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Wayfair takes on Pinterest with its own visual search engine for home furnishings

Pinterest and Google's recent moves to leverage visual search technologies to connect consumers with products have not gone unnoticed by those in the e-commerce business. One company, Wayfair, is taki

Twiggle raises $15 million in new funding to make e-commerce search more intuitive

Twiggle, a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup focused on making searching for products online as simple as talking to a store clerk, announced today that it has raised $15 million led by MizMaa Ventures a

Slack beefs up its search to find the right person to ask a question

Slack wants to become a kind of lexicon of information, with everything easily accessible, and it's starting to do that today with a big update to its search function.

Crunch Report | SpaceX Successfully Re-launches a Rocket

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook, SpaceX successfully re-launches a rocket, Cloudera files for IPO and Snapchat now allows you to search Stories. All this on Crunch Report.

Google’s Search app now includes Gboard, a widget and expanded 3D Touch

Google’s desire for its search engine to become more deeply integrated into the iOS operating system got a big push today – the company says that its previously standalone keyboard app G

Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions

Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook us

More organizations and celebrities can now post on Google with Posts on Google

Posts on Google started out as an experiment during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It essentially allowed candidates to post Twitter-like status updates directly to Google’s search result

Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts

Google announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, weather, food and

Crunch Report | Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Meta Search

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires Meta search engine, Alibaba hits a home run with its earnings report, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies opens up a new facility in Toulouse, France, and a new F

Google for Android gets new feature to deal with inconsistent internet connections

As more of the world's population comes online for the first time, so Google is focusing on making the web and its services more accessible. That means smaller sized apps for budget devices with limit

Google will display election results as soon as polls close

Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information

Google quietly shutters standalone Google Showtimes movie site

It looks like the last picture show for one of Google’s efforts at expanding into more detailed vertical search pages. Without much notice, the search giant has closed down its standalone movi

Atlas Recall, a search engine for your entire digital life, gets an open beta and $20M in backing

Computers have perfect memories. So why is it so hard to find stuff on them? Probably because our own memories don't work the same way. Atlas Recall aims to fix that with "one search to rule them all,

Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

For the last several years, Elastic has offered a range of analytics and visualization tools to go with its open source search engine. Today, it announced it was pulling those pieces together into an

Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

Google’s airfare search destination Google Flights already offered a variety of features aimed at helping you find low-cost tickets, but today it’s rolling out one more: it will show you w

Deepgram’s speech search engine is now free for journalists until Election Day

During a contentious election filled with accusations of lies and denials, not to mention overworked fact-checkers, a company that can help journalists more easily find soundbites in audio recordings

Biz Stone on the future of search

Chatbots and SMS are becoming the preferred method of how people and businesses communicate with one another, and it’s time that search engines follow suit.

Google is launching Shop the Look to let you search and shop by outfit

If there is one threat to Google Search, it’s that the majority of content created today lives inside social apps like Instagram and Snapchat and can’t easily be indexed to show in search

Google’s Search app on Android can now find content buried in your apps

More of the content we’re looking for is saved in mobile applications, which is why Google has been working to bring that information to the surface by indexing apps in search. Now, it will do t

Mozilla invests in Germany’s Cliqz, a private search browser

Mozilla has invested in Cliqz, an anti-tracking browser with a pro-privacy built-in 'quick search' feature. The startup currently targets web users in German speaking countries -- where it has amassed
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