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  • 5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

    With <a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a> restructuring its business and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2969273/it-industry/google-restructuring-could-rein-in-business-chaos.html">moving under the umbrella of new parent company Alphabet</a>, executives may be trying to get back some of their old start-up swagger.

  • Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

    Just months after Yahoo extended its long-term search agreement with Microsoft, Yahoo is testing a search partnership with Google.

  • Yahoo growth stalls months after Mozilla deal

    Yahoo's share gains since November from a deal with Mozilla may be a clue about whether the search company can attract more users through the just-announced contract to change Internet Explorer's and Chrome's default search through installations of Oracle's Java.

  • Yahoo loses some U.S. share gained from Firefox deal

    Four months after Yahoo closed a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo has managed to hold onto most of the share it grabbed from Google.

  • Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

    Wish there was a way to easily find your smartphone when you've dropped it under a sofa cushion or the dog ran off with it?

Features about search
  • With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

    With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big and potentially costly fight over its dominant search business.

  • 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.