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Babylon Search

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http://search.babylon.com/

2011/
Babylon Search is the search engine of the Israeli company Babylon Ltd, which is particularly known for its translation software. The search is a search interface that uses Google. When the search engine was founded is unknown to me, first copies in the internet archives will be available in 2007. Babylon Search became badly known because it had its search toolbar installed with software packages without the user being asked.

     
Language Multilingual



Launched Unknown
Closed No



Developer Babylon Ltd.



Country of Origin Israel



Owner
[...] - [...] Babylon Ltd.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Pay-per-click (PPC) search engine
Search Portal
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)



Used SeEn Google Search Engine






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite






Name




Critical points

»In 2012 the Babylon search toolbar was identified as a browser hijacker that, while very easy to install inadvertently, is unnecessarily difficult to remove afterwards. The toolbar is listed as an unwanted application by anti-spyware software such as Stopzilla or Spybot – Search & Destroy. Many users, trying to uninstall Babylon, have searched for help on different support forums. The toolbar tends to install itself onto computers as an add-on with other software, and it changes users' home page to the Babylon search engine, adds the search engine to the computer and sets itself as the default.« Source



Features & Functionality




More

»Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company (TASE: BBYL). based in Or Yehuda. The company was established in 1997 by the Israeli entrepreneur Amnon Ovadia. Its IPO took place ten years later. It is considered a part of Israel's Download Valley, a cluster of software companies monetizing "free" software downloads through adware.

Babylon includes in-house proprietary dictionaries, as well as community-created dictio Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_(software)
Wikipedia (Others): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Translator
     

Other Sources





Created: 2013-03-14