Google: One Million Servers And Counting

Gartner reckons that Google now make use of more than 1 million servers, spitting out search results, images, videos, emails and ads.Google’s sucess is the end result of a complex set of innovation processes. There is the science driven pagerank algorithm, of course., which so far has guaranteed pretty good search results — attracting an obscene number of searchers.The Adsense...
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The Search Engine Scene In 2015

Pandia is currently celebrating its 8 anniversary; our site is a very old one in Internet terms. However, we are not going to mark this occasion by writing long articles about what has happened since December 1998. Instead we are going to tell you what is going to happen during the next eight years.Due to a freak accident, Pandia's newsletter...
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Where To Search For Daily News

Having found Pandia's resource section for news searching, you have already come a long way towards accessing high quality news articles on the Web. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for here, there are other options.Top News Sites There are several decent news search engines on the Web, and some of them are listed below. A news...
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Free People Search Engines And Email Address Finders

People Search gives you the best people finders on the Net, all on one page.You may perfectly well use ordinary search engines to find people on the Web. You will soon find, however, that using one of the Net's many people search engines will be more effective.Furthermore, online "white pages" will often give you data you will not find on...
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Top Radio and Music Streaming Sites

The Internet can offer you a large number of online radio stations and music streaming services. You can listen to radio or your favorite music track on your computer, smart phone or tablet wherever you are.Pandia has gathered some of the best radio, podcast and music directories and search engines available.Most of these services are available as regular web sites,...
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The Q-card Collection For Search Engines

Advanced search query syntax and rulesIf you know a bit about advanced searching, you will benefit greatly from using the Pandia Q-cards. We have made special pages for some of the major search engines and directories that sum up their features and search syntax. Examples show you how to formulate queries.If you are a newcomer to advanced searching, take a...
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Fast With New Multimedia Search Engine

Fast Search & Transfer has announced the launch of what it calls the worlds largest multimedia search engine, an index of over 66 million multimedia files fetched from Fast's 575 million URL Web search catalog."With this new release, we have pushed beyond simply growing the catalog," says Stephen Baker, FAST product manager for Multimedia. "This catalog includes advanced features such...
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Books On Web Searching And Search Engines

Books on web searching and search enginesYes, you may perfectly well enter a few words in a search engine query form, click on "Search!" and hope for the best. If you really want to find the best resources on the net, however, you should learn the web searching basics, i.e. how to formulate advanced queries and how to select the...
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Search engines and search tools for kids and teenagers

Pandia Kids and Teens is our all-in-one list of search engines and directories for children and teenagers. You can search the Web using our search form. Be sure to check out the categories below too!Search EnginesSearch engine spiders are automatic programs that jump from one link to the other gathering all the content on the Web pages they find. So...
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The Pandia Search Engine Awards 2004

Note: This is archived version of original post. Please read more about it at bottom of article.(February 21 2005) Welcome to the 2004 Pandia Awards for the best search tools, search oriented sites and search engine documentation!The guests have arrived, the orchestra have tuned their instruments, the audience is seated and the jury has delivered its verdict.The best all round...
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The Long Term Plans For World Domination By Search Giant

This week Google (GOOG) announced the Chrome OS for PC’s, and people are as confused as ever regarding what the search giant is up to. Pandia argues that this is not another random innovation from their side, but part of a long term strategy for the company to continuous domination of the web.Long term strategy or random innovation?Google is proud...
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Top 5 Semantic Search Engines

“Semantic” is a word with a magic ring to it in search engine circles. The way it’s hyped makes you suspect it is the second coming of search. Hypes make me skeptical and I have been biding my time, waiting for the technology to mature. Now the time has come and I’m glad to present the top 5 semantic search...
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The Pandia Awards 2002 - Archived

Note: This is an archived version of Pandia Award 2002 published in January 2003. See bottom of the article for more information.Welcome to the 2002 Pandia Awards for best search tools, search oriented sites and search engine documentation!The guests have arrived, the orchestra have tuned their instruments, the audience is seated and the jury has delivered its verdict.Lights! Drum roll!...
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More Changes In The World Of Internet Searching

The world of search engines and directories is changing at a rapid pace, one major reason being the fall of the online advertising market. Yahoo!'s stock is in free fall and its CEO has resigned. Although the site is dominating the portal and search site market, it finds it hard to make money from all these visitors. Some observers say...
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