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

    As a result, current functionality and future business plans shouldn’t be inferred from our patent applications. Based on the language in the patent, I’ll make a few educated guesses: Despite Facebook’s denial that the data is used to target...

  2. Location-Based Social Networking to Generate $3.3 Billion by 2013

    Local.com Gets Location-based Search Patent Users are now allowed to download applications designed specifically for the device. Location-based social networking is projected to generate worldwide revenues of $3.3 billion by 2013, according to ABI...

  3. 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...

  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

    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...

  6. Daily SearchCast, May 24, 2006: Windows Live Local Gets UK Images & Easier Map Sharing; Is That Site In Your Search Results Safe?; A Spam Detection Tool; A Search Marketing Magazine Arrives & More!

    A number of patent applications published last week proved intriguing. Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) filings offered us additions to Google...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases

    A number of patent applications published last week proved intriguing. These next two patent applications describe a toolbar addon and active x controls that could act as a ecommerce wallet, helping someone using a browser by filling out checkout...

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

    The strong showing from the two companies is joined by a Yahoo patent on pay-for-placement bidding, a Doubleclick patent on media ads, a patent application from Harris Corporation on reranking results based upon vocabulary words, patent...