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Tech Report: Google Improved Software Makes Search More Conversational

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’.

09/27/2013

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Turns 15, Overhauls Search Algorithm

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.

09/26/2013

Screenshot of the AltaVista search engine. (CBS)

Yahoo Shuts Down Internet Relic AltaVista

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.

07/08/2013

Screenshot of the AltaVista search engine. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Internet Pioneer AltaVista Shutting Down

One of the internet’s first search engines is going away. Yahoo announced that it is shutting down AltaVista later this month.

07/02/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Earnings Climb Despite Decline In Ad Revenue

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.

04/16/2013

Facebook

Rumors Swirl Over Facebook Mystery ‘Press Event’

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.

01/15/2013

Apple Introduces A New iPad

iPad, Android Tablet Search Engine Designed To Rival Google

Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs?

01/04/2013

Google

Microsoft Paints Google As ‘Lousy Holiday Shopping Guide’ In New Ads

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.

11/28/2012

The Ask.com homepage. (Ask.com)

Oakland-Based Ask.com Adding About.com To Online Offerings

About.com provides information on a wide variety of topics and also operates ConsumerSearch.com and Calorie-Count.com. Content is written by paid experts known as guides.

08/28/2012

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Tech Report: Google Search To Incorporate Your Gmail Data

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.

08/08/2012

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