Google Reader, “Constantly on the Chopping Block”, Google Operating System (Dec 8)
Many people would be annoyed if Google closed its Google Reader for aggregating RSS feeds. What would those of us who rely on it turn to? But the Reader may not figure highly in Google’s social plans.
Bing Expands Its Snapshot To Include People & Landmarks, Matt McGee, Search Engine Land (Dec 10)
Google has Knowledge Maps and Bing has Snapshots – the purpose is similar – to show facts and images about people and places. Bing’s shows in a middle column between the main results and the social search panel on the right. Does look squeezed but it works. I like the one Bing does for David Suzuki.