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Bing’s Take on Content Quality Bing’s Take on Content Quality
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Since the Google Panda Update first launched back in February (and really for some time before that), there has been a lot of discussion about search quality throughout the industry – the quality of the content that search engines are …

Henry Cavill as Superman: What Do You Think? Henry Cavill as Superman: What Do You Think?
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The interwebs are buzzing over the first photo that has been released of our new Superman. The photo of Henry Cavill has blown up since Warner Bros released it via Twitter, as everyone is curious about the actor’s interpretation of …

Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search

Bing has added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile. Microsoft’s search engine currently has over 400 shopping malls available in map form. “Venue maps are a great way to save time and frustration when planning your next …

Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS

Yahoo announced today that it has added Blog Search (in beta) to Yahoo Search BOSS, the company’s “Build Your Own Search Service” open search and data platform. “Developers looking for a blog search API often find the APIs that do …

Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites

Yahoo just announced the first beta version of its new Yahoo WebPlayer, an HTML/JavaScript video and audio player, which supports YouTube, Yahoo Video, MP3, and WMA formats. Publishers, bloggers and developers can add it to their site with a single …

Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed? Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed?
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We recently asked readers of Google and Facebook should be filtering our content for us? Many of you said no, but that’s what both have been doing for quite some time through various forms of personalization. It’s partially about noise …

PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012 PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012

It looks like American and European gamers are going to have to wait a little longer than expected to get their hands on Sony’s new handheld device. The PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S. and Europe sometime in early …

Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK
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A new study from Ofcom shows us the answer to the “Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?” question asked by Josh earlier today, at least in Britain, anyway. In the case of British mobile device users, apparently, these users would have …

Google Refreshes Spam Reporting Google Refreshes Spam Reporting
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Google’s head of web spam Matt Cutts tweeted that the company has refreshed its spam report form. He calls it the biggest refresh in 10 years. Side note: It’s worth pointing out that he used Twitter to announce this. I …

International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media
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Today is truly a wonderful day. Not only because Thursday is the new Friday, but because today celebrates one of the most popular (and my personal favorite) style of craft beer, the India Pale Ale. Today, August 4th is International …

Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results
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Searchmetrics has released a new study showing how universal search can help marketers in search visibility. This certainly isn’t a groundbreaking concept. We’ve discussed this plenty in the past, but the firm shares universal search data, which it has used …

Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement

Fair use is an issue that will not have much resolution going forward. Users want to have some creative control over songs they own, and the governing bodies that by have a much more strict approach to that practice. It’s …

Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst
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When Microsoft and Yahoo partnered in a search alliance just over 2 years ago, there were some naysayers, but there was also some optimism. The companies hoped that it would put them in a better position against Google.

Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye

NFL Football star and successful actor Bubba Smith died last night at the age of 66. The top overall pick of the 1967 draft enjoyed an illustrious football career, winning a Super Bowl in 1971 with the Baltimore Colts. He …

More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat
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While Google is fighting everybody in the tech industry–at least it seems that way–over Android patents, the mobile device operating system received some additional usability, thanks to the Skype 2.1 application update. Actually, Skype’s video chat service was already supported …

Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works
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Last month, Google’s Realtime Search feature went away. This was the result of Google and Twitter failing to come to terms on Google’s use of the Twitter firehose, which allowed Google to tap into tweets in realtime. Twitter did not …

The Tim Tebow Twitter Feud The Tim Tebow Twitter Feud
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Tim Tebow. The name alone conjures up all kinds of reactions, especially to sports fans. His success on the college football field, coupled with the interest in seeming succeed and/or fail on the professional level is just one of the …

Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones? Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?

Smartphones have made the transition from luxury to necessity. Think about what we rely on our smart devices for – phones calls, text messages, calendar, social media, games, web browsing, the weather, camera, maps…the list is endless. What would the …

Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes
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Despite my documented skepticism, it is impossible to deny that Google+ is gripping the world of social media. Still in a testing phase, the new social network has already attracted 25 million users – users that are very excited about …

Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook

If a report from All Things D is true, and it looks like it probably is, considering that the letter of resignation is embedded in the piece, Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s director of marketing, who also happens to be the sister …

HBO Go Coming To, Um, Television? HBO Go Coming To, Um, Television?
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HBO’s online on demand service, HBO Go, is already available on computers and mobile devices, but soon, you’ll be able to watch HBO on your televi… (trails off). But wait, can’t you already do that? Isn’t HBO On Demand already …

Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions
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If you’ve invested time and energy in effective, relevant, results-oriented site search and navigation, you’ve likely seen an impact on your web site – higher conversions, larger orders, more page views, less complaints and even lower abandonment rates for people …

iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions

AOL officially launched its iPad-exclusive magazine today. It’s called Editions. They’re not exactly following the trail blazed by News Corp.’s The Daily. Editions is free, and it’s content is personalize for each user. AOL bills the daily publication as “The …

Instagram Milestone: 150 Million Photos Instagram Milestone: 150 Million Photos

I’ll preface this post by saying that I am a total Instagram fanboy. No shame. What I first downloaded on a whim has earned a place on my mobile device home screen. It’s an app that I find myself checking …