“How people use Search to access Wikipedia is a common question by researchers. Until now, however, there has been little data available about this relationship. To help address these questions, the Wikimedia Foundation is releasing a new, faceted dataset on search engine traffic to Wikipedia so you can ask questions like “What is the most common search engine in my country?” or “Which search engine is most-used by Android users?””
Source : Searching for Wikipedia – [[WM:TECHBLOG]]
“Competitors like DuckDuckGo, a small search engine that sells itself as a privacy-focused alternative to Google, could never match Google’s tab with Apple. Apple now receives an estimated $8 billion to $12 billion in annual payments — up from $1 billion a year in 2014 — in exchange for building Google’s search engine into its products. It is probably the single biggest payment that Google makes to anyone…”
Source : Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet – The New York Times
We create the list of symptoms by looking for health conditions mentioned in web results, and then checking them against high-quality medical information we’ve collected from doctors for our Knowledge Graph. We worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the lists we show.
Source : Official Google Blog: I’m Feeling Yucky 🙁 Searching for symptoms on Google
This is the first U.S. presidential election in which Google is releasing real-time results of trending search queries. Previously, the Alphabet Inc. unit had put out aggregated search data with a delay of a few days.
Source : How Google Searches Pretty Much Nailed the New Hampshire Primary – Bloomberg Business
Unofficial Netflix Online Global Search, Search all netflix regions in one place!
Source : Netflix Global Search on uNoGS
You’re also going to start seeing an option to “stream” some apps you don’t have installed, right from Google Search, provided you’re on good Wifi. For example, with one tap on a “Stream” button next to the HotelTonight app result, you’ll get a streamed version of the app, so that you can quickly and easily find what you need, and even complete a booking, just as if you were in the app itself. And if you like what you see, installing it is just a click away. This uses a new cloud-based technology that we’re currently experimenting with.
Source : Inside Search: New ways to find (and stream) app content in Google Search
We’re piloting a way to search for people’s posts from within their Profiles. You can only search for posts that you can already see on their Timelines.
Source : Facebook may soon let you search individual profile pages (Updated)
Google’s search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers.
Source : Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time | TechCrunch