Entries Tagged as 'Announcements'

Back in Action on AMO!

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

July 17th, 2012 was the last time we were able to successfully update our browser extension on AMO, Mozilla’s extension directory. That was version 3.4.3. Many things have obviously happened since then, including new features, bug fixes and optimizations. We’re therefore now happy to announce that Surf Canyon version 5.4.0, fully compatible with Firefox 35.0 […]

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Joint paper with Bing and Microsoft Research Accepted for Publication by CIKM 2013

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The 2013 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is one of the major forums for research on database management, information retrieval, and knowledge management. As such, we are proud to announce that our latest research paper, entitled “Understanding How People Interact with Web Search Results that Change in Real-Time Using Implicit Feedback,” […]

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The T-shirts are in!

May 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

In celebration of the third patent issued to Surf Canyon by the USPTO, we designed some t-shirts! They arrived today. If you requested one, you will be receiving it shortly.

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USPTO Awards Third Patent to Surf Canyon

April 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

We are delighted to announce that on Friday the USPTO awarded Surf Canyon its third patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,442,973, to be issued on May 14th, for “Real Time Implicit User Modeling for Personalized Search.” This is an important piece of intellectual property, as evidenced by the fact it has been referenced over 25 times […]

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Presentation at Bay Area Search Meetup

January 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, has been honored with an invitation to present Dynamic Ranked Retrieval at the next Bay Area Search Meetup. Anyone near the offices of eBay in San Jose on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 6:30pm, and who would like to attend, should click over to the Meetup website. Here is an […]

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Search Visionary Joins Board of Advisors

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Having conducted early research into the strategies and benefits of Implicit User Modeling for Personalized Search, we are pleased to announce that ChengXiang Zhai, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has joined Surf Canyon’s Board of Advisers. ChengXiang received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nanjing University in 1990 […]

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We See the Wisdom in WSDM

August 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Surf Canyon is proud to be a sponsor of the Fifth Annual International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2012). After having our research selected for oral presentation at SIGIR ’09 in Boston and then having attended other academic conferences, we have a strong appreciation for the effort and dedication required to produce […]

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Presenting at Search Insider Summit

April 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, has been selected to present at the exclusive Search Insider Summit to be held at the South Sea Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida from May 4 to 7. The semiannual event is chaired by Gord Hotchkiss, CEO of Enquiro, and “brings the best minds in the search industry […]

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Here we go again!

February 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

As the fans of Surf Canyon are already aware, last year we beat out Google, Yahoo! and Bing to win the 2010 About.com Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Search Engine.” For 2011 we are proud to announce that we have been nominated in the category “Best Overall Add-on (Non-security).” The competition, however, is extremely stiff: […]

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My lower intestine is full of Spam, Egg, Spam, Bacon, Spam, Tomatoes, Spam

February 7th, 2011 · 8 Comments

There has been a bit of discussion recently about how content farms (websites that use low-cost labor to churn out pages of little or mediocre quality) are polluting the results on the major search engines. Blekko, a new search engine that enables users to slash the web, has been among those leading the charge by […]

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