Will The “Next Web” Belong To Yahoo?

Yahoo Chief Product Officer, Blake Irving, spoke about “the next web” (not the technology blog) at the Adobe Digital Marketing Summit last week. Yahoo has posted a “concise version” of his opening remarks from he event, in which he talks…

Groupon Gets More Personalized

Everything on the web is getting more personalized these days, it seems. Take Yahoo’s new C.O.R.E. system as one of the latest examples. Another example would be a new system Groupon is reportedly testing, which would give users more control…

Chrome Sync Comes Out Of Beta, Becomes Sign in to Chrome

Google has introduced an update to its Google Chrome browser that will allow multiple users to sign into one browser, allowing them to synchronize their user experience with their Chrome-powered devices. Over at the Google Chrome Blog, the stable release…

eBay Acquires Hunch

eBay has acquired recommendation engine Hunch, with the aim of improving eBay’s personalized recommendations. Hunch has been around for a couple years now. The company’s stated mission is to “build a ‘taste graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person…

Groupon Types, Places Add Some Personalization

Groupon has launched a new type of personalized deal with its Deal Types and Places offering. “Groupon is constantly looking for new ways to bring its subscribers the best, most relevant deals in the places they like to spend time,”…

Bing Explains Why Adaptive Search Improves User Experience

Last week, Bing unveiled a new feature in its continued effort to improve the search experience. The feature is called “Adaptive Search” and is designed to make search results more personally relevant to users.

Bing Adaptive Search Rolls Out

Bing is rolling out what it calls “Adaptive Search.” The company says it “helps decipher the intent and context of each search you conduct based on your search history.” “The concept of personalized search is not a new idea, but…

Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us?

Is the personalization of the Internet a step backwards? Is the wealth of information that is accessible to us being reduced because the products we use are filtering it all so heavily? This is a discussion that has been gaining…

Pandora Comedy Stations Launched

Pandora Internet Radio has, at some point, helped most curious music lovers discover something completely new. For me, years ago, my Blitzen Trapper channel led me to Agalloch. I guess it’s the Portland thing. Those of you familiar with the…

What Bing Is Doing to Stay Strong in Search

Recent search data from Experian Hitwise, comScore, and, most recently Compete, all indicate that Bing is gaining market share. Interestingly, the data also shows that Google’s market share has dropped slightly. According to Stefan Weitz, a director with Bing, the search engine has grown every month since its launch.