Search Engines - Infoworld en Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints <p>Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter ended March 31 was $15.42 billion, Google <a href="" target="_blank">reported</a> Wednesday. That was a healthy jump from last year but less than the $15.52 billion analysts had been expecting, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.</p> Mobile Technology Networking The Industry Standard Google Search Engines Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:38 +0000 admin 240670 at Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Remember when we all loved Google? Its search engine was both simple to use and an unbiased portal to anything you wanted to know.</p> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Google Mobile Apps Internet Privacy Search Engines Technology Business Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239815 at Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads <p>In an attempt at clarity, Google has amended its terms of service to say that it analyzes private data, including emails, for purposes including the delivery of ads and customized search results.</p><p>The changes to its terms of service, announced this week, come as Internet users continue to grapple with how and why companies handle their data.</p> Applications Security Google Internet Privacy Search Engines Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:27:28 +0000 ccraig 239879 at Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers <p>Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.</p> Networking Security Yahoo Internet Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Search Engines Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:19 +0000 admin 239756 at LucidWorks preps Solr stack as Splunk killer <p>Enterprise search software provider LucidWorks has introduced a package based on its open-source Apache Solr search engine that will allow administrators and business analysts to extract more information from IT system logs.</p> <p>SiLK "is a solution that relies on open core components that organizations can use to manage log data at scale," said Will Hayes, LucidWorks chief product officer.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Data Management Open Source Software Data Mining Open Source Software Search Engines Data Management Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:01:24 +0000 admin 239627 at Activists to appeal US judge's ruling on Baidu's 'censorship as free speech' <p>A group of activists are hoping to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling that treated the censorship on Chinese search engine Baidu as free speech.&nbsp;</p> <p>In making the ruling, District Judge Jesse Furman equated the censorship to a newspaper exercising its editorial right to publish what it wants. But Stephen Preziosi, lawyer for the eight pro-democracy activists, said in an email Saturday that the comparison was wrong, and that the court had a "fundamental misunderstanding" of how search engines work.&nbsp;</p> Federal Regulations Search Engines Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:46:17 +0000 admin 239468 at US judge rules Baidu's censorship is protected as free speech <p>A U.S. judge has ruled that the Chinese search engine Baidu has the right to block pro-democracy works from its query results, dismissing a lawsuit that sought to punish the company for Internet censorship.&nbsp;</p> <p>The lawsuit against Baidu, originally filed in 2011 by eight activists in New York, claimed that the Chinese search engine had violated U.S. laws on free speech. This was because Baidu had been censoring pro-democracy works on its search engine for not only its users in China, but also for those accessing the site from New York.&nbsp;</p> Federal Regulations Search Engines Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:33:00 +0000 admin 239304 at Amazon adds search features, more languages to CloudSearch <p>Amazon Web Services' CloudSearch service has been upgraded with more search features and is now compatible with 33 languages.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">CloudSearch</a> <a href="" target="_blank"></a>is a fully managed service that lets enterprises focus on adding search functionality to their applications rather than building basic search functionality, scaling it, and keeping it online, according to Amazon.</p> Cloud Computing SaaS Search Engines Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:25 +0000 admin 239068 at Logstash steps up as Splunk's latest challenger <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Logstash steps up as Splunk's latest challenger" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The popular log analysis system <a href="">Splunk </a>has been facing more and tougher competition with each passing month. Application Development Big Data Business Intelligence Data Mining Development Tools Open Source Software Search Engines Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:43:28 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238800 at Desktop search spending to fall this year as mobile grows, study finds <p>The money spent by advertisers on the desktop will decline this year as people continue to reach for their smartphones to search for information, according to new data from eMarketer.</p> <p>In the U.S., desktop search spending will drop by $1.4 billion in 2014, a decrease of more than 9 percent from last year, while mobile search will increase by more than 82 percent, the market research company <a href="" target="_blank">said</a> in a report published Thursday.</p> Applications Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Desktop PCs Mobile Apps Search Engines Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:31:43 +0000 admin 238394 at Google? Evil? You have no idea <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google? Evil?</div> Mobile Technology Google Glass Great Googley Moogley Android Cringely IT Strategy Search Engines Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238288 at Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google <p>Searching on Yahoo will now deliver local business reviews from Yelp, through a partnership that could help Yahoo search compete against Google, or at least make it more useful.</p> <p>Yahoo <a href="" target="_blank">said</a> Wednesday that it had partnered with Yelp, as part of its efforts to provide a richer experience to its users. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Google Yahoo Internet Search Engines Social Networking Technology Business Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:26:46 +0000 admin 238268 at Ultra-hip Elasticsearch hits commercial release <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Ultra-hip Elasticsearch hits commercial release" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Yesterday, Elasticsearch, the company that provides commercial support for the open source Elasticsearch search engine, announced the release of version 1.0. Applications Application Development Application Development Open Source Software Search Engines Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:03:02 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236281 at Marissa Mayer says Yahoo investing in search <p>If you think Yahoo has given up on search, think again. The company may have handed its back-end search operations to Microsoft, but Marissa Mayer thinks there's work to be done on mobile devices, particularly around contextual search.</p> <p>Contextual search aims to give people the right information, at the right time, by looking at signals such as where they're located and what they're doing -- such as walking or driving a car. Mobile devices tend to provide a lot more of those signals.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Yahoo Search Engines Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:08:46 +0000 admin 236190 at FTC: Medical transcription firm allowed histories to be on search engine <p>A medical transcription company has agreed to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that its inadequate security measures allowed the personal information, including medical histories and examination notes, of thousands of people to be published on the Internet.</p> <p>The FTC charged GMR Transcription Services, based in California, with allowing, through inadequate security, patients' medical histories and other information to be indexed on an Internet search engine. GMR didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment on the settlement.</p> Security Data Security Internet Privacy Search Engines Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:26:53 +0000 uphan 235527 at Google revenue rises despite Motorola slip <p>Google reported a healthy 17 percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter, even as sales by its Motorola mobile unit, which the company is <a href="">selling to Lenovo</a>, dropped again from the same period last year.</p> The Industry Standard Google Web Services Search Engines Technology Business Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:14:38 +0000 admin 235408 at 9 technologies for a supercharged 2014 <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="9 technologies for a supercharged 2014" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Dio5050</p></em></div> Application Development Big Data Application Development Hadoop NoSQL PaaS SaaS Open Source Software Search Engines Cloud Computing Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 233787 at Twitter co-founder launches Jelly, a social search app <p>What's this strange object in front of me? A new app from Twitter's co-founder wants to give you the answer, by asking your friends.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Biz Stone <a href="" target="_blank">announced</a> the launch of Jelly, his new startup that has been in stealth mode for roughly a year. The mobile app, which is available now on iOS and Android-based devices, is designed to answer people's questions using photos and their existing networks of friends.</p> Search Engines Social Networking Mobile Technology Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:11:48 +0000 admin 233662 at EU to reject Google's latest efforts to avoid an antitrust fine <p>The European Commission will reject Google's latest proposals aimed at settling a three-year antitrust dispute, the Commissioner in charge of the case said Friday.</p> <p>"The latest proposals are not acceptable in the sense that they are not proposals that can eliminate our concerns regarding competition and in particular regarding the way Google's rivals in vertical search are being treated," Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told Spanish radio station Radio Nacional de EspaƱa.</p> The Industry Standard Google Federal Regulations Search Engines Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:41:03 +0000 admin 233020 at Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>We are what we search for. Whether that's a hopeful pronouncement or a troubling one, I'm not sure yet. I'm leaning toward the latter.</p> Applications Twitter Yahoo Cringely Search Engines Social Networking Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 232817 at