Future Of Search

  • The new wave of visual search: what it can do, and what might be possible

    … in the last few years (tellingly, it was removed as a feature from Google Mobile for iOS due to being “of no clear use to too many people”), and it tends to pale in comparison to a more modern ‘object search’ app like CamFind. You tried, Goggles. CamFind is a visual search and image recognition mobile app that was launched in 2013, and while…

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  • Could ‘people-powered’ Digle be the future of search?

    … Yahoo Answers, one part classifieds, and two parts gamified search engine, Digle has set out to buck the system of search and SEO by putting the power into the hands of people, not machines, to find and deliver results. In a way, it makes a lot of sense. Search engines have definitely been developing in a direction which means they are better able…

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  • Rob Kerry on the future of search: 2016 and beyond

    … of the reasons why people are starting to phrase their search queries differently. For an increasing number of people, search no longer a set of disconnected keywords but a conversation, and searches are becoming longer and more specific as a result. The return of Ask Jeeves: natural language search queries Remember Ask Jeeves? The 1996 search engine which…

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  • What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

    … stand for much longer. These I find fascinating – and worthy of deeper dives. First up is Jack Mobile, a stealthy search startup founded a year or so ago by Charles Jolley, previously at Facebook and Apple, and Mike Hanson, a senior engineer at Mozilla and Cisco who early in his career wrote version 1.0 of the Sherlock search app for Apple. Jack…

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  • Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

    … not, given they named him “Businessperson of the Year.”) “Peak Google” is what I like to call a “contagious misconception” – it seems to make sense, and therefore is worthy of consideration. After all, we’ve seen IBM, Microsoft, and other companies hit their peaks, only to drop back as they face the innovator’s dilemma. Search is past its prime…

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  • The Web Will Kill Apps

    … disagree. I am in the midst of a long stew on the future of mobile, it’s taken me through deep links and intelligent links, to the future of search on mobile and beyond, and I’m nowhere near finished with either the reporting or the writing – so I can’t definitively counter the Journal’s argument – yet. But I feel it in my bones – apps, what I’ve…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Facebook- 8 readers -
  • The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent

    … it one step beyond erasing the app store friction, and we can imagine a world where apps work like always on-call services, at the ready to execute their portion of a fluid user experience. Explaining that experience will be the subject of a future post. But for now, amen for folks like Alex and companies like Branch Metrics. Keep up the good work. …

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Mobile Facebook- 8 readers -
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