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Sunday 27 September 2009
Web giant Google has, not for the first time, attempted to steal the limelight from its rival Yahoo! by launching its new comment-sharing browser tool, Google Sidewiki, the day after Yahoo! released its new-look Yahoo.
Saturday 26 September 2009
Yahoo! Inc launched its new Yahoo! Search earlier this week. The company, based in Sunnyvale CA, trailed its revision on the Yahoo! Search Blog as " an all-new Yahoo! Search experience that makes search more personally relevant ".
Friday 18 September 2009
In its most recent bid to claw market share from search leader Google, Microsoft has introduced a feature called Visual Search – which does what it says on the tin – to its Bing search engine. Launched back in May, Bing's share of US searches rose to 10.7% in August, with Google still number one at 64.6% and Yahoo in second place with 16%.
Thursday 17 September 2009
If you think that the idea of a villain in another country controlling the computer in your home is mere fiction – perhaps an ideal story line for an episode of 'Dr Who' – you need to think again! Web traffic management specialist Click Forensics has discovered that a recent surge in click fraud traffic is due to a botnet – that is, a network (net) of software robots (bots) that operate automatically.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
The BBC found itself at the centre of a whirlwind of controversy this week when the Mail on Sunday revealed that the corporation has been paying US search giant Google for the right to use key words and phrases that put its news at the top of results lists.