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Have AltaVista, Google lost their way?

Have AltaVista, Google lost their way?

Megaportal AltaVista launches a clean, meansearch machine that looks a lot like Google, while Google adds advertising to its search pages. If you take a closer look under the hood, will you find the same search engines?

May 10, 2000 by in Google

Webby Awards winners named

Webby Awards winners named

Top Web sites were acknowledged Thursday night at the Webby Awards, given out by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Winners included BabyCenter, in the commerce category; Gomez Advisors in the finance category; The Onion for humor; Napster.

May 11, 2000 by in Google

Ansearch fronts challenge in Australian search market

Ansearch fronts challenge in Australian search market

Optum Health, an information technology service provider for the health, finance and resource industries, has announced that it has entered into a "heads of agreement" to acquire Melbourne based search company Ansearch.Optum said the search engine is "ideally positioned to compete against Sensis, Google and Yahoo for a stake in the Australian search directories market", a market that, according to the Audit Bureau of Verification Services, is worth AU$300 million per year.

September 28, 2004 by in Google

Search adds muppet Bert to bin Ladin cause

Search adds muppet Bert to bin Ladin cause

The danger of relying on the Internet for sourcing images was illustrate graphically this week when a protestors an anti-American Islamic rally in Bangladesh were pictured carrying posters of Osama bin Laden flanked by Sesame Street character Bert.The images on the posters, which were taken by several photographers including a Reuters photographer, appear to have originated from Websites.

October 10, 2001 by in Google