MIT Technology Review
We need to reimagine the role of search engines and their sources of data.
What's Microsoft's Bing Strategy?
Nipping at Google's heels, Bing focuses on refining product-related searches.
Making Search Social
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.
Opening Search to Semantic Upstarts
Yahoo's new open-search platform is giving semantic search a helping hand.
Searching as a Team
An innovative tool aims to help users search the Internet together.
Building a Better Search Engine
A new natural-language system is based on 30 years of research at PARC.
Q&A: Peter Norvig
Google's director of research talks about the evolution of Web search.
Digging Deeper in Web Search
A personalization search tool reveals links buried deep within page results.
Better Search in Virtual Worlds
Second Life's new search tool helps users find 3-D objects.
Wolfram Alpha and Google Face Off
Our exclusive test shows how the two Web engines compare when given the same queries.
How Twitter Could Bring Search Up to Speed
Some say that Twitter may be as important to real-time search as YouTube is to video.
A Smarter Search for What Ails You
Software searches through medical information by analyzing the structure of sentences in a new way.
Microsoft Searches for Group Advantage
A new search algorithm looks for connections between people.
A Google Killer Stumbles
Cuil's rough launch shows the difficulty of challenging major search engines.
Search Engines' Chinese Self-Censorship
U.S.-based search engines are choosing what they censor in China and could be blocking more than they have to.
A New Perspective on Search Results
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.
Wikipedians Promise New Search Engine
But Google is likely to be a far harder target than Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Google Takes Search Real-Time
Search giant compresses the time frame of its results from minutes to seconds.
Semantic search company
A new service mines the contents of Web pages looking for meaning and relevance.
Fewer Ads, More Clicks
Search engines get smarter at predicting when we'll respond to a pitch.