John Paczkowski

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Facebook Became a Fan of Microsoft Live Search

With Yahoo (YHOO) now just a collapsed and trembling form dwindling in Microsoft’s rearview mirror, the software giant has been anxiously searching out other ways to accelerate its stalled search business. And now it appears to have found one. On Thursday afternoon, Microsoft said it is expanding its relationship with Facebook to bring its Live search and search ads to the social-networking site. “One last thing I want to talk about is an extension of our Facebook relationship where we are extending it to search and page search,” Microsoft Senior Vice President Satya Nadella told attendees at Microsoft’s annual meeting for financial analysts. “We will be providing an API to Facebook where they will create a rich search experience for the Facebook users, and that is something that they will launch in the fall working with us. And it will carry both our Web results, as well as our page-search advertising. We are excited [about this] opportunity to further expand the Live Search reach.”

Financial terms of the deal, which follows Microsoft’s (MSFT) $240 million investment in Facebook last year, were not disclosed, but are presumably pretty favorable to the social-networking site.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik