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Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself
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Bing launched Bing It On today. It’s a big campaign Microsoft is running, trying to show people that they will prefer Bing results in a blind comparison with Google results. It’s live at BingItOn.com. As I pointed out in a …

Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google
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Bing has launched a new campaign to try and steal away some of Google’s users, by offering a “blind comparison test,” for users to pick the results they like better – those from Bing or those from Google. You can …

Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone
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Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. …

Bing UK Adds “Popular Now” Feature to Homepage Bing UK Adds “Popular Now” Feature to Homepage

Bing has just announced that users in the UK will now be able to see which searches are trending, right on the homepage. Today, they’ve launched the “Popular Now” section on their homepage. “Each day the Bing UK editorial team …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents …

What Google’s Synonym Treatment Means For Businesses What Google’s Synonym Treatment Means For Businesses
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Google is getting better at understanding synonyms, and that is part of the search engine’s decreasing dependence on keywords for returning results. What does this mean for businesses trying get in front of Google searchers? That’s a question that could …

Google Changes How AdWords Rating Extensions Work Google Changes How AdWords Rating Extensions Work
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Google has made a change to how the rating extensions for AdWords ads work. Google says the change will keep them fresher and more relevant. “Previously, we would show seller rating extensions only for advertisers that have at least 30 …

Gmail Makes Search A Little Better, Adds Features Gmail Makes Search A Little Better, Adds Features
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Google announced that a few Gmail Labs features have graduated into actual features, and that it has made some improvements to advanced search in Gmail. Advanced search now supports autocomplete predictions in the From: and To: fields, so you can …

Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit

Google has been denied a stay in its lawsuit over book scanning, which has been going on for about three quarters of a decade. Jeff John Roberts at PaidContent points to a court order from the Judge, discussing why it …

Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S. Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S.
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Today, Bing announced the completion of the U.S. portion of what it says is its largest aerial imagery endeavor, and its most ambitious mapping effort to date – the Global Ortho Project. “In two years, the Bing Maps Imagery team …

Bing Makes Searching, Browsing Facebook Photos Much Easier Bing Makes Searching, Browsing Facebook Photos Much Easier
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Bing is expanding its Facebook integration to hopefully help users have a better photo experience across the site. Today, they are launching a new feature that allows Facebook users to browse and perform specific searches for all of their friends’ …

Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List
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If you could only use one word to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what would it be? Ok, do you have it? Good. If the word you’re thinking of is negative, you side with the majority in a new …

Google Launches Some New Google Now Features Google Launches Some New Google Now Features
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Google has released an update to the Google Search App for Android, which began rolling out last night. There are some new Jelly Bean-specific features, which cater to Google Now, which was unveiled at Google I/O a couple months ago. …

FTC Nears End Of Google Antitrust Probe [Report] FTC Nears End Of Google Antitrust Probe [Report]
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may reach a decision on how to proceed with an antitrust probe into Google, by mid September, according to a report from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, citing people familiar with the matter as the source of this …

Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari
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Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps …

Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday
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Ever wish you had a chance to sit in on one of Google’s Webmaster Central Office Hours hangouts, but just can’t find the time, or they just to don’t correspond well with your schedule? Luckily, Google sometimes makes them available …

Google Puts A Big Display Ad Right In The Middle Of Its Homepage Google Puts A Big Display Ad Right In The Middle Of Its Homepage
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I went to Google.com this morning to check and see if there happened to be a doodle today. I quickly realized there was not, and closed the tab, but just as I was closing it, I noticed some animated graphic …

Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change
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On August 10, Google announced that it would be updating its algorithm the following week to include a new ranking signal for the number of “valid copyright removal notices” it receives for a given site. Do you think Google’s addition …

Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings
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It seems like the chances for sites to get their content into organic Google search results is continuing to decrease. In a recent article, we looked at some of the recent changes Google has made to its algorithm, including things …

Google Now Lets You Feel A Lot More Than Lucky Google Now Lets You Feel A Lot More Than Lucky

Some people started noticing a change in Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button earlier this month, but it appears that the change has now been more widely released. The button now changes to different emotions when you mouse over it. When …

Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update

Google has released a new update for Google Goggles on Android. The features primarily deal with making it a better shopping tool. New features include improved recognition of products, the ability to browse similar products, and easier search from the …