Bing is elitist and Wave is confusing

Industry titans Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. are getting rave reviews this week about innovative new approaches to Internet search and communications, respectively. Even Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak told a reporter that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2009 Mike Elgan

New Microsoft search engine Bing finds Google weaknesses

Microsoft made Bing, its new "decision engine", publicly available yesterday with a background image of hot air balloons lifting off in the countryside on the Bing homepage. It's a fitting image given Microsoft's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Brennon Slattery

“Google killer” search engine can’t find Brooklyn, NY

A David has just arisen to take on the Goliath that is Google: Wolfram|Alpha, a search engine which serves up formatted answers to questions rather than provide just a list of links. As

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Will Bing bust Google? A look at what Microsoft’s Search tool has to offer

At last, Bing has arrived. I tested a preview release of Microsoft's new search/decision engine, previously called Kumo, to see how well it compares. Here's a breakdown of its new features and how

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 1st, 2009 Tom Spring

Deadly online attacks subvert search results on infected computers

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the Computer Emergence Response Team in the U.S. warned Monday. The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Google guru offers free tool to supercharge your Web site, boost traffic

Nowadays, even regular Web surfers know some of the things to do when designing a Web site for fast performance. Cut the number of requests to the Web server. Shrink JPEG sizes. Enlist

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2009 Eric Lai

iPhone step aside – Google Android expected to be spectacular success

The number of mobile phones using the Android operating system will eventually be huge, even if the number of Android smartphones shipped doesn't grow by 900 per cent this year as one research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

New Google tools let you “slice and dice” through search results

Saying that its users are becoming increasingly sophisticated, Google Inc. today unveiled a list of new search technologies geared to help users 'slice and dice' their Google search results, along with a new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Google knows more about you “than your mother does”

"Google knows more about you than your mother." Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently made that statement to this reporter. A few years ago, it might have sounded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

New Google marketing hubs help you sell anything … even a Pet Stick!

Google has launched two new Web sites to float a raft of its marketing tools in front of advertisers, highlighting an extensive suite that covers every step of the marketing process from research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Six threats that could tear down Twitter

Twitter is the hottest thing in technology right now. U.S. visits to Twitter.com more than doubled during the month of March alone.All that success is prompting the Debbie Downers out there to speculate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2009 Mike Elgan

Google comes up with new way to tell humans from bots

Google has put a new spin on the CAPTCHA, a way of helping Web sites distinguish between human visitors and bots: It wants people to tell it which way is up in a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2009 Peter Sayer

Smart partnership, product positioning helps Montreal firm find success

Jean-Marc Robillard had a hardware problem – it was too expensive for small clients to buy, but not running fast enough to serve the needs of big clients. And in the world of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 20th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

Defamed online? Here’s what you can do about it

What can you do when you find content about yourself online that you think is defamation? How do you address it? Is it possible to have it removed from search results or from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2009 Meridith Levinson