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81: new post   Founder of Wikipedia Plans Search Engine to Rival Google
"Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to launch an internet search engine with amazon.com that he hopes will become a rival to Google and Yahoo!" reports The Times.
Dec 23, 2006
82: new post   Podzinger Adds YouTube Search for Spoken Keywords
This is pretty cool - Podzinger has added a tab just to search YouTube videos internally.
Jan 5, 2007
83: new post   Alexa: Image Search Released Today (Beta)
Jan 15, 2007
84: new post   Wikiseek Launches
Jan 16, 2007
85: new post   Xerox's PARC Licenses Natural Language Technology to Search Engine Startup
"The start-up, Powerset, is licensing PARC's "natural language" technology -- the art of making computers understand and process languages like English or French. Powerset hopes the technology will be the basis of a new search engine that allows users to type queries in plain English, rather than using keywords."
Feb 9, 2007
86: new post   PowerSet Picks Off Slew of Yahoo Search Employees
"Powerset, a San Francisco search engine company, will announce Friday it has won exclusive rights to significant search engine technology..."
Feb 10, 2007
87: new post   Quintura Tag Cloud Search Engine Redesigns
"...has developed technology that clusters related search terms to the initial query and presents those terms as a tag cloud."
Feb 26, 2007
88: new post   Lycos, Early Search Engine, in a U.S. Remake as Jubii
"After barely surviving the early years of the Internet - often called Web 1.0 - Lycos Europe is hoping to ride the wave of Web 2.0 with Jubii, which combines search, e-mail, chat, photo and file storage, phone texting, blogging, Internet phoning and other services that are increasingly popular with young Internet users. The company expects to introduce Jubii officially this month."
Mar 20, 2007
89: new post   AOL Buys Behavioural Targeting Ad Firm Tacoda
"AOL LLC has agreed to acquire online advertising company Tacoda for an undisclosed price."
July 24, 2007
90: new post   Microsoft Launches Tafiti.com Experimental Site
"Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on the Web and the increasing specialization of search."
Aug 22, 2007
91: new post   AOL Creates "Platform A" and Moves HQ to New York
"AOL, which is looking to advertising to offset plummeting subscription revenues, also announced plans for a new entity called Platform A, combining technologies and services offered by various units AOL acquired in recent years, including the behavioral-targeting company Tacoda Inc. and mobile-advertising company Third Screen Media."
Sept 17, 2007
92: new post   Wisenut Deactivated: Bye Bye Wisenut
"We're sorry, but this site is no longer available."
Oct 3, 2007
93: new post   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
94: new post   Wikia Search (Alpha) Online
"Wikia Search (Alpha) is now running..."
Jan 7, 2008
95: new post   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
96: new post   AOL Acquires Sphere
"AOL has bought out Sphere, a blog and news contextual display service, for an undisclosed amount."
Apr 15, 2008
97: new post   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
98: new post   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
99: new post   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
100: new post   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
101: new post   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
102: new post   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
103: new post   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
104: new post   SearchMe Has an Innovative Interface
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the searchme.com interface and search engine."
Sept 28, 2008
105: new post   SearchMe Downsizes 20pct
"The GUI search engine SearchMe is bracing for the worst with 20% downsizing."
Oct 22, 2008
106: new post   Alexa Ignoring Noarchive
"WebmasterWorld members report Alexa ignoring noarchive."
Nov 1, 2008
107: new post   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
108: new post   Jimmy Wales' Wikia Search To Close
Apr 3, 2009
109: new post   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
110: new post   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
111: new post   Time Warner To Spin-Off AOL
May 28, 2009
112: new post   Hunch Decision Engine
"Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it."
June 15, 2009
113: new post   Technorati Updates With New Features
Oct 14, 2009
114: new post   Cuil Relaunches as An Automated Encylopedia: Cpedia
"Find 384,165,027 automated articles"
Apr 13, 2010
115: new post   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
116: new post   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
117: new post   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
118: new post   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
119: new post   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
120: new post   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
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