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Google Search gets a big redesign on mobile that focuses on simplicity

Google on Friday introduced what it’s calling a “major visual redesign” of the mobile Google Search experience, which the search giant said will be available in the coming days. The theme of this update? Simplicity. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and...

Google threatens to pull out Search from Australia over upcoming law

It's difficult to even imagine a life without Google Search, so much so that even the word "google" as a verb has become synonymous with searching for information on the internet. But for the people in Australia, they might have to consider such a future, as an upcoming law that requires Google to pay for...

Google focuses on Indic languages with easy language switch in Maps, bilingual Search toggles, and more

India is the land of a hundred languages, a place where the dialect changes every 100kms. In a tech world dominated by English, these local languages and dialects find themselves unable to provide access to meaningful experiences on the Internet. At the Google L10n virtual event today, Google is making it easier for multilingual users...

Simple Search is a browser extension that strips Google Search of all its bloat

Google Search has become much more sophisticated over the last several years, and is relied upon by millions of people around the world. But as great as Search is, it’s become rather bloated, often returning results that are filled with ads or that highlight Google's other products. That’s where a new browser extension called Simple...

Google Search will rank websites based on “page experience” starting May 2021

Google Search is responsible for a huge amount of web traffic. Anyone that runs a website knows how important it is to rank highly on Google. So it's always a very big deal when the company changes the way it ranks websites. Today, Google announced a new ranking algorithm that will start taking "page experience"...

Apple accelerates efforts towards building its own search engine to replace Google

Apple is said to be accelerating efforts towards its own search engine, to be rolled out on its products instead of Google. Reports suggest that Apple is moving quickly to avoid being mired in the upcoming anti-trust action being taken against Google by the US Government. There’s already early evidence of the move in iOS14, launched...

Google adds election information about where to vote in Search, Assistant and Maps

With the 2020 U.S. election just a few weeks away, finding accurate information about voting is incredibly important. That’s why Google is adding election features to Assistant and Google Search, making it easy for users to get information on how and where to vote. Starting today, users can ask, “Hey Google, where do I vote?” and...

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

[Update 3: Microsoft Bing Wins Big] Google adds search provider choices for Android users in the EU

Update 2 (1/9/2020 @ 11:50 AM ET): The alternative search providers that will be shown at setup alongside Google have been announced.Update 1 (10/1/2019 @ 9:50 AM ET): Google is testing showing search provider choices in Android ahead of the 2020 rollout. The article as published on August 2nd, 2019, is preserved below.[/alert] Android users in...

Google Search now makes it easier to find live TV shows and sports

Performing a Google search can provide you with answers to almost any question, from "who was the first man on the moon?" to "when is Tenet coming out in theaters?". Now, Google Search results for users in the U.S. can also show you what TV channel is playing NBA and MLB games, as well as...

Google People Cards are virtual visiting cards on Google Search

About six months after the feature was first spotted, Google is officially unveiling People Cards. Google mentions that searching for famous personalities presents familiar results, but searching for not-so-famous individuals may not showcase relevant information. So, to aid individuals who are looking to build their online presence, Google is rolling out People Cards, which are...

Google will now automatically delete Web & App activity, Location history, and YouTube search history for new users

Whether it's fair or not, Google has a reputation for collecting a lot of data about people. To its credit, Google has been making improvements in how it lets users control their privacy. Today, CEO Sundar Pichai announced some changes in how the company handles data for new users. Pichai announced several privacy improvements to help...