All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search’

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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Check Out Google’s New Song Exploration Feature

Last week, Google made a handful of search-related announcements. In a blog post, it talked about improvements to Knowledge Graph, reminders in iOS and a new mobile design. At a press event, Google revealed that it had launched a new algorithm called Hummingbird. That is what has gotten the bulk of attention, but Google also mentioned a new song exploration …

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Here’s What Bing’s Doing On iOS Now

Bing announced the launch of some new features for the iPhone and iPod Touch today, building on recent updates to its Windows Phone, Android and iOS experiences. There are four new tiles for the homepage, which will show trending news, images from Bing trends, maps (for local businesses) and weather. There’s also a new share button with an updated design, …

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Foursquare Now Lets You Search by Specific Foods in Your Area

Foursquare has just made another small step in their push to challenge Yelp, Google Places, and other local search and discovery apps. Starting today, Foursquare users can now search for specific food items and the app will pull up the various locations in the area where they can be found. “Just type what you’re looking for into Foursquare and we’ll …

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Is Google Acknowledging Getting A Link Wrong?

Last week, we looked at a webmaster’s claim that Google was calling one of his natural, legitimate links unnatural, and now Google may have realized it that it made a mistake. The webmaster had said he received a warning earlier in the year, which he deemed “understandable,” as he had worked with SEO agencies in the past that did advertorials, …

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New Google Now Knowledge Graph Reminders For Music And TV Shows Are Pretty Awesome

As we reported last week, Google launched an update to its Google Search app for Android, adding some new Google Now functionality. Among the improvements were the ability to set reminders when you search. Now that we’re seeing this in action, it’s really cool. You can set reminders while you’re searching from the desktop as well. Search for a band …

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