Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how its search page looks and works.
European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.
The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that internet companies offer, a practice that could in theory lead to the break-up of giant internet companies like Google.
Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.
Google is taking the first step in complying with a European court ruling that gives people the right to be forgotten online.
Google’s software improvement are aimed at making search more conversational. The company celebrates its 15th birthday this year and is making modifications as part of an update called ‘Hummingbird’.
Google says it recently overhauled the closely guarded formula that runs its influential Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.
On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves.
One of the internet’s first search engines is going away. Yahoo announced that it is shutting down AltaVista later this month.
Yahoo is making more money under CEO Marissa Mayer, even as the Internet company struggles to sell more of the ads that bring in most of its revenue.
Facebook’s mystery “press event” on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc.