Following on from Facebook's Graph Search announcement Tuesday, Microsoft has given its second-rate search engine, Bing, a social update with "five times more of your friends' Facebook" displayed alongside normal web results.
Building on the success of last summer's World IPv6 Day - when the world's largest internet companies took the next-generation internet protocol for a 24-hour test-drive - the Internet Society has scheduled its official, co-ordinated launch for June 6, 2012.
Facebook quietly rolled-out a new inline translation feature last night. The service, which uses Bing Translate, allows users to translate public Facebook Page content, like comments, into their own language.
Just over two months after being recognised by the United Nations as the world’s 139th country Google itself has officially recognised South Sudan’s independence by including the new state on Google Maps and Google Earth.
It appears that Twitter and Bing may be working on extending their search partnership agreement, or perhaps further integrating Twitter into other Bing or Microsoft services, as a clearly scripted conversation between the two companies unfolded on Twitter moments ago.
Google accounts for 92% of all internet searches in the UK, the latest figures from Experian Hitwise confirm. While Google's search dominance in the UK, and indeed the world, is well documented, last month saw the internet giant breach unprecedented levels of UK market penetration, now at 92.02%.
World IPv6 Day begins tomorrow Wednesday, June 8th, and marks an “important milestone” in the development of a long-term solution to IPv4 address exhaustion and the continued growth of the open internet, according to Google. Starting at midnight UTC on June 8th over four hundred companies and organisations, including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Facebook and Mozilla, will enable IPv6 on their main websites.
Google remains the dominant search market share leader with 65.4% of all explicit searches in the US in February 2011, according to comScore qSearch analysis. Yahoo! came in second with 16.1% market share, Bing at 13.6%, Ask at 3.2%, and AOL at 1.7%. Explicit searches are those that reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.