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Competition to Oust Google on Apple Safari Heats Up

Competition to Oust Google on Apple Safari Heats Up

The word “Google” is synonymous with the idea of the web search, a fact that doesn’t really work too well for competitors like Yahoo and Bing. Now that the contract between Google and Apple to make Google the default search option on … [Read more...]

Mozilla Taps Yahoo to Replace Google for Firefox Search

Mozilla Taps Yahoo to Replace Google for Firefox Search

Google has been synonymous with “search” for many years now, but before Larry and Sergei came on the scene, Yahoo was the hippest search tool on the web. It seems that in an effort to combat a common foe, today Firefox-maker Mozilla … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Happy Sunday, folks! I typically try to shy away from covering a whole lot about one company in these Wrap-Ups. Unfortunately, not a whole lot happened this week, and Apple made the headlines quite a bit; for both good and bad … [Read more...]

End of an Era: Yahoo Directory to Shut Down Dec. 31

End of an Era: Yahoo Directory to Shut Down Dec. 31

It feels like a lifetime ago, but there was a time when I used the Internet without Google. Yahoo was the website to use back then when you wanted to find other sites. And the way you did that was by looking through the Yahoo … [Read more...]

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

If you have noticed that Google’s search results look a little different right now--its not your eyes playing tricks on you. The modified appearance of the results is thanks to a very large “bucket” test currently underway, which has … [Read more...]

‘OK Google’ Voice Search Comes to Chrome Beta

‘OK Google’ Voice Search Comes to Chrome Beta

A few months back, Google released a beta plugin called "Google Voice Search Hotword" that brought hands-free voice search to Chrome. That feature, first introduced in the Moto X smartphone, appears to have graduated to the level of … [Read more...]

I’m Not Jelly: Why I’m Disappointed With Biz Stone’s New App

I’m Not Jelly: Why I’m Disappointed With Biz Stone’s New App

Just downloaded and used the Jelly app for a bit and I can say with certainty that I'm not sold on the idea or the app which is unfortunate because I was really excited about what it could have been.  Despite buying into the pre-launch … [Read more...]

‘OK Google’ Comes to the Desktop Version of Chrome as an Extension

‘OK Google’ Comes to the Desktop Version of Chrome as an Extension

Voice recognition and voice control aren't new -- not even close -- but not many devices actively listen for voice commands. In most cases, the user has to press a button to get a smartphone, laptop or tablet to start listening. … [Read more...]