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Flight MH370 Search Narrowed, But Delayed

Flight MH370 was officially announced to be in a desolate area of the Indian Ocean around 1500 miles west of Perth, Australia on Monday. However, the area is a wide and unpredictable one with strong currents and trenches up to …

Users Search For Specific Brands, Have To Scroll Past Competing Services From Google Users Search For Specific Brands, Have To Scroll Past Competing Services From Google

Website owners often complain that Google is pushing organic results down the search results pages by putting its own services at the top. Google’s response is something like, “You’re the corkscrew, and we’re the Swiss Army Knife.” One of our …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields

LinkedIn announced that it has made custom fields searchable in LinkedIn Recruiter, potentially making the search tool more useful for finding people based on very specific criteria. LinkedIn uses the example of a candidate who isn’t available until a certain …

Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion

Can two segments of the same company team up? Aren’t they already a team? These are the questions we must ask ourselves as Bing teams up with OneDrive for a new promotion. Bing announced today that Bing Rewards members can …

Twitter Launches Promoted Accounts In Search Twitter Launches Promoted Accounts In Search

Twitter announced the addition of a new format to its ad platform – Promoted Accounts in Search. Twitter will show these to users in search results along with recommendations of people to follow. Twitter says it automatically selects relevant search …

Twitter Improves Search with New Filters Twitter Improves Search with New Filters
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It would be in Twitter’s best interest to become a true search destination – to have people check Twitter when they want to find photos, videos, and news on breaking topics. Search is just one arm of Twitter’s possible reach …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results

Google has added a new drop-down box on some search results, providing information about the site the result comes from. It’s using the Knowledge Graph to provide this information. For example, this result from CivilWar.org provides such a box explaining …

Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses? Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses?
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Pinterest is becoming a better search engine, and it’s likely only getting started. Have you ever used Pinterest specifically to search for something? Do you think it is capable of providing helpful results for certain types of queries? Share your …

Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize

Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about Jelly. Bloomberg is sharing the interview, which gives us some insight into some possible directions Stone and his team may take the app in. Users have been wondering who all …

This Is How Dumb We Must Sound To Google This Is How Dumb We Must Sound To Google
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College Humor has put out a pretty humorous video pointing out how stupid search queries would sound if you spoke them aloud to a person. In this case, Google is a person, played by Brian Huskey (NSFW language). CollegeHumor’s Favorite …

What Am I Supposed To Do With Jelly? What Am I Supposed To Do With Jelly?
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As previously reported, Biz Stone’s Jelly has finally launched. We’ve been hearing about it for about a year without really knowing much about it. Now we know what it is, and we’ve had a chance to mess around with it …

Pinterest Acquires VisualGraph And Its Visual Search Technology Pinterest Acquires VisualGraph And Its Visual Search Technology

Pinterest announced today that it has acquired VisualGraph, an image recognition and visual search technology startup. “VisualGraph’s two employees — founder Kevin Jing and colleague David Liu — will be joining the Pinterest engineering team today,” a spokesperson for Pinterest …

Should Apple Move On From Google Search? Should Apple Move On From Google Search?
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Could Apple take on Google in search? Apple has been making some rather interesting moves of late, and some of them are search-related, and lead one to wonder if Apple could legitimately give the search giant a run for its …

Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results? Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results?
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It seems that more and more of the Google search results page is for sale these days. Last year, Google turned its shopping results into an all paid model. Then came the testing of banner ads on branded searches. We’ve …

Major Search Engine Stops Using Links For Ranking (For Commercial Queries) Major Search Engine Stops Using Links For Ranking (For Commercial Queries)
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Yandex, the top search engine in Russia, has reportedly announced that it no longer counts links as a ranking factor when delivering search results for commercial queries. This is an interesting move in an industry that has relied heavily upon …

Google Now Searches Across Apps On Android Google Now Searches Across Apps On Android

About a month ago, Google announced that it would start indexing deep links in Android apps just like websites, so it could return results from apps in search results for mobile users. Today, the company announced that starting now, Android …

Consumer Watchdog Complains About Google Again Consumer Watchdog Complains About Google Again
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Frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog (the ones behind the legendary Eric Schmidt evil ice cream man video) has filed a new formal complaint against Google with the Federal Trade Commission. This time it’s about Google Shopping results. The organization calls …

Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be

SLI Systems has put out a report finding that most eCommerce sites are missing out on a big opportunity to use data from their internal site search tool to improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. The firm surveyed 160 …

Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past

Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe again this morning, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. Google says it will give links to rival sites “much more real estate …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead)
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It seems that Google’s Knowledge Graph is making headlines for erroneous information almost as often as it is for expansion and new features. Less than a month ago, we looked a pretty embarrassing example, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ Wikipedia …

Is Google Being Transparent Enough? Is Google Being Transparent Enough?
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Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far …