Spotsetter has built a social search engine on top of Google Maps. The mobile app makes personalized recommendations for places to go based on your friends’ preferences.
Yandex shut down its social search app today, soon after Facebook pulled the plug on the app’s data access.
Facebook updated its Platform Policy today to explain why it shut down data access for social search app Wonder.
Yandex says Facebook is denying the company access to its data shortly after it launched social search app Wonder.
Yandex, a Russian search engine, released a new social search app that lets you ask questions like, “What ice cream shops do my friends like?” But in order to escape any Facebook wrath, the company is claiming the app is a “personal assistant.”
Facebook’s new Graph Search is the first service that has the potential to eat Google’s lunch.
Following cosmetic and content improvements, Bing’s solution to socially enhanced search doesn’t look so bad anymore.
Guest Post One unexpected and dramatic impact of this influx of information is that it has exposed the weaknesses of the current design of search as we know it.
EverySignal is a new way to find the handful of important announcements from your social networks — all your social networks — in just one daily email digest.
With new investment in the bank, Bottlenose is angling for dominance in the social media monitoring and analytics space.
Twitter’s lawyers are taking a long, hard look at Google’s new social search features, and they don’t like what they see.
Guest Post Google’s new Search plus Your World product, announced yesterday, is making a lot of waves. The new search puts content shared by your friends in the Google+ social network higher up in search results than other content — a move that’s raised antitrust concerns.
Updated at at 7:38pm with comments from Google representative.
After months of speculation about Google building something to challenge Facebook, the search giant has finally unveiled its social product +1. So what is +1? Apparently, it’s Google’s take on the Facebook Like button.
Search engines don’t seem to have evolved much since the dawn of Google. If Google was the sports car of search engines when it launched, it’s now a rather rusty vintage sport car.
Microsoft unveiled a number of updates to its Bing search engine today, most interestingly in how it delivers socially-improved search results through its integration with Facebook.
Google executives took slightly contradictory stances this afternoon when asked about Facebook. Perhaps the message was: We’re looking at Facebook, but we’re not, you know, worried or anything.
Social search, where your Internet search results are shaped by your friends’ activities, has been a buzzword for a while, but none of the previous attempts seem to have taken off. Microsoft’s Bing search engine is taking another stab at it today by integrating more deeply with Facebook.
Search site Ask.com launched a Q&A service today, making it the latest in a host of companies to do so, including Quora, Yahoo and Linkedin. The new version of the site will integrate the company’s search technology with a new feature that routes questions to appropriate members of the Ask.com community. Members are selected based on their interests and areas of knowledge.
Twitter is supporting 800 million queries a day, or 33 percent more than it said it was handling back in April, according to co-founder Biz Stone, who spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival today.
The personalized search wars are beginning in earnest.
Social search — the ability to find what people are tweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook — is heating up. Last week Scoopler began offering near-realtime search of Web content shared by users on Twitter, Flickr, Digg, del.icio.us, and other social networks. Today, San Francisco-based OneRiot went live with its own high-speed search of the content being shared on social networks.
The simplest explanation is Yahoo Answers meets Twitter — real-time, rapid fire responses, by actual human beings, to intelligent (and not-so-intelligent) questions. It helps you find answers that are too complicated, even for Google’s search algorithms.
TextDigger is the latest company seeking that Holy Grail: Improving on Google’s results by understanding the sense of the words you’re looking for.