European Union lawmakers want online platforms to come up with their own systems to identify bot accounts. This is as part of a voluntary Code of Practice the European Commission now wants platforms t
Google has announced some tweaks to search snippets to try to avoid creating problematic information hierarchies.
Google has once again been called out for algorithmically encouraging the spread of dubious, politically charged speculation and misinformation around a topical news event.
If you're the maker of a popular, zero access encrypted webmail product and suddenly discover your product is no longer featuring in Google search results for queries such as "secure email" and "encry
Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who
If there is one threat to Google Search, it’s that the majority of content created today lives inside social apps like Instagram and Snapchat and can’t easily be indexed to show in search
Dutch startup Leakserv is playing in the online identity management space, with a special focus on helping victims of revenge porn who want specific content taken offline.
Back in May, Google and Twitter partnered to bring tweets into mobile search results. It was, and is, a pretty big deal for both companies. The relationship is apparently going well, as Google announc
Google announced that Maps will soon provide turn-by-turn navigation for routes saved for offline use (or when you completely lose your connection in the middle of nowhere).
Google has added Tweets to its search results on mobile, via the official Android and iOS Google apps, as well as on mobile browsers. The search results can be triggered by “Twitter” keywo
Google announced today that it will begin running tests of a new way to deliver search results to mobile users with slow connections. The company's pilot trials will initially take place in Indonesia,
After months of negotiations, Microsoft and Yahoo today finally announced a renewed search alliance, which includes amendments to the two companies’ earlier partnership. It will give Yahoo more
While Amazon is expanding its logistics and delivery business to complement its e-commerce portal, Google is working on ways to make its search experience online more like Amazon’s to grow the n
When you use Google's mobile search to look for your favorite news sources or more information about a hot news topic, you'll probably notice there's something different about the search results. Star
Yahoo has tweaked its search results page today (yes, it still does search, albeit now powered by Microsoft's Bing), with a visual refresh that's meant to better emphasize top search results and that
A few months ago, Google announced a new field trial for a search experience that rocked my world. Basically, you could search within your emails by using the regular old Google.com, if you were logge