Topic: Search

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Happy Sunday, folks!I typically try to shy away from covering a whole lot about one company in these Wrap-Ups. Unfortunately, not a whole lot happened this week, and Apple made the headlines quite a bit; for both … [Read more...]

End of an Era: Yahoo Directory to Shut Down Dec. 31

End of an Era: Yahoo Directory to Shut Down Dec. 31

It feels like a lifetime ago, but there was a time when I used the Internet without Google.Yahoo was the website to use back then when you wanted to find other sites. And the way you did that was by looking through … [Read more...]

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

If you have noticed that Google’s search results look a little different right now--its not your eyes playing tricks on you. The modified appearance of the results is thanks to a very large “bucket” test currently … [Read more...]

‘OK Google’ Voice Search Comes to Chrome Beta

‘OK Google’ Voice Search Comes to Chrome Beta

A few months back, Google released a beta plugin called "Google Voice Search Hotword" that brought hands-free voice search to Chrome. That feature, first introduced in the Moto X smartphone, appears to have graduated to … [Read more...]

I’m Not Jelly: Why I’m Disappointed With Biz Stone’s New App

I’m Not Jelly: Why I’m Disappointed With Biz Stone’s New App

Just downloaded and used the Jelly app for a bit and I can say with certainty that I'm not sold on the idea or the app which is unfortunate because I was really excited about what it could have been.  Despite buying … [Read more...]

‘OK Google’ Comes to the Desktop Version of Chrome as an Extension

‘OK Google’ Comes to the Desktop Version of Chrome as an Extension

Voice recognition and voice control aren't new -- not even close -- but not many devices actively listen for voice commands. In most cases, the user has to press a button to get a smartphone, laptop or tablet to start … [Read more...]

Should Microsoft Bury Bing?

Should Microsoft Bury Bing?

This morning’s rumors on Stephen Elop’s potential plans for Microsoft—namely that he’d consider selling Xbox and killing Bing—got us thinking. Our own Jeff Weisbein has already explained why he thinks Microsoft … [Read more...]

HarBinger of Doom: Microsoft CEO Candidate Mulls Killing Bing, Selling Xbox

HarBinger of Doom: Microsoft CEO Candidate Mulls Killing Bing, Selling Xbox

When Steve Ballmer announced he’d be stepping down from his position of Microsoft CEO, the first question everyone started to ask was simple: who’d replace him? Reports today are swirling that former Nokia CEO … [Read more...]

Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support

Facebook Updates Graph Search With Posts and Status Support

Graph Search, the enhanced searching functionality that Facebook introduced to all members of their social network this summer, has just been updated to include support for finding individual posts and statuses, … [Read more...]

Google Introduces A Handful of New Search Features and iOS App Update

Google Introduces A Handful of New Search Features and iOS App Update

Today is Google's 15th birthday and the big G is in giving us a few presents to celebrate.  To start, Google is launching some new useful search features that make use of the company's knowledge graph.  The example … [Read more...]