Like the other new iWork apps that were released in October, Numbers was built from the ground up for both iOS and … Read more
Facebook is giving Graph Search, its natural language search engine, to overseas audiences for the first time. The social network said Tuesday that it will gradually roll out Graph Search to members in the UK.
First introduced in January, Graph Search is designed to make every piece of Facebook content shared by you or with you, including items posted publicly, accessible through natural language queries such as "photos of my friends in Paris" or "friends of friends who like football."
The engine was initially limited to queries around people, photos, places, and interests, but at the … Read more
This week Facebook has reminded us it's putting an end to the ability to hide your profile from its Graph Search. In the past, users were given the choice to allow other users to search for their profile by name on Facebook, or to hide their profile from the search.
For those of you who are still using this feature, you'll see reminders over the next few weeks as the setting is removed from the service altogether.
So with users sure to be upset that anyone and everyone will be able to find them on Facebook by simply … Read more
Facebook Graph Search, the social network's natural language search engine, is maturing in a way that will help it live up to its original promise of freeing all past and present content from the confines of News Feed.
Starting Monday, the engine will enable people -- initially just a small group -- to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins, and comments on Facebook.com. Previously, Graph Search has only allowed users to query around people, places, photos, and interests.
Graph Search, which has been ordained a "third pillar" product, is as core to Facebook as News … Read more
All good, right? Not so fast.
As Facebook rolls out new products -- something it's done a lot of in the past year -- it's meeting resistance. Or indifference. At least that's the way it seems, based on the small bits of information we can … Read more
Facebook has finally finished rolling out Graph Search to English U.S. users, you may find yourself asking, "Now, what?"
At first glance it doesn't appear to be anything more than a search bar, and while that's true, its looks are deceiving. You can surface some pretty sweet information with Graph Search. Put Graph Search to work for you using one of these five searches, or by combining them to create your own unique results.Discover friends with similar interests
Trying to find a friend who is also addicted to Candy Crush Saga shouldn't be … Read more
Google has spent the past year developing its voice recognition tools, and on Wednesday the company announced that the voice recognition tools in Google Now will be added to Google Search.
You'll now be able to ask Google Search the same kinds of questions as Google Now, further connecting the services. Queries about five expansive categories make accessible in Search a lot of information from your Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google+. The categories include scheduled flight information, photos from Google+, event information from Google Calendar, purchase data from Gmail shipping notices, and restaurant reservations, from Gmail and Google Calendar. … Read more
Facebook's most recent products, Home and Graph Search, aren't gaining much popularity with users, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the products are just too new for consumers.
Zuckerberg tried to manage expectations for Home, a software suite of Facebook apps for Android, and Graph Search, Facebook's search engine, during the company's second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. He said the company plans to invest in these products for years to come.
"Things like Home and Graph Search, are really new use cases -- different category of product," he said. "I think of it more … Read more
I'd really like to find my Facebook friends who like bacon and live in San Diego, said absolutely no one. The query is one of an infinite number of obscure searches that you can, but won't, use Facebook Graph Search to answer.
Graph Search is meant to be an intelligent search engine that helps people dive into the social-networking abyss and discover items long forgotten or buried behind the stream of information that flows by in News Feed. The "third pillar" product, which was unveiled in January and is now available to around 30 percent of … Read more
Nearly six months after its unveiling, Facebook is rolling out Graph Search to U.S. users and others who use the American English version of the site. It's a big step in making Facebook more useful and for gathering more data to fuel the search engine. It also shows the limitations of "Like" as the primary attribute for evaluating people, places and things.
Graph Search can help discover shared likes and connections, but at a more granular level, the search engine doesn't go very deep. For example, you can search for movies that your friends or … Read more