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  • Facebook isn't giving up on search

    Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

  • Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

    Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

  • Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

    Mozilla yesterday released Firefox 31, patching 14 vulnerabilities, debuting a search box on the new tab page and adding a Google-provided service that detects and blocks known malicious files before they're downloaded.

  • Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

    One of the complainants in an antitrust case against Google has slammed the European Commission for apparently adopting wholesale Google's proposal to settle the case, while giving complainants no fair chance to express their views on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports.

  • Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

    Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide users with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.

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  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

  • Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

    Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

  • Rev up the Search Engines

    Your web startup needs to cut through the clutter and reel in customers, and search engine optimization (SEO) can be just the ticket. SEO helps improve your search rankings so your website shows up higher on Google, Yahoo and other popular search engines. "SEO is really [fundamental]. It should be a line item when you're developing your website," says Greg Bozigian, founder and chief media officer of new media marketing company Visionary View.

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