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.
Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs?
Microsoft is trying to skewer Google as a lousy holiday shopping guide in its latest attempt to divert more traffic to its Bing search engine.
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Google will now incorporate information gathered from your Gmail account into your search results. The tech giant made the announcement Wednesday in a move that is not yet certain whether it will help or hinder the company.