New Google patent applications

Some new patent applications assigned to Google, which were published yesterday at the US Patent and Trademark Office. These are not granted patents, and they only describe possible ways that a search engine can fulfill some objective, but they can provide some insight into possible processes that the search engine could follow, and some of … Read more

IBM and Shadow Pages

International Business Machines appears to be embracing search engine optimization in a big way. That’s a positive sign from a company seen as a leader in many areas of information technology. A new patent application and a couple of new articles from IBM point towards a growing commitment towards helping people build websites that are … Read more

Google Book Search Patent Application

There’s a newly published patent application from Google, and on its face, it looks like a good match for the way books could be displayed in Google Book Search. Parts of it appear to be included in what Google has developed, but I don’t see them using the “image distortion” described in the document. If … Read more