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Monday: December 7, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.

Try searching for your favorite TV show, sporting event or the latest development on a recent government bill. Whether it's an eyewitness tweet, a breaking news story or a fresh blog post, you can find it on Google right after it's published on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:31 PM | Tags (5) | content | google | realtime | search | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.

...this tool introduces millions of music seekers in the U.S. to a new generation of licensed online music services, from MySpace and Lala to Pandora, imeem and Rhapsody.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:00 AM | Tags (8) | google | ilike | imeem | lala | music | purchases | rhapsody | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.

One experimental version is set up as such that the only thing a user sees is the Google logo and a search box. All of the other extraneous elements like text links (TEXT LINKS mind you) are nowhere to be found.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | fade | google | minimal | search | singular | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.

You probably have Facebook open in another tab next to this one don't you? DON'T YOU?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 5:02 PM | Tags (8) | social | networking | nielsen | time | facebook | myspace | study | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.Everything you always wanted to know about the Netflix prize was won.

There's a lot of nerdy love goes into the kind of movie reccomendations you get out of Neflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:13 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | netflix | prize | search | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?

A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:31 PM | Tags (9) | fall | foliage | autumn | research | unitedstates | europe | msnbc | study | continents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.

...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | sears | kmart | spyware | security | tracking | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.

A fun read for all my fellow developers out there who have to deal with SEO headaches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:42 AM | Tags (6) | search | engines | google | value | links | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Want to relieve some stress? Try mowing your lawn.Want to relieve some stress? Try mowing your lawn.

Students working on the Australian project found that animals exposed to Serenascent – which combines three chemical released when green leaves are cut – escaped damage to the hippocampus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | stress | relief | lawnmower | science | green | grass | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.

The researchers found that monkeys that were rewarded for the right response to a cue learned quickly how to respond the next time they saw the cue, but monkeys that responded incorrectly weren't any better equipped to deal with the same cue the next time they saw it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:46 PM | Tags (5) | research | study | success | failure | brain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.

The goof, first reported by TMZ.com, listed any grill viewed by visitors to the company's Web site under the category of 'human cooking > Grills to Cook Babies and More > Body Part Roaster.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:22 PM | Tags (6) | babies | cannibals | glitch | grills | hack | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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