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1: new post   http://hack.hotbot.com
Hotbot is having a page design contest. The perplexing thing is that they are calling it a "hacking contest". Hello!?
Mar 8, 2003
2: new post   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: new post   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: 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
5: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Yahoo shutting down AltaVista
Once-popular search engine AltaVista will be shutting down for good on July 8th
June 29, 2013
9: 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
10: new post   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: new post   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: 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
13: new post   Wisenut has new look SERPs
New cleaner look for WiseNut SERPs (search engine results pages)
July 4, 2002
14: new post   Wisenut Results on Looksmart.com go Live
It appears the days of Inktomi for backfills on Looksmart are over.
Aug 6, 2003
15: new post   Wisenut Relaunched
Wisenut relaunches - now under Looksmart ownership.
Oct 3, 2002
16: new post   Wisenut Deactivated: Bye Bye Wisenut
"We're sorry, but this site is no longer available."
Oct 3, 2007
17: new post   WiseNut Out on Full Web Crawl
Most have not seen WiseNuts bot (Now part of LookSmart) in awhile.
Mar 10, 2003
18: new post   Wikiseek Launches
Jan 16, 2007
19: 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
20: new post   Wikia Search (Alpha) Online
"Wikia Search (Alpha) is now running..."
Jan 7, 2008
21: new post   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: 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
23: 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
24: new post   To Ban or Not to Ban MSNBOT?
Oct 8, 2003
25: new post   Time Warner To Spin-Off AOL
May 28, 2009
26: new post   Technorati Updates With New Features
Oct 14, 2009
27: new post   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: 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
29: new post   SearchMe Has an Innovative Interface
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the searchme.com interface and search engine."
Sept 28, 2008
30: new post   SearchMe Downsizes 20pct
"The GUI search engine SearchMe is bracing for the worst with 20% downsizing."
Oct 22, 2008
31: new post   Search Trends and Joe User
The age old SEO question of who's searching for what with which keywords....
Dec 19, 2001
32: new post   Search Limo - Speech Driven Search
"Voice driven SE due to launch next month"
Jan 22, 2004
33: new post   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: new post   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: 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
36: 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
37: new post   Pricerunner.com Sold to Valueclick
"Valueclick has bought Princerunner.com for $29 million in cash and a shares."
Aug 3, 2004
38: 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
39: new post   Pondering a New Search Engine
What is really involved in running your own SE?
June 13, 2003
40: 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
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