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September 12, 2008 by

Does Microsoft & RIM search deal herald better usability?

It was about six pm last night when I was sat in the reception of Microsoft’s London HQ twiddling on a BlackBerry that I got news of a new search deal between RIM and Microsoft themselves. Spooked as I naturally was, I looked over my shoulder to check whether I was being followed and read on as I had heard rumblings about this earlier in the day.

October 25, 2007 by

The extent of the Google-Mozilla link

Well, we already knew that Google was a big funder of Mozilla and its various offshoots (some Mozilla press events have taken place at Google's London offices), but 85 percent?That seems to be the conclusion to draw after Mozilla released its 2006 financial statement, including this note: "Mozilla has a contract with a search engine provider for royalties.

March 27, 2007 by

Google vs. Yahoo smackdown: Do you dare?

The Google Search Kingdom is feeling the competitive heat:, Google competitor and partner, engaged in guerrilla search warfare in London, and number one search rival Yahoo is calling out “Dare to Compare!

December 23, 2006 by

Wikipedia's Wales wants to take on Google

If all goes according to plan, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and partner Amazon will launch a socially-charged search engine to compete with Google, Yahoo, Ask and others early next year. According to the story in The Times of London, the project is called Wikiasari--wiki (Hawaiian for "quick" + asari (Japanese for "rummaging search)--and will be launched out of Wikia, Inc, the for-profit, venture-funded branch of Wales' effort to human-empower Web pages.

June 19, 2006 by

Will Google dominate mobile search too?

Google is targeting mobile search with a new London mobile division. The mobile search area is still open to someone who can produce the "killer" application of mobile search on the small screen. does an excellent job with metasearches and is my current favorite mobile search method.

October 12, 2005 by

Open-source ECM tool nears release

Software provider Alfresco is putting finishing touches to the first release of its open-source technology to help businesses manage their data.The London-based company said the software, also called Alfresco, is one of the first nonproprietary examples of enterprise content management (ECM) products, which help a large company automatically keep track of all its data, smoothing search and indexing activities.

December 1, 2004 by

The magic that makes Google tick

Google's vice-president of engineering was in London this week to talk to potential recruits about just what lies behind that search page. ZDNet UK snuck in to listen

March 27, 2003 by

BBCi swaps Google for Inktomi

After a year licensing Google's Internet search technology, the British Broadcasting Corporation's interactive division, BBCi, signed a deal to use rival navigation technology from Inktomi, according to Chris Charlton, London-based BBCi's communications manager. "The decision to change our results service provider from Google to Inktomi was taken after the provision of the service was put to public tender, in accordance with EU Procurement Legislation," he said.

February 6, 2003 by

UK-US police team hold two over TK worm

LONDON--Two UK men--a 19-year-old electrician and an unemployed 21-year-old--are being interviewed today by the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). The move follows the execution of search warrants this morning in County Durham.


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