7,000 web sites in Azerbaijan

AzerNews reports that there are now 7,000 web sites registered in Azerbaijan in a wide variety of languages. 3,000 are in the Azeri language, 830 in Turkish, 1,300 in English and 1,600 in Russian. A good example of the linguistic … Read More

Japan's goo lab to test "speech assisted search"

NTT Resonant (www.nttr.co.jp) has started the “Speech Assisted Search” text at goo lab (http://labs.goo.ne.jp). With this technology, a mobile user can speak the search word instead of typing it. In order to use this service, a user would access the … Read More

Yahoo! China to offer free websites for SME's

Yahoo! China will provide free websites for small and medium enterprises (SME’s) in a move to jumpstart e-commerce in China. It will also increase Yahoo! China’s base of businesses for advertising opportunities. With more than 23 million SMEs in China, … Read More

Yandex release desktop search for Russia

Yandex, the Russian mega-portal, announced today the release of their desktop search software; Yandex Personal Search The software can be downloaded from their site free of charge and runs on Windows 98, 2000, XP and 2003. It allows textual searching … Read More

Aussie search engine Sensis adds Click to call

The popularity of Click to Call is gaining global support as Sensis anounced an offering for Push to Talk using Estara technology. Their press release states: “Sensis is very excited to offer Australia’s first ‘Click to Call’ solution, a leading … Read More

MSN expands multilingual search capabilities in Asia

MSN has licensed Basis Technology’s Rosette(R) language analyzers for Chinese and Japanese to assist with their efforts in the Asian search market. Microsoft has been using the Rosette Linguistic Platform since they launched MSN Search in late 2004. %GC_SERVICE=1211% “Asia … Read More

Iceland boasts a new search engine

Iceland’s most visited online medium just launched a new search engine that understands Icelandic. Thanks to our unique letters like the funky “d” and a letter that looks like “b” but with a twist, we have been having minor prolems … Read More

Rambler launches new online shopping portal in Russia

Rambler, the popular Russian search engine, has announced today the launch of their new shopping portal; Rambler Hypermarket. The project was launched in cooperation with eHouse Holding, a leader in the Russian internet shopping market. Irina Gofman, CEO of Rambler … Read More

Ask Yahoo!

Yahoo has just announced Yahoo! Answers (Beta). “Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people.” In the beginning there was Ask Jeeves. And then Google Answers.. The difference between Google Answers is, at Google your questions … Read More

Baidu high on censorship

According to a recent article in The Guardian, Chinese search engine Baidu founder, Robin Li, may have shown he can go toe to toe with Google in China, but it also indicates he is heavy on censorship. As the article … Read More

Sunrise .eu period now open

The long awaited .eu domain name opened today for applications. The ‘sunrise’ period will run from 7th of December to 7th April 2006 to allow those with prior claim to secure their domains before they are made available on a … Read More

Naver is number one search engine in Korea with 68% share

Korea came 13th in an annual survey of brand value of countries, the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies said yesterday. The government-affiliated think tank also said Samsung retained the number1 position in brand value among Korean companies. For internet portals, … Read More

ICANN to approve .asia domain

A recent article at Bizreport.com indicated that ICANN has given tentative approval of the .asia domain. This should help some, while also causing the usual stampede for open domains. The question remains is this another false lead – like the … Read More

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