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Google Puts Voice Search on iPad/iPhone, Offers Search in Gmail

Google, when all is said and done, is a search provider. This week it has announced three enhancements to its search engine. The upgrades include voice search for iPad/iPhone, Gmail in search and improvements to Knowledge Graph, the database it introduced in May.

Microsoft Makes Big Improvements to Bing Maps Services

Microsoft is continuing to invest heavily in Bing. Today the company announced it has significantly updated the 18-month-old Spatial Data Services (SDS) in Bing Maps. The changes eliminate legacy tools, improve performance and maybe most importantly, improve the service for its enterprise customers.

Balancing Search Flexibility and Security in Enterprise CMS

shutterstock_41236837.jpg I’ve been fortunate in my career to see a drastic change in how Enterprise content management systems have evolved from the early, siloed document and web content management systems to the mission critical application platforms of today that distribute content across social media channels, web sites, email and mobile.

Google Still Has UK Street View Wi-Fi Data

Google has announced it still hasn't deleted intercepted Wi-Fi data from its UK Street View team, and the privacy snafu has taken another turn like so many camera cars driving around local streets.

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Adds New Ad Format and Extensions

Microsoft has added a new paid search ads format in Bing, and the new style looks quite similar to Google ads that run along the upper right hand side of search engine result pages.

Mute That Google Display Ad With the [x] Icon

It's not often that we use the letter "x" enclosed in brackets in our article titles. But we feel that this small little [x] will be relevant in improving customer experience, as Google has introduced a way for web readers to mute display advertisements with a few clicks.

Report: Social Tools Lead to Community-Oriented, Flexible Social Businesses

ketchum fedex logo 72112.pngSocial tools in business are moving beyond consumer and brand management, and turning organizations into social businesses. That’s one of the key findings of a new study about the use of social media by businesses. 

A Week in Google: Results, APIs, Jelly Bean and Marissa Mayer

android_jellybean.PNGGoogle records rising profits, but even that isn't enough to keep one of its highest profile employees. While, in the trenches, the Pages API is opened up, Android Jelly Bean goes to phone makers and Google's lawyers continue to bargain around the world. 

Content Marketing: Web Engagement, Evolved

shutterstock_73514752.jpg Today’s business climate expects an organization to accomplish more online that ever before, while controlling costs and driving revenue. At the same time our website visitors demand a rich, immersive and personalized experience with relevant and compelling content. How can we build a content marketing strategy to solve this?

Document Management Roll-up: Office 2013's New Document Abilities Unveiled

This week, document management was only ever going to be about the official release of details around Office 2013, which Steve Ballmer unveiled at an event on Monday. Also this week, Alfresco enters alliance with Kodak, Docile takes capture to the cloud and Kofax upgrades Kofax Express.

Beta Testing for New OpenCalais Commences Next Month

Thumbnail image for calais-logo.JPG Semantic web technology provider Calais plans to commence beta testing for the next version of its OpenCalais Web Service in August 2012. New features will include behind-the-scenes improvements to the processing pipeline as well as end-user facing features that include new entities, facts and events, and enhanced social tagging.

Yahoo! Hires Google VP Marissa Mayer as New CEO

Yahoo! Hires Google VP Marissa Mayer as New CEOToday we are witness to what seems like a routine changing of the guard at Yahoo!. This may be a regular occurrence for observers of the Sunnyvale, CA company that has changed chief executives seven times in the past seven years, but with Marissa Mayer taking the helm, things are going to be a bit more interesting.

Google Continues Its Search Reign While Yahoo Suffers

comScore has released its latest search engine rankings, and Google has managed to increase its already significant share of the US market. Bing is the closest competitor, but it is not even close to Google’s numbers. 

Microsoft Launching New Startup Accelerator, Bing Fund

Microsoft’s Bing brand is not just about search anymore. It seems Microsoft is on the verge of launching a new startup incubator and angel investment fund, which the company is calling the Bing Fund.

Google Spring Cleaning Continues to Eliminate Products

Google's continuing “spring cleaning” effort, which actually began last fall and has closed or combined more than 30 products since, is eliminating several more products Google now considers obsolete or redundant. These include Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback, Google Video, iGoogle and the Symbian Search App.

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