Search Engines

Platform Economy: Yandex search engine in Russia

Yandex delists Navalny’s tactical voting site after ban

Russian tech business Yandex has said it had removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting website from its search engine to comply with a government ban ahe...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost

Baidu Inc has reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates, as the company beefed up its cloud and artificial intelligence services to fend off competition in the adv...

Platform News: Google

Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed at ensuring that confidential in...

Platform News: Bing, the search engine from Microsoft

Comment: Why Australia is right to challenge Google and Facebook

It has been a pleasant surprise to see the Australian government holding its ground against Google, Facebook and the tech Oligarchs attempting to exert near total control over comm...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google hit with third lawsuit as US states sue over search dominance

Google faced its third major lawsuit in two weeks as some 38 US states and territories accused the $1 trillion search titan of abusing its market power to attempt to make its searc...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Search giant Baidu considers making own electric vehicles

Baidu is considering making its own electric vehicles and has held talks with automakers about the possibility, three people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest move in a...

Platform Industry: Google News

EU sets out search ranking guidelines for Google and Microsoft platforms

Alphabet’s unit Google, Microsoft and other technology giants will have to be more transparent in the way they rank search results, under European Commission guidelines out o...

Platform Industry: Google News

US expected to sue Google next week as DOJ seeks support from states

The US Justice Department is expected to sue Google when next week, and is presently urging state attorney generals to sign up to the litigation, according to three sources knowled...

Platform News: Google movements

Bing, along with smaller firms, win Google’s Android search auction in Europe

Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and were among the search engines which won a penny auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search choices on new Android appa...

Taxonomy of the Platform industry

Platform economy: Defining a meaningful taxonomy

In this article we will attempt to do what few (if any) have successfully achieved. That is to define and map the entirety of the platform economy in a meaningful and logical way.

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu considers leaving the Nasdaq to boost its valuation

Baidu Inc is considering de-listing from the US Nasdaq and moving to an exchange closer to home to boost its valuation amid rising tension between the United States and China over ...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu sees robust quarter as China’s economy reopens

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc forecast second-quarter revenue above expectations, as businesses reopen in the world’s second-largest economy after strict lockdowns to curb ...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google to allow some coronavirus ads, starting with hospitals, then political ads

Google will begin to allow some of its clients to run advertisements relating to the coronavirus on its platforms, in a change to its rules on ads around “sensitive events,&#...