Search News & Analysis
| Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
When business is doing great, you don't just sit back and ride the wave -- you go out find yourself a Chief Technology Officer. At least that's what Ektron did.
| Thursday Feb 9, 2012
Once there were radios, then came television, and now, with computers quickly becoming America’s primary source of entertainment, advertisers are being forced to take notice. The latest trends in online advertising reflect this changing vantage point, as a new analysis from eMarketer shows video will be the fastest growing digital ad format over the coming years, slowly but surely gaining momentum against search and banner ads. The oracle has spoken.
| Wednesday Feb 8, 2012
In a letter to the Yahoo board, Chairman Roy Bostock announces that he won't be seeking re-election at the next shareholder's meeting. Is Bostock stepping down? Or is it more like jumping ship?
| Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
A whole bag of Apple-related news snippets have flooded in from various places today, as the company deals with the price of market success, app store shenanigans and the risk of being road-tested by those ultimate fuddy-duddies, British Parliamentarians. Oh, and something called the iPad 3 might be happening soon.
| Monday Feb 6, 2012
Google has received significant public reprimand for their "a little more Google for everyone" Google+ powered Search Plus Your World. Twitter was outraged. Facebook was disappointed. Microsoft was...wait, why isn’t Microsoft saying anything?
| Friday Feb 3, 2012
With all the news of Facebook's IPO this week, Google's still-fledgling social service marched over another user milestone as the improvements and other changes in the Google ecosystem keep on coming.
| Friday Jan 27, 2012
So say Google's critics about a company which, lets face it, is only 14 years old. We know what they're like; trying to grow up quickly, but really still a kid at heart. And that pretty much sums up the company's week as it keeps trying to please users while trying to obey the grown-ups.
| Thursday Jan 26, 2012
IBM Symphony appears to have arrived at the end of the road. It’s not exactly unexpected, given the moves in productivity and collaboration space. According to Ed Brill, Director of Messaging and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, the release of Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 is likely to be the last release of the free productivity suite.
| Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
This policy shift is generating buzz online over concerns of privacy, search anonymity and control over just what information gets shared.
| Friday Jan 20, 2012
Google briefly shocked investors with poor fourth quarter results which, on top of its recent troubles, can be defined as a distinct wobble in the company's otherwise stellar evolution. But, down at the coalface, it continues to tweak its search systems, throw out new apps and improve features in its fledgling social network.
| Friday Jan 13, 2012
Google is on the rack this week for ignoring Twitter from its "plus Your World" expanded search feature and over-focusing on its own Google+. We look at the ramifications of that, a ruckus in Africa and see what else happened in the wide world of the company this week.
| Wednesday Jan 11, 2012
Google announced several new features to its search service yesterday that leverage information from your Google+ social identity to deliver what it hopes will be more personalized and contextually accurate results. Google is calling it Search plus Your World: vocal opponents are calling it
| Friday Jan 6, 2012
This week in Google, the search engine gets some further refinements, and it's making moves on the tablet front while Google TV moves from Intel to ARM.
| Thursday Dec 29, 2011
Google fell under new management this year, and the shake up resulted in some heavy changes. A new idea of what legitimate content should look like, a social network that the company refuses to call a social network, and the loss of an experimental playground are just a few. In case you missed a beat, here's a look back at the highlights.
| Wednesday Dec 21, 2011
Word came from Mozilla of a new revenue agreement between Google and Mozilla, makers of the Firefox Search engine. The announcement on the official Mozilla Blog called the deal a "new agreement for default search in Firefox," extending the search relationship with Google for three more years.
In early December, the web was abuzz with word that the long-standing deal between Google and Mozilla (Firefox) had not been renewed. While the companies were in negotiation throughout November, the hour passed, and the default search engine relationship that started in 2006, practically the Stone Age in web chronology, was dead.