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  1. Facebook’s Cookiegate: Controversial Tracking Cookie is Back

    Despite Facebook’s denial that the data is used to target consumers with advertisements, the user data they’re collecting and the patent awarded them September 22 tell a very different story. Well, considering we’ve just learned Facebook keeps a...

  2. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    A user may examine the user's prior searching and browsing activities in a number of different ways, including indications of the user's prior activities related to advertisements. The data from the device may be included in metadata from the...

  3. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Advertisements, for instance, may be tailored based on classification rather than query keywords. Microsoft had two new patent applications published, including one which provides a means of suggesting alternative spellings for words, and another...

  4. New Search Patent Filings: August 27, 2006 - Google's Recommendations, IBM's Speedier Pagerank, Napster's Search

    Microsoft published a couple of patent applications, one which looks at using game playing to provide user rankings for web pages, and a method of providing contextual advertisements for non-textual content.

  5. New Search Patent Applications: July 11, 2006 - Google Patent Filings by the Dozen

    Generating and/or serving local area advertisements, such as advertisements for devices with call functionality Suggesting and/or providing targeting information for advertisements The next document identifies a number of issues involved in...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    A method and system are provided for selecting advertisements for presentation to a user in response to a user search query. Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large...

  7. Daily SearchCast, May 9, 2006: Yahoo's New Panama Ad System; Getting Real Time Date; Microsoft's New Moves In Maps; Googlers Fuel California Tax Revenues & More!

    AdWords Advertisements Not Censored in Google China Some research on a recent trilogy of Go Daddy patent applications raised those questions in my mind. The patent filings involve adding additional reputation information to published whois data...

  8. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    Doubleclick was awarded a patent on predicting, displaying, monitoring, and receiving feedback on direct advertisements, preferably banner ads on media sites. Because the delivery of localized search results according to the invention is...

  9. Yahoo Awarded Patents on Search Ads & More Patent Applications Issued by Microsoft, Google and Other Search Engines

    The first is named Targeted advertisements using time-dependent key search, which (based on a 1 minute look) seems to be about serving ads to users based on past search queries and user profiles. Gary Price has a nice roundup of ten search patents...

  10. The Search Engine Report March 5, 2001 - Number 52

    That brings up more advertisements from GoTo. The ability to hit patent databases, music reviews, legal resources and other great specialty sources can all be found. There are great applications for invisible web searching, and as Profusion...

  11. The Search Engine Report, March 5, 2001, Number 52

    That brings up more advertisements from GoTo. The ability to hit patent databases, music reviews, legal resources and other great specialty sources can all be found. There are great applications for invisible web searching, and as Profusion...

  12. The Search Engine Report November 5, 1997 - Number 12

    This group is not meant for advertisements, or binaries although announcements of new products and reviews would be more than acceptable. Patent Wars! First, Lycos announced on Sept 2 that it will get a patent on spidering technology, causing...