Early data from StatCounter indicates that Yahoo could get a usage bump from a deal to be the default search provider.
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Google and Opera continue to hold hands in browser harmony, as the mobile and desktop browser maker extends its deal with the search giant for two more years.
Google search enables hackers and industry competitors to gather information for targeted attacks, so companies should regulate employee sharing online and usage of free services.
The latest State of the Mobile Web report released by the firm states that over 200 million mobile users across the globe are taking advantage of the Opera browsers on a monthly basis.
Vodafone has moved to shut down a strange glitch in its system that allowed customers to use BitTorrent, make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, check email and do online banking, all without being charged for data usage.
Searching via mobile browsers has surpassed the traditional desktop tool in terms of frequent usage. Thus, Google has added some serious improvements to its mobile optimized search tool.
The last 12 months have seen a huge increase in the usage of digital media in Thailand, and Bangkok in particular.This year, we're beginning to see a response from companies, not just big brands like Central, Nike, Starbucks and the usual suspects, but the kind of business that could genuinely benefit from the use of Twitter, Facebook, search engine optimization, social ads and other Web 2.
Global BitTorrent news source TorrentFreak has ridiculed the veracity of a University of Ballarat study on the legality of BitTorrent usage, labelling some of its claims "horribly wrong" and saying that "mistake after mistake" was made during its preparation.
Mozilla's Firefox browser is the plucky browser that came from nowhere to capture around 25% of the browser usage share. But in the face of still competition from browsers new (Google's Chrome) and old (Opera and Safari), future gains might not come as easy.
Microsoft sent a bunch of its top search execs to San Francisco on December 2 to show off more of what's part of the Bing 2.0 fall refresh of the company's search engine. Some of these enhancements are here (in beta form) today; others are coming over the next few days. Even more interesting are some of the stats the Microsoft execs shared about usage patterns for Bing.
Security researchers have intercepted a fake Flash Player update creating a Firefox add-on that spies on a target user's Google search results.
Users can now filter photos by whether they're available for reuse, commercial reuse, reuse with modification, or commercial use with modification when searching through Google Images.
Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, saw a brief spurt of popularity in the UK before its usage levels fell, according to the web monitoring service Hitwise.Hitwise research director Robin Goad wrote in a blog post on Monday that, "since the initial launch hype, traffic to the site has declined".
Neilsen Online has just released a report stating that amongst other things such as search engine usage, social networking is more popular than email. Considering email is one of the main ways students hear about things from the student unions and university, is email becoming a thing of the past?
Even though I have mobile phones with powerful web browsers, such as the G1 browser and S60 browser, I still go back to using Opera Mini the majority of the time. I like that I can login to my Opera Link account and have the same bookmarks on every device I use with no real effort on my part. I also find the speed to be excellent and the shortcuts and viewability to be extremely useful and attractive. On my G1 I can cache data to the storage card while the integrated browser consumes all of my onboard memory. Opera just released their latest State of the Mobile Web report for January 2009. Usage of Opera Mini went up 12.2% to 20 million unique users.
In a sense, Yahoo is going back to basics by tapping the search index itself to be the core of a new business strategy. The company said today that it plans to impose a pricing and usage structure on its Yahoo BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) API for developers later this year.
As I pointed out in a recent post regarding the current firmware on the T-Mobile G1 Google Android device there is a major issue with not being able to store applications or content onto the external microSD card. I get low memory errors daily and if I browse a lot with the device my browser cache fills up to 10MB+. Then when I delete the data I lose all my history, bookmarks, etc. and this really limits my usage of the G1. Opera thankfully announced today that its Opera Mini 4.2 product for the Android platform is out of beta already and available as a full release in the Android Market.
It won't be long before British Internet users see targeted advertising based on their usage patterns. British Telecom is about to test software by Phorm, which collects URLs visited, search terms entered, and other data from visited websites.
Search titan Google and mobile phone carrier AT&T have been stunned by iPhone users usage patterns according to reports in recent days.AppleInsider reports that Google has seen 50 times more search requests coming from Apple iPhones than any other mobile handset.
66% of online adults have used general search engines in the past 12 months for search information about health and wellness topics, according to iCrossing. Widespread usage of search engines does not extend to health-specific engines such as Healia, Medstory, Fealth, Kosmix and Healthline, which were cited by only 15% of respondents as resources for [...]
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