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It's been a strange month, maybe even year, for Yahoo. But with the CEO runaround and the Alibaba stock deal out of the way (for now), it's time to get down to business. Browser business. With Google seeing monumental success with Chrome, and even Apple to some extent with Safari, it's Yahoo's turn to give it a whirl. Yahoo Axis is the new... Read more...
The Internet is a big, wide place. It's dark, damp, light, enlightening -- it's all of those things. But it's also difficult to wade through, even with something like Google at our disposal. Wolfram Alpha has been cutting through the noise for some time now, and this week they announced a partnership with Intel to bring all Wolfram mobile... Read more...
With fast Internet access available on not just computers, but phones, tablets, and various other devices, we’ve grown accustomed to being able to access information almost in the same moment a question or request forms in our minds. Looking at how that has affected the ways we act both online and in the physical world is an interesting... Read more...
Apple and Google may be bitter enemies in the mobile space, but in a sense, they're also business partners. It's all about the Benjamins, which is why these rivals are both willing to be strange bedfellows, because at the end of the day, both are increasing their bottom line by working together. We're talking about... Read more...
Wolfram Alpha doesn't have the buzz of a Google or Bing, but the unique search company still has some serious life left in it. Aside from being chosen as the go-to source for Apple's Siri, the company's launching a new "Pro" service that builds on its already-expanding computational knowledge engine. "Wolfram|Alpha... Read more...
Google was in position to deal a mighty blow to Mozilla and its Firefox browser. With the search agreement between Google and Mozilla expired, all Google had to do was turn its back on Mozilla, and just like that, the browser maker would have lost a ginormous portion of its revenue. In the end, however, money talks, and both sides figured... Read more...
Google and Mozilla have a common enemy in the browser wars in Microsoft, but perhaps more importantly, the two software companies have an even greater common interest: money. Since that's the case, it would be in both of their interests to work together if it means lining their pockets with cash, and that's what the two have decided to do.... Read more...
Ever wondered how search really works? Ever wondered how Google actually works? Some of that will probably remain a mystery for years to come, but a new video shown off by Google does a fair bit of explaining. The company admits that they make around 500 improvements to search in a typical year. Perhaps not... Read more...
Questions regarding the future of Yahoo have swirled around the company since it fired its CEO and began negotations with potential buyers—but you wouldn't know it to judge by the behavior of Ross Levinsohn, the company's executive VP. At the Web 2.0 conference, Levinsohn sat down with the president of Federated... Read more...
Google is working to improve the search experience for tablet users. Recently, the company rolled out changes that were made with tablet users in mind. First up, the company simplified the layout of search result pages and increased the size of the contents on a page. Most notably, text, buttons and other touch... Read more...
If you're wondering why Google's Realtime Search has gone offline, the answer is simple: the deal between Google and Twitter that allowed Google to display real-time results for Tweets has expired. Here's what Google said with regard to its disappearing Twitter feed: “Since October of 2009, we have had an agreement with Twitter to include... Read more...
Still using Twitter.com as your main portal into Twitter? You're now in the minority, but that's alright. Twitter's still looking out for you, with the introduction this week of Search+Photos. Now, when you search, you can find images as well as videos, instead of just tweets as before. The company's introducing a "completely new version of... Read more...
The digital world, and the Internet in particular, is getting a lot more social. By the day now, things are becoming more and more connected, and Google's making up for lost time with their newest addition. The +1 button has been rolling out since March, giving users the ability to recommend content to your friends and contacts directly from... Read more...
Google today announced a new flight search feature that makes it easy to look up specific flight schedules. If you have the urge to march on down to the the airport on your lunch break and hightail it out of town -- maybe to the Bahamas? -- you can easily see a list of all the flights going where you want to go, as well as other helpful information.... Read more...
What would Google want with a flight search engine? Oh, it's not so hard to guess! Google's business is search, and by capitalizing on more and more aspects of search, Google's able to extract even more ad dollars. One area where Google has fallen behind others is travel. When you think of travel search, you don't really consider Google. You... Read more...
One of the big things being discussed these days in the search universe is the proliferation of "content farms." These are usually sites that push ad-filled content that provides little actual value to the reader, and obviously, Google doesn't want those kinds of sites filtering up to the top and marring the user experience. How to prevent... Read more...
Historically, when the EU and Microsoft have dealt with each other, the latter has been under investigation by the former amid allegations of anti-competitive practices, bad faith negotiation, and interference with an investigation. It's therefore strange to read that Microsoft, of all companies, has filed a complaint against Google with the... Read more...
"If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." That's a statement that we've heard used from time to time in our lives, but rarely has it applied to Google. This week, it does. And clearly, Google can take the heat. In fact, the company is jumping right into your own kitchen with the new Recipe View, which is a... Read more...
Like you, Google is fed up with useless sites that consist of little more than keywords to attract visitors to increase ad revenue, but unlike you, Google has the power to do something about it. And so it is. Google's making a bunch of changes to its search algorithm, most of them subtle, but one of them is big and will impact nearly 12 percent... Read more...
Bing is playing catch-up to Google in at least one major way this week: they are now sorting search results based on location. This means that when users search for a particular place to eat, for example, the results that populate first will be ones that are nearby. Microsoft can glean this information based on your IP address or GPS coordinates,... Read more...
The times, they are a-changin'! It's not exactly normal to see two high-profile companies announce market-shaking news about their primary leaders in the same week, but 2011 is definitely shaping up to be an unusual year. Just a few days after Apple's Steve Jobs decided to take a medical leave of absence, Google has... Read more...
If you haven't noticed, it's a big week for Google. A really, really big week. They re-introduced Chrome OS, shipped the first Chrome OS notebook (CR-48) and revamped Gmail for Android. And now, they are revealing that Google Instant is available worldwide for Mobile devices. Last month, Google Instant (which is a new feature that pops up... Read more...
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