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  1. Susan Wojcicki Replaces Salar Kamangar as Head of YouTube

    Wojcicki pushed hard for Google’s acquisition of YouTube in 2006, when it seemed like a big risk. Sridhar Ramaswamy, who joined Google in 2003 and became a senior vice president of advertising and commerce last year, will now run the ad business.

  2. Bing to Showcase Winter Olympics Data in Search Results

    The XXII Olympic Winter Games officially open on Friday and Bing is getting ready to celebrate in a big way. If you're one of those who needs all the results and information on the athletes, Bing has all your Olympic information just a click away.

  3. Google, Europe Near Antitrust Deal, Really This Time?

    With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft.

  4. Yahoo Wants Back in the Search Game

    Yahoo is rumored to be planning a return to search – both organic and paid. CEO Marissa Mayer has reportedly spearheaded two projects, code-named Fast Break and Curveball, aimed at getting the company out of its search deal with Microsoft.

  5. 6 Google Search Changes You May Have Missed

    With Google constantly testing new features and making updates to its search product, we thought we'd round up some of the latest changes to Google's search functionality that are being spotted across the web. Some are confirmed updates by Google.

  6. Google, Bing Gain Search Share to End 2013

    Google's search share was at near record levels in the U.S. in December, while Bing also continued its pattern of slowly growing its share, according to the final 2013 installment of comScore's monthly look at U.S. search engine rankings.

  7. DuckDuckGo Celebrates 1 Billion Searches in 2013

    Niche search engine DuckDuckGo announced it served more than 1 billion queries in 2013. Spikes in traffic occurred around the time the NSA surveillance scandal broke, catapulting traffic on the "anonymous search" engine around May of last year.

  8. Google Wins Brand of the Year, Ad of the Year

    Google has scored a hat-trick, winning the overall Brand of the Year award, the Software and Websites category Brand of the Year, and the Ad of the Year for "Here's to 2013" from Ace Metrix, a television and video advertising analytics company.

  9. French Privacy Watchdog Fines Google €150,000

    Google has been fined by the French data protection authority after it ruled that Google's privacy policy doesn't comply with the country's data protection laws. Google must publish an announcement of the decision on its France homepage for two days.