Top 10 Dutch websites = Search

In the Netherlands are the top 10 websites of 2005 mostley Search Search and Search: 1. Google 2. Startpagina (Directory) 3. Msn.nl 4. Markplaats (Search too?) 5. Detelefoongids.nl (people search) 6. MSN.com 8. Speuders (Search too?) 10. eBay (Search too?)

.eu domain registrations lag behind in Spain

As Nick Wilsdon reported, the .eu domain has been available since December 7th. But it looks like Spanish companies have showed little interest for the all European domain. The day registration opened to registered trademark owners, had little impact on … Read More

Japan wants its own search engine

Seems the Japanese government wants the people of Japan to have its own search engine. One developed by the Japanese for the Japanese to counter the presence of Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan and others.

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

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