All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘social search’

Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook

Bing has added a bit more Facebook integration to its social search features. Now, you can comment on and like Facebook content right from Bing. “Bing already lets you view Facebook updates and comments from your friends in sidebar, but now you’ll also be able to add your own Likes and comments to your friends’ Facebook posts directly from Bing,” …

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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 design principles that serve as the foundation for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox Live,” says Bing Social program manager …

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Facebook And Google Aren’t Talking Much

Just because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he would love to work with Google, don’t expect the two to be cozying up anytime soon. When Facebook unveiled Graph Search earlier this month, Zuck was quoted as saying he would “love” to work with the search giant, even as the social network has a partnership in place with Bing. That’s …

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Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Wonder App (And Twitter’s Vine) From Data

On Thursday, Russian search company Yandex launched a new social search app for the iPhone, called Wonder. The app relied on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes and Last.fm data. Unfortunately for Yandex, Facebook pulled access to its data, which was kind of a key feature. In fact, Facebook has been putting the kibosh on a number of apps it sees …

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Yandex Launches Social Search App Wonder Aimed At US

Update: Facebook has pulled data from Wonder. More here. Russian search engine company Yandex has launched a new social search app for the iPhone and iPod Touch for people in the U.S. It’s called Wonder, and taps into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes, and Last.fm to provide answers to questions based on data from your friends, as well as location …

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With Graph Search, We’ll See How Important Social Signals Are To Relevance

On Tuesday, Facebook unveiled Graph Search, an early version of a new kind of social search that will only grow as Facebook adds to it. With this, we should finally get to see just how helpful social signals are to search. It’s been a topic of debate, particularly since Google launched Search Plus Your World (its take on social search, …

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Bing Redesigns The Social Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has redesigned the social sidebar, the third column of the three-column design it launched for its search results pages earlier this year. “Today we’re rolling a new streamlined design for our social sidebar feature making it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they’ve shared, publically blogged or tweeted …

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Larry Page Talks Social Signals In Search

Google CEO Larry Page spoke this week at Zeitgeist Americas 2012. You can watch the whole video here. Towards the end of the nearly 40-minute talk, an audience member from the Google Science Fair asked him about social signals in search. “I was wondering how you thought the role of emerging social media would impact the future search algorithms,” she …

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Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll see stuff from authors who have discussed the topic. I suppose this is Bing’s response to Google’s authorship (which Google …

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Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Klout, including an strategic investment in the company. This, a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews, is aimed at “strengthening social influence data on both the Bing and Klout platforms.” “There will be more to come down the road,” he says, but the first things users will notice about the partnership …

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Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari

Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps (Google Maps and Safari), something that is impossible to do with the current Apple SDK,” CEO Martin-Luc Archambault tells WebProNews. …

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Bing Has A Special Place For Quora In Search Results

Bing announced today that it is adding Quora content to the social sidebar, which it introduced earlier this year. Users will see top Quora contributors related to query topics in the “People Who Know” section. Users can hover over the contributor’s name to find out more info, or to click and go directly to the answers that contributor has shared. …

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