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Yahoo Buys IQ Engines To Improve Flickr 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 …

Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses? Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses?
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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 …

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

Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer 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 …

Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options 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 …

Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48 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 …

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

Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal
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Here’s the thing about porn: no matter how you try to push it down, hide it, and otherwise prevent internet users from accessing it – porn will find a way. Ask Tumblr CEO David Karp, who over the weekend issued …

The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results
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Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into …

Twitter Gets Direct Message Sync, Other Improvements Twitter Gets Direct Message Sync, Other Improvements
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Notification sync across devices should be a given in pretty much everything these days. In fact, it’s a major feature of Android and iOS. Now Twitter is finally joining the party. Twitter announced today that users will be able to …

Facebook Graph Search Is Coming to All U.S. Users Facebook Graph Search Is Coming to All U.S. Users
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If you’re an English language-using, United States-based Facebook user and you’ve yet to be granted access to Facebook’s Graph Search feature – that’s about the change. Apparently, Facebook feels comfortable enough with the product to start rolling it out to …

Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S. Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S.

As previously reported, Google is celebrating the birthday of acclaimed writer Franz Kafka. The doodle went live yesterday on the other side of the world, when it became July 3rd, and now it’s up here in our neck of the …

LinkedIn Search Gets Better on iOS and Android LinkedIn Search Gets Better on iOS and Android

Like many social networks and other applications, LinkedIn’s fastest growing sector is mobile. A few months ago, when LinkedIn launched a pretty major mobile redesign, the company said that 27% of their unique visitors come from their mobile apps – …

Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score

Starting today, Klout will begin to factor in another element when calculating your total score. Now, your Klout score includes Bing search prevalence. That means that your Klout score will improve based on how many times you’re searched for on …

Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers Features Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers Features
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Google has launched an update to the Google Search app for Android with some new Google Now features, Voice actions and Offers integration. There are new Google Now TV cards. Google explains in a Google+ post, “If you have an …

European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results European Court Says Google Does Not Have To Remove Search Results
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Often, when people find undesirable search results about themselves, they want Google to remove them. On the surface, this is understandable. You found it on Google, so Google should remove it right? Actually, no. Wrong. As Google has explained many …

Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries

Back in December, Google made some subtle changes to their Image search. To make a long story short, Google made it so that users in the U.S. could no longer disable SafeSearch altogether. At first glance, it appeared as though …

Google Searches Go Colorful, 3D for LGBT Pride Month Google Searches Go Colorful, 3D for LGBT Pride Month

Google, always on the forefront of public support for LGBT rights, is once again celebrating LGBT pride month with a colorful search box that appears when certain queries are made. And this time, it’s 3D! LGBT-related searches such as LGBT, …

Facebook Generates Random Graph Searches with New “Browse” Feature Facebook Generates Random Graph Searches with New “Browse” Feature

Facebook wants you to discover all of the cool things that you can search for using the new Graph Search – so much so that they’re testing a link that will generate a new, random Graph Search query every time …

Google ‘Profiting Handsomely’ from Illegal Drug Sales, Says State Attorney General Google ‘Profiting Handsomely’ from Illegal Drug Sales, Says State Attorney General
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The National Association of Attorneys General, led by Mississippi AG Jim Hood, is accusing Google of “profiting handsomely from illegal behavior” by doing too little to remove search results for the buying and selling of illegal prescription drugs (and other …

Google Launches New Image Extensions For AdWords Ads Google Launches New Image Extensions For AdWords Ads

Google announced on Wednesday the addition of new image extensions for AdWords ads. These allow advertisers to make their ads more visual with pictures relevant to their offers, and potentially better attract the attention of customers. The extensions are currently …