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Google’s Knowledge Graph gets a shot of medicine

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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.

Knowledge Graph rolls out to all English-speaking countries and Google Voice Search arrives on iOS

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen many arguments that Google needs to become more “social” if it doesn’t want to be somehow made irrelevant by Facebook. But while the social signal can be an interesting and perhaps sometimes useful tip for Google’s search algorithm, I think it should never represent more than a small single digit percentage it its algorithm. People don’t always want to see what their friends thought the best answer is, because in most cases those “friends” may not even be that close to you and are just some people you added to your online social…