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December 5, 2017
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Changes to Apple’s ‘Search Ads’ bring more options for developers

Last year’s search ads changed the way Apple’s App Store functioned in a fundamental way by surfacing promoted (and sometimes irrelevant) apps into search results. With the latest update to the program, developers have a new way to pay for … Continue reading

October 27, 2017
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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 … Continue reading

July 26, 2017
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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 … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
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Readdle launches PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac w/ improved UI, editing & search features (+ Giveaway)

Popular PDF Expert app for Mac is getting a notable update today from developer Readdle with version 2.2 bringing a redesigned, new and improved UI alongside better search and more. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

August 13, 2016
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Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia’s Stan

Apple has silently added Australia’s Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 14, 2016
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Apple TV adds Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 shows to universal search

As part of a continued buildout of Apple TV services, Apple this week integrated programming data for Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 into tvOS universal search, allowing users to easily surface content hosted by those apps. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 5, 2016
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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, … Continue reading

April 15, 2016
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Apple Has ‘Secret Team’ Working on App Store Changes, Including Paid Search Results

Apple has assembled a secret team dedicated to exploring potential changes that could be made to the App Store, reports Bloomberg. Among the features being considered is an option that would allow developers to pay a fee to have their … Continue reading

January 22, 2016
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Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep it the default search engine on iOS devices

Earlier this evening, the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit revealed Android’s revenues and profits for the first time. The same case has now revealed that Google paid Apple $ 1 billion in 2014 as part of its ongoing deal to be the main … Continue reading

November 14, 2015
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Apple Improves App Store Search Algorithms

Apple appears to have made some significant improvements to the way App Store searches work in recent weeks, returning more relevant, intelligent results whenever a keyword search for an app is conducted, reports TechCrunch. Several developers, including Tapbots’ Paul Haddad … Continue reading

November 9, 2015
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Pinterest adds visual search tool to iOS app – can identify a billion objects

If you’ve ever been browsing Pinterest and spotted a lamp you really like in a shot of someone’s living room, or a bag you love in a street shot, the iOS app now has a tool designed to help. Just … Continue reading

October 31, 2015
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Hands-On With the New Apple TV: An Overview of Siri and Search

Along with an App Store, Siri voice integration and universal search are important software-based features available on the new Apple TV. With Siri voice integration, it’s possible to search for content and control video playback, while universal search allows users … Continue reading