Below is what happened in search today, as reported on
Search Engine Land and from other
places across the web:
From Search Engine Land:
- Welcome To
Search Engine Land!
It’s official. Search Engine Land has now formally launched. I know, I know —
we’ve been posting for over a week here. But now our new design is (mostly) in
place, so it’s time to declare ourselves fully operational. For those who are
interested, here’s some more background about the site, our name, our look,
our goals and content….
Launches Mobile Product Search For Malls
NearbyNow, which is one of several companies trying to build a local product
inventory database, has launched SMS-based mobile search for shopping malls.
According to the release, the service "allows consumers to find any product,
brand or sale in a shopping mall simply by sending a text message. By typing
their request into their mobile phone, consumers can easily find the nearest
store that sells ‘skinny jeans’ or ‘men’s shoes on sale.’" Here’s a ClickZ
story on the new offering and a longer, earlier post on NearbyNow more
- Google Earth
Adds Geographic Web Layer
Google announced they have added a new geographic web layer over Google Earth
with information from Wikipedia, Panoramio and the Google Earth community.
This information is accessible via Google Earth and it shows you individual
photos, reviews, write ups, and much more about a specific location on Google
Earth. How does it work? To experience this for yourself, all you need to do
is start Google Earth and explore the world. As of today you will see new
icons — the Wikipedia globe, the Panoramio star, or the information “i