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No Privacy Worries Right? Blippy Credit Card Numbers in Google

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Earlier this morning Venturebeat editor Owen Thomas noticed that some credit card numbers from purchase sharing service Blippy were shared on Google. You can see Owen’s tweet to Blippy staff asking about the issue and here’s the Google search results. Update: Owen has just posted regarding this issue on Venturebeat. I...
No Privacy Worries Right? Blippy Credit Card Numbers in Google

Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

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On Wednesday, Google announced new natural-language voice search on iOS, new, touch-friendly Web interfaces for its answers, and an ambitious, voluntary experiment to bring your Gmail messages into search results. Google wants to be like the Star Trek computer when it grows up, letting us ask questions naturally about anything...
Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

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Ask.com’s 100 million users remain almost as loyal as Twihards, prompting us to ask if searchers are on Team Jeeves or Team Diller when putting in their queries. For the 2012 installment of the series in hot searches, Ask added a new twist to the searcher saga, by layering in...
The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

Can the Web Depend on Facebook? Ongoing API Outage Concerns Developers

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The Facebook OpenGraph Search API is experiencing an outage that began last night somewhere between 7 PM EST and 8 PM EST, as best we can tell. After receiving a tip from a Facebook developer who noticed that his social search engine built on top of the Facebook platform stopped...
Can the Web Depend on Facebook? Ongoing API Outage Concerns Developers

Twitter for iPhone updated with enhancements to search and notifications

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Twitter just announced on its blog that its iPhone client will be getting an update today with enhancements made to “discover, search and notifications”. The update doesn’t appear to be live yet, but it will be available here when it is. Included in the update is new “Activity” section within...
Twitter for iPhone updated with enhancements to search and notifications
Some comatose brains remain active, but can't enable conscious actions

Google Webmaster Tools Expands Query Data to 90 Days

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Today, Google has expanded the historical search query data to 90 days. The number of queries reported has increased as well: the report will now list the top 2,000 for each day of the selected date range (vs. the previous top 1,000). This is great news, as this is data...
Google Webmaster Tools Expands Query Data to 90 Days

TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our high-tech queries, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch discusses annoying reboots, the ka-chunk of classic tech and much more. The full gamut of...
TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

Yahoo to Developers: YQL Will Soon Be The Gateway to All Yahoo Data Services

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While the technology that underpins web services is mostly standard (HTTP, JSON, XML etc), there are few standards that dictate the functionality of the actual web service APIs. As an example, despite the fact that Twitter and Facebook share a lot of functionality, that functionality is exposed through interfaces that...
Yahoo to Developers: YQL Will Soon Be The Gateway to All Yahoo Data Services

Bing Search API Now On Paid Platform

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About a month ago, Microsoft informed us the Bing API would no longer be free and today is the day they migrated the Bing Search API to the paid platform. Microsoft said for the time being, the Bing API will still be free – to try out. But those with...
Bing Search API Now On Paid Platform

Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

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It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features it announced...
Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

Google brings your Google+ photos right into Search, serves results via computer vision and machine learning

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Google on Thursday announced a very interesting integration between its main search service and Google+ Photos. The company now lets you find your photos both on Google+ and Google Search just by, well, searching for them. Assuming you’re signed in, all you have to do is search for “my photos”...
Google brings your Google+ photos right into Search, serves results via computer vision and machine learning

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

Pro (advertising) choice

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Behavioral advertising is backfiring – the more experienced users become, the more cautious they get in order to avoid aggressive trackingA couple of weeks ago, I came to a realisation: I was becoming more and more reluctant to click on advertising banners because I feared I would be digitally tailed...
Pro (advertising) choice

Microsoft ends free Bing Search API, moves to paid service on Azure Marketplace

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Microsoft has announced that it's going to change its Bing Search API—a service offered to developers to allow them to integrate Web search capabilities into their applications and sites—from a free service into a paid offering. Over the next few months, the service will move to join Microsoft's Translator...
Microsoft ends free Bing Search API, moves to paid service on Azure Marketplace

Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in

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Google on Friday announced yet another security improvement for Chrome 25. In addition to killing silent extension installation, the omnibox in Google’s browser will send all searches over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Chrome already does this for users who are signed in to Google: when they search from the address...
Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in

Make your mark on Google with Handwrite for Mobile and Tablet Search

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Unlike searching on a desktop or laptop computer, when you're searching on a touch-screen mobile device it’s often inconvenient to type. So we strive to give you a variety of ways to interact with Google, be it by speaking your queries, getting results before you finish typing, or searching by...
Make your mark on Google with Handwrite for Mobile and Tablet Search

AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

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Warsaw-based, three-person startup AppCod.es just released new tools that will appeal to mobile app developers, both of which are intent on helping developers achieve better ASO, or App Store Optimization. ASO is basically a new form of SEO, but instead of boosting search engine rankings, it’s about boosting the ranking...
AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

Google's Siri Rival Now Available For iOS

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Google has made good on its promise of improved voice search on Apple iOS operating system. The company on Tuesday released a new Google Search app that brings natural language voice search to the iPhone and iPad. A rival to Apple’s own Siri intelligent agent, Google’s app provides contextual answers...
Google's Siri Rival Now Available For iOS

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

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Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google’s App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with...
Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

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Editors, section heads and senior production staff have a wider responsibility to act, if they judge that there is a clear errorThe readers' editor's job is not just about the admission of error but the correction of it, too. When the role was established at the Guardian in 1997 there...
Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

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So this is the kind of search Zuckerberg was talking about. Facebook announced on Friday that it will add a search history feature to users’ Activity Log pages, allowing them to review any and all queries made inside of Facebook.com. It’s minor, basically a drop-down recap of who or what...
With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley
Google warning users in China of censor-prone searches

Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results

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A few weeks after Google first announced the launch of Twitter and MySpace’s integration into their-real time search results, Facebook Pages have begun to show up. While the features are just beginning to roll out, they real-time search will be globally available in English over the next few days. While...
Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results
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Google says that harmful ads dropped by 50% in 2011, shares a video on ad safety

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We’re a Googling nation and along with getting our wonderful search results, we’re shown a bunch of context-relevant ads. It’s how Google makes its money and it’s not going to change anytime soon. In a post entitled “Making our ads better for everyone“, Google discusses the process that advertisers must...
Google says that harmful ads dropped by 50% in 2011, shares a video on ad safety

Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman on the NES console and its Power Glove peripheral

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our collection of gadget-related queries, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman chats about his gear wish list and Bluetooth fashion sense. Join...
Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman on the NES console and its Power Glove peripheral

Facebook Has Made It Impossible For You To Opt Out Of Search Results

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A month before unveiling a major new search feature, Facebook changed its privacy policy to remove the ability to opt out of search results. I noted this in my piece yesterday about the privacy implications of the new feature,Facebook Graph Search, but thought it worth highlighting further. Graph Search, which isn't yet...
Facebook Has Made It Impossible For You To Opt Out Of Search Results

Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

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Nuance, of Dragon TV fame announced today that it was licensing Rovi's (formerly known as Macrovision) metadata for its talky-TV platform. Once integrated, the application will be able to marshall far more information than it currently can -- enabling it to give answers to queries like "Who plays Chuck...
Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia
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