SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 14, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google In Privacy Flap With Germans Over New iOS Maps

    According to a report in Computerworld, Google has violated German data protection and privacy rules with its new Google Maps app for the iPhone. When users install the app and agree to the terms and conditions there’s a check box that authorizes Google to collect “anonymous” user location data. The fact that this box is [...]

  • Bing’s Social Sidebar Lands On The iPad

    Bing has announced that searchers on the iPad will start seeing its “social sidebar” over the next few days. That includes the iPad Mini. Today’s announcement comes just days after Bing finalized a new design for those social results. The social sidebar integrates friend and expert content from a variety of social sources that might [...]

    • Reporting On Social Media Engagement

      I was in this industry when people were starting to throw around the phrase Web 2.0. Video marketing was in its infancy, Facebook was only for college students, and MySpace was where you sold things to a 12-year-old. Along with my time in the industry, social media has grown from a conversation we had with [...]

    • Search In Pics: Yahoo Tropical Party, Google Zeitgeist Wall & Matt Cutts Face Palm

      In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Binary Google Door: Source: Flickr Google Zeitgeist Wall: Source: Google+ Happy Holidays From Google San Francisco: [...]

    • Yahoo Announces Secure Search Partnership With AVG

      Yahoo and AVG announced a new partnership deal where Yahoo will power AVG’s secure search, which will protect AVG’s customers dangerous websites and online threats. The process uses AVG’s LinkScanner technology to protect their users from malicious web sites. As we reported a couple of days ago, there was an 80% increase in the number [...]

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    About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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