Facebook unveils social networking search – but mobile version still being worked on

first_img Facebook launched a new search tool for its social network amid much fanfare last night, but the firm was tightlipped on how the service would work across mobile devices or when it would be integrated into its mobile apps.Unveiling ‘Graph Search’ at an event in San Francisco last night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the new tool as the “third pillar” in the Facebook proposition alongside ‘News Feed’ and ‘Timeline.’Graph Search will allow Facebook users to combine phrases (for example: “my friends in New York who like Jay-Z”) to return people, places, photos or other content that’s been shared on the social network.Zuckerberg was keen not to position Graph Search as a competitor to Google’s market-leading search engine, even though it is integrated with Google rival Bing to cover searching outside of the Facebook sphere.“I don’t think people will come to Facebook to do web search. That isn’t the intent of this,” he said.The service is launching initially as a limited beta mode on Facebook’s desktop site. Zuckerberg said that work is already underway on integrating Graph Search on the mobile side, but added that it was “hard for us to estimate” how long this would take.But some commentators believe that Graph Search has the potential to make a big impact when it launches on mobile.“This is far more important for Facebook’s mobile strategy than simply doing a Facebook phone,” said Victor Basta, managing director of Magister Advisors. “Graph Search will be key to generating revenues from Facebook’s hundreds of millions of mobile users through super-value, highly targeted search. To date it has been very difficult to serve up advertising on a small screen.  Search is really the only way to do it.” Tags WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Related Matt Ablott Previous ArticleReport: Samsung cool on Windows RTNext ArticleFrench anti-trust watchdog warns against operator mergers Read more Australia funds regulator to oversee new media lawcenter_img Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Asia Home Facebook unveils social networking search – but mobile version still being worked on AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2013 Author FacebookServiceslast_img read more

Veszprem from +6 to -1 – “Air France” saves Kiel hope

first_imgHuge metal fan 22. April 2013. at 08:28 THW Kiel with +5 from Szeged Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment Related Items:MKB Veszprem, THW Kiel 1 Commentcenter_img SG Flensburg beat THW Kiel in German derby Harald Reinkind to stay at THW Kiel Can you please add to the article some statistics: excludions, 7meters, banking transfers from Kiel to EHF,etc..Maybe next year when Ilic and Jicha will be playing in Vesprem there will be a chance for correct referees. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIn the most interesting match at the VELUX EHF Champions League 1/4 Final, THW Kiel beat MKB Veszprem 32:31 (15:16) after great battle in the “Sparkasse Arena”. Veszprem played fantastic match and was on the edge of fantastic win, but 28:22 wasn’t enough to beat Kiel in front of their fans. In the last attack Daniel Narcisse scored winning goal for “Zebras” from 12 meters for Hungarian dissapointment…Despite defeat, it will be remembered outstanding match of Laszlo Nagy who scored 11 goals… THW Kiel:Omeyer (1.-19., 31.-60., 8 saves), Palicka (19.-30., 2 saves); Toft Hansen (4), Sigurdsson (3), Sprenger (4), Ahlm (2), Wiencek (n.e.), Ekberg (n.e.), Palmarsson, Narcisse (4), Ilic (4/4), Klein (n.e.), Jicha (3), Vujin (8); Trainer: Gislason MKB Veszprem KC:Fazekas (18.-54., 10 saves), Alilovic (5 saves); Gulyas, G. Ivancsik, Schuch, Csaszar, T. Ivancsik (2/1), Laluska, Nagy (11), Jamali (4), Ugalde (5), Rodriguez, Oneto (1), Terzic (2), Sulic (6); Trainer: OrtegaResults: 1. Hz.: 0:2, 1:2, 1:3, 2:3 (4.), 2:4, 3:4, 3:6 (10.), 5:6, 5:7, 6:7, 6:8, 7:8 (15.), 7:9, 8:9, 8:10, 10:10 (18.), 10:11, 11:11, 11:12, 13:12 (23.), 13:13, 14:13, 14:16, 15:16; 2. Hz.: 15:20 (34.), 16:20, 16:21, 17:21, 17:22, 18:22, 18:24 (43.), 19:24, 19:25, 20:25, 20:26, 21:26, 21:27, 22:27, 22:28 (47.), 28:28 (54.), 28:30, 30:30, 30:31, 32:31. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Japan celebrates after Naomi Osaka’s triumph in U.S. Open final

first_imgNaomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title Sunday at the U.S. Open, sparking celebrations among her family and compatriots in Japan.Osaka’s 73-year-old grandfather Tetsuo told reporters at his home in Nemuro, Hokkaido, he and his wife were ecstatic after watching their granddaughter’s 6-2, 6-4 victory over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on television. Osaka, Serena Williams, U.S. Open, Naomi Osaka Employees at Nissin Foods Holdings Co. celebrate after Naomi Osaka’s victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Sunday. RELATED PHOTOS He said Osaka had called them after the match to tell them about it, adding that he hopes her achievement will lift the spirits of locals still reeling from the powerful earthquake that struck Hokkaido recently.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Instagram to praise Osaka’s accomplishment. “At difficult times like now, thank you for the energy and inspiration,” his message read.Residents of her namesake city of Osaka, where she was born, also expressed their delight.“I subscribed to satellite TV to see the match, and I got goosebumps when she won,” said Yuta Yokoyama, 33, who was practicing at a tennis court.Kazuki Nakadate, 26, said he had never expected a Japanese to win the tournament. “She showed a bullish attitude even toward a legend like Serena Williams,” he said.Ai Sato, 55, said, “We’ve had lots of gloomy news recently such as typhoons and earthquakes. But I think (her victory) will help encourage people living in the affected areas.”At the Tokyo head office of Nissin Foods Holdings Co., one of Osaka’s sponsors, about 150 people watched the match on a large-screen television.“She has inspired Japan at a time when the country is reeling in the aftermath of the Hokkaido earthquake and torrential rain in western Japan,” said 35-year-old Shuichi Fukushima, whose voice had gone hoarse from cheering.People in Haiti, the homeland of Osaka’s father, also celebrated her win.“We are proud of her,” Mac Keven Frederic, 45, said. “With this victory, many young Haitian women will take up tennis.”Osaka’s victory is an “honor” for Haitian people, as it proves that people from smaller countries can still triumph, said 63-year-old Hilario Batista Felix. center_img KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more