A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

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. » 8/28/14 6:04pm 8/28/14 6:04pm

Facebook's Now Hiding Public Pages From Google's Prying Eyes

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. » 1/29/13 1:40pm 1/29/13 1:40pm

Dogpile's Autocomplete Suggestions Are Bonkers

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. » 7/13/12 3:40pm 7/13/12 3:40pm

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Google Now "Fully Blocked" In China [UPDATE: It Was A Status Error]

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. » 7/29/10 7:13pm 7/29/10 7:13pm

How Google Actually Works, In Case You Were Still Wondering

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] » 7/01/10 1:20pm 7/01/10 1:20pm

Google Search Will Cease to Exist in China By Friday?

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. » 6/30/10 2:58am 6/30/10 2:58am

Microsoft Bing To Replace Google As Default Search Engine On iPhone?

Uh oh. There's talk that Microsoft Bing will be replacing Google as the default search engine on the iPhone. There's certainly no confirmation, but this speculation does fit with prior reports of talks between Apple and Microsoft. Update: Maybe not? » 5/28/10 6:58pm 5/28/10 6:58pm

Yahoo Bitch Slaps Google In $85 Million Ad Campaign

Click to viewSpending $75-$85 million on marketing isn't easy, but it's definitely worth it in the case of Yahoo's "It's You" campaign. After all, the video highlighting it is a blatant attack on Google. Oh yes, the gloves are off again. [WSJ] » 5/06/10 12:00am 5/06/10 12:00am

Mysterious Issue Temporarily Blocked Nearly All China-Based 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! » 3/30/10 6:00pm 3/30/10 6:00pm

Microsoft's 'Page Hunt' Online Game Helps Improve Bing

How good of a web surfer are you? Put your skills to the test with Microsoft's Page Hunt online game. Besides a nerdy sort of satisfaction, your queries will help improve the Bing search engine. » 7/28/09 4:20pm 7/28/09 4:20pm

Microsoft Will Unveil 'Kumo' Search Engine At All Things D

The May 26 to May 28 conference will allow Microsoft to show off a search engine that's supposedly more competitive to Google than its current solution. ("What current solution," you may ask, if you're trying to be a jerk.) [All Things D] » 5/19/09 7:09pm 5/19/09 7:09pm

Let Me Google That For You Teaches You How To Google

Let Me Google That For You » 11/19/08 8:55pm 11/19/08 8:55pm is a tutorial search engine for those whose assistance is constantly needed by the technologically impaired or those clueless friends you have who are just too lazy to search for answers themselves. Follow the jump to find out how it works.Upon reaching the page, type in your friend's…

Hitachi's GazoPa Web Searches Images by Color, Shape

Hitachi became the latest company to enter the online search arena, unveiling a “similar image search” engine called GazoPa at TechCrunch50. Unlike regular image search services, GazoPa relies on characteristics such as similar colors and shapes rather than traditional metadata. We're not sure why Hitachi, better… » 9/11/08 3:29am 9/11/08 3:29am

Ex-Googlers Build Cuil Search Engine, Say it's Bigger Than Google

"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… » 7/28/08 5:28am 7/28/08 5:28am

Microsoft and Yahoo Continue To Tango, Re-enters Talks

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… » 5/18/08 7:30pm 5/18/08 7:30pm

Google Takes a Lesson From Digg?

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… » 11/30/07 9:07am 11/30/07 9:07am

Gizmodo Japan: Mars Flag

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 horror *cough* delight, as your… » 8/07/05 2:22am 8/07/05 2:22am