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If true, the Sputnik search engine — which admittedly sounds like the title for a forth Austin Powers movie — may also become the default search tool for all government facilities and state-backed organizations within the country.
Microsoft has launched a new ad-free version of its Bing search engine that targets schools and educators. It claims to remove all ads, block adult content, and include more privacy protections than normal Bing search.
Yahoo has decided to shut down that old-school AltaVista search engine as well as 11 other products in an effort to focus.
Rather than just being a direct competitor to Google, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is morphing into a much more interesting animal.
One website benefiting from the panic over government surveillance is private search engine DuckDuckGo, which is seeing record interest.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the results of its investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws with its current business practices today.
Google has modified its popular image search to block many explicit pictures, a move that could be a huge win for competing search engines.
ICM Registry, the company behind the .xxx domain, has launched a new search engine called Search.xxx that intends to make looking for online adult entertainment safer and easier to access.
Search giant’s latest moves make searching a little more like asking the U.S.S. Enterprise’s computer for information than ever before.
Search engine marketing guru Danny Sullivan has asked the FTC to review Google’s treatment of paid results within, next to, or near organic search results.
Microsoft has acquired video search startup VideoSurf for an undisclosed amount, reports Israeli business news site Globes.
Google is the latest company to be connected to a potential buyout of troubled Yahoo Inc. The search giant has talked to at least two equity firms about helping it acquire a chunk of Yahoo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which sites an unnamed source close to the matter.
Alternative search engine Duck Duck Go closed its first round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, the company’s founder Gabriel Weinberg announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
TasteJive wants to make wine just a little bit easier to swallow. Today the company launched its wine recommendation engine to take the jargon out and make wine more contemporary.
Guest Post China Central Television’s recent attacks on Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) may lead to new regulations that force China’s largest search engine to separate paid advertising from organic search results more clearly.
Botnets have been taking down web sites for years by overwhelming sites with too much traffic. But now the swarms of compromised computers are being unleashed for the first time on an old kind of vulnerability: Google Dorks.
Consumers will be able to charge advertisers to access their personal data.
Google demonstrated the speed improvements of its new Instant Pages feature at today’s Inside Search live event, which focused on additions to its Instant Search product.
When the top three Internet search providers work together on a project, the web pays attention. On Thursday, Google, Bing, and Yahoo introduced schema.org, a resource for website owners and developers that want to add markup to their pages.
Quixey, a new startup that’s developing a search engine dedicated to apps, announced today that it will also make life easier for developers by giving them an easy way to manage their apps across multiple stores.
Here’s a great example of how a seemingly noble social media donation campaign can go awry: Microsoft tweeted two hours ago on the Bing search engine’s Twitter account that it would donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Japan’s earthquake — but only if Twitter users retweeted its original post to broadcast it to their followers, at $1 per retweet.
Chalk up yet another victory for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. It has overtaken Yahoo in search traffic for the month of January 2010, according to web analytics company StatCounter.
Demand Media had its first earnings call as a public company this afternoon, and chief executive Richard Rosenblatt took the opportunity to fire back at critics who have accused the company of being nothing more than a content farm churning out articles targeted at search engines.
Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, now has 27 percent of the search engine market and is quickly gaining on Google, according to Hitwise. Bing’s share rose by 6 percent in the month of January alone.
Search engine Ask.com, an early competitor of Google’s that has since faded slightly into obscurity, doesn’t have any value in the framework of its parent company InterActiveCorp, according to IAC CEO Barry Diller. He made the comments today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Every time AOL is expected to fade into obscurity, something crazy happens to make it relevant again. Today it’s the five-year extension of AOL’s contract with Google to provide search functions and a portion of ad revenue.
It was a sad day for online deal fanatics today – Microsoft announced that it would be ending Bing’s cashback feature at the end of July. The company said that it was ending the two-year-old program — which gave users of the Bing search engine discounts for shopping at certain retailers — because it never found wide adoption.
Microsoft unveiled some interesting new features to it’s Bing search engine today at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York City. While the new features are available to some, the company said the majority of users will see the roll-out happen over the next couple weeks.
It’s sometimes easy to forget just how global the World Wide Web really is.