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

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-19
 
 
 

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.

The Most Important Search and Collaboration Stories of 2007

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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