Improving Search: Microsoft, Yahoo look to reviews, location

Yahoo is reportedly partnering with location review service Yelp to improve local search, according to @WSJD. Earlier in the week, Microsoft made a $15 million investment in location and review app Foursquare, combined with a partnership to utilize its location data. It’s a wonder why this didn’t happen sooner, connecting location, reviews and search.  After…

Google Wallet Is Here

Google Wallet Card arrived.  Google Wallet can be used to access multiple credit and debit cards you already use, as well as loyalty cards, with the Google Wallet app. Learn more at http://www.google.com/wallet/. Full report on Google Wallet and the Wallet Card once I have a chance to use it.

Where Google+ one-ups Facebook

There’s one thing that Google+ already does better than Facebook: engagement. It’s the backbone of Google+. The network’s social graph is either better built than Facebook or they’re playing a different game. Google’s mission with Plus has been to make it more like real life. Its Hangout feature is suppose to resemble a real-world encounter…

The re-branding facelift, when logos go under the knife

Pepsi, tell me what you don’t like about yourself. For companies, re-branding with a new logo or fresh look provides a sort of facelift. (Really takes years off their life.) Some get over-the-top PR, other re-brands slide in under the radar. Zimedia has compiled a list of popular re-brands in the last four years, roughly…