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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, makes terrific overhaul official

The privacy-themed search engine got a slew of new tools

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EU court ruling on Google links could encourage paywalls

On the other hand, data mining also will be made more painful by the ruling, says the CCIA. But so will research.

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Microsoft's Bing now searches, finds Xbox Music

Microsoft has connected its Bing search engine to Xbox Music, allowing a quick and easy way to find your favorite tunes.

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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.

on greenbot.com

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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.