May 30, 2012 By Guest Blogger
by Andrew Sprague
They say curiosity killed the cat, but dogs will sniff out the answers to all their questions. When a pup is curious he may use his sense of smell—but now there’s an easier way to find what you’re looking for!
InfoSpace just released the new, free Dogpile Search app, which is available for the iPhone and iPad. Dogpile allows you to perform quick Web searches, and in seconds, find the answers to any questions or curiosities you may have. It’s that simple!
With so many apps on the market today, it can be hard to know which to choose. But when it comes to Web searching, Dogpile will be your best friend. That’s because when you enter a search term, Dogpile goes out and gathers results from Google, Yahoo and Bing. After removing duplicate pages, we display only the best the Web has to offer.
This app doesn’t just search the Web though. There are several other exciting features included. The first is the ability to search for images. Use the Dogpile app to find almost any picture imaginable. Share your searches with others, post images on Facebook, or email Web searches to friends. The possibilities are endless.
The Dogpile app is the one stop, time-saving search solution for your iPhone and iPad. Download it today at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dogpile-search/id526817899?mt=8, and let us know what you think about it on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DogpileSearch.
November 28, 2011 By Stacy
The beginning of the traditional holiday shopping season began a little early again this year – Thanksgiving night around 9 p.m. in some areas to be exact. If you were like me, you were quickly out the door after having Thanksgiving dinner and your second helping of pumpkin pie, to head to, and maneuver, the annual Black Friday sales.
It seems that I wasn’t the only one with this plan either as I could attest by the long lines at the local chain stores. According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, nearly one-quarter of Black Friday shoppers were at big box retail stores by midnight on Thanksgiving night. Last year, that figure was 9.5 percent, and only 3.3 percent in 2009.
The National Retail Federation reported that Black Friday sales hit the highest figures in its survey history. By the end of the biggest shopping day of the year, consumers spent more than $52 billion at retail stores and online.
Weekend sales figures are still being calculated, but even investors are bullish and optimistic. U.S. stocks posted sharp gains today, Cyber Monday, after reports of strong Black Friday weekend sales. If such reports, along with predicted Cyber Monday sales, are any indication, holiday sales will continue to climb this week based on earlier (Cyber Sunday) and longer (Cyber Week) promotions. Retailers, big and small, are hoping to reach new highs in sales for the remaining holiday shopping season; consumers are just as eager to find more great bargains, and all are hoping the holiday sales will stimulate the economy.
Cyber Monday isn’t over, and there are still 27 shopping days left until Christmas. You can quickly find the best deals on Dogpile.com to help sort through it all at http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/web/Cyber+Week+Sales.
Here’s the top 15 list of the top searched retail websites from Dogpile.com online users between Black Friday to today, Cyber Monday:
1. Best Buy
2. Apple Store
3. Shari’s Berries
6. Home Depot
10.Toys R’ Us
14.Bed, Bath and Beyond
Did you score any fabulous deals on Black Friday – Cyber Monday? Brag all about it on InfoSpace’s Facebook or Google+ pages. One of your FB friends may hope they’re the lucky recipient of it, or they may get one for themselves before the season is over!
July 9, 2011 By Stacy
Fireworks on the 4th of July weren’t the only things sparkling in the last few days. A range of strong emotions seemed to flow throughout the web in response to numerous news topics based on favorite fetches on Dogpile.com this past week.
Casey Anthony Acquitted:
Many Internet users who followed the six week trial of Casey Anthony were enraged when a jury announced a verdict last Tuesday, and acquitted Anthony. The 25-year old who was charged with first degree murder, child abuse, manslaughter of a child, and providing false information to law enforcement in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee, was found guilty only for the last charge.
Cyclists Search Abroad about the Tour de France:
With the popular Seattle-to-Portland bike event held in July, it seems that everyone is inspired right now to go out and bike around our neck of the woods. Whether they’re searching for training tips or cheering for their favorite cyclist, Dogpile cyclists near and far have been searching online for the 2011 Tour De France the minute they get to a destination with a couch and cable TV. Although we’ll miss seeing Lance Armstrong bike through the Arc and Alps, it seems that Arfie fans will still continue searching for cycling inspiration this year.
Potter character Admits to Alcohol Abuse:
Many “Harry Potter” fans are eager to see the last of the “Harry Potter” film series. The highly anticipated film will hit the big screens on July 15. Unfortunately, a favorite fetch on Dogpile.com was news of Daniel Radcliffe, actor for the Harry Potter character, who admitted to having a drinking problem during a recent interview with GQ magazine. Harry Potter fans were quite disappointed to read the news, and are hopeful that Radcliffe will follow his goals to get cleaned up.
More Favorite Fetches:
Other favorite fetches this week included searches on the massive dust cloud that engulfed Phoenix, Arizona this past week. Onlookers and viewers of the Phoenix Dust Cloud left many in awe of the 10,000 foot high “wall of dust that blotted out the sun.” Searches on the surprise selection of South Korea as the host for the 2018 Olympics also topped the list this past week.
Space Shuttle Ends an Era:
However, perhaps the most emotional and favorite fetch of the week, was on queries about the last NASA Space Shuttle mission. After 30 years, NASA’s Space Shuttle program ended its final stage today as its Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into space for the last time. The last flight to International Space Station ends an era in space travel, leaving many Americans nostalgic from witnessing launches in the past, yet optimistic that journeys into space will again continue someday.
This week of favorite fetches may’ve been based on a full range of emotional sparks, but one thing is for certain – it was also a week full of American pride.