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  1. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    One of the more notable places you can find direct similarities between the NSTIC system and Google is in the Google patent applications. These pilot programs are meant to explore differing implementations of the NSTIC and how they work, then...

  2. SearchDay: SERP Position: It Ain't Horseshoes

    Yahoo Registers Meal Search Patent Posted by Frank Watson Jun 28, 2008 Bill Slawski, of SEO by The Sea, has uncovered another patent filing. This time Yahoo is applying for a patent for meal search technology.

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

    No mention of Google Office applications are made here, and the patent application was originally filed over a year ago, but the thought crosses my mind that it might be helpful to copy settings from Word to Writely, or from Excel to Google...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  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. US Patent Application 20060149622 The process detailed in the next patent application aims at improving the...

  9. Daily SearchCast, July 6, 2006: $800 Million In Click Fraud Or Not?; Does Google Need An Ombudsman?; Google Jockeying In The Classroom & More! (Corrected MP3 File)

    Search Patent Applications: July 5, 2006 - Google Coming to a Shopping Mall Yahoo adds a patent application for search results PPC advertising, and managing blog content. Google files patents for shopping offline with online assistance, a...

  10. 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. US Patent Application 20060143158 US Patent Application 20060143096 Very similar to another patent application from a couple of weeks ago, Method and...

  11. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    The inventors listed in the following patent application are Amazon.com employees, though the document hasn't been assigned to Amazon, and examples within the document include searches for books within an online bookstore.