Scouring the Web for information is becoming faster and easier. Could this new rise in search tools and navigational technologies be a threat to Google's dominance?
We need to reimagine the role of search engines and their sources of data.
Nipping at Google's heels, Bing focuses on refining product-related searches.
A new engine can turn a difficult search into a communal quest.
Information from millions of Web pages that use the animation software is now available to search engines.
Yahoo's new open-search platform is giving semantic search a helping hand.
An innovative tool aims to help users search the Internet together.
A new natural-language system is based on 30 years of research at PARC.
Google's director of research talks about the evolution of Web search.
A personalization search tool reveals links buried deep within page results.
Second Life's new search tool helps users find 3-D objects.
Our exclusive test shows how the two Web engines compare when given the same queries.
Some say that Twitter may be as important to real-time search as YouTube is to video.
Software searches through medical information by analyzing the structure of sentences in a new way.
A new search algorithm looks for connections between people.
Cuil's rough launch shows the difficulty of challenging major search engines.
U.S.-based search engines are choosing what they censor in China and could be blocking more than they have to.
Google is experimenting with different ways to serve up search results. But will any of them stick?
A new website will offer personalized search results based on the user's social network.
The director of the new Massachusetts-based Microsoft Research lab wants to use mathematics to design better search engines, recommendation systems, and online auctions.
But Google is likely to be a far harder target than Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Search giant compresses the time frame of its results from minutes to seconds.
A new service mines the contents of Web pages looking for meaning and relevance.
Search engines get smarter at predicting when we'll respond to a pitch.