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Bing gets a Modern makeover and smarter search results

To fight Google, you must become Google, it seems.

China's Tencent expands search engine presence with Sogou deal

Tencent is spending $448 million to buy a stake in Chinese search engine Sogou.

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Find out if the movie you want to watch is available for streaming

This search engine for streaming movies and TV shows saves you the hassles of checking multiple services manually.

Exploring Google Search's tenuous relationship with pirated content

Mountain View says it filters copyright-infringing content from its autocomplete function, but not all search filters are created equal.

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Topsy wants to become the Google of Twitter search

Topsy announced Wednesday that it has indexed Twitter’s complete archive of public tweets dating back to 2006, giving users simple search tools to use.

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Yahoo closes its China portal after gradual phase-out

After seeing its popularity decline, Yahoo's Internet portal in China has formally closed down, in a sign that e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is transitioning away from the brand.

Google adds voice recognition tools to Google Search

Voice-recognition tools found in Google Now are now available in Google Search.

Hands-on: Google starts highlighting in-depth articles in (some) search results

Google's Knowledge Graph already provides you with tasty informational tidbits, and now, the company plans to point you towards the meatier stuff.

Twitter ups its search game: How it compares against G+ and Facebook's Open Graph

Twitter’s new search features are supposed to make it easier to find accounts and recent photos related to your search topic, as well as view a stream of topical tweets as you could before.

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Windows 8.1 'smart search' will show you Bing ads

Microsoft said Tuesday that results generated by its "smart search" technology will have ads from Bing. Hurray.