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  • 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

  • Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation And Search

    Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation And Search

    It’s 8am and you’re in your garage. You have to head into a different direction today, but you can’t fire up Google Maps until you’ve left the garage, because you’re offline. You probably pull off to the side of the road until your phone gets connectivity. Not anymore. Starting today, Google Maps will make itself available offline (search and navigation) for… Read More

  • Google To The Yahoo Rescue

    Google To The Yahoo Rescue

    Yahoo had a profit miss for Q3, causing shares to drop, but there was a gem in the release that should make investors very happy. The company says that it reached a search agreement this month with search giant Google, CEO Marissa Mayer’s old stomping grounds. It’s a three-year, non-exclusive agreement that covers both mobile and desktop audiences here and abroad. Here’s… Read More

  • Automatically Animate GIFs In Your Google Image Search Results

    Automatically Animate GIFs In Your Google Image Search Results

    Even though I’m a huge Giphy fan, I still use Google Image Search a lot to find fun imagery…especially animated GIFs. The problem with using Google Search for this is that the results aren’t animated. Static as the day is long. Womp Womp. Read More

  • Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm Crunch Network

    Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

    What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next? There are so many great choices available in the digital realm. Nevertheless, a universal personalized Discovery solution doesn’t exist yet. Why? Read More

  • Google Is Now Surfacing The World’s Constitutions In Its Search Results

    Google Is Now Surfacing The World’s Constitutions In Its Search Results

    Google has partnered with the Constitute Project to surface, analyze and compare key passages in the US Constitution, as well as the constitutions of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Micronesia, Norway and Ukraine. As someone who was watching the debates last night and googling the constitution, I can report that I’ll use this particular feature… Read More

  • Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Back in May, Google and Twitter partnered to bring tweets into mobile search results. It was, and is, a pretty big deal for both companies. The relationship is apparently going well, as Google announced in a short update on its original blog post that it’d be including tweets within search results on desktop as well. Read More

  • Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Social data company Gnip, acquired by Twitter last year, has become an indispensable tool for all types of companies. Data, especially social data, is necessary to make decisions on things like timing a product launch or putting together a new marketing campaign. Read More

  • OK Alphabet

    OK Alphabet

    “Finally.” “Moonshots.” “Sundar.” “Speed.” “Brilliant.” “YES!” These are all things that I’ve heard from insiders today in response to Google’s move to put itself, and its other units, under a new umbrella company called Alphabet. The news came in like a tomahawk, causing most of us to check the calendar and… Read More

  • Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, “Universal” Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow

    Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, “Universal” Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow

    Google is today opening up a program that allows developers who are running Search app install campaigns on AdWords to advertise their apps within Google Play’s search results. In conjunction with this, Google is also launching a new conversion-tracking solution that will track when users install and then launch an app after clicking on a search ad. Read More

  • Tumblr Debuts Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Tumblr Debuts Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Tumblr this morning is rolling out a new feature designed to take advantage of the extensive collection of GIFs hosted on its service: a GIF search engine. The news follows that of Facebook’s decision to officially support the animated file format on users’ Timelines, announced last week. With Tumblr’s implementation, web users will now be able to more easily locate GIFs… Read More

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