Archive for the 'Search' Category

Yahoo vs Google

John Battelle has two interesting posts on how the two companies compares, in between media and tech. 1 & 2.

Google: Fortune’s Cover Story

Gary Price has a summary here. The full text of the article is online but requires a Fortune subscription.

Google Suggest

Another beta product from GOOG: Google Suggest.
"This new web search service suggests queries as a user types what he or she is looking for into the search box. By offering more refined searches up front, Google Suggest can make searching more convenient and efficient, because it eliminates the need to type the entire text of […]

Google Local

Google local is here. In beta version as usual. Search results are sorted by distance and shown on a map. Very much like traditional Yellow Pages. Promissing, even if not working for Europe so far.
Of course, the issue is it is too much like Yellow Pages: there is no way for the consumer to guess […]

More on video search

To follow up on my post on the topic (Google TV) few days ago, CNET has an article today on digital video search on what the major players are up to.
Extract: "Google’s effort, until now secret, is arguably the most ambitious of the three. According to sources familiar with the plan, the search giant is […]

Google tops customer loyalty brands

"Search engine extraordinaire Google has shot up to No. 1 among consumers in the latest Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Leaders survey, overtaking Avis, which held the top spot for the past seven years. Brand Keys adds new brands yearly according to respondents’ unaided mentions in the twice-yearly study, which polls 16,000-plus men and women aged […]

MSN search

MSN is unveiling their new search product today. It’s everywhere: papers, TV, etc.
Nice to see they took the beta launch idea from google and open source projects. I went on to try it out … and the result is that "the site is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon."
Sounds good

What next on Search

Interesting post from Jerry Yang (Jerry’s Take On What’s Next in Search) on what’s new in search and where the industry is heading. Interesting to see that Yahoo has realised that high quality, localised information is still hard to get on the mobile and developped Yahoo! mobile around that proposition. Good read on the same […]