Search engines get smarter at predicting when we’ll respond to a pitch.
A new service mines the contents of Web pages looking for meaning and relevance.
We need to reimagine the role of search engines and their sources of data.
Search giant compresses the time frame of its results from minutes to seconds.
Nipping at Google’s heels, Bing focuses on refining product-related searches.
Our exclusive test shows how the two Web engines compare when given the same queries.
Software searches through medical information by analyzing the structure of sentences in a new way.
Some say that Twitter may be as important to real-time search as YouTube is to video.
A new search algorithm looks for connections between people.
A personalization search tool reveals links buried deep within page results.
A new engine can turn a difficult search into a communal quest.
Yahoo’s new open-search platform is giving semantic search a helping hand.
Cuil’s rough launch shows the difficulty of challenging major search engines.
Information from millions of Web pages that use the animation software is now available to search engines.
U.S.-based search engines are choosing what they censor in China and could be blocking more than they have to.
The director of the new Massachusetts-based Microsoft Research lab wants to use mathematics to design better search engines, recommendation systems, and online auctions.
An innovative tool aims to help users search the Internet together.
Google is experimenting with different ways to serve up search results. But will any of them stick?
A new website will offer personalized search results based on the user’s social network.
Google’s director of research talks about the evolution of Web search.
Second Life’s new search tool helps users find 3-D objects.
A new natural-language system is based on 30 years of research at PARC.
For the legions of Internet users contributing to new “human-assisted search” sites, no job is too small.
Video-search company Blinkx is offering a new, easy tool for finding full-length TV shows online.
A new website is tackling a tough problem: searching for songs based on hums.
By modifying a common type of machine-learning technique, researchers have found a better way to identify pictures.
But Google is likely to be a far harder target than Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Will Google’s new search tool improve software?
In an overture to the press and analysts, the company put its executives on stage and unveiled new search-related products.
Google’s voice interface patent gives life to rumors that voice-actived mobile search will soon be a reality.
Its new desktop search application would make your personal files available for government searches without your knowledge.
With its “Don’t be evil” motto, the search giant strives to be the choirboy of corporate America. The problem: good and evil are in the eye of the beholder.
When it comes to online video delivery, the venerable Web portal holds a couple of trump cards.