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Google, Microsoft Search Queries Grow In January While Yahoo Continues To Slide

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comScore has released its ‘explicit’ U.S. search data for January of this year and while Google and Microsoft Bring’s search share continues to grow, Yahoo’s share dropped both year over year and month over month. This comes after Bing overtook Yahoo in terms of search queries for the first time...
Google, Microsoft Search Queries Grow In January While Yahoo Continues To Slide

An update on the Google bar

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Two months ago, we announced our plans to roll out a new design for the Google bar. Our goal was to create a beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google. Based on your feedback, we realized there were some elements of the new bar that we could improve, and with...
An update on the Google bar

Google Home Page: First Drive In Theater & IPv6 Day

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Above is a picture of the Google home page today with a special animated video logo for the first drive in theatre and a text message under the search box to inform people today is the day they switch over to IPv6 protocol. First Drive In Theater 79 years ago...
Google Home Page: First Drive In Theater & IPv6 Day

Another Way Apple's Fight With Google Is Hurting Users

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The news since the launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 has been Apple's lagging Maps app. The company's face-off with Google clearly led to business decisions that hurt users, at least in the short term. But there's another example of this, maybe just as bad, and it has...
Another Way Apple's Fight With Google Is Hurting Users

Yahoo's Search Traffic Is TANKING (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

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The trend is clear: Yahoo's search traffic is on a steep decline. For the second month in a row, Yahoo lost significant share of U.S. searches, according to ComScore, falling 0.4 points to 14.1%. It has now lost almost a full percentage point in the last two months, and...
Yahoo's Search Traffic Is TANKING (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)
Gmail can now search inside attachments

New Google bar to put more emphasis on services like YouTube and Calendar

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Google has been tinkering with the black bar that shows up at the top of any Google property that you’re on. It’s a powerful way to let its users seamlessly jump back and forth between the huge number of services that the company offers. Currently, the Google bar lets you...
New Google bar to put more emphasis on services like YouTube and Calendar
Google Opens Up Registration For "Advanced Power Searching" Program

Google's New, New Nav Bar

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When RWW webmaster Jared Smith sent me screenshots of yet another change to Google's top navigation bar, I thought it was a bug. Then I got it, too. It's a weird hybrid of the old, black nav bar with plain, gray text and the new, light one with the icons...
Google's New, New Nav Bar
Foursquare's Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It's "Now Or Never"

Court May Order Google to Censor 'Torrent,' 'RapidShare' and 'Megaupload'

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Early 2010 the French music industry group SNEP initiated legal action against Google in an attempt to force the search giant to filter certain terms from its “Instant” and “Autocomplete” features. SNEP argued that when users enter the name of popular artists into the search box, Google often adds piracy...
Court May Order Google to Censor 'Torrent,' 'RapidShare' and 'Megaupload'
Yahoo Debuts Axis, Their New (And Impressive) Desktop And Mobile Search Experience

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

Samsung Galaxy S III update sheds universal search feature on international model

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The Sprint flavor of Samsung's latest flagship isn't the only one to feel the gentle tug of patent warfare. According to Android Central (and several XDA Developers forum members), the latest OTA update for the international (i9300) version also does away with the universal search function, which browses your...
Samsung Galaxy S III update sheds universal search feature on international model

Google I/O 2012 app unveiled for Android, keeps attendees and outsiders looped in

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Hardly any self-respecting conference can do without a companion app these days and Google has pulled out all the stops with an updated app for I/O 2012. Now available on Google Play, this year's iteration is formatted to work equally well on phones and tablets, and allows users to...
Google I/O 2012 app unveiled for Android, keeps attendees and outsiders looped in

Dribbbleboard: A new way to browse Dribbble for design inspiration

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While searching for design inspiration today, tons of people recommended Dribbble, the slightly exclusive “show and tell” site for designers. I’ve been a big fan of Dribbble, but while I wholeheartedly agree that the site houses tons of talent, it doesn’t give viewers a truly frictionless experience for browsing beautiful...
Dribbbleboard: A new way to browse Dribbble for design inspiration

Flipboard: Now You Can Publish Your Own "Magazine"

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The news-reading app Flipboard announced a major update -- one that, among other things, allows users to create their own personalized "magazines" for public viewing. From Flipboard's announcement: Using the new Plus "+" button found on items in Flipboard or by using the new Flipboard Bookmarket for the web, readers...
Flipboard: Now You Can Publish Your Own "Magazine"
Airbnb Redesign Turns Site Into Airbnb Magazine

Become a Google power searcher

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You may already be familiar with some shortcuts for Google Search, like using the search box as a calculator or finding local movie showtimes by typing [movies] and your zip code. But there are many more tips, tricks and tactics you can use to find exactly what you’re looking for,...
Become a Google power searcher

Intel, Samsung, Telefonica endorse anticipatory computing, invest in Expect Labs

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Expect Labs’ mission to do away with the search box and put our computers to work for us just got three big votes of confidence: Intel, Samsung and Telefonica have invested, the company plans to announce on Tuesday. The 12-person San Francisco startup, headed by CEO Tim Tuttle, already had...
Intel, Samsung, Telefonica endorse anticipatory computing, invest in Expect Labs

Square's Card Case rechristened 'Pay with Square,' is first to bring geo-fenced hands-free payments to Android

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You might know Square for accepting payments on your smartphone via a cute dongle, but you're probably less familiar with its second offshoot, Card Case -- a separate app that has enabled hands-free and NFC-free payments at over 70,000+ merchants for more than a year now. That effort is...
Square's Card Case rechristened 'Pay with Square,' is first to bring geo-fenced hands-free payments to Android

Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time

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Larry Page once described the perfect search engine as understanding exactly what you mean and giving you back exactly what you want. It’s very much like the computer I dreamt about as a child growing up in India, glued to our black-and-white TV for every episode of Star Trek. I...
Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time

Samsung: Galaxy S III's universal search function 'inadvertently removed', will return to UK models in the next few days

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After being unceremoniously stripped in a recent OTA update, Samsung has told TechRadar that the Galaxy S III's universal search function will return -- at least in the UK. A spokesperson for Samsung said that the "inadvertent removal" will be remedied in the "correct software upgrade" over the next...
Samsung: Galaxy S III's universal search function 'inadvertently removed', will return to UK models in the next few days

Whoops, someone forgot to publish the Yahoo Axis terms and conditions

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So Yahoo went ahead and launched its mobile browser ‘Axis’, just days after we broke news that Chrome had just overtaken Internet Explorer as the Web’s most popular option. While we’re not picking on Yahoo — it’s just plain wrong to kick a man when he’s down — someone needs...
Whoops, someone forgot to publish the Yahoo Axis terms and conditions
SeedTable Is A Stunning New Way To Interrogate CrunchBase — And Find Investors

Google Now's Personalized Search With Automated Results: Creepy Or The Future Of Search?

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For more than a decade, online search has long relied on the same paradigm: a blank search box, and a user's query. But with the massive amount of data we're now providing to search engines on PCs and mobile devices--everything from location to calendar to browsing history--companies ranging from...
Google Now's Personalized Search With Automated Results: Creepy Or The Future Of Search?

Sonos shows off upcoming Controller apps for Windows and Mac

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You unfortunately can't download them yet, but Sonos has now detailed just what folks can expect from its newly redesigned Sonos Controller apps for Mac and Windows. In addition to a completely revamped look, they'll offer an improved search box that promises to make it easier to find music...
Sonos shows off upcoming Controller apps for Windows and Mac

Who’s the big winner in the release of Yahoo! Axis? Microsoft’s Bing

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Now that we know what Yahoo! Axis is, and that it’s a pretty good product from what I can tell so far, there’s a huge winner. That winner? Microsoft’s search engine Bing. Since the desktop version of Yahoo! Axis is simply a browser extension, that means that Yahoo’s search deal...
Who’s the big winner in the release of Yahoo! Axis? Microsoft’s Bing

Google now tailors Gmail search autocomplete to the contents of your inbox

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Google has today announced that it will be giving you an improved autocomplete experience in Gmail by custom tailoring the predictions in the search box using your email. This means, basically, that Google will scan your inbox to provide you with more accurate autocomplete suggestions. Google famously already uses the...
Google now tailors Gmail search autocomplete to the contents of your inbox
Google Now Warns Chinese Users When Their Searches Go Out Of Bounds
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