Five More Search Tools You Should Know: Twitter Edition

It's time for another in our occasional series of search tool roundups, but this one is more focused than previous articles: Rather than look at a variety of random search tools, I'll introduce you to a handful of Twitter search tools that may have flown under your radar until now. You'll learn how to search the bios of other Twitter users, how to search deeper into Twitter's archives, and how to find jobs advertised on Twitter. But first, an interesting Twitter search tool with potentially serious local search implications. Schmap: Trending Restaurants & Bars The Schmap Picks: Trending [...]


Job Search Engines: The Hottest Thing Going

Desperate times call for job search engines. That's how comScore explains today's news that job search was the fastest growing search category in the U.S. in 2008. Visits to job search engines grew by more than 51% in 2008 to 18.8 million visitors, comScore says. And as the economy grew worse during the course of the year, job search engines saw more traffic: "The final months of the year, which typically experience seasonal softness in job searching behavior due to the holidays, were instead some of the most heavily trafficked months of 2008." CareerBuilder.com was the leader in the [...]


Microsoft Buys CareerBuilder; Google Interested In SimplyHired

Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder from News.com reports that Microsoft has purchased a minority equity stake in CareerBuilder.com, a job search site. In addition, CareerBuilder and MSN Careers have continued their partnership deal where CareerBuilder will be the exclusive job search engine for MSN Careers. Earlier this week, Google In Talks To Acquire SimplyHired from TechCrunch reported that Google was in talks with SimplyHired, another job search engine. Dion Lim, the president of SimplyHired told Techcrunch that there is "lots of interest in us," when asked about the Google acquisitio [...]


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