Weekend Headlines: Twitter Takes on Google, Yahoo and Facebook SHAKE Hands

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) must now contend with Twitter’s intro of a major search overhaul. Important changes include search auto-complete, plus the ability to search only the tweets that come from followed accounts. Twitter’s search feature is much used in tracking news and buzz, and will now be even more something that Google must deal with. Twitter currently has an agreement to supply its content within Bing (NASDAQ:MSFT) search results, but a similar arrangement with Google was allowed to lapse in 2011.

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Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) patent resolution and extended partnering is now said to be official. Their new content joint effort will involve bringing Yahoo’s media events to Facebook users.

Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD) shares jumped after the close, on word of Fosun International’s announcement of an 8.31 percent investment in the company. In addition, the firm says that it might communicate with other shareholders and the board concerning the business operations of the company, as well as strategies for enhancing shareholder value.

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