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Google bringing new smarts to Search with Knowledge Graph

Google’s Knowledge Graph will display summaries of topics when your query is related to one of the 500 million items in Google’s new database of things. Google has long sought to index the world’s information — and it’s now taking things a step farther with an effort to create “a database of everything in the …

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The continuation of dangerous rogue ads on Bing (and Yahoo)

GFI Labs Blog: We’ve noted this before, but Microsoft needs to get a handle on ad placements on Bing. Ok, so Bing isn’t the most widely used search engine, but remember that Yahoo plays a part here as well. In this case, we’re talking Sirefef (ZeroAccess aka Max++), probably the nastiest piece of malware circulating …

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New hacked site notifications in search results

Today we’ve added a new notification to our search results that helps people know when a site may have been hacked. We’ve provided notices for malware for years, which also involve a separate warning page. Now we’re expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been compromised and altered by …

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Kim Kardashian Tops Bing’s Most Popular Searches of 2010

Mashable: Bing is getting an early start on the “best of 2010” lists, releasing its compilation of the year’s most popular search terms a little more than a month before the New Year. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian tops the list, which is dominated by celebrities; in fact, seven of the top 10 terms are …

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Bing will use your Facebook friends to personalize search results

Microsoft and Facebook Wednesday unveiled some new search tools for Bing which integrate data from a user’s circle of friends into Bing’s search results. In the Bing blog on Wednesday, Microsoft Senior Vice President of online services Satya Nadella said 50% of users consider their friends’ opinions when making a decision online. Bing is trying …

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Yahoo acquires an army of 380,000 freelance journalists with Associated Content buy

Yesterday, Yahoo! Inc. announced it would be acquiring Associated Content Inc., and the transaction would cost the search company an estimated $100 million. Associated Content calls itself the “People’s Media Company,” and is a media outlet consisting of more than 380,000 freelancers publishing news, photos, video, and other content on subjects chosen by the site. …

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