Facebook Places vs. Yahoo’s Who, What, When, Where (W4) Communications Network Patent?

A new location-based service from Facebook is rolling out this week, known as Facebook Places. The announcement on the Facebook blog, Who, What, When, and Now…Where, describes Places as a way of letting your friends know where you’re at and what you’re doing in realtime when you check in. The Facebook blog post title caught … Read more Facebook Places vs. Yahoo’s Who, What, When, Where (W4) Communications Network Patent?

Not Brands but Entities: The Influence of Named Entities on Google and Yahoo Search Results

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Does Google favor big brands when showing search results? That question has been bandied about on the Web for a while, but the answer may be more complicated than just a matter of brands. The question arose this morning on Malcolm Coles’ blog, in his post-Google treating brand names in search terms as site: searches? … Read more Not Brands but Entities: The Influence of Named Entities on Google and Yahoo Search Results