An Index Of Every Tweet Ever Sent – Good Idea, Or Too Much Information?

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Twitter has announced that it now holds an index of every tweet ever sent since the site launched in 2006, and has made the fruits of this work publicly available. Hailed by Yi Zhuang and Paul Burstein, two of the team responsible for this Herculean collation task, as “a major infrastructure investment and part of… Read more »

Is Google Stifling Media Competition?

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Publishing giant News Corp has locked horns with Google, claiming that the search engine giant is “cynical” and “egregious”, and is a “platform of piracy”. It is bringing a case before European competition authorities, arguing that Google’s original founding vision – first set out by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1994 – for… Read more »

Bing gets redesign with accent on speed

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Search engine Bing has rolled out a second major redesign this year, which focuses on delivering quicker and more relevant search results. In a blog post entitled 'Change can be good', Peter Maxmin, head of Bing UK, said: “We want to make your search experience quicker and easier so you can get on with the… Read more »

Amazon named UK’s top consumer brand

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Amazon has toppled the likes of Marks and Spencer and the BBC to be named the UK's favourite brand. A poll by YouGov asking people about the companies they most trusted and used returned 850 different brands, and the online retailer beat Google to top spot, with the BBC pushed into third place. Retailgazette.co.uk believes… Read more »

Twitter steps up its search capabilities

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A predictive 'auto-complete' function, similar to that used by Google's search engine, is among a raft of changes which Twitter has announced to its search facility. This was just one of a series of changes which the microblogging site has introduced. Others include letting users search only tweets posted by people they follow, and search… Read more »

SEO search secrets uncovered

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Search engine optimisation – to some it's the key to unlocking the potential of the internet, while to far more it's probably a closed book. But a Spanish SEO company has just shed some light on this mysterious and changing art of helping people and companies make as much noise as possible on the leading… Read more »

Google changes US shopping site to all-paid for model

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Google has today launched the new look for its Product Search facility, changing its name to Google Shopping. Initially for its American audience only, the change also marks a big change in Google's money-making ambitions, as only sellers who pay to be listed will be featured. But Google obviously skirted around this fact when it… Read more »

Google tests more instant answers for popular searches

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A test being conducted by Google is aiming to deliver faster results for people inputting search terms related to a series of popular culture topics. Film, TV show, celebrity, music, books and sport queries have been targeted with the aim of producing instant results, and according to Searchenginewatch.com, eliminating the need for the user to… Read more »

Bing serves up social search challenge to Google

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An update to Microsoft's Bing search engine which incorporates data from users' Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts is the company's latest effort to challenge Google's dominance in search. The Bing homepage has been overhauled to include a sidebar which integrates search results from the user's social media contacts. The natural search facility has, however, been… Read more »