His last day will be February 26, 2016, and his next journey will involve philanthropy. “I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically,” he said, “and of course, to spend more time with my family — especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.” … [Read more...] about Amit Singhal, The Head Of Google Search, To Leave The Company For Philanthropic Purposes
Google search appliances
Report: The Top Two iPhone Search Engines — Are Both Google According to ad network Chitika the top two search engines on the iPhone . . . are both Google. Coming out of the mobile search panel at SMX East earlier this month Chitika’s research director Dan Ruby presented data showing that Google is responsible for about 97 percent (96.9 percent) of mobile search traffic that […] … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, October 18, 2010
In other (less titillating) Microsoft news, Kara Swisher reports that Yusuf Mehdi is now in charge of several pieces of the company’s online portfolio, including “marketing, online audience business development and product management for MSN and the search properties.” Swisher adds that Microsoft is still trying to find a replacement for Kevin Johnson, who left in July and was the overall head of the online properties. … [Read more...] about Mehdi Moves Up At Microsoft; Should MSFT learn from Ask?; Top 25 People On The Web; Google & The NSA
The issue is that in addition to being accessed via the internal site-search at each help center, these pages can be accessed by static links via the web. When the web-crawl Googlebot visits, the user support system thinks that it’s the Google Search Appliance (the code only checks for “Googlebot”) and adds these additional keywords. … [Read more...] about Google Features Volkswagen, Which Happens To Be Search Spamming
In one embodiment, users can be automatically subscribed to a search results category based on some criteria (such as browser platform, OS platform, geographical location, search history, demographics, website visitation history, or the like). In effect, then, those users for which the criteria apply can be auto-subscribed to certain links. For example, a user who tends to search for information at automotive sites can be automatically subscribed to a search results category related to automobiles. … [Read more...] about Google Subscribed Links Patent: Why Do Some OneBox Results Require No Subscription?