Tag: Google search

Google Search now scrolls to relevant featured snippet on AMP links

One of many useful features in Google Search, ‘featured snippets’ pulls answers to common, simple questions from relevant web pages and puts them front and center when you enter a query. Usually, tapping through to the article Google got the answer from does nothing other than take you to that page, but new behavior has […]

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Google is testing a new search cards UI for movies, music, books, personalities, and more

In its quest to whiten everything, Google is now testing a new look for its Knowledge Graph search cards that you get when looking for a known movie, TV show, personality, or song. The solid colored card header is gone, replaced by lighter, pastel colors with a white gradient. As you can see from the […]

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Google search app gets Material Design refresh for bottom bar and settings

Whether you know it as Material theme or Material Design 2, Google continues to roll out its refreshed Material aesthetic across all of its various properties. The latest to gain the new look is the Google search app itself, which is rolling out a new bottom bar look that swaps out a search button for […]

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Google’s top search trends in 2018: World Cup, celebrity deaths, and … ‘What is Bitcoin?’

Apple has shared some of its 2018 highlights, as has Google Play and YouTube — today its the turn of Google Search to feed our hunger for data-infused year-in-review tidbits. In what has been an annual tradition for some time, Google has broken down the top trending searches on the search engine for […]

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Tip: Google teaches you how to pronounce a word slowly and in different accents

Google can help you learn a lot of things, from the definition of a word to providing you links to pages that explain quantum computing. The feature we’re focusing on today sits closer to the former than the latter — how to pronounce a word. For a while now, if you searched for the definition […]

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FYI: Google will let you order food right from Search — no visiting third-party order pages

Hunger drives innovation. That can be hunger for change, or hunger for more efficient ways of getting things done, but sometimes it’s really just hunger — like, for food. Over the years, we’ve seen Google bring us a number of convenient ways to connect us with a little sustenance, like back at I/O when it […]

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Google now brings privacy controls to apps, no need to visit Google Account page

Google announced more accessible privacy controls built into Search instead of making you access your Google Account page. The controls let you control the ads you see, review and delete your search history, and more. The new controls will also make their way to Google Maps and other Google products. With all the criticisms Google […]

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Google to embed user-friendly data privacy controls into Search, Maps, and more

It seems like a new data privacy scandal crops up every day for some major tech company or another (okay, mostly Facebook) — but Google is working to opt out of that pattern. The tech giant has announced that it is building data privacy controls — and clear explanations of what it does with user data […]

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Google apps may cost EU phone makers as much as $40 per phone

Two days ago, Google unveiled new licensing terms for Android phones and tablets in the European Union, following the EU’s record $5 billion fine. Device manufacturers can now sell phones with heavily-modified builds of Android while also producing normal Android devices with the Play Store, and some apps (like Chrome and Google Search) are now […]

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Google Search explains the formula for all its unit conversions

One of my most frequent searches on Google are conversions. From inches to centimeters, Kilograms to pounds, Celsius to Fahrenheit, I’ve had to use it all because I work on a US-centric website (and browse US-centric news and shops) but I live in a country that uses SI units throughout. I inherently understand and visualize […]

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Google is splitting up Chrome, Search, and Android for the European Union

Google Search has been a key component of Android since the OS was first released, and Chrome has become increasingly important in recent years. All three products are now intertwined, but the European Union wants them to be separate. Google recently was hit with a $5 billion fine from the EU, and to avoid more […]

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Google Search is testing a mobile scroll overlay featuring relevant subtopics

Google recently revealed new Search features that mark, in its words, a “fundamental transformation” in the way users look for and find content on the web. The updates all focus on a shift towards more tailored, personalized results. One major addition is activity cards, which surface pages you’ve already visited related to your current search. […]

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Google estimated to be paying $9 billion to be Safari’s default search engine

For search engines, there’s nothing more lucrative than being the default provider on a popular web browser. In the past, companies have paid massive amounts of money for the position; Yahoo gave Mozilla over $300 million to be the default engine for Firefox, but the company was later outbid by Google. A new report estimates […]

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