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How Google searches 30 trillion web pages, 100 billion times a month

Google web search reveals English letter frequency, helps our Scrabble hustle

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Wordsmiths go to great lengths to master a game of Scrabble or Words With Friends. Rarely are their efforts quite so calculated, however, as what we're seeing today. After Google research director Peter Norvig used his company's search engine to determine letter frequency in the English language, Deadspin and...
Google web search reveals English letter frequency, helps our Scrabble hustle
Google expands Search by Image with better results and Knowledge Graph sidebar

Sources claim iOS search could gain Baidu support in China

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Apple is planning to integrate Baidu web search into iOS, according to sources for Sina Technology. Baidu is an extremely popular search engine in China, but iOS currently defaults to Google, with Bing and Yahoo as secondary options. Sina suggests that Baidu support will begin in April, at least in...
Sources claim iOS search could gain Baidu support in China

Microsoft takes the offensive against Google, and it's about time

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Google was once a humble startup with a big dream--to be the David that takes down Microsoft's Goliath. Google has become a tech force to be reckoned with, challenging Microsoft in almost every area including Web search, browsers, email, operating systems, productivity software and mobile platforms. Over time, it...
Microsoft takes the offensive against Google, and it's about time

Google enhances local web search for US iPad users

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Google added a new feature to its web search for US iPad users on Tuesday. In addition to traditional web results, this new enhancement displays a virtual carousel with reviews and photos that detail local businesses matching your query. Selecting an image card reveals additional information, including a map...
Google enhances local web search for US iPad users

Facebook Search: Already Bigger Than Ask, AOL

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Facebook’s U.S. search queries grew 48 percent in March, bringing the company to 4.2 percent market share, according to comScore data that’s due out this afternoon but has already been distributed by Citi Investment Research. At 4.2 percent of searches, Facebook now has a greater share than the search engine...
Facebook Search: Already Bigger Than Ask, AOL

Google tackles the world’s big problems

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There are some problems you can’t answer with just a quick Web search: How do we make sure the world has enough water? How can we best reuse our world’s resources? What’s the best way to treat chronic illness? Read full article >>...
Google tackles the world’s big problems

China's Baidu Strikes Back Against Web-Search Upstart

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A battle is emerging between Baidu Inc. and upstart Qihoo 360 Technology Inc., underlining the high stakes in China’s growing Web-search market. Qihoo’s emergence as a real player in search just a few weeks after unveiling its search engine has rattled Baidu — long the country’s dominant search provider. Google...
China's Baidu Strikes Back Against Web-Search Upstart

FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday it has enlisted a seasoned litigator to help lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominance in Web-search advertising, a move that could provide a big boost to the agency’s legal team if it ultimately decides to bring a case...
FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

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Twitter has partnered with Yandex, the Russian web search giant, to include tweets in Yandex's search results, reports TechCrunch. This could potentially be a new source of revenue for Twitter -- Yandex described it as a licensing arrangement and Microsoft paid Twitter $30 million for a similar deal. Yandex...
Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

Better Search with Web Search Pro (FireFox)

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Web Search Pro is an awesome tool I wish I had discovered earlier. It’s a FireFox addon that adds quite a few features around your FireFox search box. 1. Group search engines (for Multi-Search) This is my favorite feature! The tool allows to group your installed search engines by topic...
Better Search with Web Search Pro (FireFox)

Zuckerberg explains Bing choice, blasts Google over privacy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has blasted Google over privacy concerns, claiming the search giant would not agree to certain terms demanded by the social network for its new search tools. Facebook also has dodged questions surrounding the backbone of its new Search Graph feature, however Zuckerberg explained that Microsoft will...
Zuckerberg explains Bing choice, blasts Google over privacy

Facebook: No Sense "To Even Begin To Think About Doing Web Search" Now

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Facebook is working on improving its search engine, but a company executive says it doesn’t make sense “to even begin to think about doing web search” right now. Lars Rasmussen, Director of Engineering at Facebook, made the comments in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.... Please visit Search Engine...
Facebook: No Sense "To Even Begin To Think About Doing Web Search" Now

Is Jybe the recommendation app Yelp should be?

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Built by longtime Web search veterans, the new iPhone app is built around pointing users to things--meals, movies, books, and more--that are highly tailored to their interests. [Read more]...
Is Jybe the recommendation app Yelp should be?

Autism Expressed Helps Autistic Children Learn About The Internet

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The internet is an incredibly powerful tool, but it’s also a very dangerous place. Because of this, children with autism and other disabilities often can’t leverage the power of the web, which is a place where you should be able to learn anything. But Autism Expressed, a startup we...
Autism Expressed Helps Autistic Children Learn About The Internet

Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

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Google has changed the default behavior of their image search to work similarly to how web search works. Now when you search for less explicit search terms while in image search, Google is more likely to filter out explicit images and set your default SafeSearch filter to the on position....
Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

Google to launch third-party commenting platform to rival Facebook

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Google is about to launch a new commenting system that will tie into the search giant’s Google+ platform, web services and web search. Tech-WD blogger Saud Al-Hawawi reported yesterday that several new Google features that have yet to be announced were discussed at the Google event G-Saudi Arabia, including the new...
Google to launch third-party commenting platform to rival Facebook

Google's 'forcing' users to use Google+ is old news - a year old, actually

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In November 2011, we let all y’all know that Google+ was not a social network; rather, our Google sources told us, it was intended to be a unified login system for all Google services, the single key to unlock all your Google-powered apps and accounts. Then yesterday, some folks...
Google's 'forcing' users to use Google+ is old news - a year old, actually

WSJ Says Big Google Search Changes Coming? Reality Check Time!

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The Wall Street Journal is out with a story saying that Google is about to make one of the biggest changes in its history of offering web search, providing more direct answers and gaining “semantic” smarts to understand more about what words mean. I’m scratching my head, since... Please visit...
WSJ Says Big Google Search Changes Coming? Reality Check Time!

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

Google News searches turn up incomplete results, critic finds

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Robert Epstein was searching for links to add to his press page when he noticed something peculiar: Although his articles showed up in Google's main Web search and in other search engines, Epstein could no longer find them in a search on Google News. Read full article >>...
Google News searches turn up incomplete results, critic finds
Search and browse simultaneously with Slikk

If It's Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing

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Facebook this morning unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search tool for finding people, photos, places and interests in a way that the social networking giant was very careful to point out is very different from web search. But, nearing the end of the press conference held at Facebook headquarters this...
If It's Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing

Amazon launches new ‘CloudSearch’ for sites and apps

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Amazon has tried a variety of different projects in search over the years, with its A9 search engine never becoming a major rival to the bigger players in the broader world of web search. But the Seattle company is still in the search game, and this morning its Amazon Web...
Amazon launches new ‘CloudSearch’ for sites and apps

Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

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Google told reporters today that the future of web search looks identical to Apple's Siri, admitting, "if we are going to build the search of the future, we will have to solve difficult technology issues like speech recognition and natural language."...
Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS
Yahoo revamps search with new look that 'combines utility with beauty'

Location may get a central place in Google’s web search redesign | VentureBeat http://j.mp/aSt9a7

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Location may get a central place in Google’s web search redesign | VentureBeat http://j.mp/aSt9a7

Bing brings new social sidebar to the iPad, helps you see who's been looking for what

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Bing's desktop version recently underwent a bit of a makeover and Microsoft has now added its search engine's new social sidebar for the iPad's Safari users. Upon performing a web search, folks will have access to a side pane displaying related results from the likes of Facebook, Foursquare, Klout...
Bing brings new social sidebar to the iPad, helps you see who's been looking for what

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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