New search engine offers visual preview, takes on top guns

A new search engine – recently released in beta format – will provide stiff competition to top dogs such as Google and Yahoo, its creators suggest. MelZoo.com transforms the look of the typical

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Rumoured AOL-Yahoo merger would cause more problems that it would solve

As rumors about a Yahoo-AOL merger grow louder, industry experts caution that such a deal could create more problems than it solves.Yahoo is likely pursuing the acquisition because it needs a short-term, sure-fire

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Ask.com takes on Google with Search Engine overhaul

Search engine companies Ask.com and Hakia Inc. this week overhauled their respective search technologies, tapping into the semantic Web to provide search results that better reflect the intent behind the query. Early reviewers

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Google unveils monumental plan to save the planet

Tiring of its mission to "organize the world's information," Google has set itself a new objective: save the planet. The search giant unveiled a US$4.4 trillion plan Wednesday to reduce the U.S.'s dependency

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 James Niccolai

Google’s glossy fa

Now that Google has reached its 10-year mark, the company is facing the cultural complexities and challenges that come with the transition from hip start-up to corporate giant.In Google Inc.'s early days, it

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Using people – not software – to find Dulcinea…or anything else

In a Web Search industry where algorithms spit out results in split seconds, automation is king, and seems to have completely edged out the human factor. But the folk at findingDulcinea.com will tell

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Blogger uses “Google bomb” to show McCain in poor light

A political blogger is using a technique known as "Google bombing" to enlist the aid of fellow partisan bloggers to boost the search engine rankings of nine news stories that reflect poorly on

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Yahoo-Google deal may thwart hostile takeover by Microsoft

Just hours after saying it had ended talks over a possible investment from Microsoft, Yahoo announced a deal with Google to run some of Google's advertisements alongside Yahoo search results.The nonexclusive deal unites

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Nancy Gohring and James Niccolai

Three magic words that boosted a Canadian firm’s online sales

Bill Dalton went online one day in 2005 only to find that his nurse uniform sales business had been scrubbed out of the top search engine results. < The Charlottetown, PEI small businessman

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to use search engines and advertising to boost your online business and bottomline

You can't simply open a new Web site, sit back, and expect to welcome a horde of visitors showing up at your virtual storefront. If you want your online business to be successful,

Published on: April 24th, 2008 Richard Morochove

Mind Search

Bertelsmann AG, the German media conglomerate, pays very close attention to what it calls issues management. The company wants to know about trends and developments in the surrounding environment that could adversely affect

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Gerry Blackwell

The Google mystique: An exploration of the modern Cracker Jack box

Try this experiment: Go to Google (www.google.com), type in “failure” in the search box, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky” instead of the “Google Search” button. The page that comes up for me as

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Charles Whaley