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.
The first Nexus ad showing all of Google’s recently announced devices (the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and new Nexus 7 versions) has been released by Google with a huge emphasis on Search. Entitled “Nexus: Ask Me Anything,” the 60-second clip shows us various Search-related instances during day-to-day activities.
There’s no need to wait for Android 4.2 to take advantage of a handful of new Google Now and Google Search features. Google Search has been updated on the Google Play Store, adding numerous... new cards to help automate your life. The list of new features includes some pretty big improvements to Google Now and Google Voice Search such as the ability to add calendar events (and not just alarms)...
Back in the day Google’s search engine made directory type sites (like Yahoo!) obsolete because now everything could be found using a search tern, but the Google Play Store is essentially a directory of apps. Every time I use it to try and find an app I think I am back in the mid-90s. Surely Google must be able to take the mighty power of its search engine and combine it with some clever technology (like the bits that power Google News) and come up with a better way for Android users to find apps. The fact that services like AppBrain exist means that Google has more it could do.
One of the highlights of Jelly Bean is the Google Now feature, that voice-friendly personal assistant that can offer personalized search results and better help with certain day-to-day activities that rely more or less on performing the same online searches.