|Forum: Alternative Search Engines|
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|1:|| Yahoo shutting down AltaVista|
Once-popular search engine AltaVista will be shutting down for good on July 8th
|June 29, 2013|
|2:|| A Resurgence of Interest For Independent Search Engines|
In the wake of the NSA and Prism exposure, is now the time for a resurgence of the independent search engines?
|June 20, 2013|
|3:|| Yandex Introduces Interactive Snippets "Islands" To SERPs|
"Importantly though, the launch of Islands does not mean Yandex will decide what information appears on the search page; that will be determined by the website owner who will be able to choose whether he or she wants to include interactive snippets, and if so, what they should look like. Yandex has also been working with a number of web developers to create the toolset."
|June 6, 2013|
|4:|| Blekko Goes For a Redesign|
"The site has been redesigned with a new aesthetic and navigational approach..."
|May 29, 2013|
|5:|| Is It Time For The Return of Older Search Brands, Such as Lycos|
Could now be the opportunity for older search brands to start sending traffic?
|May 22, 2013|
|6:|| Wolfram Alpha Introduces Expanded Personal Analytics For Facebook|
To start with, we're showing you a new visualization that highlights friends based on the way that they fit into your network.
|Jan 25, 2013|
|7:|| Yandex Experiments With Voice-Powered Search App, "Wonder," In U.S.|
Yandex has confirmed it is launching the social search app Wonder, combining its own proprietary search algorithms with data from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare, along with voice recognition from Nuance, in an iOS app.
|Jan 25, 2013|
|8:|| Amazon search queries are up 73 percent in the last year.|
"What Googlers worry about in private is a growing trend among consumers to skip Google altogether, and to just go ahead and search for the product they would like to buy on Amazon.com, or, on mobile in an Amazon app."
|Aug 22, 2012|
|9:|| Blekko's New Social Content Curation Site ROCKZi |
"today unveiled an entirely new content curation site, ROCKzi, which lets people consume and socialize around the news they care about in a visually-appealing environment."
|July 12, 2012|
|10:|| Blekko Upgrades and Updates Indexes|
Blekko explains about its latest developments and how it improves its index.
|July 3, 2012|
|11:|| Amazon CloudSearch (Beta) For Developers|
Amazon CloudSearch provides a fully-featured search engine that is easy to manage and scale.
|Apr 12, 2012|
|12:|| Wolfram Alpha To Launch "Pro" Version For User Data Manipulation|
Chief executive Stephen Wolfram said it was his firm's "biggest single step" since launching the computational tool two-and-a-half years ago.
|Feb 7, 2012|
|13:|| Yandex Invests $15 Million In Blekko, and $15 Million From Others|
Yandex, the most popular search engine in Russia, is expressing its affinity with a $15 million investment in Blekko and a commitment to share some of its computing power and other technology with its new U.S. partner. Blekko is getting an additional $15 million from another group consisting mostly of its earlier investors, U.S. Venture Partners, CMEA Capital and PivotNorth Capital.
|Sept 29, 2011|
|14:|| Blekko Adds Facebook Comments To Its Search Results|
Considering that the Facebook News Feed has become an extremely popular source for link-sharing, updates, and social commentary, and Facebook Connect now practically blankets the Web, the social network is a logical partner for Blekko. And it gives it that much-envied social flair it had been lacking. [br][br]But, how does it work? Using Blekko's Facebook integration is easy: You simply connect with your Facebook account on the Blekko homepage, and go about your normal searching. The major difference, though, is that when you type 'TechCrunch' into the search bar, you'll still the same search results you would otherwise; yet, now, all mentions of TechCrunch in your Facebook news feed (and thereby mentioned in your friends' feeds) populate the right column. Look out!
|Apr 21, 2011|
|15:|| AllTheWeb.com To Close April 4, 2011|
Yahoo! will be closing AlltheWeb on April 4, 2011, as we focus on other features to improve your search experience. Starting on April 4, 2011, www.alltheweb.com will redirect to Yahoo! Search at search.yahoo.com. Thanks for your understanding.
|Mar 31, 2011|
|16:|| Blekko Wide Open to Scraping Your Content|
Webmasters should be able to opt into Blekko without allowing Blekko to display cached copyrighted pages.
|Jan 1, 2011|
|17:|| Blekko the New Search Engine - public beta launch!|
Blekko search has been in invitation-only beta for months and three years overall in the making. Today the general public gets their first look at their innovative new slash tags.
|Nov 1, 2010|
|18:|| Report: It's All Over For Cuil|
"Cuil, the much maligned search engine that at one time had hopes of toppling Google, has gone offline."
|Sept 20, 2010|
|19:|| Cuil Relaunches as An Automated Encylopedia: Cpedia|
"Find 384,165,027 automated articles"
|Apr 13, 2010|
|20:|| Technorati Updates With New Features||Oct 14, 2009|
|21:|| Hunch Decision Engine|
"Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it."
|June 15, 2009|
|22:|| Time Warner To Spin-Off AOL||May 28, 2009|
|23:|| Topsy Search Engine Indexes Twitter Tweet Links|
"Topsy is designed to mine the collective signal from the social web in real-time. To measure the relative importance of each search result, Topsy examines the links being cited, the description of these links and the influence of each person citing a link."
|May 27, 2009|
|24:|| Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine|
"The "computational knowledge engine", as the technology is known, will be available to the public from the middle of May this year."
|May 2, 2009|
|25:|| Jimmy Wales' Wikia Search To Close||Apr 3, 2009|
|26:|| AOL hires new CEO - Google's Tim Armstrong|
"AOL snatched up Google Inc. executive Tim Armstrong as its new chief executive Thursday, as the Time Warner Inc. unit seeks to revamp its Internet presence." - MarketWatch
|Mar 13, 2009|
|27:|| Alexa Ignoring Noarchive|
"WebmasterWorld members report Alexa ignoring noarchive."
|Nov 1, 2008|
|28:|| SearchMe Downsizes 20pct|
"The GUI search engine SearchMe is bracing for the worst with 20% downsizing."
|Oct 22, 2008|
|29:|| SearchMe Has an Innovative Interface|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the searchme.com interface and search engine."
|Sept 28, 2008|
|30:|| Google's Domination In Search Isn't Everywhere|
"Mountain View, California-based Google has grown to become the leading Internet search engine company in most global markets, yet it still lags far behind among the populations of a small group of key nations..."
|Sept 23, 2008|
|31:|| Truveo Video Search For Mobiles In Public Beta|
"Truveo Mobile Video Search makes it easy for users to find and view videos from across the Web on popular mobile phones."
|Sept 10, 2008|
|32:|| AOL Makes Changes In a Bid To Win Back Subscribers|
"AOL on Wednesday is unveiling a new home page as well as a slew of Web sites aimed at women, pop-culture addicts and parents of gamers."
|Sept 10, 2008|
|33:|| Cuil's Early Stats - Hitwise Weighs In|
"According to our daily rankings data for July 28th, 2008, Cuil premiered in position #106 of all Internet sites, and in position #10 for the Search Engines Category..."
|Aug 2, 2008|
|34:|| Massive Search Engine Cuil Launches|
"On Monday, their company, Cuil, is unveiling a search engine that they promise will be more comprehensive than Google's and that they hope will give its users more relevant results."
|July 28, 2008|
|35:|| Semantic Search Wikipedia With Powerset|
"Powerset's technology breaks down the meaning of words and sentences into related concepts, freeing users from always needing to type the exact words they want to find."
|May 12, 2008|
|36:|| Mechanical Zoo Social Search (Beta)|
"Nathan Stoll, former product lead of Google News, has been quietly working on a new social search service he started with the help of two other Google refugees,..."
|Apr 22, 2008|
|37:|| AOL Acquires Sphere|
"AOL has bought out Sphere, a blog and news contextual display service, for an undisclosed amount."
|Apr 15, 2008|
|38:|| Comcast Announces Fancast - search for all TV, video, and movies|
At the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan 9, Comcast is formally announcing their Fancast video search. Fancast includes TV, movies and many online video providers as well. And surprise, it includes other cable services in addition to just Comcast.
|Jan 8, 2008|
|39:|| Wikia Search (Alpha) Online|
"Wikia Search (Alpha) is now running..."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|40:|| Wikia Search To Open Next Week|
"After months of talk and a few weeks of invitation-only testing, Wikia Search is to open to the general public next week."
|Jan 2, 2008|