Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DuckDuckGo Search Engine Surges 33% - CNBC

DuckDuckGo Search Engine Surges 33% - CNBC
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg says web traffic on his search engine, billed as an alternative to Google that doesn't store your private information, surged 33 percent after the NSA news broke.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mashable - Google Search: Change is Coming

Google Search: Change is Coming
Mashable - Google is the midst of overhauling its search to make it more intuitive and provide more relevant answers to queries.

Read full article at Mashable: http://mashable.com/2012/03/15/google-search-major-overhaul/

Monday, February 27, 2012

Twitter partners with Yandex on search results

Mashable - Twitter Partners With Google's Russian Rival on Search Results
Mashable - Yandex, Russia’s largest web portal, announced a partnership with Twitter Tuesday, in which all of the microblog’s public tweets will be accessible through Yandex’s search engine almost instantaneously. The same search results will also be available via twitter.yandex.ru.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

List of defunct, possibly defunct & dying Search Engines

Status dead
Wikipedia article

Status: Dead
The domain is now used by a skin products company.

Status: Defunct
They were shut down by Google.
The link now takes you to the Health & Fitness Tips blog

Status: Dead
Strangely some parts of the website are still up.

Status: Clusty is now Yippy.

do Great Good 
Status: Dead
It now directs their users to dogpile.

Status: Dead

Status: Possibly dying
Ecocho is online, but search yields an error message.
Ecocho also seems to have lost many of its domain names, including its .com domain.

Status: No longer a search engine
Foovy is now a store.

Status: Dead

Status: No longer a general search engine
Icerocket is now a blog & social media search engine.

Status: Dead
Wikipedia article in Spanish (Article translated by Google Translate)

Status: Dead
The link redirects to WalmartLabs.

Status: Dead
The domain is for sale.
Wikipedia article

Status: Possibly dead

Status: LyGO is now part of Lycos  

Status: Possibly dead

Meta Strike
Status: The website is active, but the search feature no longer works.
Meta Strike is only functioning as a directory.
Meta Strike appears to have been abandoned, as its copyright date is still 2004.

Status: The site is still up but the search hasn't worked since 2010.
When you try to search it simply states that they are updating the search engine.
Wikipedia article

Status: Dead
Their message: Due to a lack of funding, the Mugurdy Visual Search Engine has been taken off the air.
Wikipedia article

Myriad Search
Status: Dead
The Link now takes you to their parent company SEOBook which explains that is no longer offering the servise due to limited usage. 
Their message: Due to limited usage, changing search engine TOS & search consolidation we no longer offer this service.

NeoAid is no longer providing search.
NeoAid was a non-profit search to donate site.
They are now a non-profit group that provides loans to the poor.
Their massage: We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Status: Possibly dead
The website seems to be completely gone.

Status: Possibly dead
When you go to the website there is a small message that states that the service is temporarily unavailable. However, it has been that way for a long time.

Status: Possibly dead

Status: Dead

Status: Possibly dead

Status: Dead

Status: Possibly dead

Status: Possibly dead

Status: Dead

Status: Dead
Their Message: Goodbye, Viewzi. 2006-2010
Wikipedia article

Status: Offline & possibly dead

Status: Dead