January 4, 2013 |
Gregory Ferenstein is a writer for TechCrunch . This piece reflects his opinion. In a 2005 interview, Eric Schmidt said that, ideally, a Google search should yield only a single, perfect result. "When you use Google, do you get more than one answer? Of course you do," he told public television host Charlie Rose at the time . "Well, that's a bug. We should be able to give you the right answer just once. We should know what you meant. You should look for information.
December 17, 2008 |
Thank goodness Google's working on the really important stuff, like adding sound effects to SearchWiki , instead of releasing the promised off button to that dreaded service . Although, I have to admit it's pretty cool. To add the sound effect, turn this Google experiment on and delete a search result in Google search (you have to have SearchWiki turned on). It makes a Desktop Tower Defense like sound, recorded by co-founder Sergey Brin himself. Check it out in the video below.
December 10, 2009 |
Google search got a real-time upgrade and started to integrate Tweets from Twitter in real-time into search results. So its makes sense for Google's Search Appliance (GSA) to now include tweets from Twitter next within enterprise's internal Search Appliance results. Google offers businesses its GSA product, a yellow box that resembles a slice of Swiss cheese, that can index any enterprise data generated by Oracle databases, SAP systems, Documentum, SharePoint, Salesforce.com, HR systems, intranets,...
November 21, 2008 |
Google isn't content being the most popular Internet search engine -- it continuously tinkers to create a more immersive user experience. Sometimes it fails as PC World outlined in this article . And Google's SearchWiki, a user-edited search results feature unveiled yesterday , in my opinion is Google's latest bad idea since, well, since Lively . SearchWiki allows you to edit and customize your search results pages. You must be signed into your Google account for it to work.
December 11, 2009 |
More often than not these days, I find myself clicking Google's Show options link when looking at a page of search results. As you probably know, doing so reveals a handy sidebar with filters like Recent results and Timeline . The thing is, I want that sidebar to appear by default, on every search, so I don't have to click the link every time. If you're a Firefox user like I am, you're in luck: there's an add-on for that. It's called, fittingly enough, Google Always...
October 16, 2012 |
Searching Gmail sucks, and we all know it. Google knows it too, which is why the company released an "expanded" search feature Monday that not only helps you find emails within Gmail, but also pulls relevant results into Google searches. "When you're looking for something, you should be able to find what you need quickly and easily without needing to think about where it might be, whether it's in your email or out on the public web," Google software engineer Bran Moolenaar said in a blog post . ...