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Google Glass gets used by a surgeon in the operating room for the first time

Google Glass gets used by a surgeon in the operating room for the first time | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google glass gets used by a surgeon in the operating room for the first time
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Phil Bradley's weblog: Google drops synonym search

Phil Bradley's weblog: Google drops synonym search | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google is going from bad to worse. They had the option of a synonym search, using the tilde "~" character - so a search for ~beginner would return hits for beginners, tutorial, primer and so on.
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I agree with Phil: It's a stupidity to just drop this functionality....

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Bing Boards: New Search Experiment Highlights 'Inspiring Content'

With Bing Boards, which resembles a sort of inline image slide show, Bing is experimenting with putting Pinterest-like boutique content front-and-center in search results, or at least complementing them from a sidebar next to search results.
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Blekko's Brings Izik Search to iPhone, Android With New 'What's Nearby' Feature

Blekko's Brings Izik Search to iPhone, Android With New 'What's Nearby' Feature | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Blekko released the Izik search app for tablets earlier this year and now follows up with the smartphone version that aims to give important information to mobile users in the results "without clicking through multiple tiny blue links."...
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Managing Technology Barriers in the Health Sciences Library : Free Webinar Join!

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Our Mobile Planet

Our Mobile Planet | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Learn about smartphone adoption and usage across 40 countries. Create custom charts to deepen your understanding of the mobile consumer and get the data you need to guide your mobile strategy.
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Google+ Gets Big, Image-Heavy Redesign

Google+ Gets Big, Image-Heavy Redesign | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google has revamped Google+. The new look and feel puts images front and center. While some new photo features and enhancements add some interesting functionality, the ridiculously huge cover photos are a bit hard for some users to swallow.
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Google's Search Market Share Drops as Bing Passes 17%

Google's Search Market Share Drops as Bing Passes 17% | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google's search market share dropped slightly once again (from March’s 67.1 percent to 66.5 percent), with Bing and Yahoo slightly edging up. Microsoft's Bing saw the biggest increase with a total search market share of 17.3 percent.
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Finding your photos more easily with Google Search

Finding your photos more easily with Google Search | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Your photos represent some of your most important memories and life events, yet they are increasingly difficult to manage as you build up your photo library, accumulate new devices and make new friends.
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Five Key Mobile Search Stats Marketers Should Know

Five Key Mobile Search Stats Marketers Should Know | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
A Google survey of mobile searches provides insight to the mobile revolution. Marketers should know these five mobile search stats and how to act on them.
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Google Files for Smartwatch Patent

Google Files for Smartwatch Patent | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
The application describes a device that would be placed on a wristband and would include one or more touch displays. The watch would include both clock hardware and a data line, suggesting the device will be capable of connecting to the internet.
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Kenshoo: Global Search Spending Grows 15%, CPCs Drop in Q1 [Report]

Kenshoo: Global Search Spending Grows 15%, CPCs Drop in Q1 [Report] | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Has search lost its luster? Global search spending continues to grow, but costs-per-click (CPC) may be stagnating, according to Kenshoo's Global Search Advertising Trends report.
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Google Kills Meebo Bar to Focus on Google+ Sign-In

Google Kills Meebo Bar to Focus on Google+ Sign-In | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google will discontinue the Meebo toolbar and hopes that users will switch to Google+ and its single sign on. Google acquired Meebo for about $100 million last summer. The Meebo Bar will stop loading on publisher sites on June 6.
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Scholar H-Index Calculator for Google Chrome and Firefox

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Structured Data: Content, Rich Snippets & Authorship vs. Author Rank

Structured Data: Content, Rich Snippets & Authorship vs. Author Rank | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
As we move toward a content-centric approach to marketing, search, and social media, new influence-based metrics become more important. As Google evolves, people and the content they produce are beginning to be prioritized by the search engines.
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Google Officially Launches Local Results Carousel

Google Officially Launches Local Results Carousel | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
When a user searches for a local results on Google, such as a restaurant or hotel, there is now a horizontal carousel which features thumbnails, ratings, as well as the number of Google+ reviews. Users can then scroll sideways to see more results.
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Facebook Reveals a New Way to Share 15 Second Videos on Instagram

Facebook Reveals a New Way to Share 15 Second Videos on Instagram | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Today, Facebook and Instagram announced video on Instagram for iPhone and Android. Now, users can record and share 15 seconds of mobile video with basic editing features, including 13 new visual filters exclusively to video.
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Google Now: Taking the Search Out of Search

Google Now: Taking the Search Out of Search | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
In a world filled with distractions, an effortless user experience is becoming a more desirable quality.
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Search smarter with Google

One hour crash course in Google search, .... because you will use it anyway
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'Relevant and Personalized Tweets' Now a Part of Yahoo Newsfeed

'Relevant and Personalized Tweets' Now a Part of Yahoo Newsfeed | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Yahoo announced last week a partnership with Twitter to integrate tweets directly into its newsfeed.
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Google Checkout Going Out of Business in 6 Months

Google Checkout Going Out of Business in 6 Months | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google Checkout will be retired in six months, Google has announced. The service, which has been used by many web merchants as an alternative to PayPal and has been the default payment option for Google Play developers, is going away Nov.
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Google Talks Back: Conversational Search Available on New Version of Chrome

Google Talks Back: Conversational Search Available on New Version of Chrome | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google conversational search rolled out on the new version of Chrome this week. While the “OK Google†search prompt we heard about at the I/O event is not yet available, Google is attempting to have relevant conversations with users.
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Google+ Sign-In: Bringing App Activities to Google Search

Google+ Sign-In: Bringing App Activities to Google Search | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from The Google+ Developers Blog
When users search for your app, they often want to go deeper and see what in-app content fellow users find interesting. Today we're making this possible by bringing app activity to Google search results.
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Curious About Google Glass' Second Edition ?

Curious About Google Glass' Second Edition ? | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
As the discussion in the Americas increases on the great features of Google Glass on one hand and the 'risks' that might come with it on the other hand, we in Europe have to wait a bit until it gets
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You Can Now Get Google Now on iPhone, iPad

You Can Now Get Google Now on iPhone, iPad | Search Smarter with Google : news, comparisons, whatever | Scoop.it
Google is bringing its Now predictive search platform to Apple's mobile operating system as a feature on the new version of Google's Search application for the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to access Now through the Search app itself.
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