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Servers: The Original Google Hardware Device Makes a Comeback

Further escalation: Ericsson throws in eight more patents against Samsung

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The patent spat between Ericsson and Samsung, which started in late 2012 with a couple of Ericsson lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas and an ITC complaint, continues to escalate. Last month Samsung accused Ericsson of behaving like a patent troll and asserted eight additional patents in Texas. Late...
Further escalation: Ericsson throws in eight more patents against Samsung

Apple tipped to further distance itself from Google with the inclusion of China’s Baidu in iOS

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Apple’s impending divorce from Google is about to take another step towards a split, according to suggestions in China that iOS may soon get local search support. Chinese website Sina Tech — via Tech In Asia — is reporting on speculation that Apple will introduce an update for iOS that integrates...
Apple tipped to further distance itself from Google with the inclusion of China’s Baidu in iOS

Chinese search giant Baidu to focus on developing mobile Web services

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Baidu Chief Executive Robin Li has revealed that the company is focused on developing its offering for mobile this year, as it looks to take advantage of China’s booming mobile and smartphone market. China became the world’s biggest mobile market in the final quarter of 2011, when device shipments to...
Chinese search giant Baidu to focus on developing mobile Web services

Baidu's Q4 Report Shows Growth Is Still Slow Despite Higher Profits

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Baidu’s  fourth-quarter earnings report presented a mixed bag for the company known as the “Google of China.” Though its profit jumped by 36 percent in the quarter because of an increase in advertising spending, its 41.6 percent year-on-year revenue growth was the slowest since 2009, according to Reuters. Most of...
Baidu's Q4 Report Shows Growth Is Still Slow Despite Higher Profits

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

Live @ SMX London: Facebook's New Graph Search & Its Marketing Implications

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In January, Facebook unveiled it’s first major move into the search space: Facebook Graph Search. Graph Search is not just another index of the web, however. Rather, it’s powered by what people are liking and sharing, leading to vastly different results than you’d see on Google.... Please visit Search Engine...
Live @ SMX London: Facebook's New Graph Search & Its Marketing Implications

Symbolab raises $1.2m to help bring its unique mathematical search engine to smartphones and tablets

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Editor’s note: This story was written by Avishay Bassa and was originally published in Hebrew by Newsgeek, the largest tech blog In Israel.  Israeli start-up Symbolab, developer of a unique, mathematically geared search engine that can find and solve for complex mathematical equations (see previous TNW coverage), announced today the completion of a seed round of $1.2 million....
Symbolab raises $1.2m to help bring its unique mathematical search engine to smartphones and tablets

Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent

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Travel search giant Kayak just posted new revenue numbers for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 in a new S-1 filing with the SEC. As we heard last September, Kayak put its IPO plans on hold until market conditions improve. Now that the markets are more stabilized, it should...
Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent

Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

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The entrance of Qihoo 360 into the Chinese search market this summer sparked a feud that has now gotten big enough to require intervention from the government. Daily Economic News reports that the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) called a meeting on Thursday between the major search...
Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

Apple Subpoenaed for Details on iOS Search Deal in Google Antitrust Investigation

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Bloomberg reports that antitrust investigators with the Federal Trade Commission have issued a subpoena to Apple requesting information on the company's deal to make Google the default search engine on iOS. The subpoena is part of an ongoing antitrust investigation of Google over its actions to lock up search engine...
Apple Subpoenaed for Details on iOS Search Deal in Google Antitrust Investigation

Tinyview Launches As A Frictionless Browser For Mobile Shopping

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With mobile commerce ripe for disruption, we’re seeing a growing number of startups aiming to help consumers shop and purchase more efficiently on their mobile phones. The latest company to join the mix is Tinyview, which aims to be the go to “mobile browser” for product search and shopping. Tinyview...
Tinyview Launches As A Frictionless Browser For Mobile Shopping

Baidu reportedly in talks to invest in browser maker UC, giving China its own Facebook-Opera rumor

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Chinese search giant Baidu is reportedly in “preliminary talks” to acquire a major stake in Chinese Internet browser maker UC, according to sources close to the deal cited by a Dow Jones report. The speculation follows rumours last week that Baidu may be trying to acquire the company outright, and it is...
Baidu reportedly in talks to invest in browser maker UC, giving China its own Facebook-Opera rumor

Yahoo prepares to launch its ‘TV companion app’ IntoNow in the UK

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Up this afternoon was, James Wildman, Managing Director and VP for sales...
Yahoo prepares to launch its ‘TV companion app’ IntoNow in the UK

Google's lawyers under siege

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Predatory pricing and using its listings to advance its own products are two of the legal issues dogging the search giantGoogle is threatened by a "perfect storm" of litigation with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the European Commission both readying legal action over how it promotes its own...
Google's lawyers under siege

Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'

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Some people in the tech industry like to say that web search is a problem that has long been solved. But earlier this year, a small startup out of Toronto called Exponential Labs attracted some big attention with “MillionShort,” a clever hack called that let you bypass the top...
Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'

Facebook makes big push into local search with Nearby feature in mobile app

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Facebook today begins a rollout of Nearby, a new local search and discovery feature in its iOS and Android apps. Nearby used to be a feed of friend’s check-ins, but now it will enable users to search for specific places, browse categories or see broadly what’s around them, organized by their friend’s recommendations,...
Facebook makes big push into local search with Nearby feature in mobile app

Facebook makes more tweaks to search: tests 'top hit' and increases size of results

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Some Facebook users noticed changes to the social network’s search feature this weekend, including a larger window for typeahead results and a “top hit” option. With search-based ads called Sponsored Results in beta with partners like EA and Kixeye, Facebook seems to be working to improve its search offering and...
Facebook makes more tweaks to search: tests 'top hit' and increases size of results

Kayak Expands Direct Booking Into Flights; Adds Jetsetter And Travel + Leisure Hotel Reviews

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After debuting direct booking for hotel reservations, travel search engine Kayak is expanding this option to airline flights. This feature is initially only available for Air Canada but Kayak will be adding more airlines in the future. Previously if you wanted to book a flight using Kayak’s search engine, you...
Kayak Expands Direct Booking Into Flights; Adds Jetsetter And Travel + Leisure Hotel Reviews

Live @ SMX West: Meet Facebook Graph Search

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In January, Facebook unveiled it’s first major move into the search space: Facebook Graph Search. Graph Search is not just another index of the web, however. Rather, it’s powered by what people are liking and sharing, leading to vastly different results than you’d see on Google.... Please visit Search Engine...
Live @ SMX West: Meet Facebook Graph Search
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Facebook and the New SEO

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With the advent of Facebook’s new Open Graph Protocol announced at their developers conference last week, there has been no shortage of criticism as to what’s private, what’s open, and if this makes Facebook even more open and more closed.  While I’ve certainly made my opinion known, there is really...
Facebook and the New SEO

Yahoo Releases Two iPhone Apps for Search

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The world’s second-largest search engine, Yahoo Search, finally has an iPhone app to match. Actually, now it has two, one of which directly places it in competition with the likes of Yelp and Urbanspoon.The first app is Yahoo Search [iTunes link] — the mobile-optimized version of its search engine....
Yahoo Releases Two iPhone Apps for Search

The San Francisco 49ers are more popular than the Baltimore Ravens -- on Bing

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If the number of Bing searches correlates with winning football games, then 49ers fans have reason to be ecstatic. Bing has been analyzing some of the top searches relating to Sunday’s Super Bowl and found that San Francisco is driving twice as many searches than the Baltimore Ravens. San...
The San Francisco 49ers are more popular than the Baltimore Ravens -- on Bing

Start Getting Your Business Ready Now For Apple Maps, Google+ Local

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The battle to dominate the local search space intensified these past few weeks as Apple and Google both announced new initiatives designed to capitalize on this rapidly growing market. The headlines – Apple introduces new Maps feature and Google Places becomes Google+ Local – sparked great... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Start Getting Your Business Ready Now For Apple Maps, Google+ Local

ASOS knocked off top spot by House of Fraser as UK's most visible online fashion retailer

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According to a report from digital marketing agency Greenlight, ASOS just got knocked off the top spot for retail-related searches in the UK by department store House of Fraser. The agency’s quarterly report ‘Fashion – Issue 14’ (register to read), profiles UK consumer online behaviour and the most popular search...
ASOS knocked off top spot by House of Fraser as UK's most visible online fashion retailer

Facebook, Twitter and friends reshaping search, but Google still rules the roost

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Google and Microsoft Bing will be hot topics in Seattle this week, as people from around the industry huddle here for one of their biggest annual conferences. But Facebook and Twitter will be near the top of the agenda, as well. Those social networks (and many others) are bringing major changes...
Facebook, Twitter and friends reshaping search, but Google still rules the roost

Last week in Asia: Baidu launches Android browser, mobile Web tops fixed-line in India, and more

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Welcome to the latest instalment of Last Week in Asia, our roundup of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Baidu, China’s Google, jumps on mobile, launches speedy Android browser Baidu dominates the search space in China, accounting for around 80 percent of the...
Last week in Asia: Baidu launches Android browser, mobile Web tops fixed-line in India, and more
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