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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. Google Buys Coupon Platform Incentive Targeting, Which Owns Targeted Search Patent

    Interestingly, the company was granted a patent for a “Computer-implemented method and system for conducting a search of electronically stored information,” in July this year. The patent describes an “interactive targeting rule editor,” which...

  3. Failure to Comply: Judge Orders Google to Reveal Paid Media Relationships

    District Court Judge William Alsup said Google "failed to comply" with his order of August 7 in the firm's patent litigation with enterprise database and applications vendor Oracle. Google has been given clarification and a deadline of Friday to...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. SearchDay: What Can TV Learn from Search?

    Posted by Frank Watson Jul 10, 2008 David Utter over at WebProNews has written an insightful piece on the possibility Microsoft wants Yahoo mainly for the old Overture patents it holds, in particular patent 361.

  7. 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.