Search Engines

Blogs about search engines

Example that shows how the Google app understands complex questions (Image courtesy Google. All rights reserved)

Google has released a new search mobile application, already known as Google Search, in the version for Android and iOS. Now it offers the ability to answer complex questions, claiming to have made a significant step forward compared to previous capacity to interpre users’ requests. Now the app really understands the meaning of what the user is asking (for now only in English).

Screenshot of Topsy social search engine

The news was initially given unofficially by the Wall Street Journal, which reported it as a matter of fact, and was later officially confirmed: Apple has acquistto Topsy, to be precise Topsy Labs, Inc., a company that deals with research and analysis in social networks, particularly Twitter, of which is a certified partner. It seems that Apple has paid over $200 million for this acquisition.

Scott Thompson

Four months after firing Carol Bartz, Yahoo! Inc. has chosen Scott Thompson as its new CEO. Thompson, who will officially take office on January 9, was born in 1958 and has a technical background because he was president of PayPal but previously held roles connected to technological innovation in that company as well as in others such as Inovant, a Visa subsidiary.