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The intersection between internet-connected phones and local search is increasingly including such services as providing maps, driving directions, public transit information, and location aware applications. Apple has a serious interest in providing applications for the iPhone that take advantage of location aware services as well, and a new patent filing from them describes a couple of interesting new services they may offer that involve parking and public transit services. … [Read more...] about Apple vs. Google vs. Yahoo on Location Awareness and Parking
The first patent filing I mentioned was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office in December, 2004. This newer one was filed May, 2005. So it could indicate a change in the way that Google thought about the order of sites listed on the local search page. We’re told in an early section of the patent filing, the Description of Related Art (a section that usually explains what issues a patent filing is intended to address), the following: … [Read more...] about Google Local Search Patent Application on Ranking Businesses at a Location
For example,if you used your actual address in Google Maps when getting driving directions in the past, and GPS or cell tower triangulation indicates that you may be at or near that address, Google might believe that your Google Maps driving starting point is where you are presently located. If you performed a search earlier in the day for a specific coffee house, and you are very close to that coffee house when you use one of Google’s location-based services, it might use information about that search to refine your location. … [Read more...] about Google to Provide Better Accuracy in Location-Based Services?
A large web page is analyzed and partitioned into smaller sub-pages so that a user can navigate the web page on a small form factor device. The user can browse the sub-pages to find and read information in the content of the large web page. The partitioning can be performed at a web server, an edge server, at the small form factor device, or can be distributed across one or more such devices. The analysis leverages design habits of a web page author to extract a representation structure of an authored web page. The extracted representation structure includes high level structure using several markup language tag selection rules and low level structure using visual boundary detection in which visual units of the low level structure are provided by clustering markup language tags. User viewing habits can be learned to display favorite parts of a web page. … [Read more...] about Search Patents Filings from 12-20-06