Posts Tagged ‘search engine’

  • Microsoft's Xbox One console (image: Microsoft)

    Is the Xbox’s dead?

    February 11, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    With the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO, some investors have renewed calls from late last year that the company scrap the under-performing Surface tablet, search engine Bing, and even the Xbox gaming console. According to the Washington...

  • Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr for $1.1-billion

    May 20, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    In a deal that is yet to be formally announced by Yahoo! officials, the board of the popular search engine approved a deal to acquire blogging site Tumblr. According to The Wall Street Journal, the deal is reportedly worth $1.1 billion. “Breaking: The Yahoo...

  • Google reveals top searches for Africa in 2012

    December 12, 2012 • Online, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Google has announced its annual Zeitgeist, a look at 2012 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on this year’s major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. Topping the list for...

  • Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

    July 12, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Search engine Yahoo has revealed that the hacker group D33DS gained access to its systems and compromised approximately 400 000 user IDs. Security firm Trustedsec confirmed that the hacking originated from Yahoo’s Voices, a user-generated section of the...

  • Yahoo! fires another CEO

    May 14, 2012 • People, Top StoriesComments Off

    Search engine giant Yahoo! has taken steps against current CEO Scott Thompson for making false claims on his CV. Over the weekend, the company’s executive board decided to fire Thompson. The position will be filled in the interim by Yahoo’s...

  • Google revenues up to $10.65 billion

    April 13, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Search engine giant Google released its revenue results for the first quarter of this year, and also proposed a new class of stock. Under the proposal, the company would implement a 2-for-1 stock split, while maintaining a long-term governance structure....

  • Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

    March 15, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    Cloud-based security provider Incapsula revealed in an interview with today that 51% of web traffic consists of possibly threatening automated software programs. Only 49% of web visitors are actual humans, whereas the rest consists...

  • Google Search adds new features

    January 25, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Google’s search engine got smarter with two new features: answer highlights in search results and rich snippets for events, writes

  • Google launches new advertising application

    April 23, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off

    The world’s leading search engine provider, Google, has launched its “Display Ad Builder” application in South Africa, designed to be an easy-to-use tool that lets advertisers create customised display ads with their own text, images, and logo...

  • Faritec gives enterprises a boost with Google Search

    January 14, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Google has launched an Enterprise Search Engine, which saves organisations time and money by giving their users lightning-fast access to the information they need within the enterprise...