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Americans have an obsession with politics, smartphones, and celebrities, and apparently in that order. Or at least that's how it shook out on Yahoo! Search during an election year that saw President Barack Obama defeat GOP hopeful Mitt Romney in a hotly contested race. "The United States is sometimes criticized for... Read more...
One of the popular sayings Google adopted early on was "Don't be evil." However, with a new initiative with Google Shopping, Microsoft feels the company is being less than honest. It's likely some consumers will agree. Instead of displaying truly relevant search results when people search for a product using Google Shopping, the company is... Read more...
Kim Kardashian, the American socialite and reality television star who turned 32 years old last month, had previously said she wanted an iPhone 5 for her birthday. It seems an appropriate gift request, considering both her and Apple's latest smartphone were the top searches on Bing in their respective categories. In the field of technology... Read more...
How is your Google search page different now than it was hours ago? In a nutshell, all those categories (including Web, Images, Maps, and so on) that used to be on the left side of the page in a vertical orientation are now tucked under the search bar in a horizontal layout. If you want to see more advanced features, click Advanced Search... Read more...
If you've recently picked up a copy of Windows 8, or a new machine with Windows 8 onboard, you may be missing something: Google. Microsoft's Windows 8 makes certain that Internet Explorer and Bing are front-and-center, shoving Google, Mozilla, and the rest of the browser / search crowd out of the door. But Google's making sure that it's easy... Read more...
Suddenly, Yahoo is a hot topic. Despite years of languishing, the search / media portal is now in the forefront of minds in Silicon Valley thanks to one particular lady: Marissa Mayer. Moving over from Google to Yahoo is a big deal, and stepping in as CEO, she'll have an uphill battle ahead turning Yahoo around. But... Read more...
After an overly excited Twitter engineer Pankaj Gupta tweeted that “Search & discovery in @twitter set to change forever after tmrw. Team - congrats and enjoy the enormity of ur impact few understand today!”, expectations were high that something big was going to be revealed. Eventually, Twitter... Read more...
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...
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