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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Bing Gets Facebook Friend Tagging

Bing has announced a new social feature, which allows you to tag your Facebook friends when you share a search you’ve performed. As you may recall, Bing launched a new design a couple months back, complete with some new social features, allowing you to place your search experience and Facebook experience closer to one another than ever before. This new …

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Wajam Aims To Make Your Online Shopping Experience More Useful

Wajam is launching a new feature for social shopping. If you’re unfamiliar with Wajam itself, it’s a browser extension that adds social search results to your search experience across the major search engines and other sites including Amazon, Yelp, YouTube, eBay and others. The company has now partnered with Shopping.com to offer consumers a comparison shopping experience service from more …

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Bing Social Search Doesn’t Want to Assume That Your Friends Are Experts

Bing’s new three-column search interface has been kicking around the innernets for about a month now, integrating people’s Facebook and Twitter networks into queries so as to provide a social feature to search results. While it’s been interesting seeing what all my friends think they know about certain subjects, I’m not always certain I can take their word at face …

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Wajam Places Adds Google Map Interface to Social Search Results

When Bing unveiled last month its new format that features search results collected from your Facebook and Twitter associates’ comments, it propelled the search engine past Google in the social search race. However, Wajam, the social media-powered search engine, insisted that it was still doing better at social search than Bing and today the company looks to further that claim …

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Bing’s New ‘Summer of Doing’ Site Pushes Social Search

Here’s a strange sequence of events: no sooner did I post that teaser from Bing’s Facebook page about something being announced today, possibly at Microsoft’s big media event, a post in Bing’s Search Blog appeared in my RSS reader. That in itself isn’t strange, but when I click on the link to visit the page of the actual blog post, …

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Bing Gets Yelp’s Help to Provide Better Local Search Content

Bing’s stepping up its search game today by adding some heavy artillery thanks to Yelp. The two companies have announced an agreement in which Yelp’s archives of reviews, photos, and other details will be used to surface content to Bing Local search users in the United States. The Bing Local search page will soon be displaying a “Powered by Yelp” …

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Bing UK Testing New Homepage Design, Cleaner Search Results

Bing’s been pushing a lot of changes recently to its U.S. users, and now it seems that the search engine is beginning to share some of those changes with other parts of the world, beginning with its service in the United Kingdom. The new Bing homepage that it’s currently testing in the U.K. has a design that closely resembles the …

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Bing Targets Chinese Market with Hudong.com Partnership

Bing has officially staked out its online search territory in the Chinese market by striking an agreement with Hudong, which is regarded as the Wikipedia of China. The new partnership looks to give Bing, which is owned by Microsoft, a greater reach throughout China by generating search results that are more local and relevant to Chinese Bingers since those results …

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New Bing Is Now the Only Bing for U.S. Users

It’s the first day of June today, summer is officially huffing above us, and there’s no going back to that brief flowering moment of May. Another thing you can’t go back to: the old, non-social Bing. Prior to today, Bingers still had the option of using the previous incarnation of Bing or taking a great leap forward into the social …

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Wajam: We Do Bing Social Better Than Bing

Wajam recently released a new and improved version of its browser add-on that brings a more social experience to Google. The company has now released the counterpart for Bing and Yahoo. Since Wajam released the Google version, of course, Bing has unveiled its own major social overhaul. Wajam thinks it can do it better though. The company put together the …

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New Bing Is Available To Everyone In The U.S.

Last week, Bing unveiled some new changes to its search interface, including greater social integration, and a social pane on the right-hand side, showing results from your Facebook friends and “people who know” from Twitter. Bing calls this pane “sidebar”. There are other interesting features in this pane, such as the ability to share specific search results to your Facebook …

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Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates

Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Most Google users probably just know it as Google filling their results with a lot more results based on social connections. A lot of users complained about it, but Google appears to consider the whole thing a success (not unlike the Penguin update). Google Fellow Amit Singhal spoke at SMX London …

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Will the New Bing Improve Social Media Authority Rankings?

When Microsoft unveiled the new Bing format yesterday, it became clear that the company is banking heavily on social search. The entire right column of Bing’s new three-column search results formant will be given up to social results. The column will feature results from both searcher’s social media connections and search-term-related “experts” on social media sites. Now, a new Microsoft …

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Mark Zuckerberg: The Unlikely Zen Guide to Bing’s Social Design

Bing’s new design for search that incorporates a Facebook-driven social sidebar came by way of some pretty sagacious guidance from a man who’s made a career out of turning the internet into a more personal experience: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. According to CNET, during a hackathon in February that included ten developers apiece from Microsoft and Facebook who convened to …

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Facebook Search Engine Could Nab 22% of the Market if Launched Today

A new study conducted by Greenlight, a digital marketing agency, suggests that Google+ could be more successful than had been previously expected and that Facebook, should it actually launch a search engine, would capture nearly a fourth of the global search market immediately upon launching it. Given this market share, a Facebook search engine would instantaneously barge through all non-Google …

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A Different Take On Google Social Search (Coming to Yahoo And Bing Too)

If you don’t like Google’s approach to social search with Search Plus Your World, you may or may not like Wajam and its newly redesigned Google search experience. Wajam has been available as a browser add on for quite some time. It’s been around far longer than Search Plus Your World, adding a personalized, social search experience across your favorite …

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Wajam Makes Personalized Results Less Obtrusive On Google

Some people like personalized search results based on their social connections. Some don’t. Google thrust Search Plus Your World upon users earlier this year, to mixed reviews. While it has an on/off toggle, it has littered search results with more content based on what people you may be connected via various social networks (like Google+ – not Facebook/Twitter) have shared. …

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New Facebook Search Engine In The Works, Should Google Worry?

It looks like Facebook is finally taking search more seriously. The company is reportedly working overtime on improving its own search feature, which leads us to wonder if it may even have something bigger up its sleeve. We’ve written about the major opportunities Facebook has to make a big play in the search engine market and go head-to-head with Google …

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