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Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button On Search Results As Part Of Getty Images Partnership

Google just made a decision that could upset a lot of people who depend on Google Search to look for and download images. The convenient view image button is now gone.

Google February 16, 2018

Google Testing New Ways To Fix Snippet Function

Google is testing new features to remove inaccurate and offensive results from its snippet function. Late last year, the function came under fire when it produced offensive results as vital information on the topic.

Google January 31, 2018

Beginning July, Google Will Factor In Page Speed Into Mobile Search Rankings: What This Means For You

Google has announced a significant change to its search results ranking system. Websites that are slow and clunky will be downranked beginning this July, favoring pages that are fast.

Google January 18, 2018

Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for 'how to help' more than ever.

Google December 13, 2017

New Google Search Feature Has Celebs Answering Your Burning Questions

Celebrities will now answer your questions about them directly on Google mobile search. Can Will Ferrell really play the drums? Just ask Google and Ferrell himself will answer.

Google December 8, 2017

Google Doesn’t Care What Domain You’re Searching From, It’ll Give You Local Search Results Anyway

Google announced that it has optimized the way search results work. Now, the search engine automatically determines the whereabouts of its user, delivering more relevant localized search results depending on where they are at any given moment.

Google October 30, 2017

New Google Tool Can Help Diagnose Clinical Depression

Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) worked together to help Google users who may be suffering from depression. The partnership brings a reliable depression severity diagnosis tool accessible to users.

Public Health August 25, 2017

Can’t Find The Right Video? Google Will Now Autoplay 6-Second Previews Via Mobile Search

Google will soon help you identify the exact video you’re looking for by autoplaying them for six seconds. Android devices will get it first, but Google has hinted plans for iOS support possibly in the future.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Kills Off Instant Search As Users Prefer Mobile Queries, But What Does The Feature Do Again?

Google has announced that it will retire perhaps one of the best things about its search engine: Instant Search. The move, it says, will help make search more fluid on all devices.

Google July 27, 2017

Google's European Problem Is Just Getting Started As The EU Contemplates Another Fine

Google's' troubles in Europe are just getting started. It's been reported that the EU may be about to hand down another massive fine.

Google July 6, 2017

EU Slaps Google With Record $2.7 Billion Fine For Manipulating Search Results

The European Union has slapped Google with a record-breaking fine of $2.7 billion for skewing search results in its favor, hurting rivals. Google has 90 days to change its ways, or else.

Business Tech June 27, 2017

Here's How To Remove Your Private Medical Records From Google Search Results - And Why You Should

Did you happen to see your private medical records turn up on Google Search? If you did, then you can have it removed by asking Google to take them down.

Internet June 24, 2017

Google Search Getting Better: New Algorithms And Feedback Tools To Limit Fake News And Bad Search Results

Google has updated its search algorithms to prioritize authoritative information and weed out fake news or offensive, inaccurate search results. The company is also making it easier to give direct feedback, and offering greater transparency on how search works.

Google April 26, 2017

The War Against Fake News Continues As Google Expands Fact Check Tags To Search

Google continues its fight against the spread of fake news. It has expanded the Fact Check tags to Google Search and Google News worldwide.

Google April 7, 2017

Updated Google App Brings Shortcuts So You Can Search For Stuff Much Faster

Google has added neat little shortcuts to its Google app for iOS and Android to make searching much more easier and faster. Rolling out to U.S. users, shortcuts take the chore out of searching for specific areas of interests.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Google, Microsoft Agree To Crack Down On Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

Google and Microsoft will remove links leading to pirated content in the first page of search results in the United Kingdom. The agreement has been agreed upon after years of campaigning by the creative industry.

Internet February 20, 2017

Google Serves Up New Carousel Feature For Advanced Recipe Search

Google launched an advanced search feature for looking up recipes that includes a carousel of suggestions.

Google February 2, 2017

Uber Taps Google's Former Search Chief Amit Singhal, Gains New SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.

Car Tech January 21, 2017

Google Updates Its Android App To Store Offline Searches, Makes Spotty Connections More Bearable

Google is rolling out the new offline search feature to its Android app, allowing users to store queries and effectively dealing with spotty connections.

Google January 18, 2017

Snapchat Makes Finding Friends, Groups, And Stories Easier With A Universal Search Bar

Snapchat dropped a big update that will make it easier and faster for users to find content, contacts, and features that they want. It is also expected to rake in more ad revenue for the company.

Internet January 13, 2017

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Google Updates Search Algorithm To Keep Holocaust-Denying Results At Bay

Google announced that it has already taken action against a neo-Nazi websites claiming that Holocaust did not happen. This entailed a recent tweak on its search algorithm but was it effective?

Google December 28, 2016

Why Google Top Searches Reveal A Bleak 2016: Year In Search

Google has released the most popular search terms of 2016 -- and much of it is heartbreaking. Find out which terms join Pokemon GO, the Rio Olympics, and Donald Trump at the top.

Internet December 17, 2016

Powerball, Donald Trump And 'Pokémon GO' Are What People Searched For Most In 2016, Google Reveals

Google released its Year in Search 2016 stats, showing the top trending searches of the year. In the United States, Powerball, Donald Trump and 'Pokémon GO' led the charge, but we've also had interesting searches on slime, snow cream and more.

Google December 14, 2016

Google Maps To Show How Busy An Area Is In Real-Time

Google introduced its 'Popular Times' feature for Google Maps last year, letting users know how busy places typically are at different times. A recent update of Google Maps now updates users with real-time data on how busy an area is.

Google November 24, 2016

Google Doesn't Handle Fake News Well: Search For 'Final Election Numbers' Yields Bogus Website As Top Result

An inaccurate news article has been spotted atop Google's search results about the election. The article falsely states that Clinton lost both the electoral college and popular votes, and its placement in search indicates how Google handles fake news.

Internet November 14, 2016

Mobile-First Ranking: Google To Rank Pages Based On Mobile Websites

Google announced that it is shifting to a more mobile-driven search index, to best reflect the usage of search on mobile platforms. The company is starting to tweak its algorithm to rank websites based on their mobile version.

Internet November 7, 2016

Google Searches Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Show What The 2016 Elections Are All About

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the final month of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Google Trends is here to give insight on what the public is interested in about both candidates.

Google October 16, 2016

Google Shop The Look Aims To Let You Buy Clothes Directly From Search Results

Google is rolling out a new mobile ad experience called Shop the Look, which will allow users to shop for outfits straight from search results. Here's how it works.

Google September 7, 2016

Quickly Find Content From Your Installed Apps With Google In Apps: Here's How It Works

Google has just launched its In Apps search feature, allowing users to browse content from their apps more easily. With the enhancement, Android smartphone owners are catching up with Apple’s Spotlight.

Google August 31, 2016

Google Rolls Out Solitaire, Tic-Tac-Toe For Search: Let's See How Much Time You Can Waste

Google has rolled Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe into its desktop search engine and mobile Google Search app. The games, which are free and do not need users to download anything, show the continued evolution of Google Search.

Google August 26, 2016

Google Search To Offer State-Specific Voter Registration Guide Ahead Of 2016 Elections

Google Search users will benefit from a new feature rolling out on July 18. It will enable voters to get in-depth and state-specific details on the voting registration process ahead of the presidential elections.

Google July 16, 2016

Google Asks Court To Sanction Oracle Lawyer For Disclosing Its Secret $1B Deal With Apple

Google renewed its court request to sanction the Oracle attorney who disclosed the confidential $1 billion search deal it had with Apple. The request argues that the reveal harmed both Google and Apple and that the lawyer violated court rules on secrecy.

Business Tech July 7, 2016

Google Integrates Recent Earthquake Details Into Search Results

Google has integrated details of recent quakes in its search results, which will aid people in staying alert and updated. A summary of the earthquake search will be reflected on the search results at the top.

Google July 1, 2016

After Citizens Vote For Brexit, UK Asks Google 'What Is The EU?'

The citizens of the United Kingdom have voted for the country to leave the European Union. However, it seems that they only thought of the implications of their choice after the polls closed.

Internet June 25, 2016

Feeling Sick? Google Will Help Diagnose Your Illness With New Symptom Search

Google introduced a new feature to improve results of symptom-related searches. The search giant collaborated with medical doctors as well as experts from Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic for its symptom search.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Google Gboard iPhone Keyboard Now Available In UK And Australia

Google’s Gboard iOS keyboard has reached users in Australia and the United Kingdom. The embedded search function makes texting communication much more entertaining, and emojis and GIFs are invited to the party.

Apps/Software June 17, 2016

How To Find And Delete Everything You've Ever Asked Google On Android

'OK Google' activates voice searches on Android phones, but sometimes you want the internet to forget that you went for certain search strings. Read on to see how to erase all the voice recordings that are irrelevant or downright dangerous.

Google June 4, 2016

Why, Google, Why? Black Search Links Cause Backlash, As Netizens Shout 'Bring Back The Blue'

Google users noticed that the color of search results is being returned as black instead of the iconic Google blue. The search engine appears to be testing the new black links for its search result, and users weren’t too happy about the change.

Google May 11, 2016

Google Search Experiments With Black Links: Is Black The New Blue?

Google is conducting a test that changes the blue links of Google Search results into black ones. The change will not likely be a permanent one though, as users have voiced their disapproval.

Internet May 10, 2016

Google Search Set To Offer Live TV Listings Soon

Google is improving its Google Search platform by adding a new search function to TV programs. In an announcement, the company declared that a TV listing feature will soon be accompanying TV show queries, among other improvements.

Internet April 22, 2016

Google Embarking On Six-Week Road Trip To Research How You Use Its Products

Google is riding around in a white van that is only not creepy because the company's logo is on it. Find out what Google wants and when it'll slowly ride though your neighborhood.

Business March 14, 2016

Google Experimenting With Social Search To Let Businesses And Celebrities Post Straight To Search Results

Google reportedly started trialing an experimental social search platform, similar to Google Posts. This new social layer to search would allow some businesses and celebrities to promote themselves by posting directly to search results.

Internet March 5, 2016

Google Searches For 'How To Move To Canada' Surge After Trump's Super Tuesday Performance

As you've probably figured out, a Trump victory seems imminent — which is why some Americans have taken to planning on leaving on a permanent vacation to Canada.

Internet Culture March 2, 2016

Ready, Get Set, Vote! New Patent Hints You Might Be Able To Vote Via Google In The Future

Google has been awarded a patent for 'social voting-based campaigns in search.' The interface could cover both fun and serious forms of voting, with the possibility of hosting the presidential elections in the future.

Internet February 18, 2016

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