Is Carol Bartz Out of Time to Revive Yahoo?

Carol Bartz has been running Yahoo for 18 months, and some investors are getting impatient. Revenue growth has been poor as Yahoo has been outpaced by the likes of Google and Facebook. If things don't improve soon, could Bartz be forced out?

Barry Diller Makes Excuses for's Failures

On a conference call to discuss IAC's second-quarter earnings, Barry Diller, the web company's chairman, at times sounded like he was taking personal responsibility for the failure to turn into a viable alternative to Google.

Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Google Search

Yahoo Japan is hooking up with Google to handle its search and paid-search advertising, carrying off a partnership that eluded U.S.-based Yahoo, and delivering a blow to Microsoft's efforts to increase the reach of its Bing search engine.

Google Images Unveils a New Look and Feel

Google unveiled a major redesign of its Google Images search page Tuesday, aiming to provide users with an easier way to find the right images. For Google, the move marks its largest redesign since its images site launched in 2001, and a shot across the bow at Microsoft's Bing.

Google Faces New EU Antitrust Allegations

Google once again finds itself on the radar of the European Union's antitrust agency, which now is looking at allegations that the search engine demotes rivals' sites in search results.

Google to Join Bing in Music Download Business

Google apparently envies the program that Microsoft's Bing has set up to market music downloads. The Internet search leader now plans to offer its own service by year-end. And that raises some interesting questions.

Yahoo Approves
$3 Billion Stock Buyback Program

Yahoo's board gave the go-ahead for a hefty stock-repurchase program of up to $3 billion over a three year period, the company said in an SEC filing Wednesday. The stock has largely remained stagnant in the low- to mid-teens since CEO Carol Bartz came aboard early last year.

Pakistan Threatens to Block Anti-Islamic Web Content

Pakistan plans to monitor Google and its YouTube site, as well as Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft's MSN, Hotmail and Bing for anti-Islamic content, saying it will block links to certain content on those sites if it deems it necessary.

Why Google's Homepage Experiment Flopped

Google thought it could lure some searchers from rival Bing by adding artwork to its homepage. Bad idea. Google users like the site as is, while Bingers may be a different breed. And if the search giant follows Bing's lead, it may alienate Googlers.

Biz Brief: Google Offers Art to Personalize Home Page Background

Google is offering artistic works from Dale Chihuly, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and others to its users to personalize their Google homepage, the company says in a blog post. Looking for a little Jeff Koons, Tom Otterness, Polly Apfelbaum, Kengo Kuma, Kwon Ki-Soo, or Tord Boontje?

Google Pours a Cup of Caffeine

Google (GOOG) unveiled Caffeine Tuesday evening, aiming to give its Web indexing and link delivery system a jolt of speed in finding new pages as well as delivering the most current version of existing pages.

BP Breaks Ground in Crisis Management on the Web

BP has purchased search terms on Yahoo, Google, Bing and YouTube, grabbing the top spot on the page for the phrase "oil spill" and related terms. Like it or not, this represents a new phase of corporate crisis communications.

Microsoft Earnings Jump 35%, Topping Estimates

Buoyed by the most recent release of its Windows operating system, Microsoft turned in first-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates by 3 cents per share. That wasn't enough for investors, though, and the shares tumbled aftermarket.

Google Search Market Lead Gains over Rivals

Google continued its seemingly unstoppable climb upward in search market share in December. The Web giant's search engine accounted for 65.7% of Americans' 14.7 billion searches for the month, up from 65.6% in November. No. 2 Microsoft's share lagged far behind at 10.7%.

November Search: All About Google

Internet giant Google grew its U.S. market share by a full percentage point to 71.6 percent in November, according to Web traffic tracker Hitwise. See how Google's gain impacted Bing and Yahoo.

Cash back shopping with Bing

Today is the last day to earn cash rebates by shopping and buying through Microsoft's newish search engine Bing. The cashback deals are, frankly,...

Does Bing offer negative cashback?

Would you believe that a cookie, a single cookie, could make your Christmas shopping cost more? That's right, and this cookie, well it doesn't win...