Semantic

  • In Battle With Amazon, Walmart Unveils Polaris, A Semantic Search Engine For Products

    In Battle With Amazon, Walmart Unveils Polaris, A Semantic Search Engine For Products

    Walmart is today unveiling a new search engine named “Polaris” which now powers Walmart.com, as well as the company’s mobile web and mobile apps, and offers a 10%-15% increased likelihood that a customer will complete their purchase, the company claims. The engine was built by a small team of fifteen engineers within Walmart’s @WalmartLabs division, an internal group… Read More

  • Google Search Changes In A Nutshell: Please Stop Talking Trash About SPYW, We Have Semantic Search!

    Google Search Changes In A Nutshell: Please Stop Talking Trash About SPYW, We Have Semantic Search!

    Google will be rolling out major updates to its Google Search engine in the coming months, if an article in today’s WSJ is to be believed. According to statements from Amit Singhal, SVP of Search at Google, the changes primarily involve the introduction of semantic search capabilities and instant answers – yes, two things that Microsoft is already doing (and has been doing for… Read More

  • Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader

    Evri Comes To iPad With New Topic-Based News Reader

    Realtime semantic startup Evri is debuting its brand-new iPad application today, where it joins the crowded “iPad news magazine” space filled with the likes of Flipboard, The Daily, Zite, Pulse, NewsMix, AOL Editions, News360 and others. To differentiate itself from the pack, Evri’s app employs a combination of social news and topical streams, allowing readers to follow… Read More

  • Personalized News Aggregation: News360 Launches Version 2.0

    Personalized News Aggregation: News360 Launches Version 2.0

    Cross-platform newsreader application News360 launched into version 2.0 today, a significant update that introduces its new personalization features. The news reader now learns from your activity on social Web services, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Evernote, in order to present you with stories that fit your interests. But unlike some of its competitors, which there are now… Read More

  • Experiments In Realtime News: The Eqentia Streams

    Experiments In Realtime News: The Eqentia Streams

    When it comes to realtime news, the prevailing wisdom these days is to let your friends tell you what to read through Twitter or Facebook. Instead of editors, people are using these social stream sto filter their news, and a whole bunch of apps (like Flipboard) are tapping into that to present your social news feed in more appealing ways. But a Toronto startup called Eqentia is approaching… Read More

  • Evri Unleashes An Open Beta, But Falls Short On Results

    Evri Unleashes An Open Beta, But Falls Short On Results

    Evri, a site that uses semantic searching to help users discover more Web content in the shortest amount of time, has added a number of new product features today to mark its open beta. The site now features a content recommendation engine that publishers can add to their sites to let visitors browse Evri’s listings and profile pages where Evri will collect all the related content on… Read More