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Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness

Google has expanded its new public alert program to Japan, a country that is still feeling the effects of a massive hurricane and tsunami that hit two years ago. Google Public Alerts, first launched in the U.S. following hurricane Sandy, …

Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing

Twitter has just announced a small update to both its iOS and Android apps, although the iOS app benefits more from it. Across both apps (as well and mobile.twitter.com), Twitter has tweaked their search function to provide more context for …

Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search
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Let’s just say that Facebook has 1 billion MAUs. Yes, they announced that milestone a little while back so they most definitely have a few more than that, but for the purposes of this calculation just indulge me. Ok, 1 …

Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results

Google announced today that it has added Google Calendar data to the Gmail Search Field Trial. This is the feature that lets you search Google’s regular web search and get relevant content from your Gmail account right on the main …

Google Is Struggling With Long Queries Google Is Struggling With Long Queries
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Google is currently unable to process search queries past a certain length. If you reach that threshold, you’ll be greeted by a 414 error, with the message, “The requested URL/… is too large to process. That’s all we know.” Search …

Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files
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Despite some early concerns, Google Drive has proven to be pretty awesome. Developers may find it especially awesome as it can easily be used to store documentation. You may also want to make these files searchable by others, but how …

Google Finance Gets 3 New Stock Exchanges, VIX Index Google Finance Gets 3 New Stock Exchanges, VIX Index

Google announced today that it has added three new stock exchanges to Google Finance, which will make some followers of international markets happy. Google has added Singapore, Korea and Israel stock exchanges, as well as the Chicago Board of Exchange …

Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News? Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?
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Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain …

Major UK Flowers Site Interflora Gets Slapped By Google Major UK Flowers Site Interflora Gets Slapped By Google
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Update: While Google hasn’t named Interflora, the company seems to have confirmed the situation with an out of the blue post about paid links on Google’s Webmaster Central blog today. There’s nothing new. It’s just Matt Cutts reminding everybody that …

Yahoo Is Not Pleased With Its Microsoft Search Deal Yahoo Is Not Pleased With Its Microsoft Search Deal
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That big Yahoo Microsoft search deal is not working as well as Yahoo would like. Do you think Yahoo will sever its ties with Microsoft prematurely? Do you think it should? Share your thoughts in the comments. CEO Marissa Mayer …

Edward Gorey Google Doodle Celebrates Eccentric Artist Edward Gorey Google Doodle Celebrates Eccentric Artist
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Edward Gorey, who enjoyed a wonderful career as the artist of several dark little characters–and cats–is being celebrated with a Google Doodle in honor of what would have been his 88th birthday. Having written/illustrated more than 100 books, Gorey found …

Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin (Beta) Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin (Beta)

Bing announced the launch of a public beta program for the Bing Sitemap Plugin, an open source server-side offering, which generates XML Sitemaps (compliant with sitemaps.org) for sites running on IIS and Apache. The plugin can generate both comprehensive sitemaps …

Facebook Adds Search Results Tab To App Insights Facebook Adds Search Results Tab To App Insights

Over the past few months, Facebook has added a number of metrics to App Insights. It’s invaluable data that allows developers to analyze where traffic is coming from, and where they can capitalize on said traffic. Now Facebook is adding …

Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court

An Alberta, Canada court has handed down an interesting ruling regarding detainees’ rights and how they run up against the modern world. According to the ruling, police must provide the accused access to the internet so that they can initiate …

Bing Gives ‘Friends’ Photos’ Facebook Feature A Makeover Bing Gives ‘Friends’ Photos’ Facebook Feature A Makeover

Bing announced that it has made some adjustments to the Friends’ Photos social search feature it launched last year. Updates include a new look and interface and a new “slideshow mode”. “You may be familiar with the modern user interface …

Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism
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Today, I’d say that we’re at least fairly certain that the Earth (and all the other planets) revolve around the sun, and not the other way around. I don’t want to rule out some crazies out there, I mean, the …

Google Commerce Search Is No More Google Commerce Search Is No More
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After several iterations, Google has finally decided to kill of Commerce Search. The product was announced in late 2009 as an ecommerce-focused version of Google Site Search. It was specifically tailored to ecommerce and product sites. Here’s a look: In …

Facebook: Our Policies Regarding Minors Carry Over to Graph Search Facebook: Our Policies Regarding Minors Carry Over to Graph Search

We’ve already covered how Facebook’s new Graph Search feature may cause some privacy concerns for some users. It’s not that Graph Search allows people to see any more of your information than is already available, but it does make it …

Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic] Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic]
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Bing launched a new Politics site with “Bing Pulse” ahead of the State of the Union address, and is now sharing some insights from the endeavor. “Last night, millions of Americans tuned into President Obama‚Äôs State of the Union address …

Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries
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According to a report from Search Engine Watch, citing numbers from comScore, Yandex is now bigger than Bing in terms of worldwide monthly search queries. Search Engine Watch’s Michael Bonfils says Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries while Yandex processed …

Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously. Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.
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Bill Gates has just finished up his first-ever reddit AMA, answering users’ questions for just under one hour. Among the topics of discussion included Microsoft, coding, his wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccines, and yes, Bing. Replying to …