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Google pushes to stay king of the hill

With rivals encroaching on its turf, the search monarch keeps busy with new projects. Also: Blogger bids adieu.

roundup With Yahoo, Microsoft and others continuing to encroach on its turf, search monarch Google keeps busy with new projects.

Google blogger has left the building

Mark Jen's departure comes after less than a month on the job, amid controversy over Web postings about the company.
February 8, 2005

GuruNet, Google get a little closer

The reference challenger's stock falls after it reveals the extent of its new content-sharing deal with the search giant.
February 8, 2005

Google finds its map service

Search giant offers a few twists on traditional mapping products--by letting people click and drag maps, for example.
Images: Google maps to go
February 8, 2005

Ask Jeeves buys Bloglines

Search company adds the blog specialist to its corral in an effort to keep pace with rivals Google, Yahoo and MSN.
February 8, 2005

Image index hits 1 billion mark

Google has been the picture of success in recent years--and wants to keep things that way.
Images: Google tunes in TV search
February 8, 2005

Primedia puts About.com up for sale

The Internet site is on the block, and Web notables including Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves plan to bid on it.
The New York Times
February 7, 2005

Gmail gearing up for full launch?

People using Google's e-mail service now have 50 invitations to dole out, way up from the four they previously had.
February 7, 2005

previous coverage

Yahoo launches 'contextual' search

The search battles remain hot as Yahoo releases a tool to help readers find related links on the fly.
Images: Yahoo's search on the fly
February 3, 2005

Microsoft kicks off search effort

Company replaces Yahoo's search technology with its own and launches widespread ad campaign, in hopes of dethroning Google.
Images: Microsoft revs its search engine
January 31, 2005

Amazon search pictures your destination

The project will eventually pair digital photos of storefronts and their surroundings with more than 14 million U.S. business listings.
Images: Amazon's A9 envisions better local listings
January 27, 2005

Yahoo, Microsoft gaining ground on Google

Consumer survey of search engines keeps Google in the No. 1 slot, but two big competitors are closing the gap.
January 13, 2005