Yahoo

  • In a letter posted to its Global Public Policy Blog, Yahoo "demands transparency from the Director of National Intelligence" to "provide [US] citizens with clarification around national security orders they issue to internet companies to obtain user data." "While the letter makes specific reference to recent allegations against Yahoo, it is intended to set a...


  • By virtue of a new agreement between Yahoo and Google, search results from the two rivals may start looking even more alike.   Yahoo has signed an agreement with Google under which, "Google will provide Yahoo with search advertisements ..., web algorithmic search services..., and image search services." So now, Yahoo will draw some if its web search results, image results, and attendant...


  • Yahoo, has made a subtle change to the way it displays its search results. The search engine has moved the placement of its links to "cached" versions of Web pages that appear in its organic search results. Access to the cached versions of pages in Yahoo search results (when available) is now hidden behind a less-than-obvious down-arrow to the right of the results' URL. Hovering over the down-...


  • Bing has made two significant changes in the way it handles and recognizes search connectors to exclude keywords/phrases or entire domains from search results. The changes also effect Yahoo, because Yahoo Search is powered by Bing.          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src...


  • The Bing and Yahoo! search engines were both unavailable for much of the business day on January 2. The outage lasted from approximately 11:30-3:00 PT.   Reuters reported that the outages were caused "after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back."          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script');...


  • Jay Rossiter, Yahoo!'s Senior Vice President of its Cloud Platform Group announced that on December 31, 2014 Yahoo! will discontinue the Yahoo! Directory that birthed the company. The news was contained in a post on the company's media/press blog outlining the company's "continued product focus." The death notice was short and to the point. In the post, Rossiter said: Yahoo was started nearly...


  • On July 8, 2013, Altavista ceased to exist. 1995 2013            On that day, Yahoo, which acquired the pioneering search engine as part of its 2003 purchase of Overture, began redirecting all traffic to the altavista.com domain to a custom Yahoo search page. Altavista was launched in December of 1995 by Digital...


  • Yahoo! no longer recognizes the proximity connector NEAR. Yahoo! does still recognize an asterisk as a proximity connector representing the concept of "within one word." To conduct a "within one word" search at Yahoo!, the search would be expressed as follows: "Mark * Rosch" (including the quotation marks). We have updated our Search Engine Features Comparison...


  •      In our live Continuing Legal Education seminars, we teach lawyers how to use the lesser known, advanced, and sometimes hidden features of search engines to conduct more effective investigative, background, and legal research on the Internet. We use Google as a stand-in for "EverySearchEngine" (sort of like "Everyman") in these live MCLE seminars for...


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