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Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014 Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014

Google has released its annual lists of the top trending searches for the year. In the past, these have come under the “Zeitgeist” label, but this year, Google is just going with “Year in Search” without any explanation as to …

You Can Search Google News Archives Again You Can Search Google News Archives Again

Google News used to have an archive search feature. It enabled you to search back through the years for old news stories. This can sometimes be helpful in research (obviously). A few years ago, Google pulled the plug on it, …

Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results

Last week, Facebook began rolling out an update to its search experience, finally enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts from their network. One part of the update that the company didn’t exactly announce, but that some have …

Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

As you may know, Yahoo recently secured a five-year deal with Mozilla to become the default search engine for the Firefox web browser in the U.S. This went into effect with the latest Firefox release, which was launched last week. …

Google App For iOS Gets An Overhaul Google App For iOS Gets An Overhaul

Google has released a new version of the Google app for iOS, which makes use of Material Design, as the company has been injecting into its various Android apps since releasing Lollipop. The app lets users see and return to …

Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain

Google announced that it’s going to be shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country. The company has faced turbulence from publishers and governments in many countries (particularly in Europe), and this …

Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday

Annie Jump Cannon is the subject of a doodle today on Google’s homepage, as the search giant celebrates her 151st birthday. Cannon was an astronomer whose work was considered instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She, along with …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter

Google started testing app indexing on Android in October of last year, adding deep links from apps within search results on its operating system. In June, they opened it up to everyone. On Tuesday, Google provided an update on what’s …

Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out

Google confirmed what we pretty much already knew, making perhaps its clearest statement on the matter yet. That last Penguin update it launched is going to continue indefinitely. It was originally billed as a slow roll-out, but now we know …

Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info

Microsoft announced that Bing will now display quick answers to queries related to local information. These come in the form of “facts” at the top of the search page, which provide things like phone numbers for restaurants, hours of local …

Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search

Facebook has really been taking its sweet time with the roll-out of certain Graph Search features. While it has promised to make it available for mobile devices and add the ability to search actual posts for a long time, only …

Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts

Google continues to tweak Google Maps to make it more useful for things beyond simply finding locations and directions. The latest features are the addition of real-time weather and “quick facts” about places you search for. Here’s a look at …

Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the …

Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update

As you may know, Yahoo recently entered a five-year partnership with Mozilla to see Yahoo Search become the default search experience in Firefox. This is a big deal in search because the browser has had Google in this spot for …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014 Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014

Yahoo released its Year In Review, looking at the top stories and trends of the year based on the daily search habits of users. Here’s what the top ten looks like: Here’s a look at the top “obsessions” of the …

Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. …

Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY

Yahoo Search has been making headlines lately thanks to a five-year partnership with Mozilla, which sees the search engine become the default in the Firefox browser. The version that implements this just came out this week. When Yahoo released its …

Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season? Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season?

As you may recall, Google finally launched a new Penguin update in October after an entire year of not releasing one. The update, Google said, would roll out slowly. It was unclear just how slowly, but we knew it was …

Google Has Some Right To Be Forgotten Guidelines To Work With Google Has Some Right To Be Forgotten Guidelines To Work With

As we here in the U.S. were entering holiday mode last week, official “Right to Be Forgotten” guidelines made their way to the public over in Europe. These come from the Article 29 Working Party, which is made up of …