A new search engine said to be a “significant rival” to web giant Google is now online and offering a new way to access information.
Described as a “computation knowledge engine” rather than an ‘umble search engine, Wolfram Alpha is the work of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram, who hopes his revolutionary products will change the way people use online data.
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We thought he’d been retired and sent off to an old people’s home to be looked after by kindly searchbots, but Ask has brought back Jeeves in an attempt to claw back some market share from the all dominating Google.
Named after PG Wodehouse’s fact-stuffed, smartarse butler, Jeeves formed the face of Ask’s search engine until 2006 when he was unceremoniously booted off after an interface overhaul.
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Yahoo has published their “Year in Review,” covering search over 2008.
They’re keen to point out that it isn’t just what the top 10 searches were, but Top 10s of lots of catagories.
Beyond the Top 10s there’s also some analysis of what those things could have meant.
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Google has been going ten years this year and to mark the occassion they’ve released a version of their database as of ten years ago.
First thing that you’ll notice is that it’s got an old school Google logo – not exactly sure if that’s the accurate one, as drop-shadows might have been beyond them.
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Further proof of Google’s towering dominance of the search market has been revealed in the latest figures released by stats analysts comScore.
Their latest Internet usage figures from June 2008 show that Google has become the total don of UK search engines, notching up more than three in every four of all web searches conducted in the UK.
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Cuil, pronounced Cool, is a new search engine, one that’s thought to be able to take on Google. Quite an ambition.
Cuil has been hidden away, getting their technology sorted and, as of this morning, they’ve decided to open their searches up for public browsing.
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As unexpected as the sun rising in the morning, new research figures reveal that Google continues to be the boss, the head man, the top dog, the big cheese and the head honcho in the world of mobile search.
Leaving its competitors floundering about like a wet fish in a tub o’lard, the search engine kings surged miles ahead of its competitors in the first quarter of 2008, according to Nielsen Mobile.
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Google extends video playback to Google News.
We’ve known for a while that Google Search has been displaying video results with the ability to expand and play within the search results – in fact it was about a year ago.
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The great lumbering behemoth that is Google continues to devours UK search engine revenues, cementing its place at the top of the search engine chart by increasing its return on investment (ROI) by 14 per since the last quarter of 2007.
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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has won $110 million damages against TorrentSpy, a site that pointed to where TV programmes and films could be downloaded without them being paid for.
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