Google is the top search engine and directory site on the basis of market share of visits to the category. Yahoo! Search and MSN Search follow in the list.
Monthly Archives: December 2005
New search engine Congoo will provide its subscribers with free access to paid content on the web. Congoo will offer publishers the ability to provide potential subscribers with limited articles every month.
A new virus, dubbed Virkel.F, is posing to be a new version of MSN Messenger. When users click on the download tab and runs the .exe file, the user’s existing MSN Messenger will send download links to the contact list.
McAfee is going to provide MSN dial-up subscribers with McAfee VirusScan and McAfee Personal Firewall Plus. Subscribers will be able to download VirusScan and Personal Firewall Plus on their computers.
Google Base is diverting links from the search results page to an intermediate page. This page gives users more information on the search query before they click on the destination page.
Google has given away $33 million in free advertising to 850 non-profit organizations. Non-profit director Ray Rickman who has signed up for Google Grants gets 300 visitors per day and 25 donations per week.
Nortel is going to acquire Tasman Networks for $99.5 million. Nortel hopes that the acquisition will help provide networks which support real-time applications including voice, video and multimedia applications.
Yahoo and CBS are going to team up for “Comedy Bowl”. Yahoo will streamline CBS’s Monday comedy shows “Two and a Half Men” and “How I Met Your Mother” on Yahoo TV for a week.
A new Trojan called Nabload.U is stealing online banking passwords of Spanish speaking users. The Trojan distributes itself through Messenger.
Tencent has launched a new Chinese search engine called QQ Search. QQ Search provides web, image, file and news search.