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.
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."...
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.
Google's search market share dropped slightly once again (from Marchâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google conversational search rolled out on the new version of Chrome this week. While the â€œOK Googleâ€ search prompt we heard about at the I/O event is not yet available, Google is attempting to have relevant conversations with users.
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.
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.