Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.
Alexa Internet, Inc. is an American company based in California that provides commercial web traffic data and analytics.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft.
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Search engines are listed in tables below for comparison purposes.
Compete.com was a web traffic analysis service.
In the context of the World Wide Web, a content farm (or content mill) is a company that employs large numbers of freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines.
Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services.
Danny Sullivan is an American technologist, journalist, and entrepreneur.
The Delaware Valley is the valley through which the Delaware River flows.
Duck, Duck, Grey Duck (also called Duck, Duck, Goose or Daisy in the Dell) is a traditional children's game often first learned in pre-school or kindergarten.
Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without authorization.
eHow is an online how-to guide with a large number of articles and 170,000 videos offering step-by-step instructions.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
Fast Company is a monthly American business magazine published in print and online that focuses on technology, business, and design.
The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a constitutional republic in North America, composed of 50 states, one district, Washington, D.C. (the nation's capital), and several territories.
A filter bubble is a state of intellectual isolation Technopedia,, Retrieved October 10, 2017, "....A filter bubble is the intellectual isolation that can occur when websites make use of algorithms to selectively assume the information a user would want to see, and then give information to the user according to this assumption...
Mozilla Firefox (or simply Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.
Fred Wilson (born August 20, 1961) is an American businessman, venture capitalist and blogger.
Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.
FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
Gel (Good Experience Live) is a conference focused on the concept of a "good experience" in all contexts – business, art, society, technology, and life.
GitHub Inc. is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git.
GNOME is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux and most BSD derivatives.
GNOME Web (originally called Epiphany until 2012) is a free and open-source web browser for the GNOME desktop environment.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google LLC.
Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google, is a web search engine developed by Google.
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.
A home page or a start page is the initial or main web page of a website or a browser.
HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.
In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in the American Southwest and Pacific coast.
InfoWorld (formerly The Intelligent Machines Journal) is an information technology media business.
Internet privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, repurposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via of the Internet.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 7.
Leaf Group, formerly Demand Media Inc, is an American content company that operates online brands including eHow, LIVESTRONG.COM and marketplace brands Saatchi Art and Society6.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu that strives to be a "modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use." Linux Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications.
This is a list of search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases.
Mahalo.com was a web directory (or human search engine) and Internet-based knowledge exchange (question and answer site) launched in May 2007 by Jason Calacanis.
Mashable is a digital media website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005.
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MIT Technology Review is a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape.
The Names Database is a defunct social network, owned and operated by Classmates.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Online.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.
Nginx (stylized as NGINX, NGiИX or nginx) is a web server which can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache.
OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) is the eleventh major release of OS X (now named macOS), Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
OSNews is a computing news website that originally focused on operating systems and their related technologies that launched in 1997, but is now aggregating consumer electronics news.
Pale Moon is an open-source web browser with an emphasis on customizability; its motto is "Your browser, Your way".
Paoli is a census-designated place in Chester County near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.
Perl is a family of two high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages, Perl 5 and Perl 6.
PRISM is a code name for a program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from various U.S. internet companies.
Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.
Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.
Reddit (stylized in its logo as reddit) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
SearchMe was a visual search engine based in Mountain View, California.
TechCrunch is an American online publisher of technology industry news founded in 2005 by Archimedes Ventures whose partners were Michael Arrington and Keith Teare.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Tor Project, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) research-education nonprofit organization founded by computer scientists Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson and five others.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication.
Trisquel (officially Trisquel GNU/Linux) is a computer operating system, a Linux distribution, derived from another distribution, Ubuntu.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Union Square Ventures (USV), is an American New York-based venture capital firm, that manages assets totaling $1 billion as of March 2016.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
VentureBeat is an American technology website.
Voice search, also called voice-enabled, allows the user to use a voice command to search the Internet, or a portable device.
Walmart Labs (formerly named Kosmix and @WalmartLabs) is an American privately held company in Mountain View, California.
A Web crawler, sometimes called a spider, is an Internet bot that systematically browses the World Wide Web, typically for the purpose of Web indexing (web spidering).
A web search engine is a software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web.
Web traffic is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a website.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia that is based on a model of openly editable content.
Wolfram Alpha (also styled WolframAlpha, and Wolfram|Alpha) is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Alpha LLC, a subsidiary of Wolfram Research.
Yahoo! Search is a web search engine owned by Yahoo, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Yahoo Search BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) was a Yahoo! Developer Network initiative to provide an open search web services platform.
Yandex Search is a web search engine owned by Russian corporation Yandex.