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Google and Bing turns musical

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It is all Entertainment; all major search engines realized that more than 10% of all Internet search queries are related to entertainment. So, why not create a separate channel for entertainment and music lovers. In June, Microsoft launched a separate vertical for entertainment search queries and integrated in Bing and promoted results for Zune. Google is also working on something similar and planning to build a music download service of its own.

Both Google and Bing provide links to stream full songs found in search results, but Bing provides additional details on lyrics and buy links. After launching this service, Google will integrate this service to its search engine and music searches on Google will link to full song streams provided by MySpace Music, as well as Twitter updates. This search giant still leads the pack with around 70% of market share for searches in US but when it comes to music, it is none other than Apple, which commands 70% of digital music download sales in the United States. This is the reason why both Microsoft and Google are trying to compete with Apple through their mobile platforms.

Steve Jobs – The Smartest CEO

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Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple was named “Smartest CEO in Tech” by Fortune Magazine, which published a list of ‘50 smartest people in tech’. The magazine said, “He is a visionary, a micromanager and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays.” The survey drew upon 100 advisers and experts for nominations in ten different categories, who were then evaluated based on their perceived intelligence as well as their impact over recent time frames.

This is not the first accolade for Jobs’ performance at Apple. Earlier, Barron’s described the company’s co-founder as ‘the world’s most valuable CEO’ in naming Jobs to a list of the 30 most respected CEOs. In addition, other prominent persons on the list were Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Netscape’s Marc Andreessen. Matching Jobs’ performance, Apple’s Jony Ive also claimed the top spot in the “smartest designer” category.

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