Google Search on mobile is receiving an update. Now, when you search for a particular musician, Google will display the normal information about them, but also any upcoming events in your area. Plus, song recommendations, lyrics, covers, and more will be displayed.
Every year, Google tries to revamp its mobile search tool to better help holiday shoppers, and this year they’ve added a few new tricks that should help you get through your wish list without stressing out too much. Read more
Search is one of the foundation functions of Google and recently the company has been working to make improvements to this basic feature. Earlier this week Google revealed that Search could handle complex questions and figure out the meaning of what is being asked. Now they have revealed a tool for the other side of the equation that helps provide better answers. This will be accomplished by being able to dive into the data that is locked away inside of apps instead of just relying on what is available on the web. Read more
Google has been busy making some improvements and adding new features to Google Maps recently, like the ability to check out special store hours during the holiday season or find cheap gas or a detour. Combining Google Maps with data mined by the search giant’s computers from the last three years, Google is offering up some tips and insights for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Read more
Google may be known as the ultimate search engine, but it’s possible that all could change in the future. The rise of mobile apps has made it very difficult for Google to index content within apps. The only way to search inside an app is to get permission from the developer.
Although Google has expanded to so many areas over the years that a larger, parent company Alphabet had to be created to handle things, at its core Google is still a search company. As important as search is to the company, Google is turning to artificial intelligence solutions to help in maintain a competitive edge. The use of AI inspired machine learning is not new to Google which is actually one of the largest investors in AI research, using it in products from videos to speech to translation. Now a new system called RankBrain is being tested with search functions. Read more
Google is updating how searching for apps on mobile will look. If you search for virtually any app and add the word “app”, at the end, you will get to see this new grid layout above the normal layout. The color of the box is determined by the app’s icon. If you click “More apps”, more apps will flow down.
Instagram announced on Twitter today that you can now search for people, places and hashtags on web. Read more
Looks like Yahoo is using its resources to once again revamp its search engine, this time in the mobile arena by providing a more visually appealing experience. Important stuff up top, links at the bottom. That saves users the burden of pinching and zooming, scrolling and sliding when trying to find that specific news article or restaurant.
There is a massive amount of content to be found on television but actually finding it is the difficult. The entire reason for Android TV’s existence is to be able to offer relevant content to individual users. So, today, it was announced that television apps on Android TV are searchable. Simply perform a search for a television show or movie and relating apps will show what content they offer. Right now, services like YouTube, Sky News, and Hulu Plus are allowing their Android TV apps to be searchable. EPIX, which also supports platform-wide search, just arrived on Android TV this afternoon.