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Yahoo Could Sell Off Search Assets as They Look to Raise $1B

Yahoo Could Sell Off Search Assets as They Look to Raise $1B

Posted by Paul Smith | March 4, 2016

After a 2015 fourth-quarter performance that was slightly below par, Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, revealed they would be looking at strategic alternatives such as staffing cuts, global office closures, and selling certain non-strategic assets to generate revenue of at least one billion US dollars. Speaking at Morgan Stanley’s technology conference, […]

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Wikipedia Developing a Search Engine

Wikipedia Developing a Search Engine

Posted by Paul Smith | February 18, 2016

The Knight Foundation, a private not-for-profit American foundation that gives support to new ideas for transforming journalism, media and the arts, promoting engagement across different communities, has awarded a $250,000 grant to Wikipedia for a new project called the ‘Knowledge Engine’. Wikipedia is part of the Wikimedia family and reports […]

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The Discontinuation of Yahoo BOSS

The Discontinuation of Yahoo BOSS

Posted by Paul Smith | February 9, 2016

Yahoo introduced BOSS on July 10th 2008 and now, after 7 years, it has announced that the service will be no more. BOSS is the contraction for Build Your Own Search Service. Official closing of the tool will be on March 31st, 2016. Yahoo, on its BOSS website, informs users […]

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1 Billion Less PC Searches in Google Throughout 2014

1 Billion Less PC Searches in Google Throughout 2014

Posted by Paul Smith | January 27, 2016

The American internet analytics company comScore has published statistics for December 2015 in relation to desktop search rankings, which are showing an interesting but not surprising trend. Whilst Bing’s figures for desktop searches were up a little on the previous month of November 2015, other major search engines have lost […]

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DuckDuckGo’s fight to build trust

DuckDuckGo’s fight to build trust

Posted by Paul Smith | December 11, 2015

With ad-blockers becoming increasingly commonplace, awareness of the issue of privacy is growing among web users. DuckDuckGo is becoming increasingly popular as a result; in fact, it is now the default search engine for Adblock Browser, which was recently released for iOS and Android phones and tablets. DuckDuckGo is not […]

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Could Yahoo and Bing Ever Beat Google?

Could Yahoo and Bing Ever Beat Google?

Posted by Paul Smith | May 1, 2015

During April, Bing reached a significant milestone in terms of its comScore market share, breaking the 20% market share barrier in the USA for the very first time. When the 12.7 percent market share enjoyed by Yahoo, a significant search alliance partner for Bing, is added in, the network’s market […]

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Microsoft Introduces Shake and Search

Microsoft Introduces Shake and Search

Posted by Paul Smith | December 11, 2014

In October, Microsoft released Torque, an app which integrates with Bing to make it easy for users to take advantage of voice search. Following feedback from consumers, the company has now released Torque 2.0 for Android. One of the most interesting parts of the update is the new “shake and […]

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Mozilla Adds One-Click Search to Firefox

Mozilla Adds One-Click Search to Firefox

Posted by Paul Smith | November 27, 2014

Just one week after announcing its new royalty agreement with Yahoo, Mozilla has announced plans to allow users of the Firefox web browser to select their own search engines, improving the overall search experience significantly When a user types a search term into the Firefox search bar, they will be […]

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Microsoft Lays Off Global Sales Team

Microsoft Lays Off Global Sales Team

Posted by Paul Smith | November 6, 2014

Microsoft is conducting the biggest round of layoffs in the history of the company, and has just made its global advertising sales team redundant. The team was responsible for selling ads across several Microsoft properties, including on the Bing search engine. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, has plans to cut 18,000 […]

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