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  • China Unleashes Yet Another Attempt At A State-Run Search Portal

    China Unleashes Yet Another Attempt At A State-Run Search Portal

    The Chinese government has launched a new search site that is reportedly run by the vice president of Xinhua, the Communist Party of China’s official mouthpiece. Called ChinaSo, its logo’s color scheme closely resembles (and that’s putting it charitably) Google’s. Read More

  • Verbase Is A Search Startup Using ‘No Ads’ To Lure Users To Fire Its Crowdsourced Engines

    Verbase Is A Search Startup Using ‘No Ads’ To Lure Users To Fire Its Crowdsourced Engines

    Hong Kong based startup Verbase — currently billing itself as “a search engine with clean and pure results” — reckons it has a chance to inch into the search market by offering something different to category leader Google. Namely: no ads, no spam and, down the line, crowdsourced content to augment its core search results. Read More

  • Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others

    Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others

    Swiftype, a Y Combinator startup that creates site search engines, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ignition and several angel investors. Founded in 2012, Swiftype builds search engines in real time, organizing pages based on importance rankings from your page. After creating your search engine, the Swiftype… Read More

  • Trulia Now Allows You To Find And Promote Real Estate Agents

    Trulia Now Allows You To Find And Promote Real Estate Agents

    Trulia, the online marketplace for buying and selling homes, has added a service that allows users to search specifically for real estate agents by location, name and company. The search engine returns a list of local agents with pictures, recommendations and other information. This new update comes after Trulia announced a program to partner with such real estate companies as RE/MAX and… Read More

  • Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS, Report Says

    Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS, Report Says

    Apple and Google are enemies and partners at the same time due to asymmetric competition. According to a report from Morgan Stanley, Google could pay more than $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default search engine on iOS. In 2009, Google paid only $82 million for the privilege. Analyst Scott Devitt believes that it is a per-device deal growing every year. Read More

  • Centzy, A “Kayak For Local Services,” Expands To Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas

    Centzy, A “Kayak For Local Services,” Expands To Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas

    Centzy, a local search engine which provides prices, reviews, hours, and ratings for nearby businesses, is today announcing its availability in the top 10 metro areas across the United States. When the service launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in May 2012, it offered 30,000 business listings in 3 major markets. Now it has over 300,000 local businesses on its site, across NYC, San Francisco… Read More

  • SimilarWeb’s integration with Twitter is, well, questionable

    SimilarWeb’s integration with Twitter is, well, questionable

    Web applications and services are all the rage right now and Twitter app creations are even hotter. So, not soon after SimilarWeb launched its website, their sister project SimilarSites, which is basically SimilarWeb’s search engine, presented an interesting twitter integration that brings most of their core functionality to twitter. What is their core functionality exactly? Read More

  • Wolfram Alpha is ready for you to try

    Wolfram Alpha is ready for you to try

    Wolfram Alpha is a search engine that you can use to compute systematic knowledge immediately. You can put in anything you would like to know and you can compare multiple results with each other. There is no need to know how to search; just type in what you want to know. Read More

  • Balmer, Microsoft Hell-Bent On Not Sucking At Ad Game

    Balmer, Microsoft Hell-Bent On Not Sucking At Ad Game

    Some would argue that coming after Google’s online advertising crown might be an exercise in futility. Yet that’s what Microsoft’s gunning for, according to mild-mannered Steve Ballmer. And don’t think that Microsoft is trying to simply slice itself the tiniest sliver of the pie like your typical type-A friend that eats vicariously through everyone else, no sir. Read More

  • K-Fed Gets A Search Engine

    K-Fed Gets A Search Engine

    Lucky for you, I spend a good hour a day pissing my life away reading gossip blogs. So when I stumbled upon this K-Fed Search Engine, you could imagine my excitement of finding technology combined with a D-List A-list celebrity! “Search With Kevin” is a essentially a promo for Kevin Federline’s album Playing With Fire. A user can search the web with K-Fed and win a prize. Up… Read More