Mar 012015
 

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) – Back in early 2008, the excitement around ChaCha Search Inc. seemed warranted. An exuberant Scott Jones, a pioneer of voice mail technology, was at the helm of the young Q&A-service; company. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and Compaq founding CEO Rod Canion led ChaCha’s $6 million funding round a year earlier, and […]

Apr 052014
 

Welcome to the year 2014 where even your actions of six years ago have consequences, especially if you are on the wrong side of history. On March 24th, Mozilla named Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich the new CEO for the tech-based company best known for its cloud services as well as its Firefox operating system […]

Sep 192013
 

A Congressional hearing and a glossy new paper published yesterday by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) both underscore a major push by the copyright lobby to establish extra-legal “voluntary agreements” with search engines, similar to the surveillance machine already in place with some ISPs. These sorts of agreements represent a troubling move towards […]

Aug 102012
 

Summary: Google search enables hackers and industry competitors to gather information for targeted attacks, so companies should regulate employee sharing online and usage of free services. Corporate information leak on search engines give hackers the avenue to gather information and plan targeted attacks, and industry competitors an edge over them, security watchers warn and advice […]

Nov 242011
 

Microsoft said it has inked a deal to acquire VideoSurf, a San Mateo, Calif.,-based provider of technology that allows users to conduct visual searches through large volumes of video content, such as movies and TV shows. Terms of the deal were not announced, though TechCrunch reported that the price was just under $100 million. Microsoft […]

Sep 302010
 

Search engine Ask.com, an early competitor of Google’s that has since faded slightly into obscurity, doesn’t have any value in the framework of its parent company InterActiveCorp, according to IAC CEO Barry Diller. He made the comments today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Ask.com might possess some value if it were spun off into […]

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Sep 292010
 

Google CEO Schmidt Pitches Autonomous Search, Flirts with AI ( Page 1 of 2 ) Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the symbiotic relationship between humans and computers is driving the search engine to work on autonomous search, where users receive search suggestions on their mobile phone without having to type any queries. Schmidt, speaking […]

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Sep 272010
 

Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt had an interview with Charlie Rose this week and it will be aired on PBS Network this Friday.  In the interview, Schmidt says that Facebook isn’t really any concern of Google’s right now.  The search engine that Microsoft has, called Bing, is actually the competitor they are concerned about most right […]