DailyDose: Yandex beats Bing to become 4th largest search engine worldwide & Y Combinator applications are open

DailyDose, your everyday technology brief is here. In today’s edition: Yandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine, Google’s Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake, Southeastern Asset Management to Fight Dell’s Takeover, Email hacker reveals Bush family photos and more.

Y Combinator is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 funding cycle. It will take place in Mountain View, CA from June through August 2013. More here.

Email hacker reveals Bush family photos, addresses. The secret services is investigating the hack. Read more here.

YandexYandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine: The Russian search engine beat Microsoft on the number of search queries worldwide in November and December 2012. Read more here.

Doctors seek help on cancer treatment from IBM supercomputer: IBM’s Watson supercomputer has beaten expert “Jeopardy” quiz show contestants, and its predecessor defeated a world chess champion. Now, doctors hope it can help them outsmart cancer. More here.

Google’s Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake:  Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company, a move that could potentially net the former chief executive a $2.51 billion windfall. More here.

Southeastern Asset Management to Fight Dell’s Takeover: One of the biggest investors in Dell said on Friday that it would oppose the company’s plans to go private, setting up a major potential roadblock for the biggest buyout since the financial crisis. Southeastern Asset Management, Dell’s largest outside shareholder, argued in a letter to the board that the $24.4 billion takeover bid was too low as Michael Dell tries to take the firm private. More here.

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