A new content-management platform called Highspot says it can make it easier for employees to find documents by employing the techniques used in web search engines. Its exact approach might be unique, but it’s not alone in trying to make enterprise search more intelligent.
A spin-off of the personal search service Archify, Blippex aims to use DuckDuckGo-like private searching as an incentive for users to pass webpage engagement information to the service’s developers.
Medical researchers are using a mathematical process similar to Google PageRank in order to identify organs most likely to spread lung cancer throughout the human body.
Google has reiterated a warning to publishers that its ban on links that are designed to enhance a site’s PageRank applies not just to paid links but to sponsored content and advertorial as well.
Controversy over a Google marketing program for Chrome that involves spammy web content and the removal of an “offensive” Google+ avatar photo reinforce how hard it is for the search giant to run multiple businesses without tripping over itself and its own guidelines.
ZestCash, a next generation loan-service for the underbanked led by former Google CIO Douglas Merrill, has raised $19 million to expand its data-driven approach to offering short-term loans. The company uses online data to help determine the credit worthiness of customers.