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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, finally challenges Google

Watch out Google: DuckDuckGo can compete on more than privacy now.

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Google Now updated with parking detection, offline mode, and more

Google's Update Wednesday for Android didn't just feature new Google Docs apps, we also got some nice goodies for Google Now users.

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Windows 8 gains natural-language Smart Search, with hints that Cortana could follow

If you can ask Windows a question as a real sentence, speaking that sentence seems the next logical step. But Microsoft would neither confirm nor deny that Cortana could be coming to Windows.

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Gimme shelter: new Google Search filters make it easier to find restaurants and hotels on the fly

It's just a click away: The new filters include pricing, ratings, hours, and other handy info.

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Microsoft opens ad-free Bing for Schools search engine to all U.S. schools

Microsoft launched the pilot earlier this year in five of the largest U.S. public school districts

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Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

Bing.com is getting Google Now-ish with new personalized cards on the Bing homepage.

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

Bing adds context to people, places with 'snapshot' feature

Microsoft's new Bing tool shows results in a panel with related information from various sources.