How to get the most out of Facebook’s new search tool

Facebook rolled out changes to its search engine yesterday that let you query the service for status messages and other pieces of content that people post to the social network. The move reflects

Published on: August 14th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Unleash the power of Wolfram Alpha for new business insights

I was born 5 hours and 17 minutes before a full moon began to rise over Minneapolis. The sky was nearly cloudless, and the temperature outside was 46°F. These facts are admittedly just

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Zack Stern

Five Bing features Microsoft should refine or remove

Microsoft has taken its first steps in redefining search with its "decision engine," releasing Bing to a generally positive reception and with a new TV ad that portrays Google (with out mentioning it

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Free or cheap tools for Search marketing success

The world of search engine optimization is awash with scores of tools that promise to make a marketers job easier.Wading through all these options can be a daunting task and not a few

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft’s monster bug blast for Windows, Office, IE

Microsoft today issued 10 security updates that patched a record 31 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Excel, Word, Windows Search and other programs, including 18 bugs marked "critical."Of the 10 bulletins, six

Published on: June 11th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Google’s half-hearted privacy policies

Hi, my name's Cringely, and I am powerless over my Google addiction. ("Hi, Cringely.")If there actually were a 12-step group called Googler's Anonymous, I think millions of us would join -- as long

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Anti-trust expert hired to probe Google/Yahoo deal

The U.S. Department of Justice has hired a high-profile antitrust attorney to help it review, and possibly challenge, Yahoo's agreement to outsource part of its search advertising business to Google, The Wall Street

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Canadian advertisers call on government to stop Google-Yahoo partnership

Canadian advertisers are calling on the government to prevent a proposed Google-Yahoo search partnership, which according to the trade group will potentially destroy competition and drive up online ad prices.The Association of Canadian

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to get paid for your PDF files

Adobe's PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most popular ways to distribute printed information electronically. But until now, there hasn't been an easy way for a business to earn money from

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Richard Morochove

Privacy advocates express concern at Google’s data collection practices

The privacy concerns raised by a federal judge's order that Google Inc. turn over 12TB of data on YouTube users and their video-viewing histories to Viacom International Inc. misses an important point, according

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Yahoo reorganizes to snap out of financial funk

Under fire from angry shareholders and rocked by a stream of high-profile executive departures, embattled Yahoo on Thursday announced another reorganization, its latest attempt to snap out of its years-long technology and financial

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Five biz-friendly must-have add-ons from Firefox 3

Mozilla has touted Firefox 3 as faster and more secure than earlier versions of the open-source web browser. But there's another reason to look at the browser upgrade: it is highly customizable for

Published on: June 25th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Windows Search 4.0 morphs from monster to mild-mannered IT citizen

It's the feature everyone loves to hate. Windows Search, the busy little background service that chews up your CPU cycles and thrashes your hard disk, is alternately revered and reviled, yet it rarely

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Randall Kennedy