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Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

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Verizon must pay even if Mozilla walks from Yahoo search deal

Verizon, which plans to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion, will be on the hook to Mozilla for more than $1 billion through 2019.

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Mozilla wants to build web recommendation engine into Firefox

'Content Graph' would sidestep search engines, reveal relevant sites with little or no user input

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Scrutiny of Google's tax liabilities intensifies with Spanish raid

Google is under investigation by tax authorities in Spain and France, and has recently made deals with UK and Italian authorities over back taxes

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An HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet infects almost 1 million computers

Over the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections.

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How to prepare your website for Google algorithm updates

Experts share advice on how to keep up with Google's ever-changing algorithm and ensure that your website ranks prominently on the search engine

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Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

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Yahoo to slash jobs and close Web properties in major turnaround plan

Yahoo will cut 15 percent of its workforce and explore spinning off its core Internet businesses as a separate company

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'Big bets' cost Google parent Alphabet $3.6 billion in losses last year

Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in "big bets" such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine

Court transcript also revealed that Google has made a total of $31 billion in revenue on Android

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Hands-on: Omnity's search tool

Omnity is a research tool for enterprises that allows for searches based on phrases and context rather than relying on simple keywords. The results -- in both visual and textual formats -- can allow academics and corporate users to...

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Yahoo spinoff brings an end to a pioneering era

By deciding to shed its Internet business, Yahoo is moving to take on a different business focus. But its future remains murky

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Yahoo changes direction, spins off everything except Alibaba

Despite speculation, CEO Marissa Mayer remains at Yahoo's helm

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Things get messy at Yahoo as reports of sales and a reorg swirl

Board meets to consider selling Internet business, letting Mayer go

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Searchcode brings regex to code search

The engine's developer wants to expand its language capabilities and double its index of repositories

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Bing gains search share after Windows 10 gives it a hand

Search query volume up 5 percent since Windows 10's launch, beats industry growth average

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

The new service makes it easier to implement the popular open-source search and analytics tool

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The FTC is wrong about antitrust fears over Android

Microsoft can't develop a successful mobile operating system, so it's making a crybaby case against Google

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