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Search companies fine-tune their plans

At Google, high hopes are pinned on keeping low-cost computers running smoothly. Also: Lycos ditches Yahoo--some birthday present.

roundup At Google, high hopes are pinned on keeping low-cost computers running smoothly. Also: Lycos ditches Yahoo--some birthday present.

Google's secret of success? Dealing with failure

The technical wizardry behind Google's successful search engine may come down to a blindingly obvious insight: PCs crash.
March 3, 2005

Lycos asks Jeeves to replace Yahoo

Web portal switches after previously using search technology from Yahoo's Inktomi unit.
March 3, 2005

Search going loco for local

Google updates its local service, as AOL reveals plans for neighborhood search on cell phones.
March 2, 2005

After 10 years, Yahoo still searching

Online search giant has stabilized its business and renewed growth, but its road map remains unfinished.
Chart: Taking stock
Images: A decade of yodeling
March 2, 2005