Fluent, a new email client created by three ex-Google employees, makes your inbox look like a mix of Facebook and Twitter.
The first thing you need to keep in mind about Google’s business is that it’s an advertising marketplace.
Yahoo‘s revenue dropped 13 percent compared to the same period last year, the company reported today. In its quarterly earnings’ announcement Tuesday, Yahoo reported $1,324 million in GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, while costs increased by 10 percent. Excluding traffic acquisition costs from Yahoo’s partnership with Microsoft and others, the company brought in $1,169 million — down just three percent compared to last year.
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Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang has resigned from the Yahoo board of directors and all other positions, the company announced late today. Yang also resigned from the boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group.
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We jest, we jest. Microsofties don’t chant.
The prominent search box atop the popular Firefox browser played the coveted prize jewel in a Christie’s-like bidding war between the web’s wealthiest whales.
It’s almost that time of year when we take off from work to celebrate the holidays. Of course, year-after-year we quickly realize that we’re left with far too much time to spend with family, and so we take a trip down the street to see what’s playing at the local cinema.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … okay so it’s just a plane. But wouldn’t it be cool to know everything about that aircraft overhead, like its altitude and where it’s headed? Computational search engine Wolfram Alpha now has the answers.
Google is testing a new features to its search product that fills up the page with more information based on the query, reports SearchEngineLand.
Google has tweaked its basic search algorithm to promote fresher and more relevant content, with 35 percent of searches to be affected, the company announced today. The adjustments will impact searches for recent and reoccurring events, and other fast-changing information.
Travel search site Hipmunk has added another wonderful new feature to help you book your travel plans: Google Calendar integration.
Search giant Google brought in $9.72 billion in the third quarter this year — or $7.5 billion minus traffic acquisition costs. That amount crushed consensus Wall Street analyst estimates of $7.23 billion, and is a 33 percent increase from the same quarter one year ago.
The latest big name interested in buying Yahoo may be Microsoft, according to a Reuters report from last night.
Google released a new application programming interface (API) for Google+ today. The API gives developers access to Google+’s search functions. The API remains public-focused and will only allow developers to access public posts as well as people.
Google launched a new version of its Product Search page today that’s far more visually driven than any of its other search pages.
The European Union still can’t decide if Google’s massive presence in the web search business can be classified as an abuse of dominance that’s hurting competition for others in the field, reports Reuters.
Yahoo has fired its chief executive officer Carol Bartz and named the company’s chief financial officer Tim Morse as interim CEO.
Search giant Google announced today that it is shutting down a number of experimental projects as it cleans house under the direction of new-ish chief executive officer Larry Page.
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.
Microsoft’s director of Bing search, Stefan Weitz doesn’t think being in second place is a bad thing.
Starting today, Google is letting users search Google Maps and get directions with just their voices — no typing required.
Internet search startup Diffbot launched its API today for visually scanning, parsing and extracting information from web pages. Diffbot detects what type of layout a page has, then searches it for common visual cues to monitor when any content changes on a page, or to extract specific information for developers to use.
A handful of Internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S. are redirecting search traffic around specific keywords to brands’ websites, presumably for affiliate marketing revenue.
Google is rolling out a new user interface for search on tablets.
Yet another real-time search engine has called it a day, causing many to ponder how a white-hot industry fizzled so entirely in just two years.
Chinese search giant Baidu announced on Monday that it would add English results from Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, to its own search engine.
Flight search startup Hipmunk now indicates which flights have Wi-Fi available for the duration of the flight — a relatively small change that shows just how nitpicky the company is about building the best design in the travel-search startup ecosystem.