Indian Antitrust Body Has Google Under Its Radar

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Google has been facing some tough times with antitrust bodies in Europe and US investigating them for their alleged anti-competitive practises. This stems from the overwhelming majority that the company has in the Internet search segment. No other search engine comes close to ubiquity that Google has managed to achieve. Although search may be the core business Google is in, they have started developing...
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Google Pushes Knowledge Graph Worldwide; Shows The Future Of Search Engines

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Google Search is already pretty impressive on its own and this can be gauged by performance metrics and market share. The company is working to make search an all encompassing product which can be your window to all the information. The Google search until the launch of Knowledge graph was intelligent but not intelligent enough to make sense of all the keywords you threw at it. Knowledge graph attempts...
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Airtel Wants Internet Companies To Share Revenue With Carriers

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Bharti Airtel, a leading telecom player in India has expressed the desire that Internet companies should share their revenue with the telecom operators.Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter & search engine companies like Google & Yahoo owe their growing proliferation to mobile phones. In fact Airtel’s data consumption pattern reflects that almost 40% of it is being consumed to access...
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War Of Search Giants: Bing Beats Yahoo To Snag Second Place

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In the war of search engines comScore has revealed that Microsoft’s Bing has just surpassed Yahoo! Search. Bing & other MS sites fielded 2.75 Billion search requests as against Yahoo’s 2.65 Billion. In terms of US market’s share it was 15.1 % against 14.5% respectively. However, these two are nowhere near even when clubbed together against Google’s 12 Billion search requests or a whopping...
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DuckDuckGo Throws Down The Privacy Gauntlet, Will Google Pick It Up?

There is no doubt that privacy is going to be one of the most hotly debated topics on the Internet, even more so than last year. It also seems like this is a year people are going to continue piling onto Google and demanding more from the company. No, not more Android phones, but more value from its search engine – the very core of its business. I’ve mentioned before that even though by...
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Google Increases Search Market Share In October : Comscore Report

Comscore has released its monthly analysis of the U.S. search marketplace for the month of October. The numbers show that Google and Microsoft grew their market share while Yahoo!, Ask and AOL lost share as compared to the previous month. The October figures represent the second month reflecting the impact of Google Instant Search, the new feature from Google that delivers results in real-time while...
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Ask.com Surrenders To Google

Ask.com, which seemed quite promising a few years back and even attracted media baron Barry Diller to buy it for $ 1.85 billion, has axed more than 130 engineering jobs in its bid to call its search business quits. And the remaining 20+ engineers working on rank algorithm technology are being relocated to its HQ at Oakland to shift focus on Ask Q and A service. According to Doug Leeds, President, Ask.com,...
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Google & Bing ‘Stay Away’ from China

Recently, China has granted Internet map service licenses. Google and Microsoft’s Bing, two of the most popular search engines globally, have been indirectly told to ‘Stay Away’ for the license owing to China’s self created strict rules of maps circulation, over the World Wide Web, owing to the security reasons. License is granted to 31 Chinese and its other business operators,...
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Will Content Discovery Make way for Product Discovery Engines?

It wasn’t more than a year back that I wrote people come online for information. That that’s why Google, social networks and social bookmarks are popular because they constant feed people with information. Content discovery tools to me where the biggest asset of the Internet and the biggest bet to money on it. However, of late I am beginning to change this view. I tend to think these days...
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Google Will Limit Free Access to Paid News Sites: New Opportunity for Smaller Publishers?

The Google – Print News story is reminiscent of some epic Greek war, sans any physical violence and fought on a battleground that is essentially just 2 digits long. The last move from the news publishing side was of their King Rupert Murdoch banning any Google bot to step in his territory. Worse (or better) still he has been asking other peers to follow in his steps in this corporate warfare...
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