Earlier today, the FTC wrapped up a 19-month investigation of Google’s business practices (which we have covered extensively), agreeing not to bring charges against the company. There is a catch, however.
The settlement talks between Google and FTC could be nearing an end, as Google has agreed to voluntarily address FTC’s concerns regarding its search practices.
Google has added new languages to its list of Knowledge Graph optimized search results that include French, Japanese, Russian, Italian, German, Spanish, or Portuguese. The users who perform searches in these languages will get localized search results in their respective languages filled with information from Google’s Knowledge Graph.
When struck by illness, we’ve all been guilty of playing doctor by relying on information that’s available online to self-diagnose. Google, being the all-knowing search meister, gets enough queries on medicines and medications that it’s now introducing a quicker and easier way to learn the A-Z of your favorite pharmaceutical drugs.
World’s largest online search engine Google is looking to improve its results by providing information on things you wonder on daily basis but never Google. For this purpose the company is conducting a study involving about 150 people and asking questions related to stuff they want to know about.
While anti-Google ads from Microsoft are nothing new, their latest salvo fired against the company seems less like an advertisement for a search engine, and more like a political attack ad.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has two investigations opened on Google’s business practices. One of the concerns Google’s Search business, the company’s main revenue stream, and the other is related to Google’s use of standard-essential smartphone patents in legal battles against some of its main rivals.
A quick test of Google’s newly released voice search app for iOS reveals its superior performance over the native Siri. Even though limited to web based searches, Google voice search renders quicker and more accurate results compared to Siri. Anyone surprised?
When a child goes missing, it’s a really serious situation and finding them is a community effort. Not only are there people always looking for the kids, but another important part in finding them is letting everyone know that they’re missing. Google is helping out with that by adding Amber Alerts to their Search and Map functions. They are working with other countries to get their missing children programs included.
Hurricane Sandy hit Northeast American shores late last night and so far the damage has been awful. However, the storm is expected to continue to rage across the Northeast part of the United States for at least a few more days. Google services, including Maps, Search, and Google Now will be providing info for anyone who needs it. This includes tracking info,preparedness info, and other details.