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How Russia Polices Yandex, Its Most Popular Search Engine

Google said it would demote Russia Today and Sputnik, but the Russian government has tried to control what news appears on Yandex for years.
Louise Matsakis
11.24.17
Internet
Internet

Why French Search Engine Qwant Thinks It Can Beat Google

Search engines like Qwant show you don't need to hand over reams of private data for a pleasant experience.
Nadja Sayej
1.19.17
Internet
Internet

A Brief History of America's Favorite Fad Diets, According to Google

Google sent us the top ten diet-related searches for the last decade, and the inconsistency was revealing.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.17
short circuit
short circuit

How One Visual Search Startup Plans to One-Up TinEye

Early tests with Clarifai's visual search show promise compared to better known tools like TinEye and Google Image Search.
David Bixenspan
10.3.16
Cancer
Cancer

Analyzing Bing Searches Could Predict a Cancer Diagnosis, Study Finds

And potentially warn individual users that they should talk to a doctor.
Steve Huff
6.12.16
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump Supporters on Reddit Think Google Is Rigging Autocomplete for Hillary

Kaleigh Rogers
6.3.16
Internet
Internet

This Entrepreneur Wants to Build a Kurdish Alternative to Google

Egerin is a Kurdish search engine that aims to bring Kurds online and preserve their languages.
Emiko Jozuka
3.18.16
News
News

Wikimedia: We’re Really Really Not Building a Search Engine

The nonprofit that runs Wikipedia says the idea it was competing a Google competitor has been a big misunderstanding.
Jason Koebler
2.16.16
News
News

The Secret Search Engine Tearing Wikipedia Apart

The secrecy surrounding Wikimedia’s search engine goes against the organization’s ethos of radical transparency.
Jason Koebler
2.15.16
Google
Google

Semantic Search Engine Omnity Reckons It Can Beat Google

After several years in secretive development, Omnity hopes that its semantic search engine can change our very idea of what online search can actually accomplish.
Nicholas Deleon
1.6.16
Twitter
Twitter

This Website Lets You Search Google with Its Old Logo

Twist: it's Google's old, old logo.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.2.15
Internet
Internet

Google’s New Alphabet Doesn’t Include 'Don’t Be Evil'

Why Google's new umbrella company spells the end of Silicon Valley's most famous slogan.
Brian Merchant
8.11.15