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Battle of the Giants – Issue 68

Despite smear campaign, Google will launch Social Search globally

Yahoo! debuts new instant search product

Last week, controversy rocked the Internet. The bubble burst on Facebook’s “smear” campaign against Google that was intended to expose the alleged privacy violations in the search engine’s Social Search feature. It was unveiled that Facebook hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to get journalists to cover the privacy violations that they viewed as serious and relevant. Although in a statement released by Facebook it was said that “no ‘smear’ campaign was authorized or intended”, the social network still faced criticism from its peers. It also brought the privacy issues in Google’s Social Search into the limelight, but despite that, Google still intends to release the feature to 19 more languages next week. Social Search combines both standard search results and public information from your friends’ social media activities.

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