search engines

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.
Posted In: Google, search engines, FTC, bing

Facebook takes on Google and Yelp with 'Graph Search'

Jan 16, 2013
Facebook is getting into the search business. On Tuesday, the social media giant had a press event where it demonstrated its new product, Graph Search. While the feature is still in its infancy, Facebook's announcement has a lot of companies has watching their backs.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Graph Search, search engines, Google

What Google wants with travel guide Frommer's

Aug 13, 2012
Mergers and acquisitions news today as Google adds guidebook company Frommer's to its travel and entertainment quiver. What does the search company want to do with the old-school guidebook?
Posted In: search engines, media, Travel, Mergers and Acquisitions, Google, Frommer's

Report: Google's search results protected under First Amendment

May 11, 2012
UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh discusses his report, which was commissioned by Google, on the search giant's rights to pick and choose the search results it wants to display.
Posted In: Google, search engines

Did Google damage its core?

Jan 13, 2012
Maybe Pilates would help.
Posted In: Google, search engines

Search what's now

Oct 20, 2011
The link shortening tool, bit.ly, just announced a new search service with something called "reputation monitoring". It's not really a search...
Posted In: bit.ly, search engines, Tech Report

Google encrypts searches

Oct 19, 2011
The company announced that, starting immediately, it will encrypt the searches that users conduct but only if the search originates from the main...
Posted In: encryption, Google, search engines, Tech Report

Yahoo app search

Jun 16, 2011
Maybe this is a good niche for Yahoo to fit into since they can't really compete with Google or even Bing on search anymore. Yahoo has launched a...
Posted In: apps, search, search engines, Yahoo

PROTECT IP: Sharper claws, better name

May 11, 2011
Everyone in DC knows that if you want to give your bill a good shot at passing, you need two things:...
Posted In: COICA, counterfeit, cybercrime, Google, intellectual property, internet censorship, leahy, piracy, protect ip, search engines, wyden