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Bing Launches Predicts for eSport’s League of Legend Winner

Use Bing Predicts to keep up with eSport’’s League of Legends World Championship.

Doodle 4 Google 2013 is Open for Submission! Winning Prize $30K in Scholarship

Google is inviting K-12 students around the United States for the 6th annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition. The winning artist will win a $30k college scholarship, and $50k technology grant for school. Also, Google pledges $2.65M to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms for more intelligent energy use. And, the Ad Blitz Pre-Game, a YouTube channel curated playoff coverage and predictions for the Big Game launches.

Google Patents Adds Patents from European Patent Office and the ‘Prior Art Finder’ Tool; Summer Games Stats; Setting Up URL Parameters in Webmaster Tools

Google Patent Search until now let people discover, search, and read the United States patents online. Now, starting this week, bringing patents submitted to the European Patent Office to its online repository.

Patent pages now feature a “Find Prior Art” button that instantly pulls together information relevant to the patent application. With a …

Google Shopping Hangouts on Air; Google Reports 10x Increase in Olympics Mobile Searches Globally; Launches Google Ventures Blog

Today, Google launches a new experimental blog “Google Ventures”, to help users get to know the people and companies at Google Ventures a little better. “We’ll share how we think about things and why, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might want to talk to Joe, Rich, Kevin and the rest of the team,” Bill Maris, …

Google Acquires Wildfire; 40 Fiberhoods Qualified for Google Fibre, Posts Q&A; Google+ Hangouts for Fantasy Football 2012 Season

As businesses around the world are now embracing social media to share information and forge stronger relationships with their fans and customers. A social presence can complement all marketing campaigns–search, display, video, mobile, offline ads and more.

To make its presence stronger on the social networkng, Google today acquired “Wildfire,” a platform for …

Twitter Launches Clickable Stock Ticker Symbols “$”; Surpassed 500M Users Mark, 140M of them in the US; Suspend Account of a Journalist for Being Critical of critical of NBC’s Olympics Coverage

Twitter quietly rolled out a new feature — announced through a official tweet, the microblogging social network company said that users can now click on stock (or “ticker”) symbols in any tweet to view search results for those stocks and companies.

Bing Revamps Homepage, Stats, Schedules, Instant Answers for 2012 Games, Releases New Bird’s Eye, Streetside, Aerial Imagery and Venue Maps of London!

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Bing has some new features to help you uncover the Summer Games 2012 — to coincide with the opening ceremonies, first up, you will notice a new revamped Bing homepage — now sporting “daily highlights, news, events, images and more” on what’s happening during the London Games 2012.

Also, …

Yahoo! Offers New Direct Displays for London Olympics ‘Profile, Schedule, Medal Count, Sports Fact’

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The Summer Games officially kick off today! to help users, Yahoo! Search today unveiled three new features to its “Direct Display” offering which is available on desktop, tablet, and smart phone

First up, “Profile Direct Displays” give you instant stats on all the athletes you want to know about. …

Google Earth and Maps Posts New 3D Aerial & Satellite and 45° Imagery – Live-streaming London Olympics in HD through New YouTube Channels, Redesigned Live Streaming Player

In its effort to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people around the world by the end of the year, Google Earth and Maps just published another extensive catalog of new 3D imagery.

“This week we have exciting new updates to both our high resolution aerial …

Twitter Outages Caused by Data Center Glitch; Launches 2012 London Olympics Event Page

Twitter on July 26 between around 8:20am and 9:00am PT, was down for users around the world. By about 10:25am PT, people who visited Twitter finally got the bird.

The putages was caused due to coincidental failure of two parallel systems at nearly the same time within companies data centers.

“Data …

Next Creator ‘YouTube Next Comic’ Focused on LOLs Launches; Rolls Out Creator Dashboard; Default Upload to Channel Settings Page; End Parameter to Automatically Stop a Video at a Specific Time – IFAF World Championship Live on YouTube

YouTube’s Next Creator program is focused on comedy channels to bring more ha-ha’s, tee-hee’s, ROFL-ing to viewers with the channel entitled as “YouTube Next Comic.”

Applications are now open for 16 up-and-coming comedy channels -whether your forté is “sketch comedy, stand-up, parodies, pranking, awkward moments and epic fails, pet-inspired shenanigans, humorous vlogging and …

Yahoo! Launches Memorable Moments for Summer Olympics 2012; Announces Global Content Distribution and Promotion Deal with Spotify

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Yahoo! and Spotify today signed a global content distribution and promotion agreement that will enable Yahoo! to integrate and promote Spotify’s on demand music service on Yahoo!’s Media Network, which reaches nearly 700 million unique users monthly – over 47 percent of the total worldwide Internet audience (comScore World Metrix, May …

Facebook Major Update to the Facebook SDK for iOS Coming; Launches Explore London 2012 Page; Settles Sponsored Stories Lawsuit for $10 Million

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Facebook announced the Explore London 2012 page to let its more than 900 million users be able to join the celebration of the 2012 London Olympic Stadium.

The page features athletes, national teams and individual sports, with broadcasters and sponsors coming soon. Creating a personalized Olympic experience is as …

Qwiki Interactive Video Format Integrated into Bing SERPs; Streamlined MLB Answers; Bing Composed of Nearly 300 Petabytes of Data

Qwikis now integrated into the Bing Search results to deliver an experience that helps people go from searching to doing. A seamless user experience is of the utmost importance to Bing, and the “integration of Qwikis follows our design philosophy of not making the page too “heavy” while getting you efficiently to the information most …

Windows Phone Sponsors Kentucky Derby’s “Hansen”; Win Lumia 900 via Twitter Contest and Behind the Tiles

The Kentucky Derby–first leg of the famous Triple Crown of horse racing–takes place Saturday in Louisville.

“One of the unique things about this year’s race is the beautifully different white thoroughbred named Hansen. Just like Windows Phone, Hansen really stands out from the pack–he’s the only white horse in the field and one …