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How People Power (& Personalize) Bing’s Social Search

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The good folks over at Stone Temple Consulting released an in-depth interview with Bing’s Principal Group Program Manager for Bing Social Search, Paul Yiu.  The Bing social search team integrates social content and indicators into the search results to add both personalization and relevance... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
How People Power (& Personalize) Bing’s Social Search

How to identify relevant online influencers using free tools

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Identifying relevant online influencers has become a huge part of modern-day corporate and consumer communications. It is also subject to a HELLUVA lot of debate. Instead of focusing on the subjectivity of this process (and how this insight is deployed), we’re going to take a look at how you can use...
How to identify relevant online influencers using free tools

The Fight Between Google And Microsoft Is Getting Ugly And Public (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google and Microsoft have never been best friends, but their battles used to be fought behind closed doors, in board rooms and strategy planning sessions. Not anymore. In the last year or so, the companies have taken to fighting in public on issues ranging from patents to stealing search...
The Fight Between Google And Microsoft Is Getting Ugly And Public (GOOG, MSFT)
Your iPhone calendar isn't private—at least if you use the LinkedIn app

Microsoft expected to bring Windows Phone retail incentives to Europe

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Ever since it first became known that Microsoft and Nokia plan to bring sales incentives to retail smartphone stores in the United States, compensating salesmen for moving Windows Phone handsets, we have expected the program to grow. Today, the first steps of that potential expansion have become known. According to...
Microsoft expected to bring Windows Phone retail incentives to Europe

New Exact & Phrase Matching Behavior: Early Findings

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In a world where lots of search marketers are still reluctant to use broad match type due to its lack of relevance and control, Google has released two features to have more advertisers show their ads on all those very long tail queries: The broad modifier feature was rolled out...
New Exact & Phrase Matching Behavior: Early Findings

With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Geolocated Stories

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With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it … “The Sharepocalypse”. Social feeds now disseminate content in realtime, but the problem of course is that a lot of this...
With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Geolocated Stories

Kickstart A Needy Kid’s Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org

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It’s too common a story: smart, low-income kid can’t find their academic passion, so they drop out of school. But now you can rewrite this tragic tale with the help of Wishbone.org, a philanthropy website launching today where you can crowdfund high-potential youngsters so they can afford inspiring after- and...
Kickstart A Needy Kid’s Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org

A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

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On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars. As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper. Life was good. In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%. In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for...
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want

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Trying to find your way across any Web service is never easy, particular there is so much content waiting to be found, and Web video service Netflix is one such example. The company has growing catalog of films and TV series, and it helps discovery by serving up relevant, personalized...
Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want
Twitter Now Putting Tweets In Your Inbox With A Weekly Email Digest

Huawei Ascend G 300 hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)

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Huawei's all about the D Quad at this year's Mobile World Congress, but that's not everything in the manufacturer's arsenal. Having seen the first devices from its D (Diamond) and P (Platinum) series, we've been wondering how the third-tier G (Gold) handsets would turn out. Huawei's booth holds the...
Huawei Ascend G 300 hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)

Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

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As Microsoft Corporate VP for Windows Phone Terry Myerson and others from Microsoft and Nokia took the stage at the Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, it’s certain that there were nervous eyes watching the video stream from somewhere in Waterloo, Ontario. While Microsoft is clearly targeting Google and Apple as its...
Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

LinkedIn adds even more features to its People You May Know section

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LinkedIn has been busy expanding its reach while filing for an IPO. Now, the company has updated its People You May Know feature — one of its best ways to build connections on the site. According to LinkedIn, the featured has helped “millions” of professionals grow their network through personalized suggestions. Most...
LinkedIn adds even more features to its People You May Know section

Twitter Nabs Former Salesforce Exec Chris Fry As VP Of Engineering

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After hiring a new VP of Communications, Twitter is adding key engineering staff. Chris Fry, a former exec at Salesforce, has joined Twitter as VP of Engineering. According to Fry’s LinkedIn profile, he was previously the Senior Vice President of Development at Salesforce, where he was responsible for all development...
Twitter Nabs Former Salesforce Exec Chris Fry As VP Of Engineering
Social Syndication Startup Mass Relevance Raises $3.3M

Facebook rolls out ‘promote’ button to more U.S. pages, provides details on how it works

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Facebook is rolling out its new “promote” button for pages with more than 400 fans in the U.S., according to the Facebook Marketing page. The social network began testing the feature last month to make it easier for pages to increase the reach of their posts without going through the...
Facebook rolls out ‘promote’ button to more U.S. pages, provides details on how it works

Twitter’s new follower notification ‘digests’ are just right: Less email, more discovery

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We’ve heard reports that Twitter has revamped its new follower notification emails beyond the the new format it introduced recently, and the latest change is a significant one that makes the emails considerably more valuable for users of the microblogging service. The new email provides a digest of new followers, rather than a...
Twitter’s new follower notification ‘digests’ are just right: Less email, more discovery

Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues

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Facebook revealed some healthy new stats about how it drives traffic to Apple’s iOS ecosystem at an event today in San Francisco. The platform drove people to Apple’s App Store 83 million times last month. On top of that, it sent people back to iOS apps they had already downloaded...
Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues

Proposed CISPA amendments do little to appease critics

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Over three dozen CISPA amendments, of varying relevance, will be voted on this week. One tells Homeland Security to help "socially disadvantaged individuals" who are "unable to compete in the free enterprise system." [Read more]...
Proposed CISPA amendments do little to appease critics

All Eyes on Microsoft's Windows 8

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When Microsoft reports its third-quarter earnings Thursday, investors will be watching closely for insights about Windows 8, a coming product vital to ensuring the software giant's relevance in computing....
All Eyes on Microsoft's Windows 8

Shuttleworth highlights server growth as Ubuntu overtakes RHEL on top websites

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Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth wrote a blog post today pointing out that the popular Linux distribution has seen an increase in enterprise server adoption over the past year. He published a graph which indicates that Ubuntu deployments have surpassed those of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) among the top...
Shuttleworth highlights server growth as Ubuntu overtakes RHEL on top websites

Content Wars – Could Meltwater-Versus-AP And UK Papers Spill Over?

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You’ll recall the battles between the RIAA and the technology industry over music licensing. Well something similar as been going on regarding how newspaper content is licensed to commercial clippings agencies, and it’s blowing up on both sides of the Atlantic. The Associated Press today filed suit against Meltwater News...
Content Wars – Could Meltwater-Versus-AP And UK Papers Spill Over?

Google Semantic Search: Bad for SEO, Good for You

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The Wall Street Journal reported today on some changes coming to Google search, but the article seems a bit confused about what they are. The lead item is that "[o]ver the next few months," Google "will begin spitting out more than a list of blue Web links," providing direct answers...
Google Semantic Search: Bad for SEO, Good for You
It’s a Small World After All: The Top Global Web Trends
Social: Foursquare’s Plan For Relevance and Riches

Facebook tries new prompts to encourage users to organize friends into lists

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Facebook now displays sidebar modules that encourage users to add friends to a “close friends” list and prompts users to add to their “acquaintances” list after they mark News Feed items as spam. These two new features suggest that Facebook wants to emphasize friend lists as a means for improving...
Facebook tries new prompts to encourage users to organize friends into lists

Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance

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Stipple, the advertising startup that helps Web publishers monetize their images, just announced that it has raised $5 million in a Series A round of funding. The company already raised a $2 million seed round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mike Maples’ Floodgate, Justin Timberlake, and others. Floodgate and...
Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance
Salesforce goes real-time with IM and screensharing for the enterprise

How Google Fights "Bad Ads"

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Google is an ad company with a humongous technology stack. We don't always think of it that way, but Google's business is actually content, not technology. All that infrastructure is devoted to improving the delivery and relevance of the stuff Google shows us. Ads make the money, and other content...
How Google Fights "Bad Ads"
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