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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.

German online copyright law to take effect in August

A German online copyright law that will give publishers the exclusive right to the commercial use of their publications on the Internet will come into effect on Aug. 1.

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Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

Google Now nuzzles up to other Google services with new cards and a reminder function

Google Now didn't get much attention at Google I/O today, but it's clear the service is bleeding into every aspect of Google's myriad services.


Google rival Foundem urges EU to reject remedies

A Google competitor that filed a complaint against the search giant said on Tuesday that the company's proposals to address the European Commission's antitrust concerns do no such thing.

Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

Google has to remove search suggestions from autocomplete in Germany if the results are offensive, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled Tuesday.

Bing brings integrated Facebook comments and Likes to searches

Bing is adding some new social features to its search engine, by letting users comment and Like their Facebook friends' posts directly on the site.


Microsoft extends Yahoo search deal

Microsoft has extended a search revenue guarantee agreement with Yahoo for one more year, amid reports that the Internet company is trying to break its 10-year agreement with Microsoft.

Cloud indexing software extends its reach to Box

SearchYourCloud, which provides a single search interface to find documents stored on a desktop or several cloud-based services, expanded on Tuesday to include Box.

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EU publishes Google antitrust remedy proposals

Google's rivals have been given one month to assess the search giant's proposed remedies, the European Commission announced Thursday.