Search Engines

Enigma Takes on Public Data Search, Wants to be the Google of Public Data

Earlier this month at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, one company walked away as the winner of the Disrupt Cup -- that company was Enigma. I had the opportunity to drop by their offices and get an inside look at what they are building, and let me say -- it's impressive. But before we get to what the Enigma team is working on, let's … [Read more...]

How People Are Using Facebook Graph Search

Facebook announced Graph Search back in January, a new type of search engine that lets you search through people, photos, places, and interests using natural language queries such as "Friends who live in New York City."  One of the major limitations of Facebook's Graph Search is that it relies on the data that people share … [Read more...]

Google Indexes 80,000 Printers That You Can Print To From Anywhere

We just received a tip from someone that Google is indexing 80,000 printers that are connected to the Internet.  Using a little Google search magic, it becomes apparent that you can really find anything using Google.  To top it off, aside from just being indexed by Google, you can easily print something to any one of these … [Read more...]

Facebook Unveils Graph Search, Tighter Bing Integration

At Facebook's press event today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened by saying that Facebook has three pillars: the News Feed, the Timeline, and a third: "Graph Search," which is Facebook's new, super-charged search product. He pointed out that, at this point in time, Facebook users can only search through content that has been … [Read more...]

Lycos Is Planning A Comeback In 2013 With A New Search Engine

In a report by The Next Web published today, it appears that Lycos is planning a comeback in 2013. That's right, one of the former search giants from the early 1990's, is going to be releasing its own proprietary search engine in the coming year. While the details of the search engine are currently scarce, Lycos CEO Rob … [Read more...]

DuckDuckGo Search Engine Terminal Emulator Is A Geek’s Dream

Did you know that DuckDuckGo, a search engine that focuses on user privacy, has a super cool (and geeky), search engine terminal emulator? Like most modern search engines, DuckDuckGo provides a nice modern graphical user interface to make searching the web easy and user friendly, but sometimes you just want to geek out and … [Read more...]

Google Isn’t The Only Biased Shopping Search, Bing Is Too.

Don't get Scroogled says Microsoft in its latest Bing campaign, and its most recent effort to woo users away from Google. The company even put out this (somewhat amusing) video displaying how you could get "Scroogled" this holiday season. Now I understand where Microsoft is coming from with this new campaign, typically … [Read more...]

DuckDuckGo Challenges Google In New Video

DuckDuckGo, a search engine, that focuses on user privacy, is challenging Google on privacy issues with the recent launch of a video that accuses Google of putting its users in a “filter bubble” of personalized results that make them miss out on results they may want to see or that would be more useful. The video hits on … [Read more...]

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