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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 …

Pinterest Now Lets You Search You Own Pins, Makes Itself a Better Recipe Book, Wish List, and More Pinterest Now Lets You Search You Own Pins, Makes Itself a Better Recipe Book, Wish List, and More

Pinterest has just announced a small but potentially useful new feature – the ability to filter search results to locate just your own personal pins. This feature could be especially useful to high-volume pinners who use their Pinterest account as …

Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search

Foursquare has just released an update to their iOS app that lets users apply more filters to all of their searches. “Looking for a cheap brunch spot that your friends go to, but you haven’t tried yet? With new filtering …

Google Talks Google+ And Search For 40 Minutes [Video] Google Talks Google+ And Search For 40 Minutes [Video]
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Google gave a presentation about Google+ and Search at Google I/O last week. With Google’s “social layer” becoming a bigger part of search and the larger Google ecosystem, this is probably one marketers will want to check out. “In this …

Google Shows You How To Use Its Knowledge Graph Data In Your Own Apps Google Shows You How To Use Its Knowledge Graph Data In Your Own Apps

In one of many interesting Google I/O sessions, Google shows developers how to tap into Freebase, the open core of its Knowledge Graph, to enhance their own apps with Knowledge Graph data. The session takes a look at the Freebase …

Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect
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If you’re still looking to add a streaming music service to your collection of services (which, admittedly, could be pretty massive by now), Google wants to throw their hat in the ring. Today, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, …

Pinterest Adds Notifications, Mentions, and Better Search to Mobile Pinterest Adds Notifications, Mentions, and Better Search to Mobile

Pinterest is one of those services that is not yet as potent on mobile as it is on the desktop. At this point, I do most of my tweeting and Facebooking on my mobile device – and I’m not alone. …

Play Atari’s Breakout in Google Image Search with This Awesome Easter Egg Play Atari’s Breakout in Google Image Search with This Awesome Easter Egg
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If you were planning on getting any more work done today, well, cancel those plans. Go to Google Image search and type “atari breakout.” Are you doing it yet? What you’ll find is a wonderful little Easter Egg from Google, …

Google Shows Weird Experiment On YouTube Search Results [Updated For Non-Juiciness] Google Shows Weird Experiment On YouTube Search Results [Updated For Non-Juiciness]
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Update: “Nothing juicy to see here!” Follow @YouTube YouTube @YouTube Seeing a weird banner in your search results? No worries-fix in the works. Nothing juicy to see here!  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto Some …

Yahoo Has Some New Search Products Coming Our Way Yahoo Has Some New Search Products Coming Our Way
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As it has indicated numerous times in the past, Yahoo still takes search seriously, even if it’s outsourcing its system to Microsoft these days (we’ll see how long that lasts). But in recent months, since former Googler Marissa Mayer took …

Google Adds Google+ App Activity To Search Google Adds Google+ App Activity To Search
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Google announced today that it is adding app activities from Google+ Sign-in to web search results. “When users search for your app, they often want to go deeper and see what in-app content fellow users find interesting,” writes Google+ Director …

Foursquare Redesigns Location Pages in Its Bid to Become a Leader in Local Search Foursquare Redesigns Location Pages in Its Bid to Become a Leader in Local Search
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Foursquare knows that more and more people are visiting their location pages on the web. Back in October of last year, Foursquare launched a huge redesign of foursquare.com, and a big change to the way the site works: Non-members were …

Yahoo Ad Revenue Disappoints, But Paid Search Clicks Are Up Yahoo Ad Revenue Disappoints, But Paid Search Clicks Are Up

Yahoo reported its Q1 earnings on Tuesday, with GAAP revenue at $1,140 million for the quarter. Revenue ex-TAC was $1,074 million. The company posted GAAP income from operations at $186 million and Non-GAAP income from operations at $224 million. In …

Google Mobile Results Get Expandable Sitelinks, ‘Quick View’ Badges Google Mobile Results Get Expandable Sitelinks, ‘Quick View’ Badges

Google announced a couple of updates to its mobile search results today. One is for expandable site links like these: “When you’re searching for information on the go, speed matters,” write software engineers Hiroshi Mizuno and Alex Fischer on Google’s …

Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries

Updated with comment from Microsoft below. Like Google, Yahoo, and most other search engines, Bing offers to autocomplete queries in their search box. While Google calls this feature “autocomplete,” Bing calls it “search suggestions.” Well, it looks like Bing is …

Could A Yahoo-Apple Deal Spell Trouble For Google? Could A Yahoo-Apple Deal Spell Trouble For Google?
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The competitive landscape surrounding Google gets more and more interesting by the day. Now two of its rivals, one of which is being run by someone who probably knows Google’s inner workings more intimately than most of its current employees, …

Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare …

Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete, Contact Thumbnails Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete, Contact Thumbnails

Google is shipping an update to Gmail that should make it easier to locate that email that you just searched for the other day. Starting today, Google begins the global rollout of new autocomplete predictions for your past Gmail searches. …