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 Automatic Video and Image Annotation

image annotation

Added 6/20/2020 – This image annotation patent application was granted as a patent to Google on November 22. 2011 – Method and apparatus for automatically annotating images How effectively can a search engine automatically create annotations for images and videos, so that they can be good responses to searcher’s queries? How much of that image … Read more Google on Automatic Video and Image Annotation

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