Dan Worth

Dan Worth

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Google: Olympics Fuel Mobile Search Surge

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Olympic-related searches increased 10-fold in the first week of the Games, as people around the world kept up with results on the move. Olympics-related searches were mobile 46 percent of the time in the UK and 47 percent of the time in the U.S.

Bing Search Rolls Out New Look in UK

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Bing has announced a number of changes designed to improve the user experience for searchers. Bing said the service improvements include faster page loading times and a greater relevance in search results, as well as some cosmetic changes.

UK Reopens Google Street View Wi-Fi Investigation

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View Wi-Fi collecting in light of recent revelations that the company was fully aware the technology would grab users' data off Wi-Fi networks.

Yahoo CEO Attacked for Embellishing Resume

Former PayPal president Scott Thompson joins Yahoo as CEO

Yahoo's leadership dramas refuse to die down. Recently appointed chief executive Scott Thompson may have embellished his resume by claiming to hold a degree in accounting and computer science, when the degree was actually just for accounting.

Google CEO: Android Not a Critical Asset

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Google's Android system isn't "critical" to the company's success, although it's an "important" part of its future, according to testimony this week from Google CEO Larry Page as the company tries to defend itself in its legal battle with Oracle.

Google: 130 Million 'Bad Ads' Were Killed in 2011

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Google claims it has halved the number of scam ads being displayed across its services thanks to new technologies and improved detection methods. Still, some illegal ads for pharmacies, mortgage scams, and the 2012 Olympics snuck through.

Google-Apple Search Deal Attracts FTC Attention

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Google's position as the default search engine on Apple's mobile devices is drawing scrutiny from the U.S. FTC. Apple has been subpoenaed for information on its deals with Google to make it the preferred search engine on iPhones and iPads.

Apple Buys Chomp to Improve App Search

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Apple, which now boasts more than 500,000 apps in its App Store, is aiming to improve search and discovery features. In a deal rumored to be worth $50 million, Apple has acquired start-up Chomp to revamp App Store search and recommendations.