Internet search engines

  1. Google Threatens To Quit China

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc threatened to quit China, the world's biggest Internet market, warning it would no longer tolerate strict censorship of its Google.cn search engine. The threat by the world's leading Internet search provider may win it praise ...

  2. Baidu To Launch Ad-Funded Online Video Service

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Leading Chinese Internet search provider Baidu is to establish a new company to provide licensed online video content to Chinese users. In a statement, the Beijing-based firm said it will work closely with content providers to offer copyrighted pr ...

  3. Google Revamps Search With Real-Time Results

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has revamped its search engine to allow results to be refreshed with up-to-the-second data increasingly churned out by the new crop of real-time Web products. The move to integrate real-time search results directly into Google's fl ...

  4. Late Steven Gately Tops Google U.K. Search List

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, who died Oct 10, topped the list of most popular topics searched for over the past 12 months by U.K. Google users. The only other music artist to appear in the top 5 was Lady Gaga, who appeared at No. 5 in the ...

  5. @ Media & Money: Execs Debate Controlling Digital Content

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the rise of the digital mediums, companies have found it more difficult to place value on their content since it appears on the Internet or on phones instead of in a format the companies can contain. The Controlling Content in a Digital World ...

  6. Qtrax Inks Baidu Search Deal

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Qtrax, the ad-supported P2P digital music service, has partnered with Chinese Internet portal and search engine Baidu to provide content for music-related search results. Under the deal, Baidu will direct music-related queries from its entertainme ...

  7. Analysis: What Impact Will Google Music Search Have?

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How successful will this the newly launched Google search be? It depends on (1) how difficult it was previously to find music on Google and (2) how good the partner services are at converting Google exposure to real business. Although Google will ...

  8. Analysis: Google To Boost The Music Biz In Three Ways

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google has given the music industry a big push forward with the launch of its expansive new music search capabilities . The connection the new search makes between consumers and content owners - finding and listening to music has never been easier ...

  9. Google Unveils New Music Search Capabilities

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Search engine giant Google has unveiled expansive new music search capabilities designed to not only facilitate music discovery, streams and sales, but also drive traffic to several digital music services selected as content providers for the newl ...

  10. Vevo Links With AT&T

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Vevo music video joint venture between Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment has landed AT&T as one of its first advertising partners. Precisely how AT&T will integrate its branding into Vevo’s services won’t be clear unti ...

  11. Microsoft, Google Seal Twitter Search Deals

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates. Google, and Microsoft's five-month-old Bing, each announce ...

  12. Business Matters: Google, Apple, Pandora and More

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- It is expected that iLike and Lala will announce their involvement in the new Google music service at an event next Wednesday (Oct. 28) in Holl ...

  13. Google Back On Track For Growth, Eyes Deals

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc's growth machine is back in gear. The world's No. 1 search engine not only posted higher-than-expected third-quarter profits and revenues, but also said it was looking for major acquisitions and could buy a large company " ...

  14. Google's China Head To Leave Company: Source

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google's China head Lee Kai-Fu will be leaving the company, a Google source said on Friday, leading to uncertainty about the search giant's plans for the region. "Yes, we can confirm he is leaving us," a company source told Reu ...

  15. Microsoft, Yahoo In 10-year Web Search Partnership

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT They finally did it. Microsoft and Yahoo have finally announced a long-awaited search partnership. As part of the new 10-year deal Microsoft's recently launched Bing product will power Yahoo's search, and Yahoo's sales force will se ...

  16. Yahoo Set To Unveil New Homepage

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc said it plans to introduce a major overhaul of its Internet home page on Tuesday, as the company strives to make itself more relevant to Web surfers and create new ways to sell advertising. The new homepage blends Yahoo's collection ...

  17. China Says Google Spreading Illegal Vulgar Content

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday accused Google's English language search engine of spreading vulgar content that violated the nation's law. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang did not directly answer a question about wh ...

  18. Microsoft Makes Gains With Bing

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine won more market share from rivals last week, according to new industry data, but still trails Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Challenging market leader Google -- which in turn is looking to break into Microsoft&# ...

  19. Yahoo To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs: Source

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc is preparing to lay off several hundred workers in the first round of cuts since Carol Bartz became chief executive in January, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. The layoffs could be announced next Tuesday, when Yaho ...

  20. Report: Seeqpod Files For Bankruptcy

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music search engine Seeqpod has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of California, according to TechCrunch . The move by the Emeryville, CA-based startup closely follows the decision to ...

  21. Google Launches Free, Legal Music Downloads In China

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife with online piracy. Lee Kai-Fu, president of Google in greater China, said one reason Google lagged ...

  22. Report: SeeqPod Offers Source Code To Developers

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music search engine SeeqPod is taking an interesting approach to its ongoing dispute with the music industry. According to a post on Wired, the company is offering to sell its source code - the key technology that powers the search engine - to any ...

  23. Yahoo CEO Reorganizes Company

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Carol Bartz unveiled a broad reorganization plan designed to dismantle what she called the "silos" that had slowed down the Internet company. The move came as CFO Blake Jorgensen became the latest executive to l ...

  24. Yahoo, Telemundo to Shutter Yahoo Telemundo

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo and Telemundo have agreed to shut down the two-year old co-branded site Yahoo Telemundo by the end of 2008, as each company will essentially launch their own Spanish-language portal next year. On Jan. 1, Telemundo will roll out the stand alo ...

  25. Rhapsody, Yahoo Partner For Full-Song Stream Searches

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody is expanding its partnership with Yahoo to bring full-song streams to Yahoo search results. Beginning today (Sept. 17), any music-related search result on Yahoo’s search engine will be able to stream the entire song by selecting a “play” ...

  26. Yahoo To Open Music Site To Other Services

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. plans to open its online music site to feature information about songs and artists from outside services such as iTunes or Amazon.com, an executive said on Thursday. "We are going to completely open up Yahoo Music in the next few w ...

  27. Google Targets Baidu With New Search Service

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Google has launched its free music search service in China, competing with the Baidu MP3 search service, which is the target of several music industry lawsuits. Google's service lets users search for music by Chinese artists by e ...

  28. EMI, Infospace Settle Suit

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music settled a $100 million lawsuit against InfoSpace over underpaid royalties. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The suit was files last year and amended in August, which also alleged that InfoSpace and its subsidiaries were sellin ...

  29. Yahoo India Gets Copyright Court Notice

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Super Cassettes Industries Ltd (SCIL), parent company of leading Mumbai-based Bollywood label and film production company T-Series, has obtained an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court against Yahoo Inc. and its Mumbai-based subsidiary, Ya ...

  30. Baidu Challenged With $9M Copyright Lawsuit

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court has agreed to hear a copyright-infringement suit against web portal Baidu. The suit was filed Feb. 4 by Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Hong Kong and Warner Music Hong Kong, the IFPI ...

  31. Former Yahoo Music Exec Exits For Startup

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having already left his role at Yahoo Music, Ian Rogers has made a complete split with Yahoo by joining digital music startup Topspin. Details of the new company are rather vague -- its Web site only reveals that it is designed to "help indep ...

  32. MCSC, R2G Fire Shots At Baidu

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based Web portal Baidu has once again been accused of copyright violation -- this time by authors' group the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) and digital music distributor R2G. "Baidu has camouflaged its illegal activities ...

  33. Report: MP3 Search Engine Gimado Raises Funds

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music search engine Gimado has raised $300,000 in investment funding, according to social networking news site Mashable.com. Gimado launched in January and claims to work like Google or Yahoo, allowing users to do a search for MP3 files on the Int ...

  34. Google To Enter China's Online Music Sector

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google plans to enter the online music market in China for the first time, as it steps up its battle with local incumbent Baidu.com Inc, media reported on Thursday. Google is expected to announce a joint venture with Top100.cn, to allow users to l ...

  35. Yahoo Rejects Microsoft Bid

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc on Monday rejected Microsoft Corp's unsolicited $41.6 billion takeover offer as too low, forcing the software maker to either sweeten its bid or adopt a hostile approach to clinch a deal. Analysts say Microsoft will probably raise i ...

  36. Baidu, Sohu In Crosshairs Of China Legal Fight

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is stepping up its campaign against Internet piracy in China. The international labels body said legal proceedings were filed by member labels Feb. 4 against China's biggest internet company, Beijing-based Baidu, as well as Web porta ...

  37. Microsoft Offers $44.6B For Yahoo

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The surpr ...

  38. China Court Rejects Yahoo China's 'Deep Linking' Appeal

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court on Dec. 20 rejected an appeal by Yahoo China against an April ruling that found it guilty of copyright violation due to its practice of providing "deep links" to Web sites offering unaut ...

  39. Sony BMG Extends Deal With Yahoo

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has inked a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that clears the way for people to upload files with music or video content by the record company's artists to Yahoo, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the de ...

  40. MTV Waxes Lyrical For Search Tool

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV is getting into the lyrics game, both online and on TV. The music TV broadcaster is adding a music lyrics search tool using data from Gracenote, which also powers the Yahoo Music lyrics page launched earlier this summer. MTV's version wil ...

  41. Motricity Acquires InfoSpace Mobile Assets

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile content services firm Motricity is taking over the mobile assets of its primary competitor, InfoSpace, in an acquisition worth $135 million. With the move, Motricity now manages the mobile content activities of 11 of the top 13 wireless ope ...

  42. Major Overhaul At Yahoo Appears Unlikely

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A major overhaul at Yahoo appears unlikely as a result of a strategic review being undertaken by the company, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition, citing people familiar with the matter. New chief executive Jerry Yang said in Ju ...

  43. Semel Steps Down At Yahoo

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel stepped down as chief executive in a surprise move Monday (June 18), ending his increasingly ineffectual pursuit of online search leader Google Inc. -- a losing battle that had demoralized Yahoo's shareholders ...

  44. FunMobility Acquires InfoSpace

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media company FunMobility has acquired InfoSpace Media Studios, formerly known as Moviso, gaining both the division's content library and staff. No purchase price was disclosed. Under the deal, FunMobility will also license InfoSpace&# ...

  45. Court Orders Yahoo China To Pay "Deep Link" Damages

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese court has found Yahoo China guilty of copyright violation, the state-run New China News Agency (Xinhua) reported April 24. Eleven record companies, including the four international majors, in January sued Beijing-based Yahoo China operat ...

  46. GoTV Taps McLean

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GoTV Networks, a made-for-mobile TV service, has hired Rachael McLean as its new VP of music. McLean will oversee GoTV's "HipHop Official" and the rock oriented "Altitude" channels for the service. She will report to studi ...

  47. K-Fed Branded Search Engine Launches

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the strangest digital entertainment development in recent memory, Kevin Federline -- the former Mr. Britney Spears -- has launched his own branded search engine in partnership with Web media firm Prodege.com. Powered by Yahoo, the searchwithkev ...

  48. Labels Line-Up To Sue Yahoo China

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eleven record companies, including the four international majors, are suing Beijing-based Yahoo China operator Alibaba for violating copyrights. The lawsuit, which seeks damages of 5.5 million yuan ($711,288), was filed in Beijing No. 2 Intermedia ...

  49. Rogers Named Yahoo! Music GM

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Rogers has been named GM of Yahoo! Music. He replaces outgoing co-GMs David Goldberg and Robert Roback who announced their resignations earlier in February. Rogers reports to Vince Broady, head of entertainment for Yahoo! Rogers came to Yahoo! ...

  50. Top Yahoo! Music Execs Exit

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Goldberg and Robert Roback, the duo leading Yahoo's music efforts, are leaving the company. The two executives announced their resignations Monday for "personal reasons" expressing a desire to "go back to our entrepreneur ...

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