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Bing says "Hey, we have Twitter search too!"

With Google recently introducing its powerful new Twitter timeline search, Microsoft Bing's new real-time search features have been lost in all the hype. Bing's social search, announced last year, just got rolled into the main Bing.com product this week. Bing's social search doesn't have a cool timeline view like Google's, but it does work pretty well to see what's going on right now. On top...

Google's Social Search is now live

Last week, at the Web2.0 Expo, Google demoed a new Social Search feature that delivers targeted search results based on your social circle. Now, this feature is available in Google Labs, so anyone with a Google account can try it out. When social search gives you "results from your social circle," who does it mean? Google looks at your Gmail chat buddies and contacts, as well as your Twitter and...

Squadcast 10 - Searching for the future

Can you believe the Squadcast is now on episode 10? Well, we're excited anyway. This week Grant and Christina discuss the future of web search, specifically social search. Christina chats up Jason Calacanis from Mahalo to get the inside scoop on social search and its benefits over traditional methods. The Squadcast's "The Five" takes a look at five of Download Squad's favorite social search tools...

Mahalo takes human powered search to social extreme

True social powered search arrives today. Mahalo is beefing up its human-powered search engine by letting users submit additional links directly to any of the site's 26,000 human edited search pages. Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis is announcing the new social link submission network today at the Le Web 3 conference. If Mahalo can attract the right user base, the human-powered search engine could...

Yahoo hires a Social Search Strategist

Trying to one-up Google, Yahoo has just acquired a Database genius. Yahoo hopes to beat out Google by specifically targeting social search. Raghu Ramakrishnan was formerly a professor of computer sciences at UW Madison, and will now be concentrating on studying links between computer and human search. With the help of Raghu, Yahoo is planning a social attack with its array of recent acquisitions...