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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Missed Call Ads | Twitter Names CFO - Posted July 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter And Bing Extend Partnership, Create Searchable Profiles And Hashtags - Posted July 1, 2014
Bing is vying to become the supreme Twitter search tool, and it definitely has a leg up on its rival Google. In a recent announcement, Bing unveiled new ways to search Twitter hashtags, profiles and celebrity news via its search engine. In ... [AllTwitter]

Apps Poised to Overtake Search for Mobile Ads - Posted June 18, 2014
eMarketer is predicting that Google's mobile search advertising shares will drop from 68.5 percent in 2013 to 65.7 percent (following a drop from 82.8 percent in 2012). As more specialized and alternative sources of information present themselves to m... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Updates Bing Search Engine for Bitcoin Currency Conversions - Posted February 11, 2014
(CoinDesk) Microsoft revealed on Monday that its Bing search engine will now automatically convert currency denominations to BTC in response to simple commands. These include queries such as "$13 to BTC" or "0.45 BTC to euros," which when entered will reveal answers using the most up-to-d... [Bitcoins Insider]

OCP Summit V: Year In Review From Open Compute Project's/Facebook's Frank Frankovsky - Posted January 28, 2014
With OCP Summit V taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif... [AllFacebook]

'Muppets Most Wanted' Uses The Best Tweets (With The Best Misspellings) In New Ads - Posted January 12, 2014
It's not the Super Bowl, but if you watched the Golden Globes, you saw some really good commercials. Among them is this gem for Muppets Most Wanted, which pulls some choice tweets to show just how awesome and ho... [TVNewser]

'Muppets Most Wanted' Uses The Best Tweets (With The Best Misspellings) In New Ads - Posted January 12, 2014
It's not the Super Bowl, but if you watched the Golden Globes, you saw some really good commercials. Among them is this gem for Muppets Most Wanted, which pulls some choice tweets to show just how awesome and ho... [PRNewser]

Microsoft, Facebook Team Up On Hackathon - Posted January 7, 2014
Microsof... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Artist Payments | Holiday Shopping and Social Networks - Posted December 4, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Klout And Microsoft's Bing Team Up To Bring You Terrible Search Results - Posted October 11, 2013
It's no secret that I hate Klout. So much so that I went and had whatever data they had on me deleted from their system. My hate for Klout is so well known that Klout's founder, Joe Fernandez, once told me to kill myself. I guess that's one way to get... [SocialTimes.com]

The Future of SEO: Panelists At SemTechBiz Weigh In - Posted October 4, 2013
Where is SEO going? A panel hosted by Aaron Bradley, Internet marketing manager at InfoMine, Inc. at this week's Semantic Technology & Business Conference... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Technology Jobs: Bing - Posted September 10, 2013
Bing is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA. According to the post, "Have you ever issued a query to a search engine, and the information you got back was inappropriate or, worse yet, offensive? Or maybe you set the safesearch mode to 'strict',... [semanticweb.com]

PANEL: The Semantic Web Has Killed SEO. Long Live SEO. - Posted September 6, 2013
On October 3 at the New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), a pa... [AllTwitter]

PANEL: The Semantic Web Has Killed SEO. Long Live SEO. - Posted September 6, 2013
On October 3 at the New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), a pa... [semanticweb.com]

Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

Topsy Takes You Back To 2006 And Up To 426 Billion Tweets In Its Social Data Index - Posted September 4, 2013
426 billion tweets, dating back to the very first one in 2006. The entire history of Twitter - as well as tools to analyze in real-time tweets' influence, relevance, sentiment and geo-inference -- are to be contained in Topsy's social data index as of 11 AM EST today. It's... [semanticweb.com]

A New Take on Microsoft Bob - Posted July 26, 2013
Mark Hachman of PC World reports, "If Google Now is the chirpy personal assistant, always volunteering information before being asked, Microsoft's future in intelligent virtual assistants will be more in tune with... [semanticweb.com]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

AdBlock Plus Takes Money From Google, Others Not to Filter Their Ads - Posted July 8, 2013
AdBlock Plus, a popular browser extension, blocks most pop-up, video and banner ads. But according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing It On: The New World Of Windows 8.1 Search And Intelligent Services - Posted June 27, 2013
Bing was a big factor on Wednesday at the Microsoft Microsoft Build Conference. For starters, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8.1 Preview now is available for developers and users, and, as Microsoft disclosed about a month ago, Bing's bringing a new way to search to Windows 8.1-powered devices. It's been a... [semanticweb.com]

FTC: Search Engines Aren't Doing Enough to Differentiate Ads From Organic Results - Posted June 25, 2013
The FTC published a letter today that it sent yesterday to search engine companies, warning them that they were not adequately complying with its rules on differentiating paid search advertisements and organic search results. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Libraries: Time To Take Your Place On The Web Of Data - Posted June 4, 2013
At The Semantic Technology and Business conference in San Francisco Monday, OCLC technology evangelist Richard Wallis broke the news that Content-negotiation was implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. Last June, WorldCat.org began publishing Li... [AllTwitter]

Libraries: Time To Take Your Place On The Web Of Data - Posted June 4, 2013
At The Semantic Technology and Business conference in San Francisco Monday, OCLC technology evangelist Richard Wallis broke the news that Content-negotiation was implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. Last June, WorldCat.org began publish... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Gets More Social with Facebook Likes - Posted May 14, 2013
Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, "Bing's social sidebar, which shows relevant entries from your Facebook friends, Twitter, Klout, Quo... [semanticweb.com]

Now It's Possible To Comment On, Like Facebook Posts Directly From Bing's Social Sidebar - Posted May 10, 2013
Facebook and Bing are continually growing closer together, especially through the search engine's Social Sidebar. ... [AllFacebook]

Bing Users Can Comment on Facebook From the Search Engine - Posted May 10, 2013
Bing users can now interact with Facebook posts directly from the search engine's social sidebar, Microsoft said today. Bing's social sidebar displays content from Facebook and Twitter that is relevant to the user's search query. With the new integration, users can interact with posts that Bing turns up as relevant. "Now you can... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Head Of Product For Android Bubba Murarka Joins Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Posted May 9, 2013
The revolving door of engineers leaving Facebook continues to spin, as Silicon Valley ventu... [AllFacebook]

Schema.org, Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Join Hands In Boost To Educational Content Searches - Posted April 29, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36805" align="alignleft" width="320"] Courtesy: Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] Earlier this month word came of a revision to schema.org: Version 1.0a additions, according to this posting from Dan Brickley, incl... [AllTwitter]

Schema.org, Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Join Hands In Boost To Educational Content Searches - Posted April 29, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36805" align="alignleft" width="320"] Courtesy: Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] Earlier this month word came of a revision to schema.org: Version 1.0a additions, according to this posting from Dan Brickley, incl... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing 'Pin it' Button | Facebook Home - Posted April 15, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Puts a 'Pin It' Button on Image Searches - Posted April 12, 2013
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced today. "Last fall, we hosted a group of lifestyle and design bloggers at the Bing headquarters to better understand their search and social media habits," explain... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Microsoft's Anti-Google 'Scroogled' Campaign Backfire? - Posted April 9, 2013
In case you missed it, those dumb "Bing challenge" ads aren't the only front in Microsoft's ongoing war with Google. Over the holiday season the company started the "Scroogled" campaign taking its big competitor to task for...we don't know, failing to protect customers' privacy or off... [PRNewser]

Semantic Web Jobs: Bing - Posted April 3, 2013
Bing, a division of Microsoft, is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA. The post states, "We are looking for a Senior SDE to join us in developing a structured data repository that will enable Bing teams to quickly experiment and manage structur... [semanticweb.com]

Klout and Bing Try to Bridge the Gap Between Online and 'Real World' Influence - Posted March 28, 2013
Klout, purveyor of a social networking influence score, and Microsoft's search engine, Bing, announced a partnership today that will display a user's score in response to Bing queries abou... [SocialTimes.com]

Publishers Can See What Graph Search Queries Led To Their Page - Posted March 25, 2013
It seems Facebook is tracking Graph Search queries, allowing publishers to see what words typed into the search bar led to their website. Sister s... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Publishers Can See What Graph Search Queries Led To Their Pages - Posted March 25, 2013
It seems that Facebook is tracking Graph Search queries, allowing publishers to see what words typed into the search bar led to their websites. Si... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Graph Search Make You Money? - Posted March 19, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search has several uses, such as looking up restaurants in Tokyo that your friends like, or seeing photos that they've posted from San Francisco. You can also use it as a dating site, looking up men or women who are friends of friends and meet your criteria. But can... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn SlideShare Ads | Social Ad Disclosures - Posted March 13, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook VP Talks Ads, News Feed, Graph Search, Algorithm At SMX West Conference - Posted March 12, 2013
At the SMX West 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif., Marketing Land Founding Editor Danny Sullivan ... [AllFacebook]

Bing Desktop Tightens Facebook Integration - Posted March 12, 2013
Micr... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Introduces Free Analytics Tools - Posted March 12, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: many of our readers have felt some pressure to more fully utilize Pinterest as a PR tool but hesitate due to a lack of the quantifiable ROI stats tha... [PRNewser]

Social Discovery App Sonar Scores Funding From Bing Fund - Posted February 28, 2013
The social discovery app Sonar has received funding from Bing Fund, Sonar and Microsoft said today. The announcement comes a year after social discovery apps were the hot new trend at South by Southwest 2012. (The 2013 event starts next week, and SocialTimes w... [SocialTimes.com]

Is This The World's First Vine Press Release? - Posted February 28, 2013
Today we may have witnessed a first: a press release delivered via 6-second Vine mini-video. The makers of Sonar, a "social discovery app" that allows users to find others by geographical proximity (which Mediabistro profiled in this Elevator Pitch video), just received a big investment from Mic... [PRNewser]

Bing Pushes Ahead With Search of Facebook Photos - Posted February 19, 2013
Bing is continuing to improve on its specialized search engine for Facebook photos, gussying up the feature's user interface and supporting a slideshow view. Users who connect their Facebook accounts to Bing can use the ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are America's 10 'Most Trusted' Brands? And Why? - Posted February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of the 10 brands Americans hate most and tried to figure out why. Today we're taking the opposite approach with ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Goes Retro with 'Child of the 90's' Video - Posted January 25, 2013
Microsoft, a company that desperately wants to be in the now, decided to use its massive budget to rebrand one of its signature outdated products: Internet Explorer. In order to do this, the masters of "cool" created a viral video ad called "Child of the 90's." Everybody's been sending it around... [PRNewser]

Google+ Expands Its Mobile Presence as Facebook and Bing Take On Search - Posted January 18, 2013
Google+ is now accessible in 48 more countries and territories, thanks to an update to its iPad and iPhone app. In the last week, Facebook and Bing have edged into Google's territory with new options for social search. Bing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing-Facebook Integration | Foursquare Map - Posted January 18, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Offers Its Own Facebook Search - Posted January 17, 2013
Bing is boosting the Facebook content in its social sidebar five-fold, Microsoft said today. Bing launched the social sidebar feature, which delivers content related search queries culled from the user's social networks, this summer. Initially, Facebook content was limited to likes, photos and basic profile information. But as Facebook has been building... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Integrates More Facebook Results Into Social Sidebar - Posted January 17, 2013
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft's search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing ... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [PRNewser]

With Graph Search, Facebook Takes the Fight to Google - Posted January 15, 2013
With Facebook's launch earlier today of a social search feature, the company indicated that it increasingly sees Google as a competitor and won't ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Announces Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
For the past few months, Facebook has been brewing a search engine that could change the way people find things. Now Face... [AllFacebook]

Freebase Catch-Up: Recent Developments On The Entity Graph Of People, Places, And Things - Posted January 11, 2013
What's new with Freebase? Well, aside from its data now being used by Bing to provide information about entities in a similar way to Google's Knowledge Graph, a new design of its web client is being tested here. Its post about th... [semanticweb.com]

Internet Users Don't Fully Grasp How Social and Search Sites Make Money - Posted January 9, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115579" align="alignleft" width="300"] auremar / Shutterstock.com[/caption] The majority of Americans know how to use search engines and at least one social network, but many don't understand how the sites they use make money, according to a study from Harr... [SocialTimes.com]

Hearsay Social Adds COO, VP Of Product - Posted January 8, 2013
Social sales and marketing software provider ... [AllFacebook]

As Facebook Partners With Chango, Ads Can Be Bought Using Google Search Data - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook and brands that market on the social network are constantly trying to figure out what users want to buy, but the data users pre... [AllFacebook]

Good-Bye to 2012: Continuing Our Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech - Posted December 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34313" align="alignleft" width="149"] Courtesy: Flickr/LadyDragonflyCC <3[/caption] Yesterday we began our look back at the year in semantic technology here. Today we continue with more expert co... [semanticweb.com]

Blekko Data Donation Is A Big Benefit To Common Crawl - Posted December 18, 2012
Common Crawl, the non-profit organization creating a repository of openly and freely accessible web crawl data, i... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Filters | Bing Changes - Posted December 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Brings 'Knowledge Graph'-Like Entries to Its Search Results - Posted December 10, 2012
Bing has a giant to slay if it wants to become truly competitive in the search arena, and the giant, Google, has been arming itself with hundreds of thousands of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Hopes to Sour Holiday Shoppers on Google's Paid Product Listings - Posted November 28, 2012
Microsoft, hoping to gain traction for its Bing search engine by souring holiday shoppers against Google's new paid listings in that company's Shopping search, launched an aggressive 'Don't Get Scroogled' campaign today. The campaign features its own website, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Yandex Takes To The iPad - Posted November 15, 2012
Search engine Yandex, which like Google, Bing and Yahoo takes advantage of sites using schema.org markup to improve the display of search results, today released a search app for the iPad. The other major search providers have already accounted for the iPad in their search portfolios. According... [semanticweb.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [semanticweb.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [AllTwitter]

Which Tech Giant Ran the Best Election 'Campaign?' - Posted November 6, 2012
We'd like to follow up on a question posed by multiple blogs today: which big tech/social media/search... [PRNewser]

Tim Cook Is, Like, So Sorry for Apple Maps - Posted September 28, 2012
The public doesn't know Apple as a company prone to apology. We imagine its communications team would be far more comfortable issuing a statement to the effect of "the obvious superiority of our products speaks for itself, hahaha". Hey, we understand--apologies acknowledge the ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gifts | YouTube Video | Twitter in Search - Posted September 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Decides To Play Nice With Search Engines - Posted September 27, 2012
Remember when tweets used to come up in search results on Google? And then they suddenly didn't and there was a silly bit of back and forth finger-pointing between the two platforms? Well, it seems Tw... [AllTwitter]

Collins Dictionaries Adds 'Facebooking' - Posted September 14, 2012
It may not be Webster's... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Search Engine Would Immediately Capture 25 Percent Of Market - Posted September 14, 2012
If Facebook were to launch its own sea... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search, And Facebook's Future - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is the world's most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn't spoken much recently. At TechCrunch's Disrupt ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Propelled U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz To Primary Win - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook and social media played a pivotal role in the outcomes of several U.S. Senate primaries this summer. A new case study broke down just how the social network propel... [AllFacebook]

Use Bing To Search Friends' Facebook Photos - Posted August 30, 2012
The Bing-Facebook integration continues to deepen. The ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Probe | Tumblr Friend-Finder | Donkey Wi-Fi - Posted August 23, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   FTC Ends Investigation on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wisdom of the Crowds: Bing's Social Sidebar Now Includes Quora Answers - Posted August 22, 2012
Crowdsourcing is gaining credibility as a means of finding answers on the Internet. First Google added Wikipedia definitions to its search results. Now Bing is adding answers from Quora. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wisdom of the Crowds: Bing's Social Sidebar Now Includes Quora Answers - Posted August 22, 2012
Crowdsourcing is gaining credibility as a means of finding answers on the Internet. First Google added Wikipedia definitions to its search results. Now Bing is adding answers from Quora. ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft And Facebook Director Peter Thiel Unload Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
It was rumored that Facebook Director Peter Thiel was going to sell some of his stock in the social network when it was possible. The r... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Rumors | Facebook Photos | Goofy Olympics - Posted July 31, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Wants You To Ask Your Facebook Friends, Too - Posted July 30, 2012
Using Bing to find the best sushi place in town? Now you can integrate your friends into the... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing 'Search The Web' Link In Typeahead Results? - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook continues to experiment with its typeahead search results, following last week's ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Blames Outage on Bug | Facebook Lawsuit Triggers Sponsored Stories Changes | Flipboard Expanding to Android - Posted June 22, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Link - The SemTechBiz Recap - June, 2012 - Posted June 19, 2012
On Friday, June 15, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Mil... [semanticweb.com]

Schema.org, Wikidata, Google Knowledge Graph – Two Great Causes and a Symptom - Posted June 12, 2012
I was toying with another title for this post - Yet Another Perfect Storm, but I think that particular metaphor (although appropriate here) has been somewhat over done. So what sparked this one then? I am on the long flight back from the Semantic Tech & Business Conference in San Francisco... [semanticweb.com]

SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [AllTwitter]

SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Apparently Hacked | Flipboard for Android Coming | Skype-Windows 8 Integration - Posted June 1, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Search Engine Referrals To Facebook Pages Halved - Posted May 31, 2012
In January, Google released its ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Quietly Launches Potential Facebook Competitor So.cl - Posted May 22, 2012
On the heels of the highly anticipated Facebook initial public offering, tech biggie ... [AllFacebook]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [AllTwitter]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [semanticweb.com]

Schema.org Now Supports External Lists - Posted May 14, 2012
The schema.org official blog has announced support for enumerated lists. Adding this support allows developers using schema.org to use selected externally maintained vocabularies in their schema.org markup.... [AllTwitter]

Schema.org Now Supports External Lists - Posted May 14, 2012
The schema.org official blog has announced support for enumerated lists. Adding this support allows developers using schema.org to use selected externally maintained vocabularies in their schema.org markup.... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Gets a Makeover - Posted May 14, 2012
Lance Ulanoff of Mashable reports, "Bing has been reinvented, offering enhanced search results that... [semanticweb.com]

The New Bing Draws from Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and More [Video] - Posted May 11, 2012
Are you ready for the "new Bing"? Microsoft is updating their search engine and the upgrades include a revamped design with three panels, an increased amount of social information and a snapshot feature that lets you preview the results. The sidebar is especially interesting, as it directly interfaces with... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Redesign Includes Social Sidebar Column With More Facebook Integration - Posted May 10, 2012
Microsoft introduced an update to its Bing... [AllFacebook]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. The Semantic Web Blog recently caught up by email with Alexander Shubin, Yandex product... [AllTwitter]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: Bing - Posted April 20, 2012
Bing is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA. The post states, "In Knowledge W... [AllTwitter]

Will Facebook Search Improvements Turn The Tables, Disrupt Relationships? - Posted April 3, 2012
Late last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Facebook is working on an improved search engine with 20 developers under the direction of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, who joined the socia... [semanticweb.com]

Why Google Should Keep Looking Over Its Shoulder - Posted March 28, 2012
Brad Reed of PCWorld recently shared his insight into why Google is wise to integrate more semantics into their search algorithm. Reed writes, "Google is still master of the search domain, bu... [semanticweb.com]

Yandex Partners with Twitter - Posted February 23, 2012
Yandex, the up-and-coming Russian search engine has struck a deal with Twitter allowing Yandex to post new tweets in search results in real-time. According to the article, "Twitter will give ... [semanticweb.com]

Parse.ly Brings A Dash of Semantics To Online Publishers - Posted January 24, 2012
Online publishers and other content providers have a new analytics tool to help them understand what their readers care about and use that information to better connect them to their sites' relevant and compelling content. Launching today is Dash, based on the predictive content analytics platform ... [semanticweb.com]

2011 Top Stories On Twitter More Global Than Us-Centric Bing And Yahoo Search - Posted December 7, 2011
The top stories in 2011 on search and social don't quite match up. Twitter's top news stories of the past year were more global in nature than either Yahoo or Bing search, and tended to favor more international political news than either... [AllTwitter]

BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite! - Posted November 11, 2011
Last month, we reported on the new RDFa 1.1 Lite proposal by Ben Adida. In our recent podcast... [AllTwitter]

Searches Powered by Microsoft Bing Increasing at an Impressive Rate [Infographic] - Posted November 11, 2011
Without a doubt Google owns a majority of U.S. search traffic on the Internet. But, according to Experian's Hitwise report Microsoft's Bing might be coming up the ranks as it continues month after month gradually wearing down Google's control over search traffic. With that said, if your current SEO strategy has... [SocialTimes.com]

Russian Search Engine Yandex to Collaborate on schema.org - Posted November 2, 2011
Yandex, Russia's leading search engine has announced that it is joining forces with Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. One article reports, "Now the pages tagged with Schema.org tags will be pick... [semanticweb.com]

Don't Expect A Google-Twitter Reconciliation Any Time Soon - Posted October 18, 2011
Google's Realtime Twitter search results went offline in July 2011, and, according to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, we shouldn't expect the two companies to come to an agreement to renew the service any time soon. Google and Twitter partnered ... [AllTwitter]

The Semantic Link - Episode 11, October 2011 - Posted October 17, 2011
On Friday, October 14, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter And Bing Awkwardly Tweet About Their 2 Year Relationship, Renew Search Agreement - Posted September 7, 2011
It's always sort of embarrassing to see two people openly discuss intimate details of their relationship on a public forum like Twitter - but it's especially awkward when those two "people" are actually anthropomorphic representations of two major web companies. Twitter and Bing announced the renewal of thei... [AllTwitter]

RDFa Fading Away in EPUB3 Standard - Posted August 22, 2011
To follow up our story last week about the upcoming EPUB3 standard, for which International Digital Publishing Forum membership comments were due in by today, it appears that the updates "are moving the spec even further from any apparent support/use of RDFa." That's according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Tabco Revealed as Grid 10 From Fusion Garage -- But What Exactly Is The Semantic Inspiration? - Posted August 15, 2011
  What does it mean for a tablet to have a Semantic Web inspired user interface (UI)? Following the launch of the Grid 10 from Fusion Garage - erstwhile known as Tabco i... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is) - Posted July 21, 2011
The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda - a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area - that reads:         A follow-up message explains: ... [semanticweb.com]

Will Twitter Ditch Google For Bing? - Posted July 18, 2011
Two weeks ago, Google let its deal with Twitter expire, effectively eliminating its Realtime Search results and the prominence given to tweets when users searched for news items. Now, rumors have it t... [AllTwitter]

The Semantic Link - Episode 7, June 2011 - Posted June 20, 2011
On Monday, June 20, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the se... [semanticweb.com]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [AllTwitter]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [semanticweb.com]

Zite CEO Mark Johnson Calls for Increased Personalization - Posted June 13, 2011
Mark Johnson recently took over as the CEO of Zite, a personalized news magazine app that delivers news stories tailored to users' interests. ... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Now Lets You Search iPhone Apps - Posted June 13, 2011
With half a billion apps mounting in Apple store, finding the right app is a real challenge. Bing, Microsoft's search engine, brings an app discovery solution to easily search for Apple iPhone apps. Bing introduced a n... [SocialTimes.com]

Google, Yahoo! and Bing Announce Schema.org - Posted June 2, 2011
[Revised and re-posted at 4:03pm EST] In a collaborative effort reminiscent of sitemaps.org, Google, Yahoo! and Bing have announced the launch of schema.org. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this a... [AllTwitter]

Are Zynga Partnerships the New Hot Thing? - Posted May 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_20741" align="alignleft" width="296" caption="Photo: Reuters"][/caption] Lady Gaga is creating her own town -- "Gagaville" -- through a partnership with Zynga, the ma... [PRNewser]

Use Search Operators To Find Stories, Sources and Documents Online - Posted April 19, 2011
There are billions of websites on the Internet. But finding the one you need or want isn't always easy. Thanks to the glut of content farms and spam blogs, the legitimate, useful and smaller sites are often pushed down further in the results, meaning you have to wade through hundreds or... [TVSpy]

Twitter Feeds Worth $11 Billion A Year To Search Giants, Says Study - Posted April 13, 2011
Search giants such as Google and Microsoft could generate revenues of $30 million per day by selling advertisements that point directly to tweets and Facebook status updates, says new research from Penn University. The researchers looked at the value of displaying ads along th... [AllTwitter]

Exploring the Semantics of Yahoo Search Direct - Posted April 11, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Yahoo debuted a beta version of its Search Direct technology, which was seen as a competitor to Google Instant in that it shows search options as users begin typing in a query. There were also questions raised among those in the industry about h... [semanticweb.com]

Bing for iPad: The Portal is Back, Baby! With a Hint of Windows Phone's Metro UI - Posted April 8, 2011
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, everyone wanted to have a web portal that would provide its users with everything they could possibly need: Email, news, reference material, and more. The idea was to attract and keep attention on a one-stop shop. The portal concept morphed into creating a rich... [SocialTimes.com]

Structuring Data with Probase - Posted March 24, 2011
An article from ReadWriteWeb gives a snapshot ... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Image Search: Next Up For a Major Search Engine? - Posted March 23, 2011
We've seen the big three players in the search engine space honing their semantic edge, and we may soon see one of them deploying semantic technology to sharpen image searches, too. nachofoto says it is in discussions with one of the giants (which it declines to name for now) that could... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Tries to Help Japan on Twitter, Walks into a PR Nightmare - Posted March 14, 2011
Bing has been getting crucified for its March 12th tweet asking followers to retweet their post in exchange for a $1 donation to help victims of the devastation in Japan. The early Saturday morning tweet from @bing said "How can yo... [AllTwitter]

Bing has Added Natural Language Processing to its Shopping Feature - Posted March 3, 2011
Search engine Bing has updated its shopping feature to include natural la... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Ramps Up Use of Facebook Likes - Posted February 24, 2011
Bing really, really likes Facebook Likes: The Microsoft-owned search engine announced that it extended its Liked Results to include any URLs returned by its algorithmic search results. Lawrence Kim of the Bing Social Team had more on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Hires Former MySpace Exec - Posted February 22, 2011
Twitter has lured away another big name from a competing tech company. Rita Garg, former MySpace business development director has signed on with Twitter. Garg will be joining Twitter's expanding team as the director of business development, and she let t... [AllTwitter]

Belly Up to the Bing Bar - Posted February 17, 2011
Google isn't the only search engine extending its reach into social networking: Bing is raising the b... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Super Bowl Quarterback Camp with ESPN, Bing - Posted January 24, 2011
ESPN and Microsoft-owned search engine Bing are gearing up for Super Bowl XLV Sunday, Feb. 6, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with multiplatform initiative "I Am a World Champion," which will focus on Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. I Am a World Champion will combine ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bing Adds TV Listings - Posted January 6, 2011
"If you are one of those people who watch TV on an actual TV," as program manager Sally Liu put it on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

DoubleClick Founder's FindTheBest Comparison App Gets Investment From Social App Fund -- And Sees Open Graph In Its Future - Posted December 6, 2010
Comparison engine FindtheBest, the startup launched by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O'Connor (see our story here), has found itself the recipient of some VC funding. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sFund is parting with an undisclosed sum out of its ... [semanticweb.com]

Oprah's Favorite Bings - Posted November 29, 2010
Bing and DonorsChoose.org are two of Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things, so fresh off their appearance on the last-ever Favorite Things episode on Oprah, Microsoft's search engine teamed up with the online charity site and the talk show to create the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Buried Treasure in Bing Maps: A Lifetime Pass to See Jay-Z - Posted November 16, 2010
Bing and Jay-Z added one more prize to the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bing Deployment of Facebook Integration to Wrap Up Tuesday - Posted November 2, 2010
Bing announced that it is wrapping up the deployment of its integration with Facebook Tuesday, so users of the social-networking site who have chosen to share information with their friends will show up in ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Jay-Z Unveiling His Book One Page at a Time - Posted October 21, 2010
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More Chilean Miner Stats for News Sites, Social Media, Search Engines - Posted October 19, 2010
The rescue of the formerly trapped miners from the northern Atacama desert in Chile generated strong numbers for ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Allow Jay-Z and Bing to Reintroduce Themselves - Posted October 18, 2010
Jay-Z, Bing, and creative agency Droga5 teamed up to create a... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bing Social Adds Twitter-User Recommendations to Search Results - Posted September 20, 2010
Microsoft search engine Bing added Twitter-user recommendations to its Bing Social search results, calling the new feature People Recommendation. Bing Social's Mike Ching and Shubha Nabar d... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Interview with Scott Prevost - Posted April 21, 2010
Scott Prevost talks with Scott Koegler about the use of semantics in Bing, and how the technology is being used to improve search results and enhance the user experience. ... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [Fishbowl NY]

Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [FishbowlNY]

Semantic Search Beyond RDF - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 13, 2009
MODERATOR: Wen Ruan, TextWise PANELISTS: Ronald M. Kaplan, Powerset division of bing Christian F. Hempelmann, RiverGlass, Inc. Riza Berkan, hakia Semantic Search technology in the Semantic Web community is often understood as retrieval of knowledge from tagged data such as RDF sources, which require substantial formatting and markup to realize. Understanding unstr... [semanticweb.com]

KEYNOTE: Executive Round Table: Semantic Search - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 6, 2009
This Keynote is presented in six parts. Moderated by: Carla Thompson, Guidewire Group Speakers: Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Search Peter Norvig, Google Riza Berkan, hakia Scott Prevost, Powerset division of bing Tomasz Imielinski, Ask.com William Tunstall-Pedoe, True Knowledge Semantic technology changes the rules of the search marketspace, but exactly how, an... [semanticweb.com]

Search leaders debate semantics - CNET News - Posted June 17, 2009
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