Big data startup ThoughtSpot said Tuesday that its core product, the ThoughtSpot Relational Search Appliance, is now available to the general public.…
If the search engines insist on playing judge and jury on so-called “right to be forgotten” requests in Europe — something they could sidestep in many cases — then they have to be clear about how they do so.
The social network’s new search architecture, dubbed Galene, is supposedly faster and easier to maintain than the company’s previous search architecture.
A new right to remove results from Google poses hard choices for Europe. It offers people a chance to forget and start over, but also recalls the continent’s early efforts to whitewash the past.
The open source search tool Elasticsearch has been downloaded more than 6 million times and counts some household names among its customer base. Now, the company behind the software is launching its first commercial product: a management console called Marvel.
If collaboration favorite Box is going to grow into its ambitions, it has to do more than just raise lots of venture capital. It also must build a more intelligent product, which is something dLoop co-founder Divya Jain will now focus her energy on doing.
The tech world is still enthralled by Yahoo, if only to watch if the CEO du jour can remake what was a hugely important company. Here, four former Yahoo technology executives talk about why the company failed, and the great work it did while doing so.
The latest traffic report from publishing analytics startup Parse.ly shows Google still dominating in terms of referring traffic to publishers’ sites — but that referral data now comes without associated search terms 87 percent of the time.
Want to search without being tracked? TorSearch aims to become the leading search site for the Deep Web.
A new product from a team of former Googlers makes its easy to search without sharing the data with anyone else. The company says it’s proving popular — which could one day be trouble for Google and ad firms that depend on data.
Looking to find the perfect product online? A new iPad app from The Find looks to build a highly personalized but broad search engine for items for sale online, taking a more data-oriented approch when it comes to buying.
A startup called SRCH2 launched on Tuesday with the promise of delivering instant search faster and more accurately than than any other enterprise search product.
Foursquare is making a major push toward local search and discovery, recognizing that getting people to check into locations isn’t enough to grow the business — it’s all about local commerce.
According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 8 in 10 Internet users say that their last health-related search began with a search engine – a figure that has not changed since Pew last asked that question in 2000.
With 90 percent of cruises still being booked offline, there’s huge room for disruption in the online cruise industry. So Cruisewise wants to let you book your cruise vacations online, aggregating 95 percent of the most popular cruise lines in the U.S. and Canada at once.
Yummly is been doing semantic recipe search for more than two years. Now it’s applying its food parsing algorithms to food advertising. Its new ad platform will go beyond on the usual keywords and seek to make deeper associations between taste, nutrition and products.
Friday marks the official launch of former ReadWriteWeb editor Marshall Kirkpatrick’s data-based discovery startup Littlebird (formerly known as Plexus Engine). The company, which aims to automate discovery and vetting of experts and influencers on any given topic, has also raised $1 million in funding.
The company doesn’t think it’s a great idea for search engines to have to pay to reproduce headlines and story summaries in their results. But that’s nothing on the crazy earlier draft of this proposed law.
Google will tweak its search algorithm to push pirated content further down in search results — a move welcomed by the film and music industries.
Google has opened its Knowledge Graph to the English-speaking world and has made intelligent voice search possible on mobile phones. Underneath it all, of course, are ever more-complex methods of analyzing data to make search smarter and easier than it has any business being.
In an effort to starve would-be competitors of classified ad data, Craigslist is reportedly demanding that search engines stop indexing its listings. The site has moved aggressively in recent weeks to combat what it considers the misuse of its listings.
German startup PaperC adds a twist to the idea of academic textbooks by letting people purchase a single chapter — or even just a page. Now, in order to raise funding it’s not going a traditional route: it’s holding a public auction.
France’s Supreme Court has set aside a critical piracy ruling won by Google in 2011, leaving the door open to the search giant being forced to censor some of its autocomplete listings to prevent copyright infringement and piracy.
For the last year, the FTC has been investigating whether Google is operating fairly in its search results. Internet law expert Marvin Ammori argues that if the FTC is serious about protecting consumers, it should take an industry-wide look at search engine transparency and labeling.
Livestar, a new iPhone app, makes it easy to find the two kinds of recommendations that matter most to many users: friend suggestions and professional reviews. The app from former Microsoft exec Fritz Lanman serves as a sort of search engine, Q&A platform and review aggregator.
Facebook (s FB) better hurry up with that search engine it’s reportedly building. A new survey of the mobile market shows that search ads are outstripping display ads by a wide margin in every region of the world.
You could search for business contacts on LinkedIn or high school classmates on Facebook, but San Francisco-based Ark thinks you should be able to search for all kinds of people in one consolidated place.
Google is trying to encourage searchers to spend more time on its pages while also hoping they’ll continue to think of the search company as their first destination when looking for information. A new feature called Knowledge Graph is a step in that direction.
A new study has shown that highly popular Twitter accounts such as Barack Obama and Britney Spears may be inadvertently contributing to the swell of tweet spam — and that millions of users trying to increase their online influence may also play a major role.
Russia’s most popular search engine, Yandex, has lost a significant chunk of its market share over the past year — but announcing a 50 percent increase in profits for the first quarter of this year, CEO Arkady Volozh says there’s still lots of room to keep growing.
PureDiscovery, a Dallas-based big data startup, thinks it has the has the answer to outdated enterprise search technology, and it’s called BrainSpace. Its goal is to let users find information that matters without having to search for it, to bring data to users.
A team of developers led by Facebook’s Blake Ross has launched a browser plugin called “Don’t be evil” they claim presents Google’s search more fairly — but is this a war Facebook can win, or just a chance to make cheap PR points against Google?
With its new “Search plus Your World” personalized results, Google may argue it is enhancing its service, but it’s also coming dangerously close to reneging on the promise it made to users in 2004: to provide unbiased links to those who are searching for information.
Exclusive: Ask.com is amping up its star power. The Q&A search engine — which provides a mix of user-generated and algorithmically sourced content — has added several heavyweight partnerships with Lonely Planet, Weather Underground, and others to make sure it answers users’ questions in the best way possible.
Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 2.0 software recognizes and responds to dozens of keywords and phrases and lets people perform actions without the need for a button press. It enables a much more natural interface with a device that can be listening for an array of triggers.
At nearly ten years old, web discovery engine company StumbleUpon is certainly well past the point where websites can attract users by being a new and hot trend. But the San Francisco-based company has proven that slow and steady growth can still lead to success.
Trademark search engine Trademarkia has launched a domain name registry service that allows users to check whether a domain name is trademarked before buying the domain rights. The launch is part of the startup’s quest to become the “GoDaddy of trademarks,” CEO Raj Abhyanker said.
Media guru Clay Shirky once famously said that the problem of the modern age isn’t information overload at all, it’s “filter failure” — and many new services have been built to help with that. But Eli Pariser says the cure could be worse than the disease.
Kayak kicked off 2011 with major sales growth in the run-up to its planned IPO, according to a regulatory filing. The travel search company made $52.6 million in the first three months of 2011, representing a 43.4 percent increase over the same period in 2010
Channelography makes it possible to search across the BBC’s programming for people, places and companies to learn who was mentioned on which show. The experimental EPG makes use of closed captions for semantic analysis, and utilizes all of this data for some great visualization.
The Drudge Report drives more traffic to news sites than Facebook and Twitter combined, according to a Pew Research Center report. Maybe it’s time to acknowledge Matt Drudge not only as a powerful media presence but also as a great web entrepreneur.
The pressure is on for Google to develop a social strategy. It should leverage the combination of +1 and its users’ Google identities to come from behind on the social graph. With the concept of identity, Google starts it’s social play from a much stronger position.
Q&A site Quora is lately being called the savior of search and the next Facebook. But is Quora worth all the fuss? But the company is far from alone in the Q&A space, and so the question arises, is Quora really worth all its hype?
They say you should never mess with a good thing, yet that’s exactly what Google appears to have done by adding background images to its default search page. Reactions around the web appear inflammatory, but we’re looking for your thoughts on the change in this poll.
Bing’s outage, which came shortly after the rollout of well-reviewed new features, has given many a reason to joke: It is Microsoft, after all. Indeed, when trying to establish your brand and service against a near monopoly, you can’t afford to have even one such outage.
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