Ten god-awful Google flops and fiascos

Google Incorporated is arguably the most successful Internet company today. But Google didn't get to where it is without takings risks--some of which have failed spectacularly.For example, remember the Google Accelerator, which was

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Tom Spring

New search engine set to challenge Google’s supremacy

The public will get its first chance Monday to test a search engine from start-up Powerset that eschews conventional keyword technology and instead is designed to understand the meaning of Web pages.As such,

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft, Yahoo need to determine new direction

Microsoft's three-month courtship of Yahoo has ended but it changed both companies forever and neither can expect to return to the way they were.Microsoft and Yahoo will need to deliver on promises, address

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft and Yahoo may be working things out

Microsoft and Yahoo have turned a corner and are finally negotiating in earnest about their possible merger, although a deal is far from imminent, according to media reports.p>In anonymously sourced stories published online

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Bouncy eyeballs vs. sticky eyeballs – tips on how to boost your online traffic and revenues

Many companies continue to struggle trying to make money off the number of eyeballs pointed at the Web. At the Canadian Innovation Conference in Toronto Wednesday, experts offered tips on how businesses here

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s Ballmer grilled on Yahoo offer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer couldn't avoid being trampled by the elephant in the room -- the company's bid to acquire Yahoo -- during a quirky keynote question-and-answer session at the company's MIX 08

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Google searches for way to improve business decisions with an internal prediction market

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information. Basically

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

IT reveals hip side in show that blends technology with threads

Servers, e-mail applications and other less-than-chic combinations of hardware and software typically inhabit the technology realm. Linen is rarely equated with LEDs, while discussing couture along with the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard is almost

Published on: February 8th, 2008 Fred O'Connor

Four great Googling tips that guarantee better search results

We all know how to 'Google' something. Or do we?There are ways and means to ensure you get exactly what you're looking for in your search results.1. Use Google's Advanced Search to reduce

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Jason Whittaker

Goliath and Goliath

Now, if I were a suspicious person, I might say that such placement is meant to suggest something faulty about the software giant's products by its chief competitor in the search market. But

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Shane Schick

Google searches for a home in corporate data management

Google has teamed up with BearingPoint to make search a more relevant tool for businesses and allow enterprise data to be as accessible as Internet pages.Google's Enterprise division has been around for a

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Neil Sutton