Items tagged with Search

Google is paying Apple a hefty sum in order to be the default search engine in iPhones, with Google coughing up a staggering $20 billion in 2022 alone for the privilege. This is according to documents recently unsealed ahead of closing arguments in the antitrust lawsuit the Justice Department is currently undertaking... Read more...
Google searches on Android are getting cooler and more versatile with two new Google Search features. One of those is called Circle to Search, which enables users to search for anything without switching apps activated with simple gesture. The other is a Gemini-powered multi-search experience where you just point your... Read more...
Google Search is being rolled out with new generative AI capabilities that will help people better understand, digest and make sense of information on the web. The update comes just months after Google launched its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE). Google Search has recently seen some major changes in... Read more...
Google is improving its generative AI-powered Search experience (SGE) by adding videos to image and text results. The company says it wants to help users make better sense of a sea of content by providing faster and easier ways to find what they are looking for. Internet users have long used browser search engines... Read more...
Having access to a search option in Windows 11 is great and all, but what's not so nifty is that it's basically just a glorified button that brings up a separate window to actually perform a search. Why can't we just type our query into the space that the button occupies in the taskbar? Well, that feature is coming... Read more...
All web browsers look essentially the same these days, but that wasn't always the case. Browsers used to have separate search and address bars until Google set a new standard when it merged them in Chrome. The Chrome address bar, sometimes called the "omnibox," has continued to get smarter over the years, and the... Read more...
Among the many features and devices announced at the Google I/O event in May of this year was a new feature for the Google app giving users the option to request that their personal information be removed from Google search results. The company told users at the time of the announcement that the feature would be made... Read more...
Have you ever Googled yourself and stumbled upon some less than savory information or simply something you wouldn't want to be easily found? As Google states, it's important to control how people can find your sensitive, personally identifiable information (PII), so now you can. Using a new Google tool, users can... Read more...
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (as of 2006), the definition of the word Google means "to search." The popular search engine has been synonymous with web-based information searching for years. This also includes finding deals on consumer products, but with how things have been going lately for Alphabet's... Read more...
Google is once again in hot water with the European Union (EU). This time around, the United States-based search giant has run afoul of the EU's consumer protection and antitrust regulations with regards to how it present search results for hotels and airline flights At the heart of the issues are search results for... Read more...
If you are doing a search in the outback, it may become significantly more difficult soon if Google keeps its threats. Recently, the Mountain View-based search engine company has been butting heads with the Australian government, which introduced rules that could force content aggregators, like Google, to pay for... Read more...
Last year Google was hit with a massive $5 billion fine by the European Commission. Along with that fine, Google was forced to implement new screens to ask users if they wanted additional browsers and search engines on the device at setup. Google has found a way to make lemonade out of the lemons given to it by the... Read more...
We have all heard of the dark web: a lawless digital world, uncharted and unstructured, full of data -- much of it illegally acquired and illegally for sale -- that cannot be viewed without special tools: proxy servers, TOR browsers, and the like. It's a murky and mysterious place, a place where much information... Read more...
One of the most prevalent problems on the web, and especially social media, is discerning legitimate news stories from ones that are outright fake. This has led to the use (and sometimes overuse) of the term "fake news." This typically applies to full fledged articles, though it's actually really easy to manipulate... Read more...
When it comes to big data, Apple CEO Tim Cook has drawn a line in the sand with regards to what it will and will not do when it comes to customer data. Apple vows not to share its customer data with third-parties and takes great pain to store as much customer user data in a secure enclave on-device with products like... Read more...
Google has been the sultan of search for a very long time now, and through the years it has constantly been tweaking things, adding features, and generally just looking to stay in front of the pack. Most would argue it's done exactly that—'Google' is basically a verb in modern vernacular. To keep things going in that... Read more...
In May, it was reported that Google workers were quitting over Google's involvement with a Pentagon project called Project Maven. Eventually, a petition made the rounds with Google workers demanding that the search giant sever ties with the military project. A new report is making the rounds that claims Googlers are... Read more...
Google is working hard to improve natural language understanding and one of the key areas that is being used to improve that understanding is the development of word vectors. A word vector allows machine learning algorithms to understand the relationship between words based on actual language usage. This has led to... Read more...
If you're a devout Google Images user, you may have already noticed a subtle, but very obvious change made over the past day. It used to be that when you found an image you liked, you could click on it, and then use the "View Image" option to see only that image. If you wanted to see the rest of the website, you had... Read more...
Google has announced a significant change in how it handles digital publications that show stories and news items on Google Search results and on Google News. Google had a policy in place in the past called First Click Free that required websites listed in Google News or in Google's search results to offer a minimum... Read more...
When the European Union comes at technology firms for perceived antitrust violations, it comes at them hard. Such is the case yet again, this time with the European Commission issuing a record-breaking fine of €2.42 billion (around $2.7 billion in U.S. currency) to Google for running afoul of antitrust law. The fine... Read more...
Google wants to help put you to work. Through changes Google has made to its advanced search engine, you can now look for job openings simply by searching for them and receive more detailed results than before. The new ability is part of the "Google for Jobs" initiative that was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, whereby Google committed Read more...
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