ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NASDAQ » G » GOOG Stock Price » GOOG Stock News

Google Inc. Share News

 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Price
GOOG Stock Price
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Chart
GOOG Stock Chart
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock News
GOOG Stock News
 Google Inc. (mm) Company Information
GOOG Company Information
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Trades
GOOG Stock Trades

Google Revamps Search Engine To Make It Smarter

By John Letzing Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) -- Google Inc. (GOOG) said Wednesday it is rolling out an extensive update to its dominant search engine by using massive troves of data to refine the answers it provides to user queries on specific topics. The "Knowledge Graph" being rolled out by Google within its search service over the coming weeks uses a database of about 500 million people, places and things compiled by the company to figure out exactly what users are looking for, and present them with additional, related information. An example would be a search for the term "Kings," which could be a professional basketball team, hockey team or TV series, said Google Fellow Ben Gomes. Using the new feature, Google will be able to figure out which "Kings" users mean by giving them some options, and then presenting them with a box on the right of search results with related photos and other data. "There's only so far that words themselves can take us," Gomes said. "What we need to do is create a map of all the things in the real world, and the relationships between them." The new service builds on Google's purchase of start-up Metaweb Technologies Inc., which had developed the Freebase database of information, in 2010. Other data sources it has tapped include Google's own Books and Local services. In addition, "We have cars driving all over the place learning about places and businesses," Gomes said, in reference to Google's Street View cars which roam the streets gathering mapping and other data. Gomes said he doesn't anticipate the new feature will detract much from the search links paid for by advertisers, which traditionally appear on the right of a Google search page: "It has no significant impact on our ads." He declined to say what percentage of total Google searches would be affected. The move could bolster other Google initiatives, such as its Wallet mobile payment service. For example, Gomes noted that a search on a phone for a particular musician could return information including the date and time of their next concert. The new feature is sweeping amplification of the so-called OneBox results that Google has been presenting alongside some search results for years, which include small bits of in-house data compiled by Google. Google held a 66.5% share of the U.S. search market as of last month, according to comScore data. That compares to a combined 28.9% share for Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Yahoo Inc. (YHOO), which have teamed up in a search alliance. -By John Letzing, Dow Jones Newswires; 415-765-8230; john.letzing@dowjones.com

Stock News for Google Inc. (GOOG)
DateTimeHeadline
12/19/201418:56:17Google Sues Mississippi Over Campaign to Restrict Searches
12/18/201415:45:08Liberty Media's CommerceHub Acquires E-Commerce Adviser Mercent
12/18/201413:37:25Falling Oil Prices Don't Give Clean-Energy Stocks the All-Clear
12/17/201412:04:14Security Firm Faults Coolpad Software
12/16/201420:21:09The Joys and Hype of Software Called Hadoop
12/16/201417:59:28TECH STOCKS: Google Leads Tech Stocks Lower
12/16/201417:04:28Google Cuts Patent Deal With Verizon--Update
12/16/201411:16:16Google, Verizon Enter Patent Agreement
12/14/201420:05:14The Internet's Future Lies Up in the Skies
12/08/201418:55:23TECH STOCKS: EBay Shares Rise On Ratings Upgrade
12/08/201400:31:18Grooveshark Tries to Play by the Rules With Online Radio App
12/05/201417:05:11U.S. Stocks Rise After Strong Jobs Report
12/05/201413:18:13U.S. Stocks Rally, Bonds Drop After Jobs Report
12/05/201412:01:04Cisco Systems Sues Rival Arista Networks -- Update
12/05/201411:31:12U.S. Stocks Rise, Bonds Drop After Jobs Report
12/05/201411:10:04Cisco Systems Sues Arista Networks
12/04/201417:48:29TECH STOCKS: Microsoft's A Rare Tech Gainer In Mixed Session
12/04/201409:09:55OnDeck Capital Boosts Size of Planned IPO to $207 Million
12/03/201423:40:02U.K. Targets Tech Firms With 'Google Tax'
12/03/201423:22:20Sweden's Klarna to Invest $100 Million in U.S. Launch

Google Inc. and other NASDAQ stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price and quote data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated. By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad