Search Engines

  • Vladimir Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'; criticises Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine 25-04-2014 10:41 AM

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists - barred from national television - have used to...
  • Google considers giving more value to encrypted sites in its search-engine results 15-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Google reportedly is mulling over giving priority in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption. However, such changes are unlikely to happen anytime soon as the plans are still in early stages. "Encrypting data transmitted over the Internet adds a barrier between web users and anyone that...
  • China launches Chinaso, a new search engine 22-03-2014 01:29 PM

    Beijing: A new Chinese-language online search engine - Chinaso.com - was launched Friday, marking China's first search service set up by the country's major news organisations. The new engine allows users to search articles from the country's newspapers and magazines. Its service covers news, website, pictures, videos and maps, with...
  • Google redesigns its search engine results page on PCs 14-03-2014 06:35 AM

    San Francisco: Web surfing through the Internet's main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google's search engine this week. The tweaks to the way Google's search results appear on desktop and laptop computers mirror a makeover on smartphones and tablets introduced...
  • Yahoo to partner with Yelp on local search engine results: Report 09-02-2014 11:11 AM

    Chicago: Internet portal Yahoo is partnering with consumer reviews website Yelp to beef up local results in its search engine, the Wall Street Journal reported. Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled the news at an employee meeting on Friday, the newspaper said, citing a person present at the meeting. Yahoo's...
  • Interesting facts about Google you probably didn't know 26-12-2013 09:41 AM

    It is said that the biggest leap in search usage came when Google introduced its much-improved spell checker, giving birth to the "Did you mean" feature. This instantly doubled Google's traffic. There are many other interesting facts about Google you probably didn't know. ...
  • Worldfloat offers 50,000 online movies for free 01-12-2013 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: Within a month of introducing a free movie service, social networking site Worldfloat said Sunday it now offers more than 50,000 films in English, Hindi and several regional Indian languages including Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi. "We started the movie service in early November. Now we are offering...
  • Google's emotional 'Reunion' ad a hit in both India and Pakistan 16-11-2013 06:12 AM

    Mumbai: An emotional advertisement for Google's search engine has become a hit in India and Pakistan by surprisingly invoking a searing and traumatic period in the shared history of the South Asian archrivals. Officially debuting on television Friday, the commercial already has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on...
  • Powerful UN Women ads use Google search to highlight worldwide sexism 19-10-2013 02:01 PM

    In a series of advertisements for UN Women, the United Nations' entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, Ogilvy & Mather uses Google's suggest/autocomplete feature to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Each ad has the face of a woman of different ethnicity and over her lips appears...
  • Russia plans state-backed Web search engine named after Sputnik: Report 13-10-2013 10:37 AM

    Moscow: State-controlled telecoms group Rostelecom plans an internet search engine named after the Sputnik satellite, Vedomosti newspaper said, though analysts said the aim to muscle into the highly competitive Russian market was doomed. The government has made moves to boost control over the Internet, but a state-backed search engine, to...
  • Russia plans Sputnik search engine to take on Yandex, Google, Mail.Ru 11-10-2013 04:45 PM

    Moscow: State-controlled telecoms group Rostelecom plans an internet search engine named after the Sputnik satellite, Vedomosti newspaper said on Friday, though analysts said the aim to muscle into the highly competitive Russian market was doomed. The government has made moves to boost control over the Internet, but a state-backed search...
  • Google search eroding people's memories, finds study 03-10-2013 05:00 PM

    London: The Internet is fast eroding people's memories of world-changing events in history, making them more forgetful as they increasingly bank upon Google to provide the information, a new UK study has found. The study of 2,000 adults found less than half of people surveyed could name the year when...
  • Google to be fined by French regulator over data privacy 28-09-2013 12:12 PM

    Paris: France's data protection watchdog moved closer to fining Google for the way it stores and tracks user information after the search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices in line with local law. The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, said on Friday it was opening a procedure...
  • A googling confusion: When exactly is Google's real birthday? 27-09-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: With an interactive game of a doodle to celebrate its '15th birthday', Google will keep many of us occupied with beating the best scores. When you have collected enough toffees in your game of pinata, pause and think if September 27 is indeed the day Google was born....
  • Google celebrates its 15th birthday with a playable pinata game doodle 26-09-2013 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: It has been 15 years since 1998 when two Stanford university students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, got together to form a company that would change the face of the Internet, for ever. Interestingly, the selection of September 27 as Google's birthday seems to be a one of...
  • Google kicks off Start Searching India campaign 30-07-2013 06:18 PM

    Bhopal: Google India today introduced its 'Start Searching India' campaign here to help internet users get the most out of the web with its search tool. "Internet is no longer restricted to the domain of working professionals and is fast emerging as a life enriching tool catering to the varied...
  • Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of Russia's top search engine Yandex, dies 29-07-2013 01:16 PM

    Moscow: Ilya Segalovich, the co-founder of Russia's largest search engine, Yandex, has died, the company said Sunday. He was 48. Segalovich died Saturday at a London hospital, Yandex director general and fellow founder Arkady Volozh said. Volozh said in the company's blog that Segalovich was diagnosed with stomach cancer last...
  • Facebook rolling out Graph Search to all US English users 09-07-2013 08:59 AM

    New York: Users who may have grown frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site. Facebook unveiled its social search tool in January, but only made it available to a small fraction of...
  • Yahoo sends the once popular search engine AltaVista to the Internet graveyard 09-07-2013 08:57 AM

    New York: Once up on a time, there was a popular search engine called AltaVista. It lives no more. On Monday, its owner Yahoo sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves. Palo Alto, California-based AltaVista was introduced in 1995,...
  • Court orders Google to remove autocomplete entries from search 14-05-2013 04:39 PM

    Berlin: A top German court has ordered Google Inc. to act on requests to remove autocomplete entries from the search engine after a suit claimed the feature made defamatory suggestions. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe upheld a complaint from an unidentified company selling nutritional supplements and its founder,...