Facebook Takes on Google With New ‘Graph Search’

Facebook Graph SearchThe search feature on Facebook has traditionally been pretty limited. You type in a name of a person or a business and it pulls up their Facebook page. But that’s about to change. Facebook on Tuesday introduced an upgraded search tool, called Graph Search, that will scour the massive social network to answer more sophisticated questions. Want to find buddies of your pal Chris who went to Stanford and live in Chicago? No problem. People who like tennis and live nearby? Here you go. How about photos of Berlin, Germany, from 1989? Done. “This is one of the coolest things we’ve done in awhile,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters at a press event at the company’s headquarters. Since it became a public company last year Facebook has been under pressure to launch exciting new products, especially for mobile, that will help boost its floundering stock price.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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