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Building a complete Tweet index

“Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events. Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency. But our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every Tweet ever published.” (via Twitter Blog)

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Twitter Simpler search

“We’re constantly working to make Twitter search the simplest way to discover what’s happening in real time. To that end, today we’re introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to twitter.com. In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions, spelling corrections and more relevant search results, these updates make it even easier to immediately get closer to the things you care about.”

via Twitter Blog

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Bing introduces New Britannica Online Encyclopedia Answers

Bing Search Blog – “A core focus for us here at Bing has been about delivering relevant information in a more organized way to help you find what you need more quickly and get stuff done. An example of this approach has been seen in our answers feature – a snippet of information designed to give you a quick look at what you’re searching for while also giving you the option to dig deeper into the results. Starting today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page.”

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Helping students become savvy searchers with [Google’s] new Search Education hub

Google Inside Search – “In the interest of creating more of these magical moments for students, we’re pleased to announce our new Search Education website, bringing educators the tools they need to help students become savvy searchers and independent learners Learning to tap the full potential of Google Search empowers students in both their academic and daily pursuits. Search education provides the technical tools and critical thinking skills crucial to preparing today’s students to be technologically self-reliant, independent learners.”

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US DOJ to OK Microsoft/Yahoo search deal -NY Post

Reuters – “Within the next 20 days to 30 days the Justice officials are expected to give unconditional approval to the search pact with an announcement to coincide with approval by the European Commission, the daily said.”

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Yahoo executives address “misconception” about search

Reuters – “Speaking at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters on Wednesday, a string of Yahoo executives took the stage to provide a peek at innovations that Yahoo said will distinguish its product after it completes a deal to let Microsoft Corp handle the back-end technology that powers its Internet search service.”

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Suit over search-engine keywords tries new angle

AP – “A lawsuit in Wisconsin is bringing a fresh challenge to the practice of paying for keywords on Google and other search engines to boost one company’s link over a rival’s. The practice has occasionally prompted a rival to file legal challenges alleging trademark infringement. Now a Wisconsin law firm is trying a new angle – accusing its competitor of violating privacy laws.

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comScore Releases October 2009 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

Press Release – “comScore, Inc. a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. In October 2009, Americans conducted 14.3 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 65.4 percent search market share, up from 64.9 percent in September. Microsoft Sites grabbed 9.9 percent market share, up 0.5 percentage points versus September.”

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Google, Microsoft Urged to Limit Search Data Storage

Bloomberg – “Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. must limit the amount of time they keep Internet- search records after failing to justify keeping the information beyond six months, European Union officials probing possible breaches of EU privacy laws said.”

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For Web Search, the Time Is Now

Beta News – “Real-time functionality has been the holy grail for Internet search engines in a world that seems gripped by an information speed addiction. Soon the major players will be able to deliver up-to-the-second results gleaned from tweets, Facebook updates and a plethora of other sources for users obsessed with what’s happening right now.”

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