All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search’

Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage

Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, the results page shows posts that mention said term, not just the ones tagged with those terms. For instance, a …

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Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th

Google is getting rid of the”saved searches” feature in Google+, but if you actually use it, you probably already knew that. It’s more likely that you don’t use it or haven’t used it lately. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be going away. Google is alerting users of the news when they go to actually look at one of the searches they …

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Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology on Yahoo in Taiwan and Hong Kong – the last two of sixteen markets – which are supposed to make …

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Google Changes Location Targeting For International Search

Google announced some coming changes to location targeting in AdWords, particularly for international searches. Beginning November 11th, advertisers using the default or “location of interest” setting will be able to show ads to people by taking into account the location they’re searching from as well as the location they’re searching for. Location targeting already works like this within countries, but …

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Google Earnings Are Out, Revenue Up 12% To $14.98 Billion

Google has released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenues of $14.98 billion, an increase of 12% year over year. GAAP operating income was $3.44 billion. The company has once again managed to beat Wall Street expectations. CEO Larry Page said, “Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in revenue and great product progress. We are closing …

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Google Now Has A Tip Calculator In Search

Google revealed in a Google+ post on Friday that it has a tip calculator tool that you can access when you enter a question about what a tip should be on a bill of a certain amount. It also works if you enter something like “how much should i tip on a 25 dollar bill”. You can also bring the …

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Facebook Kills Privacy Setting That Was Probably Already Dead to You

Starting today, you will no longer be able to hide from other Facebook users in search. That means that your profile will always be visible in Graph Search, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Ok, let’s back up a bit. I don’t mean to scare you. In reality, you probably didn’t know that the option …

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Breaking Bad Costumes Will Be Everywhere This Halloween, Google Confirms It

Google has just confirmed what we already know to be true. There are going to be sooo many Breaking Bad-themed costumes this Halloween. Google shopping has just released their list of top trending costume searches, and “Breaking Bad costume” takes the number two spot. What’s number one you ask? “Minion costume,” as in the minions from Despicable Me. You’re going …

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Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows

Just a friendly warning here, guys. If you use Google’s Chrome app on iOS 7, you might want to pay attention. The current version of the app has a bug that pretty much renders Incognito mode useless. The Parall.ax blog found that searches you perform in an incognito window are showing up in your non-incognito mode search suggestions. I’ve independently …

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Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing

Bing has no idea if people are more likely to select Bing results when using its Bing It On challenge, and has admitted as much in a blog post defending its campaign. Despite being over a year old, the Bing It On challenge has been in the news this week, due to a study from Freakonomics’ Ian Ayres and a …

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Yale Law Students, Freakonomics Slam Microsoft’s ‘Bing It On’ Campaign

Bing is really clinging on to this “Bing It On” thing. The campaign began over a year ago, and is still going strong with Microsoft setting up shop at at NFL games to get people to try the “blind taste test” for search results. Bing’s claim was originally that people prefer Bing 2:1 over Google. The Bing it On Challenge …

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Bing Image Search Gets Pinterest Boards

Bing announced today that it has added new Pinterest integration to its Image Search. When users search for an image on Bing, they may see related boards from Pinterest on the right-hand side of the search results page. “Every day Bing receives millions of searches from across the Web, and nearly 10 percent of those searches are for images,” a …

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