Everyone in the tech field has a slightly different idea of where search engines should go from here. Computer scientist Oren Etzioni, however, has a particularly intriguing – though perhaps implausible – idea. He calls it “natural language questions and answers.”
Google Docs continues to be a pivotal service for the search giant. Their most recent updates include new chart types and more ways to use spreadsheet-generated charts in other elements of Google Docs.
In 2010, Google acquired more companies than any other, and those trends have continued in the first half of 2011. One important recent purchase for Google was The Dealmap, a local deal mapping service that may give Google access to tens of millions of new deal-seekers. More About The Dealmap The exact details of the […]
Microsoft and Google have long warred over productivity software, with Microsoft most recently pitching Office 365 against Google Apps. Now the war for email dominance is starting to get ugly, with both companies releasing ads that bash on their competitor. Google Pushes for Email Interventions Users of Gmail are being enlisted to convert their friends […]
While Google+’s user-base has continued to expand, having now reached over 25 million registered users, Google’s social site itself is seeing a decline in the number of daily visits.
In the post-Panda world, Google is the search engine most commonly associated with automated evaluation of quality. Bing has made it clear that they’re also in for that game, though, and have provided a list of items to avoid if you want to be seen as a quality site.
As part of their Gmail pitch, Google has expanded the in-email calling feature to a total of 38 new languages. Simultaneously, the company lowered their calling fees. The Updates to Gmail Calling Google’s expansion into 38 new languages covers a large portion of Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. While the translation of the Gmail […]
Google Chrome is continuing with its rapid six-week development cycle. The most recent iteration introduces an advanced print preview, an improved omnibox, and Instant Pages.
Google’s flagship device for Gingerbread, the Nexus S, is being promoted once again. This time around Google is doing a one-day giveaway for the device for those who sign a two year contract. The bigger question, though, is why?
Google has been facing major patent issues lately, with the most notable being Oracle’s case (launched in August of last year). Now Google may be facing an additional case against MPEG LA for Googles’ webM format. The MPEG LA Claims and Case MPEG LA, the licensing company who supports the H.264 format, has found a dozen […]