Stack Overflow’s dedicated user base has made it the web’s best resource for questions on topics as far flung as computer programming, cooking and amateur photography.
Now this trove of knowledge will be integrated with upstart search engine Blekko, which is taking on giants like Google and Bing by offering users heavily Read More
Today’s Farsight Conference, hosted by Bing, was supposed to be about the future of search. Instead it turned into a catfight between the two biggest players, Google and Microsoft.
Google’s spam chief Matt Cutts kicked things off by accusing Bing of copying Google’s search results.
Google, apparently suspicious of Bing, intentionally laid a couple Read More
Demand Media is set to IPO next week, but in a blog post today, Google anti-spamster Matt Cutts wrote that the search giant is looking to refine its algorithms in a way that could undermine Demand’s content farming strategy.
“As ‘pure webspam’ has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to ‘content farms,’ Read More
Noticed a melancholy longing in recent weeks for more random emails asking you to buy products that increase the size of your manhood?
You’re not alone. According to a story in today’s New York Times, global spam has dropped by 20% in the last month, a reduction of about 50 billion emails.
The Read More
Every day people surfing the web waste the equivalent of 134 years confirming that they are, in fact, human. That’s because so many online services, from ticket sellers to comment boards, are the target of robots looking to scalp tickets or leave spam comments. The standard solution is a human verification tool known as the Read More