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Google stays on its game

A year after its dramatic IPO, the search giant is very much in the thick of things.

Search monarch Google plans to raise a $4.2 billion war chest from new shares--a move that has some wondering where the company's sights are set now.

Google, Yahoo take July search honors

ComScore offers further evidence that "Google" has earned its status as a synonym for the word "search."
August 19, 2005

blog A plan to raise $4.2 billion in a share offer has analysts guessing what's next for the company.
August 19, 2005

Google Maps heats up dating game

Pairing search functions of Google Maps and a personals Web site, HotMaps offers a way to locate dating site HotOrNot subscribers. August 19, 2005

Google plans big new stock sale

Seeking to raise over $4 billion, the search giant says it plans to sell 14.2 million shares on the public market.
August 18, 2005

Yahoo expands local features

Net giant debuts user reviews, interactive maps for its local search service, as competition with Google and AOL heats up.
August 17, 2005

previous coverage

Google may be liable for trademark infringement

Court opinion leaves open question of liability for Geico trademarks used in Google ad text.
August 16, 2005

Ask Jeeves debuts new sponsored ad system

Search company announces bidding program designed to let advertisers buy, manage ad space on Ask.com, other sites.
August 15, 2005

New partner for Yahoo is a master at selling

Yahoo's huge deal with the high-tech entrepreneur Jack Ma has turned his company, Alibaba.com, into the biggest online operation in China.
The New York Times
August 14, 2005

Yahoo takes 40 percent stake in China's Alibaba

Deal will extend Yahoo's reach into the world's second-largest Internet market and create a $4 billion company.
August 11, 2005