Well, Google's SearchWiki from November 2008 absolutely accepts user edits to search results. Here's the GoogleBlog write-up: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/searchwiki-make-search-your-own.html
There's also a really close match in the article "Reranking and Classifying Search Results Exhaustively Based on Edit-and-Propagate Operations" by T. ...
This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community in this answer!
Indeed, a very quick search reveals the following prior art:
US 8,099,406 Lee (filed 03.01.2011)
All elements of Claim 1 are predated by Lee, which teaches a method for editorial ...
This article from November 2007 describes Google testing user-editing of search results through Google Experimental Search:
AdWords already has several 'scheduling' features detailed in the following link. Sounds very similar to the 'timer' claim this patent seeks.
A post on a Drupal plugin that lists "activation/expiration scheduling based on time, clicks or views" ...
It seems that (among what I'm sure are a million others) a company called Helihub has been doing this kind of context sensitive advertising based upon news stories for some time (September 2011):
They seem to focus on helicopter stories but there are categories within that are categorized ...
The technique of auto-resuming video playback across page loads was invented, publicly described, and successfully implemented by users of the embeddable JWPlayer in 2009, well before the filing date. See
"player to resume play position on refresh?"
The open-source embeddable Enhanced XSPF Player With Autoresume Support has offered this exact functionality for music only for any webpage since at least Nov 2006.
Earliest archive.org copy (Nov 2006):
The implementation of the auto-resume feature in ...
Thinking on this some more, a video ad is just streaming video media. With that in mind, netflix has had a resume play feature since at least January 2011 (second google search result was people talking about it it on a forum in January 2011). So in netflix's case, while not automatic, you can watch a video on one device, pause/exit, come back in on a ...
The patent US7761464 and US20070294225A1, filed in Jun 19, 2006. It is clear to see that it is a valid Prior Art.
The summary of the patent is the following:
The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that
facilitate diversifying search results to improve searching and/or
Also, there is an specific topic to ...