Although State of Search is not a news-reporting site but a site that interprets the news and looks at why something is happening and what that means to you, we still like to give you an overview of the most important things that happened last week.
In this post we will bring the top stories of what happened last week with links to articles around the web. So you will know what you’ve missed. ï¿½
Here’s what happened last week
Facebook to show off a ï¿½new look for News Feedï¿½ this week
Facebook sent out an invite to press asking them to ï¿½come see a new look for News Feedï¿½. So this Thursday March 7th we can expect some new things!
Related stories online:ï¿½Â Marketing Land,ï¿½Wired,ï¿½AllThingsD,ï¿½Inside Facebook,ï¿½Reutersï¿½
Facebook Acquires Atlas from Microsoft
Facebook announces to have agreed to acquire the Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft. ï¿½Atlas is a leader in campaign management and measurement for marketers and agencies.
Related stories online:ï¿½Facebook,Â AllThingsD,ï¿½Marketing Land,ï¿½Inside Facebook,ï¿½AllFacebook,ï¿½The Next Web,Business Insider,ï¿½Mashable!ï¿½
Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement
UK Attorney General Dominic Grieve has threatened legal action against anyone posting pictures of convicted killer Jon Venables online.
Related stories online:Â Techdirt,ï¿½Search Engine Land
Facebook asks users to help bolster Graph Search
Facebook published examples of how to use Graph Search. With that they try to get users to make use of the service, but more importantly, to add data to it.
Related stories online:ï¿½Facebook Newsroom,ï¿½AllFacebook,ï¿½Inside Facebook,ï¿½Search Engine Land,ï¿½The Next Web, ï¿½WebProNews.
Facebook testing new version of Offers to increase conversions
WeÂ wrote about it last week as well, Google added a new feature to the Google+ platform: application sign-in. Very similar to Facebook sign in and giving Google access to even more data.
Related stories online:ï¿½Marketing Land,ï¿½Google Plus Daily,ï¿½Business Insider,ï¿½AllThingsD,ï¿½The Verge,ï¿½Engadget
German Copyright Law Targets Google Links
German lawmakers approved legislation that grants publishers the right to charge search engines and other online aggregators for reproducing their stories.
Related stories online:Â New York Times,ï¿½TechCrunch,ï¿½Telegraph,ï¿½Reuters
Gmail Search Field Trial Adds Calendar Results To Google Search
Google keeps increasing the amount of information it will show from your Gmail account within your Google searches, if you’re part of the Gmail Search Field Trial. Now your calendar results will show up.
Related stories online:Â Searchengineland,ï¿½The Next Web,ï¿½CNET,ï¿½9to5Google
Google fights with Spain over data privacy
Google and Spanish officials can’t agree on when data should be deleted from Google’s pages.
Related stories online:ï¿½Google Europe Blog,ï¿½Reuters,ï¿½Softpedia Newsï¿½
Yahoo Is Now Officially Calling Itself A ï¿½Technology Companyï¿½
Instead of being a ï¿½Digital Mediaï¿½ company, Yahoo! has now changed their ‘status’ to being a “Global Technology Company”, which might indicate the direction it is heading in.
Related stories online:ï¿½ZDNet,ï¿½Reuters
Bing ‘upgrades’ Bing Maps with High Resolution Satellite Imagery
Bing announced an upgrade to Bing Maps showing off some very nice high resolution imagery.
Related stories online:ï¿½Bing Blog,Â Register,Â Slashgear