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Alibaba picks 'low-profile' exec to replace Jack Ma as CEO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group named its new CEO to replace Jack Ma, choosing from within its ranks long-time company executive Jonathan Lu, who will start in his new role on May 10.

Google's Singhal: Speech, natural language recognition among search's biggest challenges

Knowledge Graph, a feature designed to put users' searches in context and deliver tailored results, as well as understanding speech, natural language and conversation are the four biggest technological challenges the company faces, according to Amit Singhal, Google's senior vice president of search.

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Facebook Graph Search challenges eager marketers

Facebook's Graph Search could be a powerful tool for steering people toward products and services on the social networking site, and marketers are starting to wrestle with the impact it may have on their brands.

Siri vs. Google Search

Which voice-driven, iOS-based search tool is better? Rob Griffiths puts them to the test.

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Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

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Review: CloudMagic's personalized Web search service grows up

CloudMagic's search service now has the ability to integrate personal search result's with Google's global Web searches. It's more useful than ever, but that comes at a price, as the company is now charging $5 per month for a Pro account.

Google antipiracy efforts are failing, RIAA complains

A recorded music industry association in the U.S. said Google's policy to demote pirate websites in search rankings was not working.

Prepare your small business for Facebook's Graph Search

Soon it will be a snap for people to find they have "likes" in common on Facebook. Here's how your SMB can benefit.

How to get Google Voice Search on your PC

If you've fallen in love with the feature on your smartphone, you can have it on your PC as well—if you're willing to switch browsers.

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Google vows to push legal reforms to protect user privacy

In recognition of Data Privacy Day, search giant Google spells out its efforts to protect and inform consumers about intrusions into their online lives.