The Google Acquisition of Innuvo, and the Google Web Toolkit

If you’ve been paying attention to offerings from search engines on how to make widgets for websites, you may have heard of a program from Google that allows java developers to take their programs and make them usable on web pages in the form of widgets. The Google Web Toolkit is “an open source Java … Read more The Google Acquisition of Innuvo, and the Google Web Toolkit

Google on Automatically Annotating Images and Videos

How effectively can a search engine automatically create annotations for images and videos, so that they can be good responses to searchers queries? How much of that can be done without human intervention and review? A newly published Google patent application explores the topic, and comes up with a method of annotation by comparison to … Read more Google on Automatically Annotating Images and Videos

Yahoo’s ‘Universal Search’ and Vertical Search Suggestions

When you start typing a query into the search box at Yahoo, you’ll see a dropdown appear under the search box with some suggestions predicting queries that you may want to see Web search results even before you finish typing. But presently you only see those suggestions for Web search results. I wrote about those … Read more Yahoo’s ‘Universal Search’ and Vertical Search Suggestions