Start-Ups Try to Challenge Google, at Least on Mobile Search | NYT

Start-Ups Try to Challenge Google, at Least on Mobile Search; Conor Dougherty; In The New York Times (NYT); 2015-05-03.

Mentions

  • Vertical Search
  • Mobile (vertical) Search
  • Factoids on Venture Funding, CB Insights
    • 2014 ==> 27 funded
    • 2013 => 33 funded
  • Quixey
    • funding: $135M
  • URX
    • app search
  • Jack Mobile
    • lead VC: John Lilly, Greylock Partners
  • Bento
    • reccomender
    • founder is ex-Google, ex-YouTube (not amed?)
  • Leap.it
    • Mike Farmer
    • home office
    • Kansas City, KS
    • visual search & video
    • uses Google Fiber
  • Relcy
    • mobile search
    • lead VC: Keith Rabois, Kholsa Ventures
  • Vurb
    • Bobby Lo, founder
    • movie search
  • Yelp
  • Jeremy Kressman, staff, eMarker
    quoted for color, background & verisimilitude.

Counterpoint

The new startups are “contra-Google” so here is Google’s refpoints.

  • Susan Wojcicki, general manager, YouTube of Google.
  • Aparna Chennapragada, director of product management, Google Search.
  • Google Now
  • deep links

The Growing Conflict of Visions over the Internet of Things & Privacy | Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer; The Growing Conflict of Visions over the Internet of Things & Privacy; In His Blog, entitled Technology Liberation Front; 2014-01-14.

How We Built A New Design Language For “Aware” Apps | Co.Labs

Loren Davie; How We Built A New Design Language For “Aware” Apps; In Fast Co.LABS; 2013-11-15.
Loren Davie is the CEO and founder of Axilent, which aids developers in building contextual applications.

Original Sources

Mentions

  • Conversational Architecture Visual Expression (CAVE).
  • Persona, Affinity, Goal, Environment (PAGE).
  • Content, Functionality, Rules, Style (CFRS?)
  • Switch (state)
  • Adaptive Context Engine (ACE)

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Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now | TechCrunch

, ; Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now; In TechCrunch; 2013-10-31.

Android KitKat | Google Operating System

; Android KitKat; In Google Operating System; 2013-10-31.