How To Change Your Default Search Engine (Major Browsers)
There are many Search engines from which you can choose from. However, there is a chance you might have ended up changing your default search engine by mistake. Furthermore, some notorious search engines just don’t want to play straight and try to get in via other means such as installation wizards (we are looking at you Ask Search).If your beloved search engine also got replaced by any other search engine or […]
Sherpa Next Makes Mobile Search Efficient, Easy, and Visual
We published about Sher.pa when it launched its US version last year, and at that time, we saw a side by side demo with Siri in which Sherpa got better results. (Watch video in the previous article).Today the company launched its new software, Sherpa Next, which adds search and predictive capabilities to the smart personal assistant feature that its one million users already know.With Sherpa Next, CEO Xabier Uribe-Etxberria wants […]
'Sputnik' State Controlled Search Engine Reportedly Being Developed In Russia
Rumor has it that Russia is developing a new search engine called Sputnik which intends to dominate the Russian market. Since the search engine is said to be state controlled, the government will essentially be able to control the kind of information it wants people to have access to. Apparently state owned telecommunications group Rostelecom is developing Sputnik, which has been named after the Sputnik satellite. The report comes from Russia’s […]
Bing Home Page Image Chosen To Keep Users Happy
Google had long occupied the top of the search engine hierarchy for some years already, when Microsoft decided to spruce up their search efforts by launching the Bing website four years back, and one thing that certainly made Bing stand out from Google’s site would be its front page that featured beautiful as well as different photographs every single day, and there are also moments when the front page uploads […]
Google Testing New Navigation Grid To Replace Black Bar Eyesore
If you’ve navigated your way to the majority of Google-owned properties like Gmail, Google Drive or just Google.com, then you’ve probably noticed the black navigation bar that is prominently displayed at the top of the page. Considering how visually appealing the majority of Google’s properties are, their black navigation bar has been an eyesore since it was introduced two years ago.Google is reportedly testing a new version of its Google.com […]
Bing New Architecture: Introducing Snapshot and Social Sidebar
This morning, we were at a press conference at Microsoft’s offices in San Francisco to see a demo of the revamped Bing search engine. Touted as a “new approach to search” by Microsoft, the new architecture features a three columns design, dividing the search activity in 3 distinct areas: Core Web Results, Snapshot and Sidebar (see picture in the complete article – or watch the demo).On the left, Core Web […]
Appgravity: an alternative way to look for Android apps
While the Android Market website is a good way to check out apps, its search capabilities are pretty limited (despite being created by Google). It’s quite hard to find what you want unless you know exactly what it is. Well, some folks have decided to come up with a solution to the problem by creating a new search engine called Appgravity.
Google search offers pinnable tile on Windows Phone devices
Just because you use Windows Phone 7.5 does not mean that you have to love Microsoft’s Bing as your default browser. Similarly just because you own an Android phone does not mean that your preferred search engine must be Google, but now Google is offering the chance to Windows Phone 7.5 users to start using their own search engine in place of Bing.
Google develops job search engine for the US military
Our men (and women) in uniform would definitely be proud to know that the military is one of the most advanced in the world – not to mention boasting some of the deadliest weapons in their armory, but in this time of economic crisis, you never quite know when you might be out of a job. Well, fret not – Internet search giant Google has successfully developed a job search […]
StumbleUpon helps man propose to girlfriend
It’s not very often you see big websites take time out of their day to help one of their users out in such a personal way, but it appears that discovery engine, StumbleUpon, has done that for one of their users by helping him to propose to his girlfriend of many years.
Bing Deskbar prototype brings more to the search fight
Ever since Google emerged as the search engine king all those years ago, they never really looked back, growing from strength to strength that at times, seemed unbelievable and phenomenal. Well, Microsoft has certainly not thrown in the towel just yet, as they know there is still the war to be won no matter how bad the odds are against them at the moment. Microsoft has a new Bing prototype […]
SearchLion makes use of the empty space on the side of your display
If you’ve got a large monitor and wish you could make use of it more efficiently when you’re browsing search results you now can; thanks to the folks at SearchLion. The company has officially launched SearchLion: a search engine that’s touted as the world’s first search browser. Confused yet? Don’t be.Don’t you just hate browsing tons of websites looking for something and yielding nothing fruitful in the end? SearchLion might […]
Google To Discontinue Their "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button?
When Google first made its appearance on the web, what separated it from the other search engines was their “I’m Feeling Lucky” button which was designed to provide a more efficient way of searching for things by bringing them to the website most relevant to their search results, as opposed to users having to sift their way through pages of search results trying to find what they’re looking for. The […]
Unofficial Google Multilingual Voice Search launched
For those of you who wished that the voice input from Google Translate was available in Google’s regular search as well, you’re in luck. Some folks have decided to come up with their own front page for the Google search engine called Google Multilingual Voice Search.All users have to do is select the language that they want to speak in, click on the microphone icon, speak aloud what they’re looking […]
Websites that link to pirated music and movies to be blocked
Bad news for folks who frequent illegal file sharing and torrent sites to for their entertainment purposes. A recently proposed bill named the Protect IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property), the law will remove websites that dish out pirated content from the internet’s address books, making them hard to find by their domain name. The law would also force search engines to […]
When Google's Panda Rewards Content Theft
If you’re a webmaster who cares about Search Engines, you have heard about the Google “Panda” Update. Here’s what the update was about, in Google’s own terms:“Google depends on the high-quality content created by wonderful websites around the world, and we do have a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem. Therefore, it is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that’s exactly what this change does.” (Google)As usual, […]
Microsoft to file antitrust lawsuit against Google
In a strange turn of events, it looks like Microsoft is now in the driver’s seat for dishing out antitrust lawsuits against its competitors. What seemed to be their specialty many years ago (when they were on the receiving end), Microsoft plan on taking Google to court over an antitrust complain concerning Google’s search engine and services. Apparently Google has been accused of being unfair to Microsoft by denying proper […]
Google +1, Going From Relevancy to Popularity?
Google has announced that it is +1 Button, a way to let user put their “stamp of approval” on search results – for their friends and Google contacts to see, and for Google to analyze. At this time, and probably for the foreseeable future, Facebook users won’t be able to participate to the search. That’s understandable, as Google would rather not help Facebook in any way. At the same time, […]
Blekko search engine launched
You might want to repeat the word Blekko over and over again, as it might just be the next big thing where search engines are concerned. So you thought that having three players (Google, Bing and Yahoo) are more than enough? Not the folks at Blekko, who claim that their innovative search engine will deliver an improved search experience which offers results from high quality sites, marking out spammers, aggregators […]
Ask.com engine to be powered by humans
When it comes to search engines, it is no doubt that Google is king and will be for the forseeable future. Well, despite lagging far behind Google, Yahoo and Bing in terms of the search engine market, Ask.com still is the sixth-largest Web property in the world, drawing over 90 million unique visitors monthly. Ask.com hopes to go back to its roots by answering questions that users ask through natural, […]