Google’s new tools help discussion forums and social media platforms rank higher in search results

Google today introduced new tools for website owners, including those running social media sites and discussion forums, who want to better elevate their content in Google’s search results. The f

Google’s AI-powered search experience expands globally to 120+ countries and territories

Google’s AI-powered search experience is rolling out worldwide, after initial launches in select markets, including the U.S., India and Japan. Starting today, the AI-based conversational experie

Deft is building e-commerce search to help you find the right product quickly

E-commerce search startup Deft is releasing a multimodal search function for users to get better results. The company, which opened its service to beta users in May, has rolled out the new search expe

Google taps gen-AI to help users in India search through government welfare schemes

Google announced a bunch of generative AI-focused tools in India at its Google for India event. The features include visual results like images and videos and information on government schemes. Google

Yahoo spins out Vespa, its search tech, into an independent company

Yahoo, otherwise known as the company that pays my salary (full disclosure: Yahoo owns TC), today announced that it’s spinning off Vespa, the big data serving engine, into an independent venture

AlphaSense, an AI-based market intel firm, snaps up $150M at a $2.5B valuation

Market intelligence — where organizations gather information about industries, other businesses, trends and more in order to use that data to help make business decisions — has become a hu

TikTok may start serving you Google Search results

TikTok is testing a new feature that integrates Google Search into its own in-app search results. The test, spotted by app researcher Radu Oncescu, shows a small box midway down TikTok’s search

Amazon updates visual search, AR search and more in challenge to Google

Amazon is introducing new features that make it easier to search for products on mobile and is challenging other product search engines, like Google and Pinterest in the process. The retailer announce

Threads starts testing search feature in Australia and New Zealand

Last week, Threads launched one of the most anticipated features, a web version of the platform. Now, Meta is testing another highly demanded feature for the social network — the ability to search p

Google’s AI-powered search expands outside US to India and Japan

Google is bringing its generative AI search experience to the first countries outside the U.S., the company announced today, starting with expansions in India and Japan. The new AI-powered search feat

Rockset lands $44M to power real-time search and analytics apps

Rockset, a company building tools to drive real-time search and data analytics, today announced that it raised $44 million — $37 million in equity and $7 million in debt — led by ICON Vent

TikTok now lets brands buy ads that appear in the app’s search results

TikTok announced today it’s adding a new place for advertisers to reach its audience: within the search results page. The new ad buying type dubbed the “Search Ads Toggle” will allow

Google’s AI search experience adds AI-powered summaries, definitions and coding improvements

Google today is rolling out a few new updates to its nearly three-month-old Search Generative Experience (SGE), the company’s AI-powered conversational mode in Search, with a goal of helping use

Privacy-focused Brave Search launches its own image and video search

Privacy-focused search engine and browser maker Brave is taking another step away from its reliance on other search providers with today’s news that it has now launched its own image and video s looks to innovation to chip away at Google’s search dominance is a small startup trying to take on search giant Google with AI, innovation and a focus on privacy.

Google Lens can now search for skin conditions

Google’s enhancing Google Lens, its computer vision-powered app that brings up information related to the objects it identifies, with new features. Starting today, Lens can surface skin conditio

AI-powered search engine Perplexity AI lands $26M, launches iOS app

A search startup raised $26 million recently to offer an AI-powered rival to Google. Perplexity AI, which bills itself as a “conversational search engine,” closed a Series A funding round

Hands-on with Bing’s new ChatGPT-like features

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the new Bing on the web and in its Edge browser, powered by a combination of a next-gen OpenAI GPT model and Microsoft’s own Prometheus model. With this, Microsoft

Google’s AI-powered ‘multisearch,’ which combines text and images in a single query, goes global

Amid other AI-focused announcements, Google today shared that its newer “multisearch” feature would now be available to global users on mobile devices, anywhere that Google Lens is already

Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results

Google confirmed it’s putting an end to a feature that allowed users to access playable podcasts directly from the Google Search results in favor of offering podcast recommendations. Officially
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