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Tuesday, 03 November 2009 02:48

Bing stops the rot?

According to two web analytics firms, Bing's search share last month started moving in the direction Microsoft would want to see. But its partner Yahoo!'s numbers headed south again, while Google marches on.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 29 October 2009 10:14

Kindle piques Aussie interest in ebooks

While there's no indication yet of how many Australians have ordered a Kindle, there are signs of considerable interest.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 22 October 2009 04:36

Google, Bing search Twitter

Microsoft's deal with Twitter to include public tweets in Bing searches has been closely followed by a similar arrangement between Google and Twitter.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 19 October 2009 07:02

Beware Google Wave links

Interest in Google Wave is being exploited by people behind malicious web sites, according to a security software company. Looking for an invitation could result in a malware infection.

Published in Security
Friday, 09 October 2009 05:38

Google Flu spreading around the world

OK, so it's not Google flu, it's Google Flu Trends - a tool that estimates levels of flu within a country based on search activity. Google Flu Trends is now available in an additional 16 countries.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 02 October 2009 03:32

Bing search share starts sliding

New reports show Bing's share of the search market has declined on a month-by-month basis. Both StatCounter and Net Applications show Bing's share dropped in September.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 17 September 2009 15:46

Lawyer demands jury stops Googling

Using Google to research a news story is easy on your iPhone. Which is why one lawyer wants jurors to stop doing it.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:59

Has Google gone flipping mad?

With the launch of Fast Flip, Google says it is bringing a new reading experience to users of Google News. We say it's not new, it certainly ain't pretty and it's just a little bit bonkers.
Published in Home Tech
Monday, 14 September 2009 09:24

Google, Bing, Yahoo! - which is the best?

Not all search engines are created equal and while Google has been the undisputed king for some years, perhaps Bing or even long-time Yahoo! is worth a try. A Microsoft employee has produced a blind search tool to help you find out just which one delivers the goods.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 06 September 2009 14:13

Google UFO logo mystery deepens

What the heck is happening at Google? With UFO sightings on the search home page and 'unexplained phenomenon' the most searched for phrase this weekend, speculation about an alien abduction is mounting.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 11:11

Bing gains market share - slowly

Bing's gradually improving Microsoft's share of the search market, but it is still doing a lot better in the US than internationally.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 09:34

FirstClick grabs two from Google

Search marketing agency, FirstClick has raided Google ranks to secure two new appointees to boost its business development efforts in Sydney and Melbourne.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 20 July 2009 04:12

Microsoft and Yahoo! deal close?

It looks like the on/off relationship between Yahoo! and Microsoft may finally be consummated.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 13 July 2009 08:20

Bing bounces

The use of Bing sagged once initial interest in Microsoft's new search engine waned, but there are now clear signs of an upward trend, at least in the US.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 02 July 2009 10:21

Is Bing making headway?

"Bing has increased Microsoft's share of the search market by 1 percent in the US", trumpets one analytics firm. But do the numbers add up?

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:09

Australians spying on partners, online!

In the era of social networks and searching the Internet for all manner of information, Australians, it appears, have taken to spying on their partners on the net in an effort to find incriminating evidence to back up suspicions they have about their opposite number.

Friday, 12 June 2009 07:47

Bing's market share ripple

Microsoft's Bing search engine arrived with a splash, but despite the early interest you'd hardly notice the ripples when you look at market share.

Published in Core Dump
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 05:43

More critical Microsoft updates, even for Vista

June's Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft addresses more vulnerabilities than there are days in the month. And this time, Mac users needn't feel left out.

Published in Security
Monday, 08 June 2009 17:13

Like a Shooting Star, Bing is bung!

Readers are probably aware that iTWire makes use of StatCounter to count hits to the site.  A few days ago, StatCounter reported that Bing had surpassed Yahoo in search engine-sourced hits in their statistics.  But did this peak last?
Published in Home Tech
Friday, 05 June 2009 08:08

Bing Travel fails to deliver

Bing arrived with a bang, and now the initial fuss has ebbed Microsoft is adding features. Bing Travel provides airfare and hotel search, but falls down in some important respects.
Published in Home Tech




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