The social network is becoming more of a search engine with the release of ‘Guided Search’ for the Web.
Contextual-based software still uses search engines to deliver information, but users no longer have to interact with them directly.
While the EU’s “right to be forgotten” helps protect individuals from embarrassing photos, articles and insults made on social media, it also creates a dilemma for any company posting information online.
“If you ignore Google+, Google Search will ignore you.” – Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page
The death of civil rights leader Nelson Mandela earlier this month weighed heavily on South Africa but also around the globe. Google found that Mandela was the No. 1 “trending search” for 2013. Deaths and tragedies factor heavily into the list, but you’ll also see tech in the top 10, including the iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Playstation 4.
Here’s the full global list:
With a set of new updates for mobile apps and its Web service, Twitter today began rolling out synching for direct message notifications.
AdBlock Plus, a popular browser extension, blocks most pop-up, video and banner ads. But according to a German news site, Google, which controls the largest online advertising network, has paid the makers of the software not to weed out some of its ads.
LinkedIn will bring the smarter search functionality it launched for on desktop in March to its mobile apps, the company said today.
YouTube movie trailers, social engagement campaigns and search engine marketing are increasingly critical to movie studios marketing new film releases, according to Google’s newly released white paper, which shows how search engine data can be used to predict box office performance.
Searching for nutrition info on Google just got simple. Just ask Google a question like “How many calories are in a summer squash?” and it will give you a quick and accurate answer along with other relevant information. For example, a search for yellow summer squashes will also give you relevant results for zucchini. You can also change the serving size and Google will recalculate your nutrition information.
- Tempted by some popcorn at the movies? Ask “how many calories are in popcorn” and you’ll get your answer. [Hint: it's 31 calories per cup]
- Perplexed by a food label or recipe? Ask “what nutrients are in breadfruit?” or “is there sugar in granadilla?”
- Big on a high protein diet? Ask “how many carbs in corn?” or simply search for [corn] and you’ll see detailed nutrition info.