SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 1, 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 Faces July 2 Deadline To Settle EU Antitrust Claims — Or Else

    European Commission (EC) antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia is engaged in what amounts to a poker game with Google — or if you like a “game of chicken.” In a highly public and slightly uncharacteristic move the EC offered to not bring a formal antitrust complaint against the company if it voluntarily addresses four issues or [...]

  • Using Data To Plan Your Future, Not Look To The Past

    Data is everywhere, we can pull numbers from a wide variety of resources – put them in spreadsheets, compare them to each other, draw conclusions based on data – there are a lot of things we can do with data. The thing we can do, but not many of us do – is use the [...]

  • Bing’s New Social Search Now Available To All In US

    Bing announced that the new social search sidebar which was available for testing a few weeks ago, is now available as the default search service for all US based searchers. The next time you go to Bing.com, your search will be layered in social elements on the right hand side. For more on how that [...]

  • Google Stung By Procedural Ruling In Book Scanning Lawsuit

    Google received a procedural setback today in the long running litigation over its book-scanning project. Presiding Judge Dennis Chin ruled that the Authors Guild and a parallel trade organization for photographers could represent their members collectively against Google in the class action. Google had wanted to remove these organizations and deal individually with authors and [...]

  • Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Search For Lionel Richie

    Oh, Google, you slay me. And it might slay you, too. Go do a search for “lionel richie” (or just click here) and — if you’ve been alive long enough — you’ll get a kick out of the joke that shows up in the Knowledge Graph box. That, for you youngins, is a reference to [...]

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