The digital age has changed what it means to 'search'

Jan 15, 2013
As more sites look to monetize web search functions, a commentator questions what it means 'to search.'

Facebook launches search for people, photos, places and interests

Jan 15, 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rollout of a new, seemingly obvious feature: search. With one billion users and a lot of data, Facebook has a private trove to mine.

Google hiding 'pirate' sites to make friends in Hollywood

Aug 14, 2012
As the search giant branches into Hollywood, it takes a tougher stance on copyright issues.

Google's search changes not all that dramatic

Mar 16, 2012
Plus, the FBI wants Google’s help unlocking a phone, and the iPad battles a robot vacuum cleaner.

Searching search engines for the sound of music

Feb 23, 2012
X5 is a giant in digital classical music. And it got there by scouring the Internet to find out what you're looking for, then building it.

What advertisers are learning about you online

Jan 23, 2012
A new book explores the digital trail you leave behind online and what advertising companies are able to determine from it. Also, tablets and readers spike up dramatically.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.