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How to Improve Search Results on Google
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Pew Research recently reported that 92% of adults use search engines daily and ComScore recently reported that 65.6% of all US searches are conducted on Google . So I thought I would pass along Hack College's recommendations about how to "... Read More

Privacy Concerns raised at Chinese Ownership of Yahoo!
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

A report in the Financial Times that Alibaba might take over Yahoo! has raised privacy fears. Jack Ma's (Alibaba founder & former Google employee) recent comment about the prospect that Alibaba was interested in Yahoo! set off privacy group... Read More

Mobile Search Wars - Microsoft & BlackBerry vs. Google
Posted on 4 May 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

By the fall of 2011 BlackBerry mobile devices will use Microsoft's Bing as the default search engine (with Bing maps) in direct competition with Google and to try to capture location based marketing opportunities. This should not be a surprise... Read More

eDiscovery Tool May Help HP Create a New Search Engine to Compete with Google & Bing
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

New Scientist reports that HP may use the Autonomy pattern-recognition eDiscovery tool to develop a new search engine which would work in tandem with HP's text-based search. The report includes this example : ...the ability to point your... Read More

Search Engine Update: Google grabs 71% of U.S. searches, Bing slips
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

No surprise that Google's search engine continues to grow at the expense of Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing. Hitwise now reports April 2010: Google at 71.4%, Yahoo! down 1% to to 14.96%, Bing down 2% to 9.43%, Ask down 37% to 2.18%, and the remaining... Read More

Bing Now Offers Links from Search to Facebook & Twitter
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Microsoft's Bing search engine is trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from search results with the hope that these Social Media links will... Read More

Privacy Update - Frankly Most Social Media Users Don't Care
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Facebook now offers users the ability to download all of their content in a simple zip file format, but this doesn't solve privacy concerns. Sure it's nice to be able to download all the content, but in the meantime Facebook still stores lots... Read More

Protect Your Business - Update your Terms of Service (TOS) & Click Agreements
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

All Social Media and Internet businesses rely on TOS and Click Agreements to protect their legal rights, but few businesses take the time to make sure that the TOS and Click Agreements actually protect their business operations. I welcome you to read... Read More