SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 24, 2013

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 Glass Diary, Part 4: Local Search & Navigation

    Remember that first Google Glass video? It was published a little more than a year ago and gave the world its first glimpse at what Google had in mind for Glass. Even though Google described it as “an early concept video,” you can clearly see that local search and navigation was a key aspect of [...]

  • Search In Pics: Google Robots With Lightsaber‎s, Bloomberg Cutting Google Cake & The Simpsons Street View

    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. Android Bathroom Signs: Source: Google+ Bike To Work Day At Google Germany: Source: Google+ Bloomberg Cuts [...]

  • Google Voice Search Coming To iOS, Chrome For Android Gets An Update

    Google released a couple of new UI features with the latest Chrome update for Android yesterday and announced that voice search will be coming to Chrome for iOS “soon”. Android Updates With the Android update, the long search URL box is gone and search queries in Chrome display in the omnibox. And now, while browsing, [...]

  • 5 Excel Skills Every Marketer Should Know

    One question I get asked a lot is this: what Excel skills are most important for marketers to learn? I have whittled that interminable list down to five skills that I believe are absolutely essential for marketers to know, presented below in order of importance. Table Formatting I believe that table formatting is the baseline [...]

  • Bing Officially Releases Bing XML Sitemap Plugin 1.0

    After releasing a preview of the Bing sitemap plugin a few months ago, Bing is ready to officially launch the Bing XML Sitemap Plugin 1.0 to the public. This sitemap plugin allows webmasters to easily create XML sitemap files for their websites that can be submitted to Bing Webmaster Tools or other search engines. It [...]

  • Foursquare Updates Android & iOS App With New “Super-Specific” Search Filters

    Foursquare has added new search filters that allow Android and iOS users to make “super-specific” searches, filtering by price, locations where users have or haven’t checked in before, locations ‘friends have checked in’, if a location is ‘open now’, and if a location is ‘offering specials’. To demonstrate how specific users can be when searching for [...]

  • Report: Google To Bid For Waze — To Shut It Down?

    According to a just-published Bloomberg report, Google is preparing a bid for Waze. Earlier this month, rumors indicating Facebook was in late-stage acquisition talks with Waze for roughly $1 billion appeared online. Other parties (Apple, Microsoft) may now also be interested in the social mapping service. According to the Bloomberg report: Waze is fielding expressions [...]

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