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  • Google management shuffle: Right move, wrong guy?

    Today's announcement that Google co-founder Larry Page would replace Eric Schmidt as the company's CEO was a surprise, but maybe it shouldn't have been. While the company's earnings are still stellar, Schmidt has made a series of embarrassing statements and the company has had some very public failures.

  • Google's Realtime Search update does what Twitter won't

    Searching for status updates is not Twitter's forte, so leave it to Google to make its own Realtime Search engine more powerful instead.

  • Ask.com bets on semantic search, targeting special audiences

    In the past eight months, Ask.com has unfurled a set of changes to its search engine that the IAC unit calls a success, although its share of U.S. search queries has actually shrunk during that time period.

  • China warns Google over porn links

    Google promised to step up control of "vulgar" online search results in China late Thursday, after a government-backed arbiter warned that its filtering of pornography was too weak.

  • China orders Google to suspend foreign site searches

    China has ordered Google to suspend its foreign Web site search service after warning that the company's filtering of pornography was too weak, state media said Friday.