Twitter starts rolling out Direct Message search to all iOS users

Twitter continues to expand the capabilities of its direct messaging functionality today. After rolling out its new abuse filter for Direct Messages yesterday, Twitter is now expanding the availability of DM search to all iOS users. more… The post Twitter starts rolling out Direct Message search to all iOS users appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple Music lyrics & search expanding to several new countries

Apple has today expanded its lyric search feature in Apple Music to several new countries. This feature lets users search for songs within Apple Music by simply typing a portion of the lyrics. The company is also expanding lyric availability today as well. more… The post Apple Music lyrics & search expanding to several new […]

Apple promotes John Giannandrea to SVP of ML and AI Strategy after hiring ex-Google search chief in April 

Apple has promoted recent hire John Giannandrea to its executive team with a new role: senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Giannandrea joined Apple earlier this year after leaving his role of search and AI chief at Google. more… The post Apple promotes John Giannandrea to SVP of ML and AI Strategy after hiring ex-Google […]

Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts, supporting claims of costlier Apple search deal

While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week’s third-quarter results, pulling in $ 27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs — likely supporting claims that it’s paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

Apple VP of Advertising Platforms Todd Teresi in a keynote Q&A session at the Postback conference in Seattle on Tuesday explained the company’s switch away from iAd in favor of the new Search Ads platform, revealed never before seen internal metrics and discussed the future of app advertising. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues [Updated]

A significant number of users on Reddit and Twitter, corroborated by multiple tips we have received, are affected by an ongoing App Store issue preventing a number of popular iOS apps from showing up in search results unless already installed, including Google, Periscope, Spotify, Tidal, Tumblr, Uber, Vine, Waze, and many others. The search issues […]