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 [...]

Bing ‘suggests’ it’s still US-centric

Following on from the Bing Roundtable back in June, I have been invited back down again on Tuesday to another conversation with Jordi Ribas, the General Manager of Microsoft’s Search Technology Centre Europe. As such it seemed an appropriate time to cast a critical eye over Bing once again. Back at the June round-table the [...]

If/When Bing turns off Yahoo’s search operators: URL citations

Bing-powered-Yahoo search will give the two organisations more bargaining power with potential advertisers, but it is bad news for innovation in search and the third-party users who build around the companies’ offerings. Yahoo and Microsoft have very different attitudes to sharing their data, whereas Yahoo have provided the great API – Yahoo BOSS – with [...]

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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