Babylon News Search

Babylon Search is the search engine of the Israeli company Babylon Ltd, which is best known for its translation software. The search is a search interface that initially used the content from Google, currently the content comes from Yahoo (2019). The search engine was launched around 2007. Babylon Search was criticized by Internet users because its search toolbar was installed with software packages without the user being asked.

Since 2007, Babylon Search has offered an image search and in 2011 a video, blog and news search has been added. Blog and news searches were discontinued at the end of 2013. The picture and video search did not provide any results from the end of 2018 to 2019. Currently (October 2019) neither of them offer their own results page anymore, instead they link to the results page of Yahoo. In the first few years, Google was used for the web search, which is why it can be assumed that the vertical offers also originated from Google.

Language Multilingual

Launched 2011
Closed 2013

Developer Babylon Ltd.

Country of Origin Israel

2011 - 2013 Babylon Ltd.

Topic News SeEn

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn Google News

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


Critical points

Features & Functionality


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

Created: 2013-03-14