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  • Google Social Search Unveiled Sans Facebook

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Google today rolled out Social Search within the Google Labs site. Google announced the new experimental search tool at last week's Web 2.0 Summit.
  • Privacy: Why Google Social Search Gives Me The Creeps

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:19 pm

    Has Google started following us around? It's new Google Social Search feature, going live today, sure feels like it. And hints at what Google can do both for and to you with all the information it has collected.
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    First Look: Google Social Search

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Google is pouring personalized social data into search results with its new Google Social Search, launching in experimental mode today. Google Social Search, announced at last week's Web 2.0 Summit, adds content from your friends right into your Google searches.
  • Real-time search & Twitter: What's in it for corporate types?

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 11:45 am

    Judging by some of this week's headlines relating to Twitter and the search partnerships with Microsoft and Google, you'd think Elvis had suddenly reappeared. And while we agree that real-time search has a lot of potential, we're skeptical that by itself real-time search results on Bing will make a big dent in the way people and companies go about their daily business.
  • Social Search from Google and Bing: My 8 Big Concerns

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    The "10 Blue Links" to which we've grown accustomed could be changing in a big way, and the ways we use social networking could change, too.
  • Microsoft Strikes Search Deals with Twitter, Facebook

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 5:20 pm

    Microsoft confirmed today that it has integrated Twitter tweets and Facebook status updates into its Bing search results.
  • Google Adds More Mobile Search Options

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 12:44 pm

    In today's bustling world of smartphone apps, Google has kept an eye on the guy who may not have hundreds to drop on a phone. Google continuously revamps its mobile browser edition so basic handhelds get the same thorough search experience you'd find on a smartphone.
  • Google leak points to imminent iMac, MacBook refresh

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    Google posted ads on its search results over the weekend that hinted Apple will soon refresh its iMac, Mac mini and MacBook lines.
  • Bing's Biggest Enemy in Search Wars

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Bing is a fine search engine. Microsoft should be proud. Problem is, good isn't enough to sway the masses to leave Google behind.
  • Bing vs. Google: Is Microsoft Losing Its Mojo?

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Don't look now, but Microsoft's search engine may be starting to lose its momentum. Following a few months of modest growth, the search-engine-formerly-known-as-Live seems to be reverting toward its pre-Bing levels.
  • Google's Mobile Local Search Evolves

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    Google has added new features to its mobile search that include synchronicity with a desktop version of Google Maps and categories that you can browse, so you can search without typing.
  • Google adds Hot Trends to search results

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    Not wanting to be left behind in the race toward better real-time search, Google Inc. is bringing Hot Trends to its search results.
  • Enterprise Search: A different ball game for Google

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Google's Global Product Manager for the Google Search Appliance, Cyrus Mistry on why enterprise search is a different game from Web search.
  • Seeing Is Finding: Using Bing Visual Search

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 4:12 pm

    If you know what something looks like, but don't know what to call it--a dog breed, for example--the new Bing Visual Search beta is ready and able to help. Yes, a picture really can be worth a thousand words.
  • Bing gains more ground in search war with Google

    Posted September 22, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    ComScore today is set to release a report showing that Microsoft's new Bing search engine now holds just about a 10% share of the lucrative business.
  • Why Bing Could Beat Google

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:57 pm

    Microsoft's Bing is making some inroads as it continues to challenge the reigning search leader, Google. But Bing faces a long, steep road ahead if it's ever going to beat Google.
  • Bug Testers Prefer Google to Bing

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    In a competition to find search engine bugs, Google came out on top of Bing, while also earning higher general praise than Microsoft's new search engine. More than 1,100 people in over 50 countries participated in the competition (PDF), held by Southborough, Massachusetts-based uTest.
  • Google Has 'Supersized' Its Search Box

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 8:45 am

    Google today announced it has increased the size of the search box that appears on its home and results pages, giving users more space to enter their queries.
  • Bing vs. Google: A side-by-side comparison

    Posted July 17, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    I freely admit that I haven't used Bing for anything other than a quick vanity search when it was first released. But a new website (new to me anyway) just might have what it takes to make me switch.
  • Search engine uncovers and maps job openings

    Posted July 1, 2009 - 9:52 am

    ZubedJobs hopes it will gain an edge on other job-hunting sites by uncovering hard-to-find vacancies
  • Microsoft's Bing is live

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 7:56 am

    Still tagged as a preview version, but anyone can now take the new search engine for a test drive.
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    First look: Wolfram|Alpha, a new type of search engine, challenges Google

    Posted May 16, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    A David has just arose to take on the Goliath that is Google: Wolfram|Alpha, a search engine which serves up formatted answers to questions rather than provide just a list of links.
  • Search Engine Wolfram Alpha Focuses on Great Answers

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    The natural-language search engine Wolfram Alpha is expected to launch May 18 and more details about the site are emerging. Most notably, Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Alpha's creator and the brain behind the computational software Mathematica, says his site is not the next Google killer, but an add-on for your Web searches.
  • Google adds tools to help search users dig deeper

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 9:59 am

    Google unveils Search Options and Google Squared at 'state of the union' event.
  • I Am Not Smart Enough for Wolfram Alpha

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 9:49 am

    After playing with the very early version of Wolfram Alpha for a few hours, I agree that it's not your average search engine. What is it? I'm not sure I'm qualified to say: Not only did I not understand all the answers I got from Wolfram Alpha, I couldn't even comprehend some of the questions I could ask it.
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