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Chinese Site Drops Google as Default Search

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Google faces intensifying challenges in China after Qihoo 360, a popular website and Internet browser company there, replaced the search service for its own technology....
Chinese Site Drops Google as Default Search

Google still faces antitrust scrutiny in Europe, officials say

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The European Union's competition chief has said negotiations with Google to settle an antitrust probe have "advanced," but talks are not yet concluded. Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said he could could not anticipate the outcome of ongoing talks and added that they could not go on forever. However he...
Google still faces antitrust scrutiny in Europe, officials say

Wozniak, Circa 2004: Google's Value Is "Not Likely to Appreciate"

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Steve Wozniak, two years later It’s been fun to watch the normally exuberant tech press go through the rationalization process of what went wrong with Facebook’s IPO, starting with claims that Friday’s flat opening meant the IPO was perfectly priced to outright ignoring the story. It’s been almost as much fun as watching the business press...
Wozniak, Circa 2004: Google's Value Is "Not Likely to Appreciate"

God’s Incubator: New York Church Brings Hoppit to Life

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And God said, “Let there be an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars,” and there was an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars.  Genesis 1:3   Entrepreneur Steve Dziedzic was disappointed to not get accepted into the TechStars New York last year. He was starting a new personalized...
God’s Incubator: New York Church Brings Hoppit to Life

Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

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Google launched its contextual and intelligent search service, Knowledge Graph, only a few months ago. Till now, its been limited in its availability and, while most nations will still be left out, tomorrow it will becoming to all "English-speaking" countries. The ability to discern your intended search goal and...
Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results

Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow

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Russian Internet giant Yandex is expanding its mobile search service. The company has confirmed to TNW that Yandex has become the default search engine for Windows Phone 8 smartphones not only in Russia, but also in Turkey, the company’s other key market. This strategic partnership may help Yandex to conquer...
Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow

With 4M Apartment Rentals Viewed On Its Site, Lovely Is Breaking Free Of Litigious Craigslist And Raising A Series A

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Lovely, the apartment search service that was initially built as a better and easier way of finding available apartment rentals originally listed in the large-but-feature-light Craigslist.org, has now racked up 4 million proprety views on its site (1 million in the last 30 days), with over 1 million active rental listings...
With 4M Apartment Rentals Viewed On Its Site, Lovely Is Breaking Free Of Litigious Craigslist And Raising A Series A

Report: Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet

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Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting Google's search service, Bloomberg reports. [Read more]...
Report: Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet

Addvocate, The Startup Led By UserVoice Co-Founder Marcus Nelson, Hires The YourTrove Team

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Addvocate, a startup offering tools for businesses to encourage social media advocacy in their workforce, has hired the team behind social search service YourTrove. The two companies were working on somewhat related problems. Addvocate provides a system for pushing shareable content to employees while they’re actually using at services like...
Addvocate, The Startup Led By UserVoice Co-Founder Marcus Nelson, Hires The YourTrove Team

A mirror image? Canadian real estate brokerage accused of ripping off Estately

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Sutton WestCoast Realty, one of the largest real estate brokerages in Canada, has received a cease-and-desist letter asking that the brokerage take down a Web site that allegedly mirrors one from Seattle online real estate upstart Estately. The two companies had been partners for the past three years, with Sutton...
A mirror image? Canadian real estate brokerage accused of ripping off Estately

Apple hires Amazon's Stasior to head Siri department after co-founders Cheyer and Kittlaus leave

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Apple has hired Amazon executive William Stasior to run its Siri department, reports Kara Swisher at All Things D. If true, this would mean that Apple was replacing two of the co-founders of Siri, who it had brought on when it acquired the assistant software. Stasior was working on A9,...
Apple hires Amazon's Stasior to head Siri department after co-founders Cheyer and Kittlaus leave

These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping

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If you're about to move to an unfamiliar area then HotPads could save you time, money and a hassle. On the surface HotPads is just like every other map based apartment and house search service that you've seen. You search by entering how many bedrooms you want, the city you're going...
These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping

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

Review: CloudMagic Lives Inside Windows 8

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CloudMagic has gone Metro. The excellent search service, which I've been a fan of since it made its debut in 2010, is now available as a native application for Windows 8's Metro interface. CloudMagic's Windows 8 edition still delivers super-speedy, accurate search results across a host of services, but...
Review: CloudMagic Lives Inside Windows 8

Aardvark Founder's Social Shopping Site Luvocracy Creates Market Around Recommendations

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Nathan Stoll’s grandmother was an Avon lady for 50 years, and he wants to reimagine that role for the social media age. “Recommendations are an ancient thing; it’s different than reviews,” Stoll said in a recent interview at the headquarters of his startup, Luvocracy. “It’s part of the way we...
Aardvark Founder's Social Shopping Site Luvocracy Creates Market Around Recommendations

Amazon Is Trying To Steal Microsoft's Hardcore Customers Away From Microsoft's Cloud (MSFT, AMZN)

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Amazon is trying to lure Microsoft customers away from its cloud, Azure. Today Amazon announced a new service that will let companies use Microsoft's database and its Web programming platform, ASP.NET, on Amazon's cloud. Customers who use those technologies are natural for Microsoft's cloud. Many people think that Amazon and...
Amazon Is Trying To Steal Microsoft's Hardcore Customers Away From Microsoft's Cloud (MSFT, AMZN)
Georama's Map-Based Travel Search Service Goes Live

Google Tweaks Search to Make Explicit Images Harder to Find

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Google has quietly tweaked its search service to make it more difficult to surface sexually-explicit images, risking the ire of some users even as new data shows the firm solidifying its leadership in the U.S. market....
Google Tweaks Search to Make Explicit Images Harder to Find

Google Makes Porn Harder to Find

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Google has tweaked its search service to make it more difficult to surface sexually explicit images, risking the ire of some users even as new data show the firm solidifying its leadership in the U.S. market....
Google Makes Porn Harder to Find

Facebook Shares How People Are Using Graph Search: Finding Friends Tops List

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Today, Facebook has shared information that “hundreds of thousands” of people are using its Facebook Graph Search service, highlighting that people still use it like “old’ Facebook search — to find friends. Facebook then suggests some ways to go beyond that, for those... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Facebook Shares How People Are Using Graph Search: Finding Friends Tops List

Paul Graham, the Commons, and How Google Stopped Being Google

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Google has increasingly tailored its search service with individuals' data, but clickthrough rates can't reflect a community's desires....
Paul Graham, the Commons, and How Google Stopped Being Google

On Google's Brand

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Yesterday a reporter from Cnet called and asked me a few provocative questions. He was writing a piece on Google as a marketer, and wanted my point of view. I'm not sure when his piece is coming out (or if my thoughts will be included), but our conversation helped...
On Google's Brand

Google optimizes Flight Search for tablets, makes booking trips easier

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It feels like it was only yesterday that we were praising Google for giving us access to a plethora of handy, everyday tools -- oh wait, it was yesterday. At any rate, today the folks from Mountain View are back with more travel-friendly software for you to enjoy, announcing...
Google optimizes Flight Search for tablets, makes booking trips easier
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China

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Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government’s internet controls, according to censorship monitoring blog GreatFire.org. The blog reports that the change was made sometime between December 5 and December 8 2012, with no official...
Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China
Expanding the Cloud – Introducing Amazon CloudSearch

Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

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Correcting yet another post-first-and-ask questions later rumor, sources tell BoomTown that–as has been previously reported many times–Microsoft and Apple have been in long-term talks about adding the Bing search service as a prominent option on the iPhone and not as a replacement of Google. Currently, Google (GOOG) is the...
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

Google Tweaks Search to Make Explicit Images Harder to Find

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Google has quietly tweaked its search service to make it more difficult to surface sexually explicit images, risking the ire of some users even as new data shows the firm solidifying its leadership in the U.S. market. Users complained online Wednesday that finding explicit images had become more difficult using...
Google Tweaks Search to Make Explicit Images Harder to Find

Sky+ for Android gets revamped search capability and on-demand listings

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Searching for something to watch on the Sky+ Android app? An update rolling out today might make that easier, with a refreshed design and enhanced search feature. The new -- and hopefully improved -- search service can scan Sky TV listings by key words and cast names instead of...
Sky+ for Android gets revamped search capability and on-demand listings

Kayak Has Much More Than a Derailed IPO to Worry About

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The decision by online travel service Kayak Software to delay its initial public offering has been blamed on Facebook's botched public offering a couple weeks ago. But while Facebook's roughly 25% plunge in share price is a great reason for skepticism in the next Internet company IPO, that's not Kayak's...
Kayak Has Much More Than a Derailed IPO to Worry About
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