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Google courts Firefox users with new dump-Yahoo appeal

Google ups the ante in the browser wars by embedding a switch plea in Mozilla browser's search results

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Microsoft's Bing will predict the entire NCAA tournament bracket for you

Microsoft's search engine will be adding its own predictions to March Madness sometime this weekend

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Google debunks reports of change to search rankings

Despite headlines, Google research paper doesn't mean a change to rankings of search results is in the works

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Google tests business Hangouts in search results

Search feature lets users conduct live chats via Hangouts with businesses directly from search results

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Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

comScore confirms continuing upward trend in Yahoo's fortunes after striking a search deal last year with Firefox maker Mozilla

Yahoo gains U.S. search share at Google's expense

Mozilla's decision to use Yahoo as the default search tool in Firefox is paying off for the Internet company

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After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold

Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

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Yahoo's U.S. share on Firefox quadruples after deal

But 61 percent of Firefox 34's users still prefer to search with Google

Firefox asks users about changing search providers

Update: Firefox 34 seeks user OK before changing search to Yahoo

Browser update also includes other search improvements

Mozilla will automatically switch Firefox search to Yahoo for most U.S. users

Declines to say whether it will ask for user permission when it updates the browser this month

Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say

A rotation mechanism showing commercial services from Google and its competitors is also an option

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Mozilla fishes for Google alternative, reels in Yahoo

The new agreement between Mozilla and Yahoo gives Mozilla a fresh revenue stream and a new way to advance its pro-open-web agenda

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Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

AI technology could be a boost to Google search, robotics, Maps, and Google+

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt

Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure about government threats comes amid newly unsealed court documents

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

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