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‘A perfect storm for first time managers,’ say VCs with their own shops

Until very recently, it had begun to seem like anyone with a thick enough checkbook and some key contacts in the startup world could not only fund companies as an angel investor but even put himself

Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome

Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine which uses ad generated revenue to fund planting trees, is set to get a visibility boost in Chrome. A change Google is making to its chromium engine will see it

UK to levy additional tax on big tech companies beginning April 1st

The UK's two percent tax on large, multinational tech companies goes into effect on April 1st. As much as big tech companies in the US may object, this is not an April Fools' Day joke. Unsurprisingly,
Yelp condemns Google’s practices in senate antitrust hearing

Yelp condemns Google’s practices in senate antitrust hearing

It says rival's business listings stifle competition and lie to consumers
Google mobile-first indexing: The old web is out, by default

Google mobile-first indexing: The old web is out, by default

Today Google announced that they’ve got a timeline for when they’ll move to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting in September of 2020. For most websites, this won’t be a big deal. Most
Google mobile-first indexing: The old web is out, by default

Google mobile-first indexing: The old web is out, by default

Today Google announced that they’ve got a timeline for when they’ll move to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting in September of 2020. For most websites, this won’t be a big deal. Most

Google Search will make mobile-first indexing the default by September

For a while now, Google has been working on making mobile-first indexing the default behavior of its search engine. With mobile-first indexing, Google Search primarily uses a page’s mobile content for
Google is adding icons to let you know where image search results come from

Google is adding icons to let you know where image search results come from

Google image searching is about to get slightly less annoying. Emphasis on slightly. The search engine giant announced Tuesday that its iconic image search feature is going to get, well, some new

Berlin venture studio Merantix raises $27M fund to concentrate on AI startups

Berlin-based Merantix, a venture studio that specifically concentrates on building “AI companies,” says it has raised a new €25 million fund ($27 million). Anchor investors include Trusted Insight,
Google Search results favicon UI rolled back, redesigned in experiments

Google Search results favicon UI rolled back, redesigned in experiments

Today Google updated the way Google Search results appeared in web browsers on desktop computers after a similar redesign earlier this month. The most visual bit of this update – the most prominent,
Google Search results favicon UI rolled back, redesigned in experiments

Google Search results favicon UI rolled back, redesigned in experiments

Today Google updated the way Google Search results appeared in web browsers on desktop computers after a similar redesign earlier this month. The most visual bit of this update – the most prominent,
Microsoft will never win the search engine wars by forcing people to use Bing

Microsoft will never win the search engine wars by forcing people to use Bing

Microsoft is planning on forcibly installing the Bing search extension in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus users. This is a big problem, as Microsoft will never win the search engine battle by forcing
Google’s latest user-hostile design change makes ads and search results look identical

Google’s latest user-hostile design change makes ads and search results look identical

Did you notice a recent change to how Google search results are displayed on the desktop? I noticed something last week — thinking there must be some kind of weird bug messing up the browser’s page
Here’s What You Need to Know About Search in 2020

Here’s What You Need to Know About Search in 2020

Even with huge leaps in technology, seamlessly connecting people with information will always be a challenge. Companies need to be prepared. The post Here’s What You Need to Know About Search in 2020
Verizon Launches 'Private' Search Engine After Years of Violating Its Customers' Privacy

Verizon Launches 'Private' Search Engine After Years of Violating Its Customers' Privacy

Verizon spied on consumers for decades—then lobbied fiercely to prevent the government from doing anything about it. Now it wants you to trust it with your web searches.
Travel search engine Hipmunk is shutting down later this month

Travel search engine Hipmunk is shutting down later this month

Back in 2010, Hipmunk launched with the promise to simplify and improve flight search across multiple airlines and released an Android app soon after. Its innovations have long been copied by other
Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Gone are the days when almost anyone that can set up a web server would offer a search engine of their own. These days, any custom engine is often powered by either Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Yandex
Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Gone are the days when almost anyone that can set up a web server would offer a search engine of their own. These days, any custom engine is often powered by either Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Yandex
Verizon launches privacy-oriented search engine OneSearch

Verizon launches privacy-oriented search engine OneSearch

The internet has a brand new privacy-first search engine, this one courtesy of Verizon. On Tuesday, Verizon Media launched a search engine called OneSearch, which works on both desktop and mobile. The

Google offering DuckDuckGo as one alternative in “search engine ballot”

As part of the European Union antitrust ruling against Google last year, they will now have to offer search engine alternatives to European users that will be setting up their Android phones for the