The battle for search supremacy

As Google grapples with a video experiment, rivals from Microsoft to AOL are not sitting still.

CNET News staff
2 min read
While Google grapples with a video experiment and an ad-related lawsuit, its rivals in search are not sitting still.

Gates calls for better search technology

Someday search will offer more than "just a bunch of links that starts a treasure hunt," Gates says during a talk on coming changes in tech.
July 1, 2005

AOL launches video search service

Service allows viewing of music videos, news segments and other content from parent company Time Warner.
June 30, 2005

Google, Yahoo offer peek at mapping code

The two companies hope to encourage developers to create new apps to expand search. Also: Amazon launches mapping service.
June 30, 2005

Now playing on Google: 'Matrix,' 'Family Guy'

Users find search engine's new video tool allows full viewing of copyrighted shows, in apparent violation of company's rules.
Images: Copyrighted content untethered on Google
June 30, 2005

Microsoft opens desktop search

Company quietly releases documentation to extend its desktop search tool beyond the browser.
June 30, 2005

Click fraud lawsuit targets Google

Software maker Click Defense sues the search giant, charging it with poor defense against ad abuse.
June 30, 2005

'DVD Jon' edits Google video

Change to the just-introduced Video Viewer lets people play clips that are not hosted on the search king's servers.
June 29, 2005

The day Google's Earth stood still

blog Search giant is temporarily unable to show off its latest whiz-bang tool--a 3D map of the globe.
June 29, 2005

Yahoo tests 'social' search

Searchers will be able to bookmark sites, categorize them and attach comments--then share their preferences with a network of friends.
June 29, 2005

T-Mobile to use Google to sell mobile Net

Google.com will be the home page for carrier's service. Goal is to emphasize that people can access the whole Web from their phones.
June 29, 2005

Google automates personalized search

New version of test service learns user interests based on past searches and results that have been clicked on.
June 28, 2005

Mapping the world

Search giant launches Google Earth, a satellite mapping service that lets people zoom in for 3D views of buildings and terrain.
Images: Google takes a different view of Earth
June 28, 2005

Google Video search ready for playback

Service is another step in the search giant's expansion into more comprehensive media services. Could pay-per-view movies be next?
June 27, 2005