Internet Search Engines

Yahoo chief fails to unravel Microsoft advert deal

Marissa Mayer has been trying to end the deal for nearly a year.

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has attempted unsuccessfully to unravel a 10-year search-advertising pact with Microsoft in favour of a deal with Google, people familiar with the matter said.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:18am

How to delete your digital footprint

How to delete your digital footprint

Wiping away your digital life means erasing traces you have left - the mistakes, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments and the flawed social media profiles where you have left too much visible.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:43am

Worried Baidu invokes 'Wolf Spirit'

Baidu has posted some of its slowest ever revenue growth in recent quarters. Photo: AFP

An internal company memo penned by Robin Li, one of China's richest men and founder of Baidu...

26 Nov 2012 - 1:18pm

Baidu expects slower earnings growth in December quarter

Baidu, the leading internet search services provider on the mainland, expects to record slower growth this quarter amid a sluggish economy.

The company yesterday forecast revenue in the quarter to December to be between 6.15 billion yuan (HK$7.64 billion) and 6.34 billion yuan, representing a 37.6 to 41.8 per cent year-on-year rise.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:12am

Can anyone claim Google's crown?

Illustration: Oliver Raw

When World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee tweeted "This is for everyone" during London 2012's opening ceremony, it was a reminder of how much his invention has changed everyday life.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:11am

Welcome to the 'more human' Google

Hongkongers using the Google search engine will find the website 'more human', the company said yesterday, as it rolled out a new function intended to offer instant answers to search questions.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Baidu searching for strategic investments

Baidu, the mainland's leading internet search services provider, is plotting more strategic investments this year after posting strong gains in the quarter to June 30.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Facebook' the most googled word last year

Hongkongers' insatiable appetite for current affairs, social media, gossip and technology remains unbowed - if the top Google search terms for last year are any guide.

The search engine has released its Zeitgeist lists for a range of categories, including the most-searched-for brands, travel, entertainment and people.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sohu sees bright 4th quarter after record turnover

Mainland internet media and entertainment giant Sohu forecasts a new high in quarterly revenue at the end of this year, riding the momentum gained from its record turnover in the third quarter.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland net stocks fall on U.S. fraud allegations

News that the authorities in the United States are investigating accounting irregularities at Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and a generally bearish outlook for the global economy sent mainland internet stocks reeling yesterday.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Magazine goes online

South China Morning Post has launched an online version of LuxeHomes. The site,, features top local and international real estate agencies, and visitors can look for property to buy or rent via the search engine, based on location and price. Contents will include key information about the property, photographs, and location maps.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Key to searching online: simple, straight forward

Google scientist Dan Russell knows a thing or two about internet searches. Yet he isn't just interested in how to ferret out useful bits of information on the net. He sees himself as an online anthropologist who spends most of his day studying how other people search the internet and what problems they encounter while doing it.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

I'm Feeling Lucky: the Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

I'm Feeling Lucky: the Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Baidu's profits double as market share expands

Baidu, the leading Chinese-language internet search services provider, will step up spending on network infrastructure, sales and research and development this year after its net earnings more than doubled in the first quarter.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sohu pushes expansion of games business after 48pc profit surge, which posted better than expected earnings in the first quarter, aims to accelerate expansion of the online games business run by subsidiary with a strategic US$100 million acquisition on the mainland.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am