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Yahoo launches visual search app

Yahoo launches visual search app | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Yahoo tries to attract search queries via a new service which offers visual webpage previews rather than lists of links...
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The Search Engine of the Future Will be All-Seeing, All-Knowing ‘Watcher in the Sky’

The Search Engine of the Future Will be All-Seeing, All-Knowing ‘Watcher in the Sky’ | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Search as envisioned in the 1990s is no longer fit for purpose.
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Microsoft is trying to become the default search provider for every Apple product - Neowin

Microsoft is trying to become the default search provider for every Apple product - Neowin | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Google's deal with Apple to be the default search provider on iOS devices expires in 2015 and it is being reported that both Yahoo! and Microsoft are courting Apple for this position.
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Google's Search Dominance Is Eroding

Google's Search Dominance Is Eroding | Internet Search | Scoop.it
The search engine giant has seen its largest market share drop since 2009, as Yahoo's share grows from 7.4 to 10.4 percent.
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Google's empire isn't as strong as it may at first seem, with attacks by Facebook, Yahoo and Apple.

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Yahoo Directory Closes, Five Days Early

Yahoo Directory Closes, Five Days Early | Internet Search | Scoop.it
The core service that launched Yahoo as an internet company -- the Yahoo Directory -- finally closes 20 years after it began.
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Thats another piece of history gone!

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Phil Bradley's weblog: Facebook's new search function - check your settings!

Phil Bradley's weblog: Facebook's new search function - check your settings! | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Facebook is taking Google head on over search, as I mentioned the other day, and there's now a new piece of search functionality that you need to be aware of. You also may need to check your settings. You can now search back through your old posts for things you mentioned in a status update. But wait, there's more - you can also search through your friends old status updates as well, and this is where it might all end in tears. However let's start at the beginning. This feature is rolling out, s
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This is a page from my blog

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Apple Starts Crawling Web - Is Apple Launching a Search Engine in 2015? - Search Engine Journal

Apple Starts Crawling Web - Is Apple Launching a Search Engine in 2015? - Search Engine Journal | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Web development consultant Jan Moesen alerted the Twitterverse last week about the fact that Apple is running a web crawler, written in the programming lan
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Google Hacking Database, GHDB, Google Dorks

Google Hacking Database, GHDB, Google Dorks | Internet Search | Scoop.it
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Interesting advanced search tips that let you find stuff that the web author didn't think you could. Please use this information sensibly and ethically.

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The Top 15 Search Engines That Used To Be a Big Deal [#IP15]

The Top 15 Search Engines That Used To Be a Big Deal [#IP15] | Internet Search | Scoop.it
So here it is! Our first installment of the #IP15 fun / madness. In honor of our upcoming 15th Anniversary, we would like to present to you, in alphabetical order, The Top 15 Search Engines That Used To Be a Big Deal. 15. Alltheweb May 1999 - January 2011 Why was it popular?  Provided consumers with a search engine to retrieve […]
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How many of these do you remember? How many have you never heard of?

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Optimize Your Facebook Page for Search | Social Media Today

Optimize Your Facebook Page for Search | Social Media Today | Internet Search | Scoop.it
There are over 1.2 billion Facebook users, more than half use Facebook every day (757 million daily active users on average in December 2013). One common way people use Facebook is for social search engine. Facebook users can do a variety of complex searches that combine their personal friend network with a topic, brand, cause, etc.
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Grams, a Google for the underground Internet

Grams, a Google for the underground Internet | Internet Search | Scoop.it
A new search engine just made its debut and has overnight turned into the first port of call for all things illegal
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Will Facebook Newswire Change How Journalists Verify Breaking News?

Will Facebook Newswire Change How Journalists Verify Breaking News? | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Facebook might be taking a stronger foothold in the breaking news world of journalism with their launch of FB Newswire, a news aggregator resource for journalists.
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Infographic of the week: How are Social Signals Influencing the Search Engine Rankings? - Search, Social News PageTraffic Buzz

Infographic of the week: How are Social Signals Influencing the Search Engine Rankings? - Search, Social News PageTraffic Buzz | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google and Bing use the data from social sites to determine the placement of your website ...
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Very pleased to see this produced in this format. It's something that I've seen saying for a long time now. If you're not involved in social, you're not involved in search.

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Phil Bradley's weblog: Google's 'more' is less

Phil Bradley's weblog: Google's 'more' is less | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Google provides access to a variety of different features, and to save space they pop these up into the menu under the space bar, where you can access options such as Images or News for example.
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Find it Faster: The New Search Interface in Firefox

Find it Faster: The New Search Interface in Firefox | Internet Search | Scoop.it
How often have you done a web search, already knowing that you would click the first result that looked like a Wikipedia page? Quite often? ...
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The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and tricks that can get you answers to your question when Google doesn't have the answer.
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Most of these are fairly obvious, but the information on some of the forums was new to me.

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How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic

How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic | Internet Search | Scoop.it
understand more about how Google goes about crawling and indexing pages Quicksprout have put together a handy infographic to explain the whole process.
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Nice graphic.

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10 Search Engines That Couldn't

10 Search Engines That Couldn't | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Check out this winding tale of 10 search engines that just couldn't make it.
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Who remembers these?

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Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about

Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about | Internet Search | Scoop.it
There's more to a Google search than just inputting a few search terms. Check out some of our favorite Google tips, so you can make the most of the engine.
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You probably already know most of these, but just in case you don't. it's a nice little collection, though I couldn't get them all to work for me.

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Help End Google’s Search Monopoly: Use Something Else

Help End Google’s Search Monopoly: Use Something Else | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Despite being a free and open platform for expression, commerce and communication, Internet monopolies still exist. That probably says more about us as netizens than it does about the companies in control. Google is so ubiquitous it has reached verb status, and it's what most of us turn to when looking for something online. Monopolies are bad, and…
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What Happens in a Google Minute? [Infographic] - SocialTimes

What Happens in a Google Minute? [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Internet Search | Scoop.it
In a Google minute, the company processes more than two million searches and 20 million ad impressions.
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Chrome's 'OK Google' voice search rolls out to all

Chrome's 'OK Google' voice search rolls out to all | Internet Search | Scoop.it
If you wanted to enjoy hands-free Google searching from your desktop, your only option was to install an extension or become an early tester. The
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How Boolean Search Improves Your Social Media Monitoring |

How Boolean Search Improves Your Social Media Monitoring | | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Use Boolean search terms on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to pull the detailed results you need to help you serve customers and build blogger outreach.
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Basic, but useful.

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Boolean search could certainly be useful in an educational setting as well as in business.

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Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, leaves Google

Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, leaves Google | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+ and a senior vice president at Google, is leaving the company. Gundotra made the announcement on Google+ (where else?), providing few details about where he is going or why he is leaving.
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Google In Trouble Again Over Racist Search Suggestions In UK

Google In Trouble Again Over Racist Search Suggestions In UK | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Is Google Suggest (autocomplete) simply a mirror held up to society; or is it a product that needs to be censored and regulated to protect us from potentially offensive and objectionable content — even defamation? In the latest row over Google Suggest, the company has removed racist and other offensive autocomplete entries in the UK. […]
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Google seems to have cut this out now. Interesting that they're not prepared to move on racist images of the Obamas, but they are happy to intervene here.

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Compete Directly Against Google As A Search Engine

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Compete Directly Against Google As A Search Engine | Internet Search | Scoop.it
Facebook will take on Google directly for dominance of search, Zuckerberg said, pointing out three facts about the company that have gotten little attention.
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This is wholly unexpected, and something that I've been saying on my courses for a long time.

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