Karen Blakeman on June 27th, 2007

Thomas Hawk has reported on his blog that Yahoo has integrated Flickr photos into its image search. It is an obvious move but has been a long time coming – Yahoo bought Flickr in March 2005. A quick check by searching on UKeiG, though, revealed that Yahoo.com image search includes Flickr but the UK and […]

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Karen Blakeman on June 25th, 2007

Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) is to add Chinese company information to its range of products. QIN contains information on over 300,000 public and private companies in mainland China and provides three years’ financial history. The information is provided by SinoRating, a division of sinosure, a credit insurer and expert on Chinese business. Additional […]

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Karen Blakeman on June 24th, 2007

Thanks to Peter Scott picking this up in his Library Blog. xRefer has just announced that it has changed its name to Credo Reference. The reason for the change? The press release says: “While the former name spoke to one of the many benefits of our functionality, cross-linking across content from hundreds of quality titles […]

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Karen Blakeman on June 20th, 2007

Ask has rolled out its new interface on both its .com and .co.uk sites. It is essentially Ask X (see my earlier posting) but Ask appear to have listened to comments on the Ask X minimalist home page. They have brought back the web, images, news and blogs tabs so you can quickly go those […]

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Karen Blakeman on June 1st, 2007

Hot on the heels of Exalead’s new face recognition search option, Google has launched a similar feature. Unlike Exalead, which has a ‘Face’ option under ‘Narrow your search’, Google requires you to add &imgtype=face to the end of the URL of your results page. As Phil Bradley says in his blog “A simple button would […]

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