The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007

Viacom sued YouTube for $1 billion, alleging mass copyright infringement. The suit came months after Google purchased the online video site for $1.65 billion.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - Buying Battle

Google bought DoubleClick to boost online ad business. Two weeks later, Yahoo bought the remaining assets of Right Media to keep Microsoft and Google at bay.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Gets In on the Game

Not to be outdone by Google or Yahoo, Microsoft offered $6 billion for online ad provider aQuantive.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - On Watch

The Google-and-DoubleClick duo fell under scrutiny, with the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission delaying decisions until 2008.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - Yahoo Agrees to Acquire Zimbra

Yahoo made a play for Zimbra, a leading open-source e-mail and Web collaboration provider. This deal could bolster Yahoo in its fight with Google and Microsoft to keep business customers engaged with one another online.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - Google Teams with IBM

Google and IBM announced an initiative to promote new software development methods that will help students and researchers address the challenges of Internet-scale applications in the future.

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The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007 - Microsoft Becomes Facebook Friend

Microsoft agreed to a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook worth $240 million. The deal, in which Microsoft also agreed to serve ads for Facebook overseas, officially marked Microsoft as a big Facebook backer.

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