Seeking to complement its flagship search engine, Ask Jeeves has acquired Trustic, which owns and operates the Bloglines online content-aggregation service, Ask Jeeves is announcing Tuesday.
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Yahoo has begun testing publicly a new search technology that can generate queries on the fly based on the content of the Web page a user is reading. The goal of the new technology is to make it easier and faster for users to find information than if they go through the conventional process of executing a keyword-based search engine query.
Google saw its revenue and net income grow significantly in its fourth quarter, as the search engine giant's ad sales continued to climb both on its Web sites and on its ad network partners' Web sites.
Microsoft's Internet search engine, in the works for about two years, has made its big-time debut.
Google Inc. saw its revenue and net income grow significantly in its fourth quarter, as the search engine giant's ad sales continued to climb both on its Web sites and on its ad network partners' Web sites.
Ask Jeeves Inc. is actively looking at strengthening its flagship search engine Web site with features, services and technologies found elsewhere in its online network.
Microsoft has joined the desktop search fray with its release Monday of the beta test version of a suite of tools designed to let users find information stored in their PCs.
Integrates with MSN Messenger
The increasingly competitive webmail market has a new player: Instant messaging provider ICQ now offers a fee-based service that includes 2G bytes of storage, a calendar feature, task manager, notepad, wireless access and support for both POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).
A beta version of the search engine Microsoft Corp. is developing went live Thursday, offering users an interface and a set of features that make the product begin to resemble established search engines from competitors Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Ask Jeeves Inc. and America Online Inc. (AOL).
Google Inc. will roll out POP3 (Post Office Protocol) support gradually over the coming weeks to Gmail users, who will be able to use the feature to download e-mail messages from Gmail servers to e-mail applications on devices such as PCs and wireless devices.
Having launched the much-awaited version 1.0 of the Firefox browser on Tuesday, the Mozilla Foundation is busy planning future enhancements to the open-source product, including the possibility of integrating it with a variety of desktop search tools. The Mozilla Foundation also wants to place Firefox in PCs through OEM (original equipment manufacturer) deals with PC hardware vendors and to continue to sharpen the product's pop-up ad blocking technology.
Macromedia Inc. plans to announce Monday a special version of its Contribute Web publishing desktop application designed to automate and simplify the creation and modification of eBay Inc. eBay Stores.
Google Inc. made a much anticipated move toward what many consider the newest frontier in the digital information search sector by announcing Thursday it is offering a test version of an application designed to let users search for information stored on their desktop computers.
Yahoo significantly increased its revenue and earnings in its third quarter, the result of what the company called an accelerated pace of development for new products and services, which in turn boosted Yahoo's advertising business.