Yahoo set to reject Microsoft offer

Yahoo! say no to Microsoft offer. Yahoo! decide that the bid from the US giant undervalues the company and reject the approach. What next in the battle against Google?

Joe Friedlein

Chinese search engines growing in popularity

Chinese search engines gather momentum. Baidu.com and Alibaba.com are ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most popular search engines.

Joe Friedlein

Yahoo announces fall in profits

More doom and gloom for Yahoo! Disappointing financial performance mirrors search engine usage.

Joe Friedlein

Chinese search engine launches in Japan

Baidu launches in Japan and hopes to perform as well as it has done its native China. Google and Yahoo! are likely to feel the pinch.

Joe Friedlein

Yahoo using del.icio.us for search results

As Yahoo sees market share slip further, it introduces del.icio.us results to its SERPs. Will this improve the quality of the results and help boost the search engine’s market share?

Joe Friedlein

Google is ‘white bread for the mind’

Is Google to blame for the softening of our brains? Do search engines prevent us from being able to form our own opinions and beliefs? A look into the effect that the internet is having on our students.

Joe Friedlein

Survey reveals role of search engines in travel purchases

Study from Google / comScore reveals that only 10% of first visits to travel websites result in sale. 38% of sales take place four weeks after the initial visit. Search engines are being used in more sophisticated ways to find travel related web content.

Joe Friedlein

Open-source search engine launches

Wikia search launches in alpha to a rapturous lack of applause. Only time will tell if the human edited search results will help improve the quality of the search results, but Google can rest easy for the immediate future.

Joe Friedlein