Google Tests Knowledge Graph with “In the News” – SEW

Indeed, SEW replicated the results with searches for Duggar on September 11. However, additional searches for members of the Duggar family and other TLC stars and shows, as well as other unrelated newsworthy figures making headlines — including former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, U.S. President Barack Obama, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorious, comedienne Joan Rivers and 2014 U.S. Open champs Serena Williams and Marin Cilic — yielded standard Knowledge Graph features and it remained unclear what types of additional queries would yield this news feature.


“We’re always making improvements to Search,” a Google representative wrote in an email. “Happy to follow up if and when there is something to share.”



Online Mortgage Lead Generator To Pay $500K Fine For Deceptive Ads

The lead generator, Intermundo Media, LLC used the name “Delta Prime Refinance” in ads that claimed homeowners could refinance their mortgages for free to attract leads it then sold to refinancing companies. The FTC complaint states that the company’s deceptive ads, which ran on Google, Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, as well as on its own websites, … Read More

Alibaba IPO To Drop $9 Billion In Yahoo’s Lap

The Alibaba IPO is nigh. Next week the Chinese e-commerce company will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange and Yahoo will be one of the big beneficiaries. of Alibaba’s share price is $60 to $66 but it could easily go higher depending on demand. And demand is expected to be very strong (to hysterical) … Read More

8 Things Highly Motivated People Do Differently

Everyone has a burning drive inside of them. For some, they need to learn from others to find it. For others, the drive comes naturally and pushes them to do great things. See what those naturally highly motivated people do differently and what they can teach us.   Read the rest of this article via our … Read More

Climb the Career Ladder with the Frank Sinatra Principle

In many industries, even the most talented must “pay dues” before they can play. And while there’s value in mastering the basics of knot tying before one captains a sailboat, it’s a shame that arbitrary time requirements can clog the talent engine of an organization or stall the #career of a creative person. The conventional … Read More

Tim Draper: Bitcoin’s Price Still Headed to $10k

Despite continued interest from major payments companies and thought leaders, the price of bitcoin has declined in recent weeks, as optimism surrounding New York’s proposed bitcoin regulation gave way to backlash and the market grappled with the widespread use of new and more complex financial tools.   Read the rest of this article via our … Read More

Growing pains (not the sitcom) for YouTube’s ad business

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately and I’ve noticed something – the ads are changing. I’ve noticed that many more of the pre-roll video ads no longer include a skip button. Luckily we’re talking no more than 15 seconds, but I’m not sure that forcing me to watch an ad does the … Read More

German Court Orders Google To Do Better Customer Service

A court in Berlin Germany has ordered Google to “stop ignoring customer emails and start offering a way to communicate with the company.” This comes in response to a complaint brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations. the automated response to the email address “” said that Google couldn’t read or reply to individual … Read More

Reading Harry Potter May Help You Dissolve Prejudices

Harry Potter is the bestselling book series of all time, and the #books are a lot of fun, but there could be more to the story of the boy who lived. Some recent studies have shown that #reading the magical tale can increase empathy toward others. Reading has always been powerful and effective at altering … Read More

This Graphic Shows the Perfect Ratios for 38 Different Coffee Drinks

This Graphic Shows the Perfect Ratios for 38 Different Coffee Drinks — Jim Morris (@AdeptSEM) September 4, 2014 via Twitter September 03, 2014 at 05:43PM