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Online search: Qihoo, Sogou continue to grow

China's search engine giant Baidu faces serious challenges from rivals Qihoo and Sogou. Photo: AFP

Recent gains in online search by Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) and Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) Sogou are in the headlines today, highlighting the challenges industry leader Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) is facing from a new rival that is quickly gaining momentum and an older rival that also ap

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 10:56am

Google faces US monopoly probe on search dominance

Google is accused of “scraping” content from other services like travel and restaurant reviews while keeping consumers on its own sites. Photo: AP

Google faces a moment of truth in the coming weeks over a lengthy US probe into potential abuse of its internet search dominance, amid regulatory woes on both sides of the Atlantic.

The US Federal Trade Commission is widely reported to be nearing a decision on whether to pursue Google for monopoly abuses, at the same time European regulators are conducting a similar review.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Simple minds

The internet can be used to learn about Galileo, Van Gogh, Mozart, global warming, Buddhism and how to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Yet none of these is remotely close to being among the top 10 searches conducted on Yahoo this year. Barack Obama is the only serious topic in the top 10.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Choose the correct definition for the following terms

1. SSL

2. search engine

3. dotcom

4. reviews

5. shopping cart system

6. check out

a) an internet-based business

b) software dealing with the purchasing steps online

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

liberal studies


1 What does the word 'Renrou' mean?

a human flesh

b meat grinder

c search engine

2 Why did the website create Renrou?

a to advertise cosmetics and restaurants

b to exchange information about everything

c to bring trouble to criminals

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Searching for your best chance of being noticed

No matter how much time and money you invest in building what you probably think is a world-beating Web site, the effort is wasted without visitors.

4 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

New Chinese searcher

SinaNet, a Chinese-language Web site based in Taiwan, introduced a new Chinese search engine called SinaSearch last week.

SinaNet, one of the most popular Chinese Web sites, signed up search engine Excite to provide the technology. The new SinaNet search engine will be able to search in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

9 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Dialog's text search tool in HK

DIALOG has launched in Hong Kong its artificially intelligent, natural language search engine for its full-text, on-line databases.

Natural language searching is a specialty of artificial intelligence that combines linguistics with statistics.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am