Eric Schmidt Google Search

The real questions Google Search wants to answer, but can’t yet

By on October 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

The real questions Google Search wants to answer, but can’t yet

For many Internet users, Google is synonymous with online search and is seen as the go-to place to get your questions answered. However, Google is still looking for new things to add to its search capabilities, as former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt outlined in a speech last week in Berlin where he talked about “innovation, technology, and the future of the Internet.” More →

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Why Did Google Remove a Feature or Product

Why Google isn’t afraid to kill your favorite products

By on July 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Why Google isn’t afraid to kill your favorite products

In addition to explaining why Google actually needs the gorgeous new Material Design deployed on Android L, android apps and the web, Google’s Search design guru Jon Wiley talked during the same Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session about the reasons why Google has to sometimes remove features from products, or products, even though some people may still be interested in using them. More →

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Google Search, Gmail and Maps Tricks

12 nifty Google tricks you should know about

By on July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

12 nifty Google tricks you should know about

Google is the preferred search engine for millions of people, with the giant company having many other web-related products available for users, all built around, or in relationship with search and ads. While most users know how to perform a search, use Gmail or navigate with Maps, they may not be aware of some of the nifty hidden tricks Google has included in its online services. More →

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Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 Google Search

This is how Microsoft is trolling Google in new Nokia Lumia phones

By on July 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

This is how Microsoft is trolling Google in new Nokia Lumia phones

The Microsoft-Google enmity is one of the very interesting rivalries in the tech world, and the Windows maker has just taken another hit at its archenemy. The Verge has learned that Microsoft has purposely removed the option for Nokia Lumia owners to select Google Search as their default smartphone engine on newly launched devices, including the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. Interestingly though, some European versions of the handsets do let users select Google Search as the default search engine for online queries, and Microsoft has not commented on the matter. More →

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How to Remove Google Search Links

Google kicks off complex procedure to respect your ‘right to be forgotten’

By on May 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Google kicks off complex procedure to respect your ‘right to be forgotten’

European citizens can ask search engines including Google to “forget” links to certain stories about them, a local court recently decided, and Google is taking the first steps towards offering this feature to users. Google has published a complex tool that should help users get links to sensitive content removed from Google’s listings, although the feature is only available in Europe right now. More →

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How to Remove Google Search Links

You’ll soon be able to tell Google to forget the dirty secrets that were spilled online

By on May 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

You’ll soon be able to tell Google to forget the dirty secrets that were spilled online

Google received a potentially devastating blow in Europe earlier this week, where a court ruled in favor of the individual’s right to protect his or her privacy, and the right to be forgotten on the Internet. Essentially, this ruling gives the power to any European Internet user to ask the search giant to remove links that point to websites that contain personal details. And it looks like hundreds of people are already demanding that certain links should be removed from the Google Search index. More →

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Google Now Parking Locations Card

The best new feature Google Now has added in a long time is finally here

By on May 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

The best new feature Google Now has added in a long time is finally here

As previously hinted, Google has added support for a handy new feature in its newest Google Search for Android update: an automatic parking detection card in Google Now that will remind drivers where they parked their cars. Android Police has inspected the new Google Search v3.4 APK, and has made the file available for download from its website. More →

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Google.com History in Pictures

A visual history: The evolution of Google from simple search to Google Now

By on April 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

A visual history: The evolution of Google from simple search to Google Now

The world’s most popular smartphone operating system, self-driving cars, smart robots, and balloons that can deliver an Internet connection to remote areas are some of Google’s most interesting current projects, but they wouldn’t even exist without Search. Helping people get around online is still Google’s main product and everything else it does is somehow related to search – in fact, search-related ad revenue is how Google is actually able to pay for all these other projects. Engadget has taken a quick look at how Google Search evolved along the years, highlighting the various cosmetic and feature changes it went through from its inception all the way to Google Now. More →

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Google LEGO Mobile Search Project

Video: ‘LEGO’ redesign for mobile Google Search in the works

By on April 25, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Video: ‘LEGO’ redesign for mobile Google Search in the works

Google is apparently working on a Google Search redesign for mobile devices known as “LEGO,” although it’s not clear whether it will be rolled out or when it’ll be available to users. Android Police reports that LEGO’s main feature seems to be the inclusion of animations in the search results that would thoroughly improve the search experience, allowing users to interact with certain results. More →

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Larry Page Google Sale Story

The crazy story of how Larry Page failed to sell Google $358 billion ago

By on April 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

The crazy story of how Larry Page failed to sell Google $358 billion ago

The Internet as we know it today would not exist without Google Search, but more than 15 years ago things were a lot different. And now, a new Business Insider story details how Google’s co-founder and current CEO wanted at one point to sell his newly invented search algorithm to a leading Internet company. More →

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Google Now Voice Commands for Camera

You can now tell Google to take pictures for you

By on March 20, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

You can now tell Google to take pictures for you

Google on Wednesday updated its Google Search / Google Now app for Android with new voice commands that will supposedly let users take pictures and record videos even faster. Instead of looking for the camera app, users will be able to say one of the two new commands, including “Ok Google, take a photo,” and “Ok Google, take a video,” to quickly launch the appropriate camera mode. More →

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Google Breaks Privacy Law Canada

Shocker: Google caught breaking privacy laws yet again

By on January 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Shocker: Google caught breaking privacy laws yet again

Google has been caught again breaking privacy laws, this time in Canada where the search giant targeted Internet users with health-related ads, which is illegal in the country. The Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner began investigating Google when it learned that a man who used Google Search to look for information related to medical devices that treat sleep apnea was subsequently targeted by behavioral advertising on websites that were not related to his medical condition. More →

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Google search data can be used to predict how well new video games will sell

By on September 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM.

Google search data can be used to predict how well new video games will sell

Google Search Video Game Sales Relationship

What do Google (GOOG) searches and video games sales have in common? More than we thought. According to a report called “Understanding the Modern Gamer,” there is a lot of insight on game sales that can be gleaned from video game-related searches. For example, using tracked search data from 2010 and 2011, the white paper reveals that “if a game accrues 250,000 clicks in the 10 months around launch, it will likely sell between 2 and 4 million units in the first four months after release.” The report claims it can predict 84% of game sale just from using Google searches.

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