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  1. Microsoft Wants You to Search the Web Like Miley Cyrus

    There are no indications that Microsoft plans to develop the technology outlined in the patent, as applications are filed all the time. Microsoft’s U.S.patent application, “Applying a Model of Persona to Search Results,” outlines a search system...

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

    There were some interesting new patent applications this week from Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, but nothing on the scale of the outpouring of intellectual property published and assigned to Google - I uncovered 15 new patent applications from the...

  3. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    New Microsoft patent applications include one that attempts to identify web spam based upon signals within the content of a page, another looks at ways to search using pattern matching and relevance to answer specific questions, a third describes...

  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. More than Organizing Photos? Google Acquires Neven Vision

    One of the newest patent applications published from Neven Vision, Image-based search engine for mobile phones with camera, lists some possibilities: It sounded like more might be happening than just putting pictures in order, so I tried to see if...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: August 8, 2006 - Focusing on the Searcher

    This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to fulfill intentions behind searches. The first of Outland Research's patent applications reranks search results based upon the...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: August 1, 2006 - Microsoft Answers?

    There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes concept networks to understand the intention behind a user's query; another describing an addition to a user interface that lets a searcher define the context...

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

    Twelve Google patent applications where published this past week, including seven that focus upon geographical information and local search. The following patent applications primarily look at local search, though some of the processes described...

  9. New Search Patent Applications: July 5, 2006 - Google Coming to a Shopping Mall Near You

    Yahoo adds a patent application for search results PPC advertising, and managing blog content. Very similar to another patent application from a couple of weeks ago, Method and system for finding and aggregating reviews for a product, and filed on...

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

    Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large amounts of data, and autolinking. Harik's name is on a very large percentage of the patent applications involving Gmail-type...