Amit Singhal Posts

Google Says Search Activity Is Rising

Google said that there has been a rise in search activity ever since they updated the user interface of their search engine. Now when users conduct web searches, they will see a large box of information and photos that are related to search queries like sports teams, geography, attractions, celebrities, etc. Prior to the change, Google users may have seen relevant search ads, but now there are content boxes with information from Google+ or nothing at all. It also draws information from Wikipedia and movie/music catalogs that Google has licensed.
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Google Rolls Out Personal Search Through “Your World”

Google has added new features to the Google Search engine that mixes personal content with you from people that you care about. Currently search is limited to billions of public websites. Google Fellow Amit Singhal stated “You should also be able to find your own stuff on the web, the people you know and things they’ve shared with you, as well as the people you don’t know but might want to… all from one search box.”
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Realtime Search Will Return with Google+ Data

Google’s Realtime Search, temporarily down after the end the company’s contract with Twitter, will soon be up and running again with the help of data from Google+ and other social networks. Mashable reports that the realtime data stream is on its way back and that the team is working on a search engine for the Google+ stream. The Realtime Search has been down for a little over a month now, but Google Fellow Amit Singhal confirmed in a panel that the team is “actively working” on returning the service to users.

Google: Bing Is Copying Us! Microsoft: No We’re Not!

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is accusing Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) of copying their search results. Google has a sting operation that proves that Bing watches what people search for on Google and the results that they select. Microsoft then uses these results to improve Bing’s own search results. Google compared this to one person leaning over and copying off another student’s exam.
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