Friday, June 15, 2012

Around The Net

  • KISSInsights Goes To CatchFree KISSmetrics

    KISSmetrics said Friday the company sold KISSinsights to CatchFree. The company describes KISSinsights as a micro-surveying service aimed at Web site visitors. The survey asks questions as visitors make purchase decisions on the site. The company is acquiring the technology, not the employees. All KISSinsights employees remain with KISSmetrics. ...Read the whole story

  • SEO Tips For Small Businesses On Facebook Search Engine Journal

    This beginner's guide to search engine optimization provides a video with tips on how to optimize Facebook pages, and demonstrates how to gain links and likes. It focuses more on the importance than on advanced link-building tips. Aside from the video produced by digital agency Distilled, Adria Saracino points to a related resource page and written guide. ...Read the whole story

  • Search Engines Could Use Quantum Computing

    While looking at applications for quantum computing, University of Southern California (USC) engineers discovered it will integrate well with search engine technology. Gary Thomas explains that as the Internet continues to expand, the time and resources required to perform the algorithm increase. To improve the speed of search engines, scientists at USC demonstrated the use of quantum computing. ...Read the whole story

  • Vertical Search Works Finds Success In Semantics Vertical Search Works

    Vertical Search Works, an onsite search engine, said it built a network of 1.4 billion ad impressions, about 73 million unique monthly visitors, in the past nine months. The company launched in 2010, supporting a strategy built on specific industries that capitalizes on niche traffic, such as Food, Family, Entertainment, Wedding, and Home and Garden. ...Read the whole story

  • YouTube Gets Google+ 'Hangouts' App Web Pro News

    Google this week debuted a new YouTube app for Google+ Hangouts. To date, users have been able to start a “hangout” from a YouTube video page, but, with the new app, they can control, save and share playlists from inside the hangout itself. “This also gives YouTube creators more ways to connect with audiences, as we work to build the best platform for the next generation of channels,” a YouTube spokesperson tells WebProNews. Bigger picture, “Google continues to expand the presence of Google+ throughout its other products, but it is also finding ways to expand the presence of its other ... ...Read the whole story

Take It Inside!: Indoors Is Next Mobile Mapping Battleground

Shelf, aisle and mall maps are the next data sets that the AppGooSoft triumverate will battle to control. But should retailers be so quick to hand over the keys to their aisles for someone else to ...More