Mozilla Enters 5-year Partnership with Search Provider Yahoo
Makers of the Firefox browser have dropped Google as their default search page in favor of Yahoo. Yahoo is also stepping up its game with a new streamlined user interface, available Firefox users first then rolling out to all users early next year.
Facebook Introduces Alternative Names Options
Facebook, the social media giant has added some additional functionality to user’s profiles, while Facebook still remains strong on its real name policy; the new feature adds fields for things like nicknames, alternate spellings and maiden names.
Google Experiment with Mobile Friendly Ranking Boost
Google continues its mobile friendly push with a new special designation that would award a ranking boost in SERPs to sites that play to mobile users. While still in the testing phase it’s likely this could be the norm in the future.
Twitter Opens Full Archive to Its Search Engine
Twitter announced this week that it has now indexed it entire public archive of over half trillion tweets. Until now Twitter’s in app search engine only indexed a about a week’s worth of tweets.
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