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Breaking Bad Costumes Will Be Everywhere This Halloween, Google Confirms It Breaking Bad Costumes Will Be Everywhere This Halloween, Google Confirms It
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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 …

Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows
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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 …

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: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing
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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 …

Yale Law Students, Freakonomics Slam Microsoft’s ‘Bing It On’ Campaign 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 …

Bing Image Search Gets Pinterest Boards Bing Image Search Gets Pinterest Boards
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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 …

Check Out Google’s New Song Exploration Feature 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 …

Here’s What Bing’s Doing On iOS Now 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, …

Foursquare Now Lets You Search by Specific Foods in Your Area 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 …

Is Google Acknowledging Getting A Link Wrong? 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 …

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

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 …