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Bing-powered Siri joins Microsoft's anti-Google allies

Apple joins Facebook and Yahoo on Microsoft's side of the search-engine wars, but Bing's role as a backstop might still work to its disadvantage.

Yandex gains ground with interactive snippets in search results

Yandex wants to use Open Graph and Schema.org to introduce something similar to Twitter deep linking, which allows users to access mobile apps from inside a tweet.

Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.

Review: SearchYourCloud offers easy searches, adds security

SearchYourCloud brings quick and relevant searches to cloud-based storage, and offers a security boost, too. At $25, it's pricey and it's not always easy to use, but will prove a worthy tool for business folks.

How to do smarter file searches in Windows 8

One of Windows 8's most celebrated features can also be one of its most frustrating. Here's an alternative.

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

on macworld.com

More chow mein? Google now makes it easier to decide

Google tries to make it easier to find nutrition information online for a wide range of foods with a new search feature whose aim is to address the "cumbersome and daunting process" of making smart eating choices.

on techhive.com

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Google Search can now sift through your personal photos

Google will now search through your own photos on Google+ via the main Google Search bar.

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Google improves desktop voice search in new Chrome update

Google introduced its new Conversational Search feature with the Chrome 27 update, heralding a new age of asking the computer silly questions.

on techhive.com

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Chinese search engine wars heat up

China's Baidu has long dominated the country's search market. But a local rival to the company is bolstering its own search services with the help of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.