According to ComScore, Google takes 59.8% of search traffic in the US, leaving Yahoo, MSN and smaller players to fight for the scraps. Pretty pie-chart here
. Slightly different numbers are available from Compete
, but Google still rules the roost.
posted by SharQ
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Virtual Earth from MSN
While I'm familiar with Google Maps
it was fun again to play around with Microsoft's response that was just released. In summary, allows you to pan/zoom around the US, and with a click of a button, see aerial/satellite imagery. This stuff is just soooo cool! ;-)
posted by RonZ
on Jul 23, 2005 -
Blackhat Search Engine Optimization Techniques.
Through the use of a DMCA
(Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint, you can have competing web sites thrown out of Yahoo's search index. If you file a DMCA report against a site, Yahoo will quickly remove the "offending" site, leaving no trace of the site in its index. This has led to a rise in so-called "Blackhat SEO
," wherein one seeks to become the leading search result not by improving one's own site, but by having competing sites removed through the DMCA.
posted by nlindstrom
on Jul 12, 2005 -
Microsoft has unleashed their internet search engine
to the world. It currently isn't working, at least for me. Is it wrong of me to wish it stays that way?
posted by ashbury
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Google: the God that failed?
is the title of the article on MSN Slate
. All of us know Microsoft is working on a new search engine technology. Till date everyone considers Google
to be the Guru
. MS obviously doesn't like that, so what it is doing? Well, the same thing it always does - to survive competition, eliminate it.
The reasons being given by the article are pretty silly and more aimed at 'faming down' Google.
posted by jayantk
on Jul 22, 2003 -
Searching MSN for the phrase "Linux"
yields some pretty amusing (but yes, unsurprising) results. The first site seems moderately legit - Amazon stuff related to linux. The second one - MSN has a tech section about Linux? Not exactly. It doesn't really have much linux content at first glance. The third link is most amusing - see for yourself.
Comparatively, a google search for "linux"
yields much more useful results.
This makes me wonder: should ethics be taken into consideration on search engines? MS has every right to have whatever they want come up when you type in "linux" - but they are willfully contaminating search results, which makes one wonder what other search terms
Microsoft might want to rig the output of, and also, which they might have overlooked
posted by twiggy
on Jun 30, 2003 -
Hooray! Great news for those who love to communicate - Microsoft have released a new version of their popular Windows/MSN/.NET Messenger
software! So, let's glance at the new features: there's a great new look with a spinny logo thingy
, and... and, erm... well... it's had some features removed
... like the ability to use third-party add-ons... and, oh but wait, there's new pop-up advertising and alleged spy-ware
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Nov 26, 2002 -
I use MSN messenger and am notified by it of any mail arriving in my hotmail account. I just logged in to hotmail with the intention of forwarding a few emails to my POP account for download by my mail client, and was informed that my account was suspended, and all mail, folders and addresses deleted, because I hadn't logged in to hotmail for more than 30 days. I've logged in to messenger
virtually every day, but I hadn't received any mail so why would I log in to hotmail
Is this a punishment for not requesting spam, or a sign that even Microsoft doesn't "get" integration?
posted by southisup
on Jun 18, 2002 -
launches today. The service will charge people a monthly subscription fee to download and stream digital music, launched through its Web distribution partnerships with Yahoo, MSN Music and Roxio. A free 14 day trial is available.
posted by riffola
on Dec 19, 2001 -
If you crow about your redesign,
claiming your site is now "better-looking and easier to use" (and not, say, "sludgy as Hotmail and nearly as ugly"), and you offer a graphical tour
to "show you how all these slick new features work", the link to which is a 404, are you the stupidest monopoly around?
posted by textist
on Oct 29, 2001 -
ESPN teams up with MSN
First the Justice Department folds, and now this: “ESPN.com’s sports content will be uniquely integrated with MSN and will carry MSN branding and links throughout the ESPN.com site.” Is it really a surprise? Will it really make a difference?
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 6, 2001 -
MSN blocks its subscribers
from sending mail with non-Outlook mail clients, as of last week. Like AOL, MSN hasn't allowed its subscribers to check their MSN mail with non-MS mail clients since the beginning
. Last April, they banned access
to non-MSN SMTP servers (to block spam relaying
), but you could still send mail to other ISPs through MSN's SMTP server using your mail client of choice with a simple fix
. Now, you can only do so if you switch to Outlook or Outlook Express (quietly announced on their site
and via e-mail
). All others (Eudora
, Yahoo Mail
, Netscape Messenger
) are left cold. (more inside...)
posted by waxpancake
on Jul 31, 2001 -
A "Discovery" program for kids at MSN.com explores the physics of skydiving, specifically the trajectory of an object dropped from a moving plane. Problem is, their demonstration animation looks completely phucked. More inside...
posted by Tubes
on Jan 29, 2001 -
Does anyone really dig the new MSN?
I am not a member of the Church of Microsoft but I do really like what they have done with the new MSN. I'm not talking about just the web site but the overall experience with the MSN Preview 2.0. I think they may be in a position to really give AOL a run for the money.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Sep 11, 2000 -
Friends, family seek "Left Eye".
If my friends referred to me as "Left Eye" I would have dumped them, too. But seriously, how does someone famous just disappear like this, especially in celebrity-crazed America?
posted by kristin
on Sep 11, 2000 -
Ever wondered how much it would cost to have your listing pop up on a particular MSN search? According to Micros~1's keywords.com
(as of a few minutes ago), you can get sex
for $795.20/month, mp3
for $175.66, and Bill Gates
for a mere $8.96 a month!
posted by tregoweth
on May 23, 2000 -
is the holy grail of instant messaging apps. The people behind it have been working on this for a while, and they're now offering a web-based, java client that can talk to ICQ
, and Yahoo instant message
clients. If it were a client side application, I'd probably use it, I'm not a big fan of leaving a browser window open all the time. Another drawback is that it can't reach AIM users.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 20, 2000 -