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Video! The search quality meeting, uncut (annotated)

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It took eight video cameras and 16 microphones, but we’ve done something new and special to give you another inside look at how search works. Today we’ve published, for the first time, a video with the uncut discussion of a proposed algorithm change (in this case, an upcoming change to...
Video! The search quality meeting, uncut (annotated)

Google reshuffles its mapping and commerce businesses, executive Jeff Huber to join Google X

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Jeff Huber, Senior Vice President of Geo and Commerce at Google, is stepping aside to join the Google X team, run by company co-founder Sergey Brin. The move, if accurate, is a significant change for Google following the news yesterday that Andy Rubin,...
Google reshuffles its mapping and commerce businesses, executive Jeff Huber to join Google X

Steve Ballmer's Biggest Mistake: Obsessing Over Google (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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Steve Ballmer's biggest mistake during his tenure as CEO of Microsoft has been to obsess over the success of Google, while missing the rise of Apple. In 2008, when the iPhone was just a year old, and the iPad didn't exist, our own Henry Blodget pointed out that Microsoft was...
Steve Ballmer's Biggest Mistake: Obsessing Over Google (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

Don't You DARE Try to Name Pluto's Moons After Some Internet Nonsense

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Hi there! (NASA Photo: H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team, Via Wikimedia Commons) Fun fact: Pluto was named in 1930 by an 11-year-old girl. In the spirit of her christening skills, Wired reports, astronomers at the SETI Institute is asking the Internet to...
Don't You DARE Try to Name Pluto's Moons After Some Internet Nonsense

Q&A: How Bing is using your friends to challenge Google

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Our guest on the latest GeekWire radio show and podcast was Stefan Weitz  from Microsoft Bing. He gave us a broad update on the latest developments from the Microsoft search team — including Bing’s newly launched angel investment fund, the company’s partnership with Yahoo and its competition with Google. Weitz talked about the...
Q&A: How Bing is using your friends to challenge Google

All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday

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Today, Microsoft unveiled its response to the rise of Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets, and sharing, in the form of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Next week, Microsoft will unleash a new version of its category-leading Hotmail email service that carries the fight against Google from corporate IT departments onto...
All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday

Google lifts the kimono on what goes on behind search, releases uncut video of meeting

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In what I’ve noticed to be an about-face for Google, the entire company has become more open and social in the past six months. These changes have happened ever since Larry Page was named CEO and Google+ was released. There’s more than meets the eye to these changes, and it...
Google lifts the kimono on what goes on behind search, releases uncut video of meeting

Google reportedly acquires natural language processing startup Wavii

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Word that Google has snapped up natural language processing startup Wavii first came from TechCrunch, and now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with its own sources claiming the deal has in fact been struck, and that an announcement is imminent. In its current form, Wavii parses a...
Google reportedly acquires natural language processing startup Wavii

Google skips WebMD, starts showing you medical conditions that match your symptoms

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If you’ve ever had a really bad headache or back problem, you might have surfed over to WebMD to see if you can find possible medical issues related to your symptoms. Googling symptoms tends to return a bunch of Yahoo! Answer pages and some WebMD landing pages, so Google realized...
Google skips WebMD, starts showing you medical conditions that match your symptoms

Google Hires Three Neural Networks Researchers

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Google has hired University of Toronto computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton and two of his students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever. The trio researches “deep learning” using neural networks and will join Google’s knowledge (formerly known as search) team and also maintain their university connections. The company has recently stepped up...
Google Hires Three Neural Networks Researchers

Twitter Working On ‘Most Popular Tweets’ Search Project

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Twitter’s search team is working on a project to uncover the most popular tweets for any search query, but it’s unclear when or where the project might be implemented. Taylor Singletary, a Developer Advocate at Twitter, announced and described the project today in a post on the Twitter API Announcements...
Twitter Working On ‘Most Popular Tweets’ Search Project
Google expands Patent Search with prior art finder, European patents

Amazon's New Cloud Search Service Is A Brilliant Slap At Google, HP, Others (AMZN)

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Amazon today launched a new search service on its cloud. The new service shows just how much smarter Amazon is at cloud computing than all of its competitors combined. This form of search in no way threatens Google and Bing from indexing Web pages. But Amazon's cloud hosts a whole...
Amazon's New Cloud Search Service Is A Brilliant Slap At Google, HP, Others (AMZN)

Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

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In July of last year, Twitter Search usage was exploding. As such, Twitter hired a new high-profile engineer, Doug Cook, to take over as the new “Director of Search.” Cook has now left the company, we’ve learned. When reached for comment, Twitter confirmed the departure, but would not give a...
Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

Another Round Of Layoffs At Yahoo, Search Team Gets Hit

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Yahoo has laid off part of its search team as part of a new restructuring move, we’ve learned. Yahoo declined to comment on the number of people who were affected, but did confirm that there were layoffs in its Search group and gave us the following statement: “Yahoo! remains focused...
Another Round Of Layoffs At Yahoo, Search Team Gets Hit
Digital Natives And Doctors Rejoice, Google Handwrite Gets Faster And Smarter

Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

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It is been fairly obvious for a few years that the search-driven, URL-centric web would converge with the web of social objects. It is something that is driving Google’s paranoia. It is also something Facebook dreams about. However, the company most likely to capture the opportunity is Twitter, the San...
Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

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

Will Google Penalize Chromebooks, Google Analytics, AdWords & Google+ For Using Advertorials?

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A day after warning publishers against advertorials, will Google’s search team now have to penalize parts of its own company for running its advertorials? Perhaps, and if so, it wouldn’t be the first time. It’s also another absurd chapter in Google’s war on paid links.... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Will Google Penalize Chromebooks, Google Analytics, AdWords & Google+ For Using Advertorials?
Here's What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

Google's interaction designer talks revamping Google Search on iOS (Video)

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In a recent “Life at Google” video (above), Interaction Designer on Google’s search team Noah Levin walks us through his work building the latest version of the Google Search app on iOS: After just three months at Google, Interaction Designer Noah Levin helped change the way our users interact...
Google's interaction designer talks revamping Google Search on iOS (Video)

Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month

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We’re in San Francisco at Google’s office to discuss the future of search. The question everyone asks Google is: “What’s the future of search?” Their answer: Everyone who asks that question, knows the answer deep inside their heart. They’ve actually dreamt the search engine of the future already. The way...
Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month
Facebook Announces Its Third Pillar "Graph Search" That Gives You Answers, Not Links Like Google
Google Now Warns Chinese Users When Their Searches Go Out Of Bounds

Yahoo Is So Bloated, It Could Cut 25 Percent Of Its Staff And Nobody Would Notice (YHOO)

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Michael Smith, a former Yahoo business development manager in Asia, has posted a scathing rant about how the company was mismanaged. He is sure that layoffs are coming in the next two weeks, but says Yahoo is so overstaffed that it could cut 20 to 25 percent of its...
Yahoo Is So Bloated, It Could Cut 25 Percent Of Its Staff And Nobody Would Notice (YHOO)

Why Digg Digs Cassandra

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Digg, the San Francisco-based social media company, is dropping MySQL and instead betting its future on Cassandra, an open-source data store. It’s just the latest sign of the growing popularity of the software, which was developed (and open sourced) by Facebook to search through its inbox. While Facebook has since...
Why Digg Digs Cassandra
Market For "Apperating Systems" Heats Up, As Highland Capital, Andreesen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android

Google to change search algorithm as Hollywood lobbyists win latest copyright battle

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Move to downgrade websites that persistently breach copyright follows prolonged lobbying from media and film giantsGoogle is to make a significant change to its search algorithm from Monday, downgrading websites that persistently breach copyright laws.The move is a victory for media and entertainment giants, which have complained for years that...
Google to change search algorithm as Hollywood lobbyists win latest copyright battle
Yahoo director in charge of Scott Thompson hire to step down from board
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