News in Short: Yahoo revamps search engine, Twitter revamps search engine

by Knowlton Thomas

News in Short

Yahoo revamps search engine

Yahoo is rolling out a new interactive search system today, with "intelligent shortcuts" and some intuitive enhancements that offer localized search results and more mediums, including Twitter feeds, event listings, and videos. Many of this features will extend to Yahoo's mobile search platform. The demo vid below has details.

Twitter revamps search engine

"Subtle" is a good word to describe New Twitter's new search function, but improvement is improvement. The "real-time information network" announced recently that they have changed the architectural way in which their search platform makes queries to their systems database.

The new functionality scales better and can index more Tweets per second, all while using less system resources. The new program is no longer using MySQL queries.

Yahoo! Inc
Sunnyvale, California, United States

Founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! began as a hobby and has evolved into a leading global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information. Today, led by an executive team that includes CEO and Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang, President Susan Decker, Chief Financial Officer Blake... more

San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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