A lot is happening in the world of search and social and as you know State of Search is not a news-reporting site but a site that interprets the news and looks at why something is happening and what that means to you. That doesn’t mean however we are not interested in the news. In this post we will bring the top stories of what happened last week with links to articles around the web. So you will know what you’ve missed.
Here’s what happened last week
Raven Tools Removes Scraped Data To Maintain Access to AdWords API
Raventools has decided to remove unauthorized Google data from their platform. This means they will no longer offer Google rankings and are eliminating their SERP Tracker tool.
Facebook to Buy Microsoft’s Atlas Ad Platform?
A rumour coming from AllthingsD’s Kara Swisher who reports that Facebook might be buying Microsoft’s Atlas Ad Platform.
Google Adds Interactive Places “Carousel” to iPad Search
Google launched an update for iPad users that makes places searches more interesting with the scrolling results bar that displays place cards.
Google’s Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages
At LeWeb Googler Ben Gomes announced that Knowledge Graph, Google’s instant information tool in the search results, is expanding to more languages including Italian, French, Japanese and Russian.
Google launches Google+ Communities
Google last week launched a new addition to Google+: Google+ Communities. By many considered as the equivalent of Facebook Groups.
Google Groupon take over in the making?
The Groupon stocks went up this week (really!), mainly because of the rumour that Google might be interested in buying Groupon.
Google Updates OneBox Results Design for Mobile
Google announced they have updated their OneBox results, also known as quick answer results, to match the mobile and tablet designs.
2012 Yahoo Year In Review
It’s that time of year again and now Yahoo has shared their views / results of 2012.News | Tags: Facebook, Google, News