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Fri
07
Aug
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'CopyMark', and 'Firefox Super Search'

CopyMark CopyMark is a benchmark program used to simulate of real world file transfer performance. It generates files and then transfers them using the Windows Shell or Finder in Mac's OS X. A report can be generated into .CSV (comma space delimited ... file) and has an optional plotting feature. http://sourceforge.net Firefox Super Search FSS is a Firefox add-on that combines over 160 of the top search engines and people searches in one convenient utility. It includes 67 searches that can be done right from the toolbar without having to visit each site and retype the name or search term. http:// ... (view more)

Fri
31
Jul
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MS Uses Internet Community to Improve Bing Results

In an effort to solve a number of early computational problems, Microsoft has now called upon the Internet community to help improve the accuracy of current and future Bing -generated search results. Microsoft is set to release a new online game ... called Page Hunt that is designed to illicit user interaction and responses. The information extracted from this game will provide query alterations for use in search refinement and identify other vital issues. (Source: yahoo.com ) Generate a Hit Word, Find the URL The game seems quite fun. A player is shown a random web page with only the URL missing ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jul
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MS, Yahoo Rehash Search Merger, Deal 'Closest Yet'

Some senior Microsoft search bosses have reportedly flown to California for face-to-face talks with Yahoo management over a search merge. The two sides are said to be at their closest point to a deal to date. According to a report by the All Things ... Digital site, the two sides are being even more secretive than usual. However, it quotes a source as saying "It is down to the short strokes, for sure; it is just a question if we can finally close this." (Source: allthingsd.com ) Naturally, the finer points of any potential deal are under wraps at the moment. However, some general principles have ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jul
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Microsoft Introduces Bing-Twitter Searches

Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been receiving pretty impressive reviews since it launched a couple months back, and now the company is introducing one more reason to skip Google: using Twitter updates. In a blog post by Sean Suchter, the ... general manager of its Silicon Valley Search Technology Center, Microsoft revealed that it would present the most recent Tweets of popular celebrities when users enter a relevant name into the search engine. In other words, enter "Al Gore" into the search field and you'll receive the former vice president's last few Tweets -- probably something about ... (view more)

Fri
19
Jun
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Ballmer Backs Microsoft Bing With $5B Budget

The head of Microsoft says he isn't getting overconfident about Bing' early success. CEO Steve Ballmer says he's prepared to be patient while building Microsoft's search business and says the firm may spend almost $5 billion a year on search ... technology. Speaking to the Executives Club of Chicago, Ballmer said "In our industry, the No. 1 mistake that people make is that they quit too early. If you look back at any great technology business, it took a while to build up." A good example: according to Ballmer, MS Windows (which was introduced in 1983) didn't become a mainstream hit until around ... (view more)

Mon
15
Jun
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Google Plans Twitter Search; Spam Likely to Ensue

Google is working on a way to search microblogging sites such as Twitter. But the news has led some experts to warn that such real-time searching might lead to a major flood of spam. Twitter already has its own service allowing people to search any ... term mentioned by any user. However, while these people get almost instant updates of posts from other users, messages don't appear in search results until around 20 minutes after their original posting. Google, which updates in seconds rather than minutes, sees this as a market gap. The independent site Google Operation System notes a line in some ... (view more)

Thu
04
Jun
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Bing vs Google: Initial Thoughts, Brief Comparison

This is turning out to be a big summer for Microsoft: lately the company has been both driving up excitement for Windows 7 and wowing gamers at E3 in Los Angeles, and now the Redmond-based firm has released a legitimate competitor for Google. But is ... new search engine "Bing" any good? The first thing a visitor to Bing.com will notice is the design. Even on a low-res netbook it's immediately clear that Microsoft wants to bring the allure of its 'Aero' Vista graphics to the search engine's main page. When I visited, Bing greeted me with a lush, blue mountain scene. Quite honestly, it is ... (view more)

Fri
29
May
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MS Bing 'Decision Engine' Official Launch Next Week

Microsoft has officially unveiled the replacement for its Live Search tool. However, the new instrument will be known as "Bing" rather than "Kumo," and is billed as a 'decision engine' rather than a search engine. The working name for the new ... service had been Kumo, but Microsoft eventually settled on Bing despite some problems trade marking the name. The firm appeared to be looking for an active name which could be used as both a verb and a noun, in the same way as 'to Google' has become another way of saying 'to search online'. As we've noted before, the main difference ... (view more)

Wed
27
May
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MS to Invest Millions in New Bing Search Engine Ads

Microsoft's revamped search engine , long rumored to be named 'Kumo,' is now being called 'Bing'. The belief is that the search engine has a hip, easy-to-remember name, and will fare much better among casual users. Multi-Million Dollar Advertising ... Blitz In total, Microsoft is expected to use online, television, print and radio mediums that will see the company dole out anywhere from $80 to $100 million in advertising expenses. To put this figure into perspective, Google's entire advertising budget for 2008 reached about $25 million. Analysts do not expect Microsoft's ads to call out rival ... (view more)

Thu
26
Mar
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'StartEd Lite', and 'Search Selected'

StartEd Lite StartEd Lite lets you modify your Startup configuration and detects more than 150 Trojan Horses (viruses). StartEd Lite displays detailed info about startup programs and describes the functionality of every system service so that even ... novice users are able to manage their startup configuration. http://www.startedlite.outertech.com Search Selected Text A real timesaver! Simply select text in a document or website, press the key combination CTRL+SHIFT+C, and then the keywords are searched using your favorite search engine. No more having to copy the text, open a web browser, go to ... (view more)

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