Twitter and Russian search engine Yandex have agreed a partnership that will allow Yandex to show new tweets in its search results almost instantly, as Twitter becomes an increasingly important source of real-time information.
As a developer of Mozilla says the beta release of Firefox 4.0 is imminent. If the development program will be honored, the Release Candidate is scheduled for February 25, while the final version of the browser will need to wait for the month of March. After this release, Mozilla should step up its production rates, releasing at least three major releases of its browser over Firefox 4.0 in 2011: Firefox 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0.
As 2010 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s most popular search trends. While topical items like Swine Flu and Stock Market topped the list in 2009, this year rankings reflects the popularity of celebrity news. This year’s most searched for topic was Kim Kardashian which received 20% more searches than the second most popular term: Sandra Bullock. 2009’s top searched term, Michael Jackson dropped to the number 11 position for most popular people. The only item repeating their appearance in the top ten was Kate Gosselin (last year’s #8) although this year she appeared alone minus Jon. Also, the tough economy is apparent with discount retailer Walmart and the topic “free” appearing in the top 10.