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Hotbot is having a page design contest. The perplexing thing is that they are calling it a "hacking contest". Hello!?
|Mar 8, 2003|
|2:|| Yuntis, A New Search Engine|
A Collaborative Web Resource Categorization and Ranking Project from Department of Computer Science, State University of New York.
|Oct 28, 2002|
|3:|| Yandex To Partner With Google in Selling Display Advertising Inventory|
"Through Google's subsidiary DoubleClick, the company's advertising clients will now have access to one of Russia's largest advertising inventories offered by publishers in Yandex's Advertising Network, while the advertising clients of Yandex will be able to bid for ad displays in the global inventory of DoubleClick AdExchange partners."
|Feb 26, 2014|
|4:|| 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|
|5:|| Yandex Introduces Link-Free Ranking for Commercial Queries in Moscow Region|
Back in December last year Yandex revealed it would trial a new ranking algo for commercial queries in the Moscow region.
|Apr 11, 2014|
|6:|| 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|
|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:|| Yahoo shutting down AltaVista|
Once-popular search engine AltaVista will be shutting down for good on July 8th
|June 29, 2013|
|9:|| 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|
|10:|| 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|
|11:|| 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|
|12:|| 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|
|13:|| Wisenut has new look SERPs|
New cleaner look for WiseNut SERPs (search engine results pages)
|July 4, 2002|
|14:|| Wisenut Results on Looksmart.com go Live|
It appears the days of Inktomi for backfills on Looksmart are over.
|Aug 6, 2003|
|15:|| Wisenut Relaunched|
Wisenut relaunches - now under Looksmart ownership.
|Oct 3, 2002|
|16:|| Wisenut Deactivated: Bye Bye Wisenut|
"We're sorry, but this site is no longer available."
|Oct 3, 2007|
|17:|| WiseNut Out on Full Web Crawl|
Most have not seen WiseNuts bot (Now part of LookSmart) in awhile.
|Mar 10, 2003|
|18:|| Wikiseek Launches||Jan 16, 2007|
|19:|| 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|
|20:|| Wikia Search (Alpha) Online|
"Wikia Search (Alpha) is now running..."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|21:|| VeriSign Runs SiteFinder Up the Flag Pole Again|
Verisign (Formerly Network Solutions) reconsiders starting back up arguably the most controversial internet domain name related action ever.
|Feb 9, 2004|
|22:|| 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|
|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:|| To Ban or Not to Ban MSNBOT?||Oct 8, 2003|
|25:|| Time Warner To Spin-Off AOL||May 28, 2009|
|26:|| Technorati Updates With New Features||Oct 14, 2009|
|27:|| Speegle Talking Search Engine|
"A Scottish computer speech technology company has launched what it claims to be the world's first talking search engine."
|Nov 8, 2004|
|28:|| 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|
|29:|| SearchMe Has an Innovative Interface|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the searchme.com interface and search engine."
|Sept 28, 2008|
|30:|| SearchMe Downsizes 20pct|
"The GUI search engine SearchMe is bracing for the worst with 20% downsizing."
|Oct 22, 2008|
|31:|| Search Trends and Joe User|
The age old SEO question of who's searching for what with which keywords....
|Dec 19, 2001|
|32:|| Search Limo - Speech Driven Search|
"Voice driven SE due to launch next month"
|Jan 22, 2004|
|33:|| SBC and BellSouth Partner, Acquire www.YellowPages.com|
"..."today announced that their directory affiliates have created an Internet yellow pages joint venture that has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online directory publisher www.yellowpages.com, Inc."
|Nov 4, 2004|
|34:|| Rocketinfo to Monetize Feeds With Kanoodle|
"..has signed an agreement with Kanoodle ... for content pages and search results, to embed content targeted advertising into Rocketinfo's search-based RSS newsfeeds."
|Mar 23, 2005|
|35:|| 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|
|36:|| 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|
|37:|| Pricerunner.com Sold to Valueclick|
"Valueclick has bought Princerunner.com for $29 million in cash and a shares."
|Aug 3, 2004|
|38:|| 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|
|39:|| Pondering a New Search Engine|
What is really involved in running your own SE?
|June 13, 2003|
|40:|| 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|