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  1. Android’s New Feature Paves Way for Apps Replacing Web

    If the latter is true, the technology may be related to a 2011 patent filed by Google called "Customizing Mobile Applications," in which Google patents the process of customizing mobile apps based on user preference and device information.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

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

    Microsoft's patent applications allow a user to further refine results based upon user feedback. This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to fulfill intentions behind...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...