

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Accounting Firm and Cloud Support

This is a guest post from Hunter Richards of Software Advice:

Technology enthusiasts have long praised the cost savings and simplicity of cloud computing, but some accounting firms still need convincing. I tracked down some professionals to ask about their impressions of the cloud. There are a few remaining doubts, but current trends inspire hope for cloud adoption in the near future.

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