Yahoo Changes Search in Bid to Differentiate Itself From Google

NEW YORK ( -- One of the deep ironies around Google's near-monopoly over the search industry is that its spare interface and text-based aesthetic has made the act of searching a commodity exercise -- most users don't notice (or care) how they arrive at their digital destination. Yahoo aims to change that perception, as well as make a dent in Google's dominant market share, with a heavily revised search product it released Thursday.

Social Media Screw-ups: A Brief History

At a time when every major brand has woken up to the power of social media, we've decided to take a trawl back through the social-media history books (e-books, of course) and catalog the learning curve, to put it politely, that companies have experienced when dealing with social media.