To use the feature just long press anywhere on the map, and we’ll return a list of the 10 closest places, including restaurants, shops and other points of interest. It’s a simple answer to a simple question, finally. (And if you visit google.com from your iPhone or Android device in a few weeks, clicking “Near me now” will deliver the same experience . . … [Read more...] about Google Mobile Gets “What’s Nearby,” Voice Search Expands & “Goggles” Search By Snapping Pictures
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When the ‘pinboard’-style social network Pinterest launched in 2012, it was a bit of a dark horse, gaining huge popularity with a demographic of young-to-middle-aged women but remaining obscure in most conventional tech circles. Even those who recognised its potential as a social network probably wouldn’t have guessed that it would also shape up into a force to be reckoned with in visual search. … [Read more...] about The new wave of visual search: what it can do, and what might be possible
Cortana is, in a sense, a new entry point for Bing as well. However Cortana, Google Now and Siri reflect the emergence of a broader usage paradigm, which transcends traditional search. That was first suggested by the appearance of Siri before Apple acquired the technology. Google Now has pushed that further with “predictive search.” … [Read more...] about Cortana Expands The Boundaries Of Search, But Will It Eventually Eat It Too?
Coping With The Increasing Complexity Of International SEO Not a day seems to pass when there isn’t some new feature announcement by the search engines or some acquisition of an organization we’ve none of us heard of, but which powers lots of sites we didn’t know needed powering. Its complex enough for anyone – but if you’re in charge of a 25-language site running in 170 countries, its more than mind boggling – it can be soul destroying. Just how do we cope? … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, October 5, 2010
At Google’s developer conference roughly a year ago I asked a panel that included Google’s Vic Gundotra and tech publisher and impresario Tim O’Reilly what they thought of the idea that search might become a subordinate or secondary function on mobile devices and not the center of the mobile Internet as it is on the PC. Both looked at me like I was from Mars or had horns coming out of my head. This was not only heretical but almost inconceivable. … [Read more...] about ‘Search Hasn’t Happened On Mobile Devices’