Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
As The Register learned, in part of an ongoing effort to turn Facebook into its own, closed little ecosystem, Zuck's empire has closed off public events to, well, the public. Account-holding stalkers only, please.
Before Google there were many search engines worth trying out on the Internet. Technically, many of them still exist. What, you haven't visited Dogpile recently? Well maybe you should, if only to see what its puny algorithm thinks you're searching for.
Hound is an app that's like a reverse Shazam. Made by SoundHound (a Shazam-like app), it's a voice recognition app where you say a song title or artist and Hound will gather all the relevant details in one tidy page.
What is it?
Hound, Free, iPhone, Android & iPad. Say you already know a song or artist but you want…
Google, the brave search engine company who refused to censor search results in China, seems to be finding itself entirely unwelcome in the country: Apparently Google is now fully blocked in China. Update: False alarm due to a Google issue.
Thirteen years after the Google.com domain launched, and you still don't know how it works? Err, that's ok—as this infographic shows, there's a huge process going on behind its homepage every time you search for lolcats. [PPCBlog]
As a result of Google standing up to cafeteria-manager China, demanding they serve pie every day of the week, China's expected to revoke their Internet Content Provider license, meaning in 24-48 hours the Chinese people can't access Google.
Earlier nearly all Google searches originating from China were blocked by China's Great Firewall. Google initially said the problem wasn't China's fault, but rather a technical problem on the search engine's part. Now they're not so certain. Updated: Wait-a-minute, China!
"Search 121,617,892,992 web pages" claims the front page of the new search engine Cuil (pronounced "cool" apparently). Those 120 billion pages are about three times as many as Google actually indexes, according to developer Anna Patterson... and she should know as until 2006 she worked there. Presented in a kind of…
Looks like Microsoft isn't completely ready to let its dreams of a deal with Yahoo die yet. Despite calling the purple giant's demands "excessive" and retiring its $47.5 billion bid just two weeks ago, Microsoft is now saying that it's discussing an "alternative transaction." Apparently something has changed enough in…
Taking a lesson from Digg and similar sites, Google Labs is testing out a new reader response interface for search results (with only a select few users for a limited time). Essentially, your normal search results are enhanced with "like it" and "don't like it" buttons that would tweak the order of said results on…
The intarweb needs a new search engine like it needs another goatse mirror. While Mars flag is coming to an already crowded party, it shows up fashionably late and in style. It's killer feature: visual indexing. Enter a family-friendly search phrase like "college coeds," then watch in
*cough* delight, as your…