Bing off to a Respectable Start

While it remains premature to state victory, Microsoft’s latest attempt at search, Bing, is off to a respectable start. At a whopping two weeks old, Bing has generated a nice bump in users, possibly thanks to spreading the word about the newly released search engine. According to comScore.com, …



Germany data protection official threatens Google Street View

Thursday a German data protection official threatened search powerhouse Google with “unspecified sanctions” should the company not conform with the country’s strict privacy laws regarding the use of Google Street View. German data protection regulator for the city of Hamburg, Johannes Caspar, relayed that officials were leaning toward …


New Search Tool Tackles Tough Queries

Stephen Wolfram of Wolfram Research and his team have been discreetly developing WolframAlpha for years. WolframAlpha is a search tool intended to answer lengthy, more in-depth queries. What Wolfram was very clear on, is that the new search tool is not intended to compete with Google, despite chatter to …



Tweets from your Tweeps, Twerps & Twitching

Oprah’s first tweet increased Twitter traffic by 43%… yes… it happened (this according to Hitwise web tracker). Twitter can thank Oprah’s tweetership for an estimated million new users joining post-broadcast. The self-propagating social networking craze is twitching its way to the twip-top, one tweeting celeb at a time.  Twitter …


Yelp for small business

Yelp is a website with the slogan, “Real People. Real Reviews”. Users of Yelp are free to post reviews of local businesses such as restaurants, nightclubs and more, a useful resource developed with the customer in mind-think TripAdvisor. In a surprising move, Yelp is scheduled to begin allowing …