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Google’s Euro search concessions already facing rival rejection

Google’s Euro search concessions already facing rival rejection

A trial of Google's attempts to avoid European Union censure around anti-competitive search behaviors looks set to struggle to gain necessary agreement from rivals, with the concessions in testing insufficient to satisfy the complaints. The EC announced yesterday that it would begin a month-long test of Google's proposed methods to dilute the over-dominance of the European search market that it has been accused of, including giving three rival services positions on its results page right next to its own. However, the concessions are already failing to win over critics.

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Google’s mobile search boosted with quick view and links

Google’s mobile search boosted with quick view and links

When using the desktop version of Google, your search results will display quick links under the main website in the results, making it eaiser to jump to the page you want. That feature has finally made its way to the mobile version of Web search, speeding things up and saving you time. Also added are Quick View links for certain search results, allowing you to check out the link before you click it.

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Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Between Google and Microsoft's Bing search engine, Google has always reigned supreme as the most popular choice, and it's a good thing too, since a recent study found that Bing returned around five times more malware in search results than Google, meaning that Bing highlighted websites that contained malicious code of some kind.

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Sweden removes “Ungoogleable” due to Google’s demands

Sweden removes “Ungoogleable” due to Google’s demands

The Swedish Language Council and Google have been going back and forth with each other since December 2012 over the word "ogooglebar". The word means "ungoogleable" in Swedish, and Google had some concerns over the trademark issues surrounding the word. Google asked the Swedish Language Council to alter the definition of the word in order for it to represent Google's trademark.

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Google adding animated GIF filter to Image Search

Google adding animated GIF filter to Image Search

Finding just the right animated GIF will now become a whole lot easier, thanks to a new filter that Google is adding to its Image Search. When searching for an animated GIF, all you have to do is click on "Search Tools," and then click on "Any Type" which will bring up a drop down menu, from where you'll then select "Animated" to only show animated GIFs in the results.

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Google acquires neural network startup DNNresearch to boost voice search

Google acquires neural network startup DNNresearch to boost voice search

It's not rare for Google to snatch up promising startups, and today's acquisition deal is no different. The search giant has acquired neural network startup DNNresearch in order to bolster their search engine even more with improved voice recognition, text search, and even image search. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Microsoft rolls out Bing Desktop update, offers integrated Facebook feature

Microsoft rolls out Bing Desktop update, offers integrated Facebook feature

Microsoft rolled out its Bing Desktop app back in 2012, allowing users to easily get the backgrounds visible on Bing.com to use as desktop wallpapers, along with a desktop search box and a couple other features. Now the company has rolled out a new update, which brings with it a handful of new features, including integrated Facebook content.

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Woman fails to prove Google’s liable for unfortunate search results

Woman fails to prove Google’s liable for unfortunate search results

It looks like if you're one of those people who unfortunately have names associated with negative products, events, or descriptions, you're out of luck. A woman in Wisconsin has found that out again and again as she tries to make several search companies liable for negative search results related to her name. Beverly Stayart, CFO and Director of Business Development at Stayart Law Offices, has tried to sue various search engines like Alta Vista, Yahoo, and Google because of these results.

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Google under attack by anti-piracy groups over DMCA takedown limits

Google under attack by anti-piracy groups over DMCA takedown limits

Google currently allows copyright holders to request a takedown from the search giant's search results, but they only allow 10,000 URL requests per day, which just isn't enough for some copyright holders nowadays, and they're fighting with Google to raise the limit to 40,000 requests per day, which is supposedly enough for companies to request without reaching a cap.

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Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft has provided the default search results for Yahoo for the last several years. This deal predates Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer significantly. Recently Mayer said that the search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was not delivering the sort of gains in market share or the type of revenue that the partnership should deliver. Mayer specifically said that Yahoo wants collective growth rather than just trading share with Microsoft.

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Eric Schmidt to sell over 40% of his stake in Google

Eric Schmidt to sell over 40% of his stake in Google

According to an SEC filing, Google's Eric Schmidt will be selling about 42-percent of his stake in the company, for a total of 3.2 million Class A shares. The sale will take place throughout 2013 in order to avoid a large impact on the market. The former CEO is reported as having a total of about 7.6 million Class A and Class B common stock shares.

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Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

It's an embarrassing day for Bing, with the search engine officially falling in ranking under the apparently not-completely-obscure Russian search engine Yandex, which now holds steady as the fourth largest search engine in the world. This information comes from a ComScore report that shows Yandex as hitting a higher number of users per month in both November and December 2012 than Microsoft's offering.

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