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Bing Rewards update brings new look, suggested rewards

If you didn't know it yet, Microsoft actually rewards you for using its own Bing and lure you away from your default search engine. While obviously they have no problems when it comes to Windows-based devices, it becomes a little tricky when it comes to Android, since more likely, users will use Google. But they're hoping that this latest update to the Bing Rewards app will attract even those who are loyal to Google to try and expand their digital wings.

Instagram updated with new Explore page, improved search

The popular photo-sharing app, everyone's favorite Instagram has just been updated. Well, some of you may disagree that it's a fave but we can't contest the fact that the app is still one of the top social networks today even after so many years. The Instagram team has just announced two big updates to the app. One is the improved search and the all-new Explore page.

Yahoo announces Search in App, TouchPal Keyboard integration

Yahoo Search is still alive. Of course, it is. Still the biggest rival of Google Search so don't think it will ever go away. Yes, Yahoo will continue to improve search to bring everyone the best mobile search experience ever. The company has been working on new features and since February of this year, it's been teaming up with mobile developers to improve on in-app experiences for Yahoo Search.

Find the answers you’re looking for with the Light app

If you don't trust Wikipedia or if you're not in the mood to wade through search results on Google but you need immediate answers to life's burning questions, then your solution would be to go with an app. And what better way than to go to the light. We mean, the Light app. It is a new Android app that aims to give you the answers to questions in various fields, from trivia, to facts, to word meanings, to pop culture, etc.

Yahoo to reportedly launch search and digital assistant this year

iOS users have their favorite friend Siri, while Android users mostly have their very own Google Now. Even Windows has its own Cortana, not up to par yet with the two, but slowly getting there. Yahoo is now saying, "Wait, wait, we'd like to join this party too!" CEO Marissa Mayer has indicated that they are indeed coming up with their own digital assistant that will be available as an app for mobile devices.

New Google algorithm will favor mobile-friendly websites

So it's true. Websites that work well on mobile devices are highly favored. Not yet but with Google's latest update on search algorithms, those sites that show nicely on phones and tablets will rank better. This means responsive websites will be given favor compared to other websites with older designs. This also means that many will fail the Mobile Friendly Test developer tool by Google.

Your Google Search History is now ready for download (No thanks!)

I don't know about you but the fact that one can now download Google search history is not something I'm excited about. I don't want to remember all the crazy search queries I've done years ago especially when I first gained access to the Internet. Do I really want to know that I searched about so and so on Google? Honestly, I don't want anyone looking up my recent search history either on my computer so I always make sure I clear browsing data so why would I ask for a copy of it?

Google mobile search groups content into carousels

It used to be that when you search for anything on Google, whether you're on the desktop or the mobile app, it will just give you a straightforward listing of relevant websites for what you're looking for. But as the search giant began to understand what we actually wanted from the results (or what they think we want), they've begun to tweak the search features, update after update.

Google receives antitrust probe complaint by Russian competitor

Google is always the target of major antitrust probe and looks like it will face another investigation, this time in Russia, as Yandex asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia to look into the search giant's practices. The Russia-based search engine that Google is in violation of some Russian antitrust law. The complaint is focused on Google integrating the search and other services with the Android OS.

Google adds health information to Knowledge Graph

The Internet giant will only continue to make things better for us. We don't need to list down the numerous products and services Google has offered the past decade because there are a lot. Even the name Google has become a verb which means to "search for information on the Internet". Need this or that? Google it. Whenever you need information on a certain illness, disease, or symptoms, do you call a doctor immediately? No, you Google it. That's how Google has changed the horizon of health information.
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