All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search’

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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Yahoo Buys IQ Engines To Improve Flickr

Yes, Yahoo is still acquiring companies. This time it’s IQ Engines, an image search company, as first reported by AFP. IQ Engines does indeed have a message about the acquisition posted on its homepage: We are thrilled to announce that IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team at Yahoo!. As longtime Flickr fans and fellow photography enthusiasts, we look forward …

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Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses?

Google has been getting more personalized little by little for years now, but it’s happening much more rapidly these days, and not only is it getting more personalized, it’s getting more conversational, in the sense that it’s just telling you what you want to know (or at least trying to) without having to point you to third-party sites quite so …

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Here’s The Matt Cutts Video We’ve All Been Waiting For

Okay, maybe you weren’t waiting for it, but if you’ve watched a lot of Matt Cutts videos (which I assume you have if your’e reading this), it’s kind of funny. The video comes from OnlineMarketing.de, and it’s called, “It’s a party in here!” I’m not sure if it tops the classic Cutts video parody in which he discusses “How to …

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Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer

Today, Google is honoring Maria Mitchell with a really cool Doodle that shows the first American professional female astronomer using a telescope to look to the sky – presumably in hunt for “Miss Mitchell’s Comet,” which she would discover in 1847. Mitchell was born in 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and raised in the Quaker faith. She most likely benefitted from …

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Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options

“Google of Russia” search engine Yandex is expanding the cloud storage options for users of its Yandex.Disk storage service. Yandex.Disk offers 20 GB of storage for free, but now users can add on 10 GB, 100GB, and 1 TB packages for an extra fee. Each package is cheaper is you commit to a whole year. The 10 GB addition costs …

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Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48

On Saturday afternoon Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the “Google of Russia”, Yandex, was taken off life support and passed away. That ended a battle with terminal metastatic gastric cancer that began nearly a year ago. Early reports indicated that Segalovich had died on Thursday, July 25th. The company put out a statement lamenting Segalovich’s unexpected death. But shortly after, company …

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Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh has clarified an announcement made by his company earlier today that Segalovich had died. According to him, he is actually in a coma: “We want to clarify an earlier statement that the company put out. We have since learnt that Ilya is in coma and on life support although not showing any brain function. Our …

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