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Microsoft files complaint against Google with European Commission

March 31st, 2011

Microsoft has filed a complaint with the European Commission in regards to Google’s search operations in the European Union. “Our filing today focuses on a pattern of actions that Google has taken to entrench its dominance in markets for online search and search advertising to the detriment of the European consumers,” said Microsoft’s general counsel, …

Beezz WP7 Twitter app has another major update in the works

December 17th, 2010

As with several desktop and mobile platforms, Twitter is being out-tweeted on Windows Phone 7. Subjectivity aside, third-party Twitter clients often provide a great deal of functionality omitted from Twitter’s official clients. Such is the case with an independently-developed app that is quickly becoming the go-to Twitter experience on Windows Phone 7 devices. Beezz already provides a host of …

Google’s Android Voice Search application gets ‘personalized recognition’

December 14th, 2010

Search giant Google has just released an update for its Android Voice Search app that offers Android users the option of “personalized recognition.” Enabling the new feature will allow the search application to custom taylor its speech algorithm to a linked Google account. As the press release reads: If you opt into personalized recognition, we begin to associate …

Google: Mobile searches up 130% year-over-year

December 13th, 2010

There is no denying it, the world is going mobile. People across the globe are turning to internet connected devices and to help them communicate, organize, work, play, and, of course, search. In a blog post, search giant Google noted that mobile searching is up 130% year-over-year on its network. The article, which is promoting …

Reuters: AOL contemplating breakup and merger with Yahoo!

December 6th, 2010

Reuters is reporting that AOL, Inc. is contemplating a breakup through “a complicated series of transactions” that could end in a merger with search giant Yahoo!. The publication is citing “sources close to the plans” and adds that “the latest discussions derive from plans contemplated in 2008 and 2009 before Time Warner spun off AOL …

October search engine numbers: Google, Bing up; Yahoo, Ask, AOL down

November 17th, 2010

Analytics company ComScore has released its October search engine market share numbers and… instead of making you fire up your search-site of choice and finding the information yourself, we thought we would just put it right there for you. October’s search numbers are as follows: Google 66.3%, up from 66.1% in September; Bing 11.5%, up from …

Google search coming to a Windows Phone 7 tile near you

November 9th, 2010

Come on, you didn’t think Google was going to just sit on the sidelines and allow Microsoft to Bing-out its Windows Phone 7 platform did you? Today, the Mountain View search giant announced its native WP7 search application for the freshly launched mobile operating system. As Google explains, “The Google Search app is a free …

Google adds Russian, Polish, Czech and Turkish to Voice Search

October 22nd, 2010

If you’re proficient in Russian, Polish, Czech, or Turkish, and want to search the web in one of the aforementioned tongues, Google has got you covered. Recently, the company announced the addition of the four languages to its Voice Search functionality. “Try speaking queries like ‘концерты Юлии Савичевой’ (tour dates for Yulia Svicheva), ‘przepis na pierogi’ (recipes for …