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Wikimedia Director Resigns Following Internal Row Over Search Engine Plans

Lila Tretikov, the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs Wikipedia, has resigned following an internal feud over the organisation’s plans to launch its own search engine, known as the Knowledge Engine.…

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Is Wikipedia Building its Own Search Engine?

It appears that Wikipedia could be building its own search engine, despite denials from site founder Jimmy Wales. Documents have emerged that suggest that Wikipedia has invested $2.5 million into the Knowledge Engine project, which is…

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How Much Did Google Pay The Guy Who Bought Google.com?

If there’s one that that is integral to the operation of Google.com it is their domain name. Sure, they have .co.uk and a whole host of others from around the world, but owning their own .com…

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How DuckDuckGo Makes a Profit Without Tracking Users

Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of ‘ethical’ Google search engine rival DuckDuckGo, recently took part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) for YCombinator’s Hacker News, during which he revealed that his business makes a healthy profit,…

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Google Announces ‘Alphabet’ Restructuring Programme and new CEO

Larry Page, co-founder of Google, has unveiled a number of dramatic changes to Google’s management in a blog post today. The statement announces his departure as Google’s CEO and the formation of a huge holding company…

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BBC Disrespects EU’s Right to Be Forgotten – Publishes List of Pages Removed

The BBC, in flagrant disregard of the European Union’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law, has published a list of its own webpages that have been removed from search engine listings via the ruling, promising to update…

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Yahoo Trying to Trick Java Users into Switching Search Engines

Do you use Yahoo Search? No? Me neither. But Yahoo is hoping to change that via trickery. The internet giant has teamed up with Oracle to backdoor Yahoo Search as your default search engine when installing…

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Microsoft Reveals How Their Bing Algorithm Determines ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Websites

Microsoft first revealed their interest in mobile-friendly web pages and finding a way to figure out some guidelines for them last year. It seems that the company has been busy since then and finally revealed how…

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Can’t Find Your Android Phone? Just Search for It in Your Browser!

The ‘Find My Phone’ features nowadays are a great way to find you phone if you’ve lost it or had it stolen. You can just go to the manufacturer’s website, log into your account and start…

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Is Google Messing With Your Shopping Search Results?

Do you use Google as your default search engine? You do? Have you ever thought that everything you read, stumble upon or even buy are just imposed on you? Well, it might be true! At least…

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Google Targets Firefox Users with Special Warnings

Mozilla users will soon see a new message in Google’s search engine urging them to switch their default search engine to Google. Users can also choose to ignore the message and hide it until clearing the…

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Microsoft Update Takes Down Bing and Yahoo

The outages of search engines Bing and Yahoo! Search on Friday night has been attributed to a flawed piece of code uploaded to servers by Microsoft. The bad code also took down live.com, Microsoft’s Hotmail redirect,…

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Yahoo and Microsoft Compete to Become Apple’s Default Search Engine

As Google Search’s contract with Apple nears its end, Yahoo and Microsoft are both vying to replace it as Safari’s default search engine. Yahoo have already stepped into the vacant spot Google left at Firefox, becoming…

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Firefox Drops Google in Favour of Yahoo

Mozilla’s Firefox browser has abandoned Google as its search engine of choice and signed a five-year partnership deal with Yahoo. As of next month, both mobile and desktop versions Firefox will default to Yahoo Search, promising…

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Right to Be Forgotten Is a Waste of Time

The legal ruling in Europe that allows everyone to wipe their digital slate clean is a complete and utter waste of time. Simply removing your articles from Google is hardly going to cover your ass when…

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Google Goes Down For 30 Minutes, Desktop Users Like Lost Sheep

On July 4th (yesterday) at approximately 10:30am GMT Google’s search engine went down for desktop users all over the world. The Google desktop search engine pages greeted stranded desktop users with a 500 Error Page with the…

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Google Try Stop Terminator from Coming Back to Kill Larry & Sergey

Google and their plans for world domination are not exactly rare subjects in the news, but when our Google overlords do finally create a human crushing army of robots worthy of the Terminator franchise, at least…

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A.I. Company DeepMind Acquired By Google, Should We Expect Cyborgs Now?

Google is in process of acquiring artificial intelligence company DeepMind based in London for a reported price of $400 million. It is said that Google confirmed the acquisition, but they did not specify a price for…

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Gmail Spams Other People’s E-Mail Accounts Now?

After the incident about the Google services going down today, TechChrunch and Gizmodo also found some interesting things about Google’s Gmail services. If you are to search for Gmail on Google, you will get a link…

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Facebook And Yandex To Share User Data

&     Facebook has agreed to share user date with Russia’s largest search engine Yandex, according to an article from BBC. The deal is said to grant access to public user data from Russia, Turkey,…

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Yahoo! Infected With Malicious Ads, Targets Great Britain, Romania, France and Pakistan

Fox-IT, a security product and service company in the Netherlands, stated that computers visiting Yahoo on January 3 were infected with malware from the Yahoo ad network ads.yahoo.com. Fresh analysis indicates that Yahoo has a handle…

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Microsoft Looking Forward To Bing’s Uprising Next Year

  Bing has always been something to be criticized when it comes to Microsoft. The internet search engine has been losing money for years, mostly because Microsoft has been building up a massive datacenter infrastructure behind…

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Google Might Head Into The ARM Chip Business In The Near Future

Google already has its own smartphones, tablets, the operating system to power them all, and the best search engine to go with it, but it seems it’s not enough. According to Bloomberg, Google is thinking about…

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Russia Building State-Controlled “Sputnik” Search Engine

A Reuters report that emerged recently suggests that Russia is preparing to launch its own state-controlled search engine. The state-controlled search engine will be dubbed “Sputnik” and the Sputnik search engine will be operated by the…

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Google Implements New “Hummingbird” Search Algorithm

On Google’s 15th anniversary, they introduced a new search algorithm to its giant search engine. According to Google, this change to the core algorithm is its biggest since the launch of Caffeine in 2010. Google senior vice president, Amit Singhal,…

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Google Goes Down For 5 Minutes, Internet Traffic Drops 40%

Google.com hasn’t properly gone down or offline since 2009. However, on August 16th between 22:52 and 22:57 GMT Google was down, yes Google was down for 5 straight minutes – just how did people survive? Well apparently…

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Yahoo Search Engine Getting A Redesign

Since Marissa Mayer took over as the Yahoo CEO it has seen some dramatic changes. These started with restructuring, followed by a push into the mobile market and recently they pushed past the milestone of having…