Exploring the query history information that Firefox maintains, and shares with search engines.
Pubcon starts this morning in Las Vegas, and I have to race off to register shortly. I arrived yesterday, and toured around the City a little. The Hotel/Casino that I stayed at a few months ago, the Stardust is now closed, and has a big fence around it, with signs that an auction will be … Read more Pubcon and Google Patents
A powerpoint presentation from Gary Flake titled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Imminent Internet Singularity (pdf), via Frank McCown’s Questio Verum, details some of the differences between the Live Labs team and Microsoft Research. He also talks about the “internet singularity,” which is: The idea that a deeper and tighter coupling … Read more Live Labs vs. Microsoft Research
Back in July, I wrote about a patent application from Google that may have described how Google attempts to find the web pages that should be shown with local search results, Authority Documents for Googleâ€™s Local Search. One of the places that a local search service might look for business information about an enterprise online … Read more Looking for a Library on Google Local
The transformation of Web 2.0 facial recognition software service Riya into shopping visual search engine Like.com is a remarkable story, involving some interesting technology. Like.com was just launched a couple of days ago, but the company behind it almost may have become a Google acquisition last year. Riya started out with a great deal of … Read more Riya Patent Applications for Visual Recognition and Search Technology