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In 2017, Google removed 3.2B ‘bad ads’ and blocked 320K publishers, 90K sites, 700K mobile apps

As the world’s largest search engine and a digital advertising behemoth, Google has a lot to answer for when it comes to misleading or false information being spread using its platforms, both th

Mozilla terminates its deal with Yahoo and makes Google the default in Firefox again

With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what's probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It's faster, lighter and you should give it a try. And as you do so, you'

Audioburst launches a web and mobile search engine for audio news

Audio is beginning to play an increasingly important role in how consumers connect with information, thanks to the popularity of podcasts and other short-form audio programming, improvements in voice

Twiggle raises $15 million in new funding to make e-commerce search more intuitive

Twiggle, a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup focused on making searching for products online as simple as talking to a store clerk, announced today that it has raised $15 million led by MizMaa Ventures a

Pinterest acquires Jelly, the crowdsourced Q&A startup from Biz Stone

Pinterest has made another acquisition that could point to another way that it plans to increase interaction on its visual-search-and-discovery platform: It has acquired Jelly, the startup co-founded

Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing

Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright licenses that creators can use to share th

Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator’s newest partner

Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y Combinator as a partner. Coming hot off a stint as a Director at Apple focusing on machine learning, Gros

Omnity search engine finds documents relevant to yours — regardless of language

With the amount of published research, patents, white papers and other written knowledge out there, it's hard to be even reasonably sure you're aware of the goings-on around a certain topic or field.

Iris is an AI to help science R&D

Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they've created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journa

Deepgram’s speech search engine is now free for journalists until Election Day

During a contentious election filled with accusations of lies and denials, not to mention overworked fact-checkers, a company that can help journalists more easily find soundbites in audio recordings

Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. The companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each one is defending their core businesses while pla

Bioz pulls in $3 million from Esther Dyson, others, hopes to become Google for life science research

Bioz, a new search engine for life science experiments, wants to reduce the time it takes researchers to thumb through thousands of science articles published online and get them right to the findings

3Dprintler lets you order a 3D print via chatbot

Who do you call if you want to 3D print something? Step forward 3Dprintler, a startup that has made a search engine for locating 3D printing services in your area. The team was chosen as the wildcard

Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it&#82

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly as a human-powered search engine

Calling it an “un-pivot,” Biz Stone is bringing back Jelly, the Q&A app he created in 2013. Launching today, the new and improved Jelly remains close to its roots, but with an added twist. Th

E-commerce search startup Twiggle scores $12.5M Series A led by Naspers

Search engines on large e-commerce sites often spit up a lot of results, which is great if you want to browse, but otherwise annoying. Twiggle thinks it has the solution. Internet conglomerate Naspers

Computer Vision Has Its Sights On Disrupting Search

You do two things when you type a query in a search engine: you provide the search engine with object identification and its context. This manual input precedes a valid query result. Computer vision h

Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store's search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following

Hulbee Bags $9M To Grow Its Pro-Privacy Search Engine

Swiss-based semantic search company Hulbee, which launched a consumer search engine in the U.S. this August, has closed a $9 million angel funding. It's positioning its consumer search offering as a p

Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You've got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Google Play just
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