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Yahoo lowers the bar, in a good way this time

December 17th, 2008

Yahoo might not have named its new CEO yet but that hasn’t stopped higher-ups from announcing a huge executive decision today that will hopefully help set a new standard for other big internet companies. In a press release this morning, Yahoo announced a major change to its data-retention policy that is a huge leap for …

Apple possibly working on a search engine?

November 13th, 2008

File this one under kinda, maybe, probably not – but the rumor du jour on this fine Thursday morning is that Apple may well be toying with the idea of taking on the Big G in the search game. On the surface, yes, this sounds patently ridiculous. Why would Apple enter a market so firmly …

Google Suggest: Optimize your search, minimize your brain

August 28th, 2008

On its blog, Google announced its new search tool, Google Suggest, which will be rolled out as a default feature on Google’s search engine over the next few weeks. The new search assistant will attempt to suggest words for you as you type them into the search box. It is touted as being a time …

Cuil Search Engine Comes Out of the Gate Stumbling

July 28th, 2008

According to cuil.com’s homepage at the time this article was written, the Cuil search engine indexes an astounding 121,617,892,992 web pages. The question is how they are indexed. Backed by big brains and bigger bucks, Cuil (pronounced “cool”) launched last night and was hardly welcomed with the parades and fanfare it was surely hoping for. …