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  • 3Dprintler lets you order a 3D print via chatbot

    3Dprintler lets you order a 3D print via chatbot

    Who do you call if you want to 3D print something? Step forward 3Dprintler, a startup that has made a search engine for locating 3D printing services in your area. The team was chosen as the wildcard company from Startup Alley to present onstage in the 2016 Battlefield here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York. Read More

  • Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

    Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

    Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it’s a core component of Microsoft’s attempt at making its operating system smarter. Starting today, whenever you use Cortana to do a search on Windows 10 that would typically take you to… Read More

  • Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly as a human-powered search engine

    Calling it an “un-pivot,” Biz Stone is bringing back Jelly, the Q&A app he created in 2013. Launching today, the new and improved Jelly remains close to its roots, but with an added twist. This time, everything is anonymous so you can ask what you really want to know. Referring to the new Jelly an “on-demand search engine,” Stone said that one lesson he learned… Read More

  • E-commerce search startup Twiggle scores $12.5M Series A led by Naspers

    E-commerce search startup Twiggle scores $12.5M Series A led by Naspers

    Search engines on large e-commerce sites often spit up a lot of results, which is great if you want to browse, but otherwise annoying. Twiggle thinks it has the solution. Internet conglomerate Naspers agrees, because it has led the Tel Aviv-based startup’s $12.5 million Series A. Yahoo Japan, State of Mind Ventures (a returning investor), and Sir Ronald Cohen also participated in the round. Read More

  • Computer Vision Has Its Sights On Disrupting Search Crunch Network

    Computer Vision Has Its Sights On Disrupting Search

    You do two things when you type a query in a search engine: you provide the search engine with object identification and its context. This manual input precedes a valid query result. Computer vision has the potential to change the entire nature of search, because it eliminates the need for the user to input a search query, and instead utilizes sensor information (like noise and images)… Read More

  • Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially among the top results – than… Read More

  • Hulbee Bags $9M To Grow Its Pro-Privacy Search Engine

    Hulbee Bags $9M To Grow Its Pro-Privacy Search Engine

    Swiss-based semantic search company Hulbee, which launched a consumer search engine in the U.S. this August, has closed a $9 million angel funding. It’s positioning its consumer search offering as a pro-privacy alternative to mainstream search engines like Google, with a pledge that unlike those guys it does not track users. Read More

  • Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You’ve got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Google Play just to name a few. One of the players, Google, which happens to have the world’s biggest search engine, has chosen to only recognize a few of them. Read More

  • Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode

    Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode

    Following the rollout of Tumblr’s GIF search engine earlier this month, the blogging platform is today launching another new feature aimed at helping users discover and share GIFs: Tumblr TV. The addition is a combination of a search and viewing feature for GIFs, which helps you find the animated images housed on Tumblr and then view them in a full-screen mode. The “TV” part… Read More