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Alibaba Group’s Taobao Launches Experimental Search Engine

BEIJING – (Dow Jones) – Alibaba Groups online shopping business Taobao has launched an experimental search engine called Etao.   According to a Alibaba spokesperson Etao is a shopping search engine and it is currently in public beta testing.  Users on the site can search for Taobao listings and online forums where users discuss products. The new site combines Alibaba’s e-commerce ... Read More »

Google Starts To Benefit From Mobile Surge

The Internet search giant’s sales jumped 25% in the third quarter from a year earlier. The knock against the company is an over-dependence on web advertising, but it is finding new growth.  The market for ads on mobile devices is young, but it is already reinvigorating Google. Google reported revenues of $7.29 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, ... Read More »


Google appointed Alma Whitten as director of privacy across both engineering and product management. Her focus will be to ensure that Google builds effective privacy controls into its products and internal practices.  As a second measure Google employees are receiving orientation training on Google’s privacy principles and are required to sign Google’s Code of Conduct, which includes sections on privacy ... Read More »