Google Human Friendly Driving Directions I need landmarks when I get driving directions. I get lost without them. The last time I took a long trip by car, I used a couple of different online mapping programs to get me to where I was going. Or at least most of the way there. The directions … Read more
Back before there was Yahoo! Search Marketing, and before Overture, there was Goto.com. Goto.com changed its name to Overture in September of 2001 and was purchased by Yahoo! a little over two years later for the small sum of $ 1.6 billion.
Yahoo! has a history of looking for, and acquiring companies and their technology and hiring employees from those businesses. I focused upon the most recent companies with this post, and will followup sometime soon with the rest that I can uncover. Here are several Yahoo acquisitions since October 2003: 3721 Network Software Co. 3721 Network … Read more
A patent application published this morning doesn’t involve ESP but does attempt to anticipate what searchers are looking for. The document has the names of some prominent Google employees on it. Anticipated query generation and processing in a search engine United States Patent Application 20050283468 Published: December 22, 2005 Filed: June 22, 2004 The focus … Read more
What is Google TextRank? One of the challenges of the Google Book Search project has been to find a way to index all of the books included within the book search project. We don’t know the details of the technology used to index those books. Some research uncovers interesting information. A post at Search Science … Read more