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Catchup – 7/21/06

* Yahoo Finance Upgrades Features & Charts

Part of the launch of the new Yahoo homepage, Yahoo has added some features to Yahoo Finance. Those features include new tools to manage charts, an improved “investors chat room” and financial video news.
* Yahoo Officially Launches New Home Page

Yahoo has officially launched the new design they have been beta testing since mid-February. If you go to www.yahoo.com you will get the new design even if you have never seen it before.
* Zillow Teams with Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search

Zillow announced a partnership with Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search that will expose Zestimates and comparable homes to a much broader audience searching for information on home values.
* Google Announces Second Quarter 2006 Results

Google reported revenues of $2.46 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, an increase of 77% compared to the second quarter of 2005 and an increase of 9% compared to the first quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the second quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $785 million, or 32% of advertising revenues.
* Ask.com Adds RSS Smart Answers

The Ask.com blog announced a new feature to its Smart Answers line up. Now, when you conduct a web search for many of your favorite blogs, RSS feeds, or news sites, it’s likely that at the top of the web results list, you’ll find the last three posts from that site’s feed. New items appear very quickly after the publisher hits the publish key.

 Catchup   7/21/06

Cameron Olthuis

 Catchup   7/21/06

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