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Expedia adds to Google's EU antitrust woes

Online travel specialist Expedia has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission in the ongoing antitrust investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the search market."Expedia filed a complaint with the European Commission that details specific business and search practices by Google that constitute a violation of European Union competition and consumer protection laws.

April 2, 2012 by

China to Google: Censor or 'pay the consequences'

China sent Google its most direct message yet on the search giant's plan to stop censoring its results.According to a bevy of reports, Li Yizhong, the minister of Industry and Information Technology, said Google has to obey China's laws---and that means censoring search results.

March 11, 2010 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.

September 12, 2008 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.

October 25, 2007 by

Health care roils search engine rankings

For the online health care revolution to really get going we don't need prototypes, and we don't need search. We need better privacy laws, against Big Brother, Little Brother, and everyone else, a HIPAA for the 21st century.

August 15, 2007 by

Google yields to EU privacy concerns

The battle for anonymity on the Internet rages on. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, search engines are having to comply with assorted countries' laws while maintaining privacy for their customers, reports Tech News World.

June 13, 2007 by

Google vs. Yahoo smackdown: Do you dare?

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

March 27, 2007 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.

December 23, 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. Gada.be does an excellent job with metasearches and is my current favorite mobile search method.

June 19, 2006 by

Arguing about arguing about China

People are knocking Congress for calling search vendors to account for aiding Chinese censorship. Laws coming out of the hearings could be a disaster, but the conversation is essential.

February 15, 2006 by

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