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AOL Acquires Quigo

According to Business Week, AOL has acquired pay per click search engine Quigo for a reported $300 million. The acquisition includes the AdSonar and Feedpoint platforms. Quigo has been serving up ads for a number of Time.com properties, and with the success they have...

China Caught Redirecting Google and Yahoo Traffic to Baidu

According to TechCrunch today it appears that China is hijacking traffic that is meant to go to Yahoo and Google and transfering it to Baidu.com; China’s banner search engine rife with legally (in China) ripped music and thick with communist party censorship....

Dogpile Outranks Google

J.D. Power and Associated rated Dogpile with the highest rank in customer satisfaction among search engines for the second year in a row. Based on 1,000 points, Dogpile earned a score of 818 this year, up 14 points from 2006. Google fell in second at 794, with Ask...

Google Losing Ground in China

In most places Google dominates search over rivals Yahoo and MSN, however, in China it’s a different story. Google has been investing heavily in search for China, however, despite this; Baidu.com is up 7.6% this year reaching a 69.5% market share in Beijing, Shanghai,...

Introducing Cuill the Secret Search Engine

John Battelle’s blog brought to my attention a startup called Cuill (pronounced “cool”) that was created by some wealthy ex-Googlers that specialized in search technologies. Apparently the startup, and this is rumour, has already been approached by...