Europe Not Satisfied with Google's Proposed Concessions
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 17, 2013
Antitrust regulators say the company must do more to address its concerns about Google's search business.
Tags: antitrust, search, European Commission, Google
Google Search, Cloud Services Experience Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google services were offline for about 40 minutes.
Tags: YouTube, cloud computing, outage, google calendar, Gmail, Google Docs, Google, search, downtime
Report: Google Continues to Dominate Mobile Ad Biz
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 14, 2013
Facebook is a distant second.
Tags: Facebook, Google, eMarketer, report, search, mobile ads, advertising
Why do Facebook Features Fizzle?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 29, 2013
Facebook users won't try new features--unless Facebook forces them to.
Tags: Facebook Home, google+, search, Facebook, social network, features, Skype
EU Investigating Apple, Will Ask Google for More Concessions
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 28, 2013
The European Commission has reportedly launched an antitrust investigation against Apple while it continues to work towards a settlement with Google.
Tags: antitrust, European Commission (EC), search, Google, Apple, EU
Conversational Search Comes to Chrome
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
Ask Google a question out loud, and it will tell you the answer.
Tags: Chrome, conversational search, Semantic Technology, browser, search, Google
Google Shuts Down SMS Search Without Warning
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 13, 2013
The tool let feature phone owners perform simple searches via text message.
Tags: sms, search, Google, phone
MapR, Cloudera Release Hadoop Search Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 02, 2013
This week, Cloudera launched its Impala SQL query engine, and MapR included LucidWorks Search software in its M7 release.
Tags: Cloudera, big data, lucidworks, MapR, search, SQL, Hadoop
EU Asks for Feedback on Google's Antitrust Proposal
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 25, 2013
Do the company's proposed concessions go far enough?
Tags: antitrust, EU Commission, anticompetitive, advertising, search, Google
LinkedIn Gets New Search Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 25, 2013
Experts say the service is becoming more like Facebook.
Tags: Facebook, LinkedIn, search, social network
How Ubuntu Turned Search in the Dash into a PR Crisis
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 26, 2013
Sometimes, how you handle a feature's criticisms is as important as its specs.
Tags: open source, Linux, Amazon, Unity, Ubuntu, desktop, search
Twitter Enables Search for Old Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 08, 2013
However, search capabilities will be limited to top tweets.
Tags: search, Twitter, archive, tweet, social networking
Google Profits Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
The company released a positive report for Q4, but some analysts are worried that it still hasn't figured out how to make money from mobile.
Tags: Google, search, profits, earnings, mobile
The Trouble with Facebook's Graph Search
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 16, 2013
Graph Search offers a more powerful version of everything Facebook already is, which might not be good news.
Tags: Facebook, social media, search
U.S., EU Will Delay Google Antitrust Decisions until 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 19, 2012
The company may not be close to a settlement with U.S. regulators after all.
Tags: Google, search, EU, antitrust, U.S., FTC, Motorola, settlement, patent lawsuit
Report: Google and FTC Close to Settlement in Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
Unnamed sources say Google will avoid signing a consent decree.
Tags: FTC, antitrust, search, patent, Google
Top Searches of the Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2012
Google has released its annual "Zeitgeist" list of most popular search terms around the world.
Tags: search, Zeitgeist, Google
Microsoft Socl Now Open for All Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 07, 2012
The fledgling social network is still considered a beta release.
Tags: website, social network, search, Socl, Bing, beta, Microsoft
Microsoft Attacks Google Search with 'Scroogled' Campaign
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 29, 2012
Microsoft charges that Google's shopping results are really paid ads.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, search
Google Launches Public Fight Against German Ancillary Copyright Law
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 27, 2012
The search giant opposes legislation that would require search engines to pay newspapers for linking to their content.
Tags: legislation, search, Copyright, Google
Report: FTC May Not Have Enough Evidence for Google Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 21, 2012
Sources say the agency may not pursue a lawsuit related to Google's search activities.
Tags: search, FTC, antitrust, Google
Google Experiences Outage in China
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 12, 2012
Observers believe the Chinese government is blocking Google's services in the country.
Tags: Google, search, outage, Google Play, censorship, Gmail, China
FTC Said to be Close to Filing Antitrust Suit Against Google
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Google's rivals say that it unfairly used its search dominance to point users towards its own products and services.
Tags: Google, search, lawsuit, investigation, FTC, government, antitrust
Iran Restores Gmail, Google Search Access
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 01, 2012
YouTube is still blocked in the country.
Tags: YouTube, Google, search, government, Gmail, Iran, ban, censorship
Iran Blocks Google Services to Protest Controversial Video
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 24, 2012
YouTube, Gmail, search and other services are unavailable for those in Iran.
Tags: YouTube, Google, Iran, censorship, Gmail, search
When Search Takes Fewer Than Zero Seconds
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 12, 2012
The future of search will give you the answer before you even ask.
Tags: Google, apps, search
China's Biggest Search Engine Baidu Enters Mobile Browser Fight
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
The company claims its browser is 20 percent faster than competitors like Safari and Chrome.
Tags: search, mobile, China, Internet, browser, Baidu.com
Google Joins Copyright Police Force
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 13, 2012
If websites receive a lot of copyright infringement notices, Google will lower them in search rankings.
Tags: rankings, Google, search, Copyright, infringement
New Google Tools to Make the Search Engine More All-Knowing
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 09, 2012
The company is now incorporating Gmail messages into search results.
Tags: Web, Gmail, Google, search
New Search Data Out: Google Up, Bing Up, Yahoo Down
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
ComScore says Google remains the leader in the search market.
Tags: Bing, Google, search, market share, comScore, Yahoo
Google Outlines Proposals to EU to End Antitrust Probe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 03, 2012
The proposal addresses regulators' four areas of concern.
Tags: Google +, antitrust, EU, search
Bing Plugs Encyclopedia Britannica Into Its Search Results
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 08, 2012
Results from the Encyclopedia will be featured in a special box on Bing search pages.
Tags: Bing, search, Microsoft
Google Tackles Piracy by Removing Millions of URLs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 25, 2012
Microsoft asks the search engine to remove more links than anyone else does.
Tags: Google, copyright infringement, links, piracy, Microsoft, search
Yahoo Launches Axis Browser
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 24, 2012
The new Web browser runs on iOS devices and PCs, and it incorporates search capabilities.
Tags: Axis, Yahoo, browser, search
Google Ordered to Change Autocomplete Function in Japan
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 26, 2012
A Japanese man sued the search giant because its autocomplete function linked him with crimes he did not commit.
Tags: AutoComplete, search, Google, lawsuit
Google Dominated U.S. Searches in January
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 10, 2012
The tech giant increased its share of the American search market to 66.2 percent.
Tags: Bing, search, Google, Yahoo
Microsoft Bing Search Queries Overtake Yahoo for the First Time in December
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 12, 2012
Google continues to dominate the search market with more than 65 percent of all queries.
Tags: search, Yahoo, Bing, Google
Twitter Unhappy About Google's Social Search Changes
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 11, 2012
The micro-blogging service calls the new "Search plus your world" feature "bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users."
Tags: Twitter, Google, search
Google Revamps Search Formula to Include More Personal Information
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 10, 2012
The search giant is integrating Google+ and Picasa information into search results.
Tags: search, Google +, Picasa, Google
Chromed: Google Demotes Itself in Its Own Searches
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 04, 2012
After reports surfaced of a paid link campaign for Chrome, Google decided to lower the page ranking for its own browser for 60 days.
Tags: search, Google Chrome
Google Breaks Its Own Rules in Sponsored Post Campaign
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 03, 2012
Will Google penalize Chrome for violating its guidelines about paying for links to improve search rankings?
Tags: search, Google Chrome
Hitwise: "Facebook" Was 4 of Top 10 Search Queries in 2011
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 23, 2011
All of the search terms on the list were from users looking for a particular website.
Tags: Facebook, search
Google Will Pay Mozilla Almost $300M Per Year in Search Deal
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 23, 2011
Sources say Google is tripling its payments to Mozilla.
Tags: Google, search, Mozilla Firefox
Google Zeitgeist 2011 Details Top Searches
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 15, 2011
Three Apple related terms and Google+ made the top ten.
Tags: Apple, search, Google
Mozilla, Microsoft Join Forces for 'Firefox With Bing''
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 27, 2011
A new version of the open source browser features Bing search integration.
Google Tweaks Advanced Search: Change Irks Some
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 25, 2011
You can no longer use the + sign to include a specific term in a search.
Tags: Google, search
Is Yahoo Up for Sale?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 26, 2011
Reports are circulating that Yahoo is considering offers to buy out the number two search firm.
Tags: Microsoft, search, Yahoo
With Bartz Gone - Whither Bing?
By Stuart Johnston | Article Published September 07, 2011
Does this week's shakeup leave an opening for Microsoft to capitalize on its search and advertising deal with troubled Yahoo?
Tags: Yahoo, search, Microsoft, Bartz
Bing Beats Google on Search Effectiveness
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 12, 2011
A study finds that Bing users are more likely to click on links in search results than Google users.
Baidu Chooses Bing for English Search
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 05, 2011
In a move aimed at further penetrating the largest search market in the world, Microsoft teams with the Chinese search titan to provide Bing for English searches.
Tags: Baidu.com, Bing, Microsoft, search
MasterObjects Sues Microsoft Over 'Instant Search'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 20, 2011
A small search developer claims it originated 'instant search' features in your favorite search engine, and wants the big players to pay up
Tags: Microsoft, patents, MasterObjects, search, lawsuits
Google Q1 Revenues: Double Digit Growth
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2011
Mobile searches are up more than 500 percent in the last two years.
Tags: search, Google, Larry Page, Google Apps
DOJ: Google Allowed to Buy Fare Search Firm
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 11, 2011
After months' of negotiations, the federal government says it will clear Google's purchase of ITA Software, but only if they mind their P's and Q's.
Tags: DOJ, Google, antitrust, search, Microsoft
Will Google be Lawyered to Death?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 06, 2011
The sheer level of litigation aimed Googles way is breathtaking.
Tags: European Union, lawsuits, search, Microsoft, Google
Microsoft Complains About Google To European Union
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 01, 2011
Microsoft files a formal complaint with the European Unions antitrust regulators over anticompetitive practices that it claims hurt competitors.
Tags: antitrust, European Union, Microsoft, Google, search
Google-Microsoft Search Spat Intensifies
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 03, 2011
Google's claim that Microsoft's Bing search engine is merely aping its own results is prompting a heated argument.
Tags: search, query, Google, search engine, Microsoft
Bing-Sponsored Search Event Also Features Google
By David Needle | Article Published January 26, 2011
BigThink to host "Beyond the Search Box" event next week.
Tags: Google, Bing, Blekko, data management, search
Yahoo Squeaks Past Estimates; Announces More Layoffs
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 25, 2011
The wobbling Internet search and advertising company managed to squeeze past analysts' estimates in the fourth quarter.
Tags: search, advertising, Yahoo search, earnings, Google
Schmidt out as Google CEO, Q4 Profit Soars
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 20, 2011
Search giant reports solid growth in revenues and profits, while announcing a major shake-up of its top executives, with co-founder Larry Page to replace Eric Schmidt as CEO.
Tags: advertising, Google, earnings, display ads, search
Bing Updates Features for Mobile Users
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 16, 2010
Microsoft has begun rolling out new and updated features for its Bing search technologies, kicking it all off with a "search summit" in San Francisco.
Tags: search, Bing, iPhone, Microsoft, mobile
EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Google Search
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 01, 2010
European antitrust authorities announce a formal inquiry into allegations from Google's competitors that the search giant used its market clout to undermine competition.
Tags: Google, EU, search, DOJ, antitrust
Google Adds Images to Instant Search
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 09, 2010
Leading Web search provider updates its Instant search feature to provide preview images of websites as they turn up in search results.
Tags: mobile, Google, search, search engine, images
Google Moves Top Exec Mayer to Focus on Location
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 13, 2010
By shifting one of its leading lights and longest-serving executives to head the geo/local division, Google signals that it's getting serious about location-based services and ads.
Tags: location-based services, geolocation, Google, search, Marissa Mayer
Yahoo Updates Search Engine With 'Immersive' Features
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 07, 2010
Web portal Yahoo begins expanding search features for entertainment and news content in new "immersive search" offering.
Tags: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Netflix, search
AOL Renews Search Partnership With Google
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 02, 2010
Online pioneer continues turnaround strategy, promising marketers that a five-year renewal of Google agreement will deliver new search tools and expand into mobile.
Tags: AOL, search, Google, YouTube, mobile
Trust in Gov't Rises, Falls With Quality of Website
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 25, 2010
New survey from ForeSee Results seeks to quantify success of administration's e-government initiative, finding a strong correlation between the transparency of a website and visitors' satisfaction with it, an increasingly critical driver of overall trust in government.
Tags: government IT, search, government agency, ACSI, open government
U.S. e-Government Satisfaction Slides: Survey
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 28, 2010
In the latest ACSI survey from ForeSee Results, e-government sites slide in citizen satisfaction, though the scores are uneven across different categories.
Tags: e-government, ACSI, government market, government IT, search
Ask Tries Crowd Sourcing for Search 'Answers'
By David Needle | Article Published July 28, 2010
Is this the future of search? New service lets users find answers to search queries from a community of users at the Ask.com site.
Tags: crowdsourcing, Google, search engine, search, Ask.com
Google Q2 Profit Misses Wall Street Expectations
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
Revenues and profits are way up for the second quarter over the search giant's results from a year ago, but Google's balance sheet leaves analysts wanting more.
Tags: advertising, search, earnings, Google, AdSense
China Gives Google Green Light for Search Engine
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 09, 2010
Long standoff appears to end with Chinese government renewing Google's license to operate its search engine, funneling traffic to Hong Kong to skirt content filters.
Tags: search, China, Google, search engine, Google Apps
Google Unconcerned with Facebook, Apple
By - Reuters | Article Published July 09, 2010
At an industry gathering, Google executives declined to confirm media reports that Google is developing a new service called Google Me to compete with Facebook, which has grown to nearly 500 million users in its six-year history.
Tags: Apple, mobile, search, Google, Facebook
Google Gives Ground in Standoff With China
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published June 29, 2010
Search giant announces new approach to China censorship standoff after negotiations with the government as it hopes to retain its commercial operating license.
Tags: China, censorship, privacy, Google, search
Did Google's Pac-Man Celebration Gobble Productivity?
By David Needle | Article Published May 25, 2010
RescueTime says the embedded game at Google's search site diverted some 4.82 million work hours. Google called the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man celebration a success.
Tags: IT manager, productivity, search, Google, gaming
Google Unveils Web TV
By - Reuters | Article Published May 21, 2010
In a risky move that many vendors have so far failed at, Google announces an ambitious plan to merge the Internet with television.
Tags: Web, search engine, Google TV, Google, search
Business Intelligence Software Coming Up Short?
By David Needle | Article Published April 29, 2010
Business intelligence software tools provide for great reporting, but are difficult to use and don't handle more free-form information requests well, claims new study.
Tags: business intelligence, BI software, search, business analytics, business intelligence software