Microsoft makes changes to its Live Search service; Yahoo shutters Yahoo Podcasts; Google turns nine and more, in today's episode.
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Introduces New Live Search Index, Adds Features In Effort To Close 'Relevancy
Gap' And Improve User Experience
Compete and Nielsen show Microsoft gaining search share over the summer, while comScore and Hitwise show the company losing share. Regardless of these numbers, however, Microsoft is confident that the search engine it's reintroducing tonight in conjunction with its Searchification event will be a substantial improvement of the current version...
- Live Blogging:
Microsoft Searchification Day 2007
I'm sitting at the Microsoft conference center for Searchification Day. We're within walking distance from the Googleplex, where I was for Google Searchology Day just a few short months ago. Searchology was all about Google's unveiling of universal search, and interestingly, today could be seen as Live's answer to that....
- Yahoo Podcasts
To Close; The Sorry State Of Podcast Search
Sigh. As someone who produces a podcast -- and who has enjoyed searching for podcasts when going on roadtrips -- I don't get why podcast search isn't more supported by the major search engines. Yahoo Podcasts, rolled out with promise back in October 2005, now sports a message at the...
- Google Calendar & Google Reader for the iPhone, Search Engine Journal
- New ways to dig into Book Search, Inside Google Book Search
- The Search For DMOZ, blog.dmoz.org
- Google News Results In UK SERPs - Why Bother?, searchblog.tamar.com
- Sub-optimal Google News Headline, Google Blogoscoped
- Google Maps
Causes US Navy To Change Its Swastika Building
You have to feel a bit sorry for the US Navy. They have a building in California that looks like a swastika from the air. But who looks at buildings from the air? Until Google Maps popularized easy access to aerial views, only the occasional bored air traveler. But...
- Whats in Googles Name?, New York Times
- The 34 funniest search queries so far, BlogStorm
Birthday Logo: Nine Years Old
The Google home page is sporting the special logo above, celebrating the company's ninth birthday, with one of the Gs turned into a nine. But wait? Didn't Google just turn 10? Google Is 10 Years Old? Finding The Real Google Birthday that I posted earlier this month covers how...