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Report Says Google’s Search Is Protected By First Amendment Rights
2012-05-10 13:00:32

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com As Google faces more and more legal trouble for the way they handle users´ information and tailor their results, they´ve commissioned a professor of law slash blogger to write a report in their defense. In it, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh posits Google has the same rights to put whatever they want in their search results as the New York Times has to decide what news is “Fit to Print.” In the report, Volokh says, “Google,...

2011-06-22 00:00:34

New Blekko Utilizes Millions of Social Cues, Human Edits to Put Best Sites At Top of Search Results Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Blekko, the new search engine that is working to eliminate spam from search results, today released a major update that for the first time utilizes millions of social cues and human edits to put the best content at the top of search results. On the new blekko, search results pages will boost sites that blekko users have hand-picked to be included in...

2010-10-07 14:15:00

Yahoo is adding additional features to its Internet search results in an effort to orchestrate a revenue revival, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The new tools will help people find information they seek more quickly, especially when searching about entertainment, sports and major events. Some of these shortcuts are already available on Yahoo, but now there will be even more options and snapshots featured in capsules appearing at the top of the results page. More marketing...

2010-08-24 06:20:00

Internet search giant Google has acquired shopping comparison site Like.com, which was launched in November 2006 by startup Riya. Like.com, a site specializing in visual search technology that lets people hunt online for bargains using pictures of items they might desire, announced the sale on Monday. The acquisition was seen by some as a competitive response to Microsoft's Bing search engine, considered to be a "decision engine" for shoppers. "We were the first to bring visual search to...

2009-11-04 13:11:50

Unnamed sources said on Tuesday that Yahoo is running tests with several real-time search partners in an effort to match its rivals in providing up-to-the-minute Internet search results, Reuters reported. OneRiot, whose data will be available initially to about 10 percent of Yahoo's users, is among the companies providing real-time results to Yahoo on a trial basis, according to a person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to speak about the deal. OneRiot has not publicly...

2009-10-02 07:10:00

On Thursday, Internet monolith Google unveiled a freshly-tweaked version of their search engine that allows users to limit their online searches to serve up only the most up-to-date hits or those falling within a specified date range.  Meanwhile, Microsoft's "intuitive" search engine Bing continues to gain users slowly but steadily since its release in May. Indeed, the battle for dominion of the Web has never before been so heated. Concerning Google's new time-sensitive capabilities,...

2009-08-25 13:25:00

Despite the recent deal between Yahoo and Microsoft, Yahoo said it would continue to compete against the software giant by revamping the way its search engine presents results in an effort to outdo Bing. "We are not a version of Bing," said Prabhakar Raghavan, a senior vice president of labs and search strategy at Yahoo. "We are Yahoo and that will continue." "We collaborate on the back-end but we are competitors on the front-end," he added. "We believe the battle has moved beyond the back...

2009-08-11 15:15:00

Google has opened up the page to its new search engine so users are able to take a peek at the results. Caffeine, which is the code name for the new engine, is available at a separate address and looks the same as the current engine, but ranks results differently. Google Inc. posted a blog late Monday about Caffeine saying that it will be faster, more accurate and more comprehensive. "For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a...

2009-07-21 10:25:00

A new Yahoo home page update revealed on Tuesday now give users more access to popular Web applications like Facebook, The Associated Press reported. Yahoo's new home page overhaul is the company's latest attempt to recapture some of the buzz it has lost to increasingly popular online social networking sites and messaging apps. Yahoo Senior Vice President of Integrated Consumer Experience Tapan Bhat called it a sea change in the way Yahoo thinks about its products, users, and business. Recent...

2008-12-16 10:45:00

NEW YORK and KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- INTSPEI announced today the release of the beta version of Search Cloudlet -- an easy-to-use Firefox add-on that inserts context-aware tag clouds into a traditional Google or Yahoo search interface to help people more efficiently navigate through their search results. This free tool is available for download from http://www.getcloudlet.com Search Cloudlet creates tag clouds for your Google or Yahoo search results, suggesting which...

Latest Yahoo! Search Reference Libraries

Search Engine
2013-01-22 15:20:59

A web search engine stores information about web pages that are retrieved from the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). They are retrieved by a web crawler, which is a web browser that follows every link on a website. Meta tags are used to extract words from titles, headers, page content, or special fields. Data about the web page is stored in an index database for later inquiries. This data can be a single word or a phrase which helps in quickly finding information about the page being...

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