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  • Privacy-Focused Search Engine DuckDuckGo Gets A New Look, Smarter Search With “Instant Answers”

    Privacy-Focused Search Engine DuckDuckGo Gets A New Look, Smarter Search With “Instant Answers”

    DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine whose popularity grew last year following the NSA and PRISM leaks, is today rolling our an updated interface for its website, which features “smarter search,” plus a new, cleaner design and improvements related to photo search, video search, place search, and more. Key to the new release are a number of features users have been… Read More

  • Apple Poaches Amazon A9 Search Exec For Maps And App Store Search Improvements

    Apple Poaches Amazon A9 Search Exec For Maps And App Store Search Improvements

    Apple has hired away a former Vice President of Search Technology from Amazon, according to 9to5Mac. Benoit Dupin’s profile was removed from Amazon A9′s leadership site, and his LinkedIn now lists him as a Director at Apple. The new role is said to be involved in revamping search specifically as it relates to Apple Maps, according to 9to5Mac’s sources. The job change is… Read More

  • Study Finds Download Volume May Impact App Store Search Results

    Study Finds Download Volume May Impact App Store Search Results

    New research released today from mobile app marketer Fiksu examines the impact that download volume has on search results in the iTunes App Store. Today, the App Store has over a million applications available, which means, more than ever, app discovery is being fueled by search as opposed to lists and top charts. Developers now need to know not only how to increase their App Store ranking… Read More

  • Microsoft Has Big Plans For Bing’s Entity Engine

    Microsoft Has Big Plans For Bing’s Entity Engine

    Both Microsoft and Google have long worked on getting users answers without having to click through a number of websites. At Google, the current result of this is the Knowledge Graph and at Bing, it’s the company’s entity engine (previously referred to internally as Satori). Both search engines currently offer very similar experiences related to these engines. Search for… Read More

  • SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers

    SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers

    SRCH2, an enterprise software company founded by ex-Googlers and Stanford PhD’s and focused on building faster, more efficient search technology, is expanding its reach to mobile consumers and mobile developers. The company is now launching a new Java SDK for Android app developers, which will allow third-parties to integrate the SRCH2 technology into their own applications. In addition… Read More

  • Cathy Edwards, Co-Founder Of Chomp, Is Leaving Apple On April 11

    Cathy Edwards, Co-Founder Of Chomp, Is Leaving Apple On April 11

    A notable personnel departure is coming up in Cupertino: Cathy Edwards, the co-founder and CTO of app search and discovery platform Chomp, is leaving Apple on April 11, TechCrunch has learned. Apple, if you recall, acquired Chomp in February 2012 for $50 million, kickstarting a long-term revamp of how users search for and discover apps in the iOS App Store and elsewhere in the Apple… Read More

  • Apple Improves App Store With Related Search Suggestions

    Apple Improves App Store With Related Search Suggestions

    Apple quietly introduced a new “related search” suggestion feature on the iTunes App Store, which began rolling out yesterday to iPhone users on iOS 7 devices. The addition involves showing a user who is searching for a particular keyword in the App Store other search terms that may also be useful. For example, a search for “calendar” may offer similar suggestions… Read More

  • Google Faces Antitrust Heat In India

    Google Faces Antitrust Heat In India

    Google could face a penalty of up to $5 billion if found guilty by the Competition Commission of India in a two-year old probe launched to investigate if the company abused its dominant position in the business of Internet search and advertising. India started antitrust investigation against Google in 2012 based on complaints from the advocacy group, CUTS International, and a local… Read More

  • Google Adds Full Restaurant Menus To Its Search Results Pages

    Google Adds Full Restaurant Menus To Its Search Results Pages

    Here is a small but nifty update to Google Search: if you ask it to find a restaurant menu for you, it will now often just show you the menu right on the search results page. Try this for a search like “show me the menu for fogo de chao” and the menu will be right there. As far as I can see, this doesn’t work for every restaurant yet and it’s unclear where Google… Read More

  • Semantic App Search Engine Quixey Now Digs Into Apps Themselves To Serve You Direct Results

    Semantic App Search Engine Quixey Now Digs Into Apps Themselves To Serve You Direct Results

    Quixey — the semantic app search engine that has raised some $74.2 million from the likes of Alibaba, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and others — is raising the bar again in its bid to make apps and the data that they hold more discoverable. Today the startup is launching a new feature that it calls “Functional Search” — which will let users not… Read More