Google and its merry band of features has slowly but surely been making its way onto iOS be it in the company's actual app or other integrated features. One that was announced today is the company's Google Instant search can now be accessed on iOS.
Granted Yahoo and Bing might have joined forces, but given both sites still exist, we still have to rank their market share right? Don't expect Google to leave it's perch anytime soon, but some new Nielsen rankings actually place Bing ahead of Yahoo now.
In what will certainly be viewed as an escalation of the Google vs. Apple tensions, a new report finds Cupertino in talks with once bitter rival Microsoft to make their Bing service the default search engine on the iPhone.
A friend pointed me to a new web search engine today called Searchme, it offers a new way to visually search the web. Located at www.searchme.com, it is currently in a closed beta. The site will display web search results as a visual snapshot of the site or sites in which it found what you are looking for. The results can be viewed in a Cover Flow fashion just like in Mac OS X Leopard. The results will also have active links that you click which then loads the website link you selected from the visual search results. This new idea for displaying search results has a number of amazing possibilities for displaying video, pictures, and really, any other sort of media.