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

Yahoo! Japan to increase page views by 10%

Since Yahoo Japan has switched to the page search instead of the directory search in October 3, the overall search page view has increased by 200mil (10%) from September. The directory search was decreased only by 20%. It seems that … Read More

Chinese hate voicemail

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today about how the Chinese hate to use voicemail. Basically it interferes with their culture. Leaving messages for people of lower status is seen as a loss of face. Most … Read More

Keynote to undertake China search engines study

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq “KEYN”) a provider of e-business performance management services will undertake a study of China’s rapidly growing and highly competitive search engine market. The study will evalute Yahoo! China, Baidu, Google China and Sohu/Sogou incorporating 1,200 Chinese Internet … Read More

Oil boom driving the Russian e-economy

The Moscow Times reports on the startling effects the boom in oil revenue is having on the Russian IT sector. The countries leading IT companies have stated it is growing three times faster than the rest of the economy. This … Read More

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