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What’s New in Open Source Search?

Yahoo, Google and MSN hold a huge lead in search engine technology over open source alternatives. These search giants are competing in a battle among themselves to be a computer user's default search site for search. Where can a computer user go to find an adequate open source alternative to mainstr...

Wales’ Wikia Grabs Grub to Power Google Onslaught

As part of its ongoing effort to develop an open search engine that will compete head-on with the likes of Google, Wikia has purchased the Grub Web crawler tool and released it under an open source license, the company announced Friday. Wikia, founded in 2004 by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales along w...

Search Industry Focuses on Ferreting Out Click Fraud

Depending upon who you ask, click fraud -- the practice of triggering pay-per-click fees by clicking on an advertising link with dishonest motives -- is either a minor nuisance for the search industry or a huge risk to one of the fastest-growing segments of the Web business. Nearly everyone agrees t...

News Corp. Reportedly Eyeing Blinkx Buy

Fresh off a social-networking buy, traditional media giant News Corp. may be looking to further extend its online reach and has reportedly moved to acquire search engine Blinkx, which has specialized in helping users find music, video and other media online. Neither company would comment, but severa...

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Catherine Seda on Search Engine Marketing

Companies jostling for top billing in the crowded Internet search space are spending more and more money on pay-per-click sites. In addition to investing in search engine advertising, many companies are delving into search engine optimization to build the volume of traffic to their sites. By 2005, a...

Free Internet: Get What You Pay For?

While at one time it was relatively easy to find and sign up for free services online, it is becoming increasingly difficult to locate no-cost offerings that provide more than a bare minimum. And although analysts said free services will continue well into the future, their audiences may shrink a...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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