David Stuart

Web Analyst and Consultant

The Future of Search

Following on from the Bing Roundtable back in June, I was invited back yesterday to have a one-to-one chat with Jordi Ribas, the General Manager of Microsoft’s Search Technology Centre Europe. Building from the starting point of Bing’s new features, it was a wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from Yahoo! BOSS to Murdoch’s plans to [...]

Naver: Looking beyond Google/Yahoo/Bing

When it comes to search engine APIs, there are increasingly slim pickings from the big three: Google dropped the SOAP API for the AJAX API; Live/Bing dropped their link commands; whilst no one seems to know what will happen with Yahoo’s API in the future. With search engines potentially offering extremely valuable information it is [...]

Bing Roundtable: Where was the innovation?

I spent yesterday evening at a roundtable with some of the people from Microsoft as they got feedback on Bing. Jordi Ribas, seen in the video below talking about the Microsoft Search Technology Centre in London, took us through the things Microsoft are trying to do with Bing. Basically: Get the fundamentals right Become less [...]

Why a Blog?

This blog is for letting people know some of the things I am working on, although it is extremely infrequent. As my writing has expanded from blog posts to professional journal articles, and finally to books, the number of blog posts I write on my various blogs has inevitably tapered off.

Why blog? For me it turned out to be the first step on the road to a book deal!

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