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Google Accused of Tracking Safari Users

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A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. 0 Comments

Craig Silverstein, Larry & Sergey’s First Hire, Quits Google

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Craig Silverstein, the first employee hired by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is leaving the company. Silverstein, who helped build the Google search engine, met Page and Brin while the three attended Stanford. Craig Silverstein, the first employee hired by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is leaving the company. Silverstein, who helped build the Google search engine, met Page and Brin while the three attended Stanford. 0 Comments

Google Driverless Cars ‘Shockingly’ Safe & Efficient [Infographic]

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Driverless cars could double the efficiency of working parents, reduce parking costs and state licensing revenue, and take millions of drunk drivers off the road each year, according to a new infographic from Aptus Insurance. Driverless cars could double the efficiency of working parents, reduce parking costs and state licensing revenue, and take millions of drunk drivers off the road each year, according to a new infographic from Aptus Insurance. 0 Comments

Website Localization: The Time is Now

Although the English-language web has reached a saturation point, the foreign language Internet still offers rich-pickings, and presents a rather lucrative opportunity for businesses. Although the English-language web has reached a saturation point, the foreign language Internet still offers rich-pickings, and presents a rather lucrative opportunity for businesses. 0 Comments

Mobile Local Search and the New Click Fraud

Check-ins may be the new currency of mobile local search, but sites like Foursquare will need tools to prevent users from gaming the system using what could become the offline version of click fraud: "check-in fraud." Check-ins may be the new currency of mobile local search, but sites like Foursquare will need tools to prevent users from gaming the system using what could become the offline version of click fraud: "check-in fraud." 0 Comments

Stanford University's Student Paper & Selling Links

The Stanford Daily Selling Links thread at our Search Engine Watch The student newspaper at Stanford University has raised eyebrows by selling off-topic links that some would view harmful to search results. In this story, a look at the situation at Stanford and revising link selling in general. The Stanford Daily Selling Links thread at our Search Engine Watch The student newspaper at Stanford University has raised eyebrows by selling off-topic links that some would view harmful to search results. In this story, a look at the situation at Stanford and revising link selling in general. 0 Comments

New Search Related Patents

Keeping up with newly issued patents for search-related technology can help you spot emerging trends and potentially new competitors to the existing major web search players. Keeping up with newly issued patents for search-related technology can help you spot emerging trends and potentially new competitors to the existing major web search players. 0 Comments

A Portal for the Semantic Web

SemanticWeb.org is an information and community portal dedicated to the next generation web -- a virtual wonderland where we'll be able to do all kinds of cool things, including finding information with nearly effortless ease. SemanticWeb.org is an information and community portal dedicated to the next generation web -- a virtual wonderland where we'll be able to do all kinds of cool things, including finding information with nearly effortless ease. 0 Comments