Articles about search

Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested
Update: The decision has been made in favor of Google. This means that Google will have to only delete the search results when requested in Europe alone, the global search results will not be affected. You may read the story below to understand the context.Unquestionably, Google is the best search engine out there. In addition to its usefulness, it also happens to be one of the biggest portals to list […]

Google Search Now Delivers Tweets
Google has now introduced the inclusion of Tweets to its search results on the mobile platform, and this is made available through the official Android and iOS Google apps. Of course, the good news train does not stop here, since similar Tweets inclusion will also be part of the search results on desktop and mobile browsers, too. These search results happen to be triggered by “Twitter” keyboard searches when it […]

Google Sees Search Market Share Drop, While Yahoo Gains A Boost
Nothing lasts forever, not even diamonds, so do not buy into that particular argument the next time you happen to chance upon a jewelry store salesperson while perusing through the mall. So too, the same applies to business empires – digital or otherwise. Mozilla made an announcement not too long ago that they would use Yahoo! as their default search provider rather than Google, and the question was inevitably raised […]

Sherpa Next Makes Mobile Search Efficient, Easy, and Visual
 We published about Sher.pa when it launched its US version last year, and at that time, we saw a side by side demo with Siri in which Sherpa got better results. (Watch video in the previous article).Today the company launched its new software, Sherpa Next, which adds search and predictive capabilities to the smart personal assistant feature that its one million users already know.With Sherpa Next, CEO Xabier Uribe-Etxberria wants […]

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Million Short Search Engine Removes Popular Websites From Results
When you perform a search, say on Google, chances are what you are looking for is usually in the first page or two, and anything beyond that is simply not worth perusing. However what if sometimes what you are looking for are on pages that aren’t popular, simply because its owner does not know about SEO? Well that’s where experimental search engine, Million Short, comes in. The website, instead of […]

Twitter Search Updated With Photo Results
If one were to remain where they are without any progression, it is unavoidable that your competitors would eventually catch up with you if they were to be behind in the first place, before overtaking you. Twitter knows this basic principle as well, which is why they have introduced updates to their service from time to time, and this has definitely helped them remain in business, so to speak, for […]

Bing Introduces Licensing Filter For Image Search
Bing introduces a licensing filter in their image search function.

Facebook Releases Hashtag Support For Mobile, Related Searches
Facebook has rolled out support for hashtags on its mobile site and will now offer related searches.

US Gmail Accounts Get Drive And Calendar Search
Google, the maestros of search, has certainly done their bit to further enhance the Google search experience on your email, where it will soon be made possible for everyone living in the US to be able to perform an instant search on relevant emails, Google Drive files, and Calendar events among others each time you decide to perform a search in Gmail. Of course, this particular feature did not come […]

Google Chrome Updated To Include Conversational Search
Google rolled out an update for its Chrome web browser to include conversational search.

Google's Conversational Search Blows Apple's Siri Away
A large chunk of Google’s Keynote was about search, and Google used this rather provocative title above to get our attention. Google as already said in the past that it will go towards “answers”  and away from “search”, so this should not come as a shocker. The end-game is that you should be able to ask anything to Google, and it should provide an answer, whether it is from a […]

Google Adds Animated Filter In Image Search For GIFs
GIFs are very popular on the internet. They have been around for over two decades and don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. They’re short and often hilarious animations used by an insane amount of people. Many actually have their own GIF collection that they’re very proud of. Google announced today that it has now added the Animated filter in image search. This will allow users to filter […]

Graphics Processors Push Computer Vision Ahead
At GTC 2013, NVIDIA has demonstrated their version of Image Search, which was powered by their massively parallel processors. The goal of computer vision is to be able to recognize and understand what things are – not merely “seeing” them. This is a very intricate problem since computers are fast but fairly dumb (out of the box). They have no notion of “concepts”, unlike humans who can be shown one […]

Google Merges Maps And Search Division
Google is not a company that is averse to making the tough decisions, and most recently, we were “treated” to news that Google Reader will be persona non grata when July 1st rolls around on your calendar. The thing is, we have yet another bit of news concerning Google (other than having Andy Rubin step down from his position as head of the Android division) as well, in addition to […]

Facebook Graph Search: A Great Strategic Move
Earlier today, we laid out the basic functionality of the new Graph Search live from the Facebook HQ in Menlo Park. Beyond the new features, it is interesting to look at how this will help Facebook going forward, including monetization. The “business” question was raised during the Q&A sessions and it is completely legitimate, especially when you think about the potential infrastructure cost of running this resource-intensive, 100% personalized, feature. […]

Gmail now searches within attachments
The Gmail inbox for many of us living in the cloud is the equivalent of a disorganized, overstuffed purse: you know what you’re looking for is in there, but sometimes it’s hard to search through all the used kleenex (spam) and receipts (newsletters.) But today Gmail received an update that will help users find specific attachments: Google now searches through text inside attachments. Previously, users could only search within text tiles. Now Gmail can […]

Google improves local search experience
Google is not a company that rests on its laurels, which is why it has decided to improve the local search experience across mobile devices, never mind if you are running on the Android or iOS platform. The next time you head over to Google.com on your mobile device to look up information concerning a place that you are headed off to, information concerning that place will be placed under […]

Google invents original search gestures
It looks like Google has plans for changing the way we search using our mobile devices. The search engine giant was recently reported to have invented a new gesture for pulling off searches on future Android devices. Instead of users having to waste time selecting words  the traditional way, it will allow them to simply use “continuous gestures” to get the job done. Well how does it work?

Microsoft Bing overtakes Yahoo in search engine wars
Yahoo seems to be on a downward slide, as Microsoft’s Bing search engine is right now behind Google, overtaking Yahoo in the process. Search is considered by many to be the Internet’s most lucrative market, and Bing managed to garner 2.75 billion search requests in the US last December, pushing it past Yahoo for the first time, according to statistics released by comScore Inc. This volume would see Bing own […]

Google to roll out SSL search beta in the coming weeks
Great news for folks who are paranoid about their searches on Google being monitored or intercepted by other people: Google has announced that its SSL search is going to be available for everybody. When it was introduced last month it automatically redirected Chrome 14 users to its encrypted search page. But Google has announced that over the next few weeks, it will push out the secure search page to the […]