Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, will be used by Baidu to provide English language search results by the end of 2011. Baidu holds 80% of the search engine market in China. Google’s has pull its search engine from China following a high-profile dust-up over censorship of search results.
IPhone users will soon able to vocally search the Web using the updated Google Mobile app for the iPhone.
The updated Google mobile app supposed to appear last Friday pending approval by Apple. But so far the app has not appeared on iTunes Store yet. So what happened?
Google is going to release it for the iPhone before their own Android phone. Why would Apple delay the application? It make no sense at all. This is one cool app that would sell more iPhone.
The new Google app let you search by dictating the search query. The search is GPS enabled and will show ads which are related to your current position.
Google will reduce your personal surfing habits using the search engine from 18 months to 9 months. From Google’s Blog: Today, we’re announcing a new logs retention policy: we’ll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months. We’re significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory concerns and to take another step to improve privacy for our users.
But if you read further it states that they have not sorted out all of the implementation details, and they may not be able to use precisely the same methods for anonymizing as they do after 18 months. The problem lies in only the IP is anonymized but not the cookie data.