Tag: Search Engine

Microsoft Bing Allegedly The Latest Victim In The ‘Great Firewall’ Of China

Bing is the latest serviced based in America to get banned in China. Microsoft has so far been playing nice with the country’s internet policies, but something apparently had to give.

Microsoft January 24, 2019

Google Employees Resign In Protest Of Project Dragonfly, A Censored Search Engine For China

Seven employees abandoned their jobs at Google in protest of the company's project known as 'Project Dragonfly.' The project was crafted to eradicate content that China's government views as sensitive.

Google September 16, 2018

Mozilla And Oath Headed To Court Over Firefox Default Search Engine Switch From Yahoo To Google

Mozilla decided to walk away from a contract with Yahoo and switch the Firefox default search engine to Google. The move triggered a lawsuit from Oath, which now includes Yahoo, with Mozilla firing back with a complaint of its own.

Business Tech December 6, 2017

Google Debuts Newest Feature Of Its Search Engine: Google For Jobs

Among a slew of announcements and updates at Google I/O is the initiative called Google for Jobs. How does it work to make job hunting easier?

Google May 19, 2017

Feeling Sick? Google Will Help Diagnose Your Illness With New Symptom Search

Google introduced a new feature to improve results of symptom-related searches. The search giant collaborated with medical doctors as well as experts from Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic for its symptom search.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Remember Movie Titles Using This Film Search Website allows users to find movies they are looking for using some descriptive words.

Internet March 16, 2016

AI Video Search Platform Helps You Find Movies By Describing The Details You Remember

Valossa, a Finnish AI tech company, recently rolled out its artificial intelligence-powered in-depth video search software. Although still in beta version, will be able to quickly identify titles of movies based on details remembered by users.

Apps/Software March 7, 2016

Kiddle, The Google For Kids, Brings Up References To Killing Rabbits, Khloe Kardashian's Sex Tape

Kiddle has been introduced as a search engine for children. But a report has emerged on the web saying the tool brings up a few 'worrying' search results.

Internet February 29, 2016

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle is the search engine tailored for children that brings up only suitable content using Google safe search.

Internet February 25, 2016

Bing Is Using Facial Recognition To Help Users Find Their Oscar-Nominated Doppelgänger

Microsoft's Bing releases a new tool that uses facial and image recognition to determine a user's celebrity look-alike.

Internet February 24, 2016

Google Paid Apple $1B To Remain iPhone's Default Search Engine

Google reportedly paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain in iOS's search bar, according to court documents in the lawsuit between Oracle and Google.

Money January 22, 2016

Microsoft Updates Bing Logo For The Second Time

Microsoft gave the logo for its search engine Bing a second face-lift as it continues to focus on search and continues to increase Windows 10 downloads.

Internet January 14, 2016

Yandex Employee Convicted Of Stealing Search Engine Code

An employee of Yandex, the Russian mogul of search engines in the former Soviet Union, has been convicted of stealing the source code for the site and selling it for only $40,000 USD - small peanuts compared with the billions of rubles it's actually worth.

Legal December 28, 2015

Yahoo Signs Deal To Display Google Search Results, Ads As Q3 Revenue Drops

Yahoo partnered with Google to display Google search results. Collaborating with Google means Yahoo will get a chop of the earnings from the Mountain View-based company, the most powerful search engine across the globe.

Business October 21, 2015

Google Teams Up With Russia's MTS To Help Promote Mobile Internet

Russia's leading mobile phone operator, Mobile TeleSystems, is partnering up with Google to increase mobile Internet use and the OK Google search application.

Internet August 28, 2015

No Joke, Google Is Looking For An SEO Expert To Improve Its Rankings In Google Search

Are you an SEO expert? Google is currently looking for an SEO manager to help the company gain prominence on rival search sites as well as its own.

Business July 17, 2015

It's Apple Watch But Irish Firm Probendi Sues Apple For iWatch Trademark

Apple faces a lawsuit from Irish firm Probendi over iWatch trademark dispute. Apple does not even have a product called iWatch but pays Google for returning iWatch related queries with Apple Watch related search results.

Legal July 16, 2015

Bing Wants You To Know It's Got A Cool Side With Bing 'Pong'

Play 'Pong' from your browser with Bing - because Microsoft is a cool company and wants you to know it!

Internet Culture July 3, 2015

Microsoft Hands Over Big Chunk Of Display Ad Business To AOL: Here's What's Happening

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is coming through with his promise to cut corners and focus on the company’s three core businesses.

Business June 30, 2015

Google Has Removed Emojis From Search Results

If you would like to see as many emojis as possible on the Internet, you're not going to like this news. It appears that Google has finally removed emojis from search results.

Internet June 22, 2015

Become A Comic Book Expert With This Marvel Search Engine

Working with Marvel Comics' open API, developer Filix Mogilevsky put together a handy search engine that lets you easily search for both comic books and characters.

Internet Culture May 27, 2015

Facebook Has A Grand Plan To Take On Google Search Engine: Will It Work?

Facebook has started testing a new feature that will allow users to search for content from around the web within the Facebook app, meaning that users will not have to search Google in order to find links.

Apps/Software May 12, 2015

Facebook Wants You To Stop Googling And Start Using In-App Keyword Search Engine

Facebook is testing out an in-app keyword search engine to make it easier for users to look for specific links and pages that they can post in their status updates.

Apps/Software May 11, 2015

Meet Memex, DARPA's Dark Web Search Engine: What Can It Do That Google Cannot?

There are parts of the web that Google can't reach. That is where Memex plans to go.

Internet February 14, 2015

Firehose Deal Brings Twitter Closer To Google And Possibly More Ad Dollars

Twitter has reached an agreement with Google that will allow tweets to become more searchable. The partnership could lead to higher advertising revenue for Twitter due to a wider audience.

Business February 6, 2015

Apple Search vs. Google Search? Apple Is Hiring Search Platform Project Manager

Back in 2010, an analyst claimed that there is a high possibility for Apple to enter the search engine business in five years. Does a job posting by Apple signal the company's intention to enter the industry?

Business February 5, 2015

Bing, Yahoo! Go Dark Briefly Because of Bad Code

Two search engines shut down for less than half an hour. Fortunately, Google wasn't one of them.

Internet January 3, 2015

Facebook Post Searching Function Coming to Mobile, Desktop

Facebook is expanding search for its users. Now, everyone can search for three-year-old posts by friends, pages or themselves without having to scroll through their entire timelines.

Internet December 9, 2014

Firefox 34 Officially Gives Google Search Engine the Boot: Yoohoo, Yahoo!

Mozilla officially abandons Google, switches over to Yahoo as its default search provider. Here is what the new Firefox is all about.

Internet December 2, 2014

Apple May Boot Google from Safari as Yahoo, Bing Come Courting

Apple is in talks with a number of different search providers to replace Google as the default search engine in Safari. The contract between Google and Apple that was signed in 2010 is set to expire in "early 2015."

Internet December 1, 2014

Here's Why Firefox Dumped Google and Made Yahoo! Its Default Search Engine

Mozilla abandons Google and turns to Bing-powered Yahoo! as the default search engine for Firefox. What makes Yahoo! a better choice than Google?

Internet November 22, 2014

Twitter Now Lets You Search Any Tweet. Ever Tweeted

Twitter makes a search engine makeover. Now, users can search all tweets from any period of time since Twitter was launched in 2006.

Internet November 19, 2014

Google's Knowledge Graph is a procrastinator’s dream come true

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph feature, which provides fact cards with all relevant information to better cater to research needs.

Internet Culture October 29, 2014

Dr. Google is in: Stop self-diagnosing and consult real doctors via video chat

Google is testing a search feature that will allow users to get in a video call with a doctor for free after the user searches for symptoms of an illness. The initiative will be a major benefit for users, as doctors' consultations can sometimes be very expensive.

Internet October 15, 2014

Yahoo Directory will be killed Dec. 31: End of an era

Yahoo is shutting down its cornerstone search service known as the Yahoo Directory. The move is part of the company’s ongoing strategy in streamlining and focusing its business.

Internet September 30, 2014

Wikipedia link on Google crosshair in accordance with 'right to be forgotten' rule

The “Right to be Forgotten” will restrict individuals to access a link to a Wikipedia article when searching for terms in Google. The founder of the online encyclopedia cries foul.

Business Tech August 5, 2014

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet EU data regulators to discuss 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft representatives met with privacy advocacy groups in Europe about ramifications of the ruling. Guidelines for the 'right to be forgotten' standard are expected in the fall.

Business July 28, 2014

If Terminator robots take over the world, Google founders are safe

Google commemorates the 20th anniversary of the simple but utterly effective robots.txt file with an Easter egg robots.txt of its own.

Internet July 7, 2014

Right to be forgotten: Google develops search removal tool but do we really want it?

Google is being kicked around in Europe, as it now has to bow to a higher power that requires the company to allow users to request the take-down of personal contents that are no longer relevant.

Business Tech May 19, 2014

No entry: Yahoo bans Google and Facebook log-ins

Yahoo has started the implementation of its new sign-in process. While it might be seen as a small change, it might have big implications to Yahoo's business.

Internet March 6, 2014

Yahoo plans return to search engine roots with a vengeance

Yahoo reportedly wants to regain control over its search engine business and catch up with Google and Bing through projects such as Fast Break and Curveball.

Internet February 1, 2014

Russian search giant Yandex and Facebook ink strategic content partnership

Russian search engine giant Yandex has announced a partnership with Facebook to include contents from some of the social networking site's users in its search results.

Business Tech January 14, 2014

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