George C. Dimitriou

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Social Media Search Made Easy.

January 11, 2009 By: George Category: Search No Comments →

WhosTalkin.com is a social media search tool that allows users to search for conversations surrounding the topics that they care about most. Whether it be your favorite sport, favorite food, celebrity, or your company’s brand name; Whostalkin.com can help you join in on the conversations that you care about most. The goal is to deliver the most relevant and current conversations happening in the world of social media.

Search and sorting algorithms combine data taken from over 60 of the internet’s most popular social media gateways.

Cross-Language Enterprise Search.

December 22, 2008 By: George Category: Search No Comments →

Before today, when users searched for a topic, the search only returned documents that were in the same language as the query.  Google’s Cross-Language Enterprise Search instantly translates your Google Search Appliance query from one language to one or more other languages using Google’s translation engine.

 

Great Google Slideshows.

December 09, 2008 By: George Category: Search No Comments →

Here you can find a cool slideshow which tries to tell us, in 34 slides, everything there is to know about Google.

Another one is Google for Life Science Researchers (View SlideShare presentation ). A couple of useful tips for Life Science Researches which are, in fact, applicable to everyone.

Google Launches SearchWiki.

November 21, 2008 By: George Category: Search No Comments →

A while ago one of Google’s experiments was the ability to adjust the ranking of search results and comment on them.

Yesterday they’ve announced that experiment has been released as a permanent feature called SearchWiki.  You can adjust the ranking, delete, add, and comment on search results.  Your actions are stored in your Google account so they’re persistent (for you), but comments seem to be publically visible.

Anyway, here is a video explaining how it works.

Google SearchWiki

Ask.com, Hakia Target Google with Search Engine Updates.

October 08, 2008 By: George Category: Digital World, Search No Comments →

Search engine companies Ask.com and Hakia this week overhauled their respective search technologies, tapping into the semantic Web to provide search results that better reflect the intent behind the query.

Early reviewers had mixed opinions about the changes, which both search engine firms announced separately on Monday. The changes to both engines aim to provide users with more credible results and thus gain a stronger foothold in a search market dominated by Google.

For its part, Ask.com said its updated engine provides more relevant results more quickly. The new Ask.com searches deeper in the highest-volume categories like jobs and entertainment, and can deliver more direct answers on the results page, the company said.

In addition, a simplified user interface in the new version lets users rank and integrate a broad array of content, including breaking news, blogs, images, video and music, Ask.com added.

Microsoft Unveils Plan for 3 Labs in Europe.

October 06, 2008 By: George Category: Digital World, Search No Comments →

Microsoft said Thursday that it would set up research centers in Britain, France and Germany to improve its Internet search technology, describing the move as a vote of confidence in the European economy and in the company’s ability to close the gap with Google.

The chief executive, Steven A. Ballmer, said at a news conference that the three “centers of excellence” — near Paris, in London and in Munich — would employ several hundred people.

Google to Release Open Source ‘Chrome’ Browser

September 02, 2008 By: George Category: Digital World, Search No Comments →

Google announced Monday that it has been hard at work on an open source browser known as Chrome, a beta version of which will be released in 100 countries today.

“Why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web,” Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management, and Linus Upson, Google engineering director, wrote in a blog post.

Google was apparently looking to keep news of Chrome under wraps until after the holiday weekend. A 38-page, online comic book that provided details about Chrome hit the blogosphere Monday morning, but Pichai and Upson said in their blog post that Google had “hit ‘send’ a bit early” on the web comic.