Tag Archive: Search


Don’t miss a moment of airline pilot Peter Weber’s search for lasting love

One of reality TV’s most guilty pleasures, The Bachelor is back for another weekly dose of emotional turbulence.

The Bachelor franchise has kept loved-up viewers entertained for nearly two decades, leaving a trail of tear-filled limo exits while also being responsible for several televised weddings. Now in its 24th season, the lucky man dishing out the roses this time out is Delta Airlines pilot Peter Weber, who will be trying his best to find THE ONE from 30 hopeful  [Read More…]

Google is testing search results with lots of pictures and almost no words

Taking visual search to a whole new level.

What you need to know Google appears to be testing a radically different search results page with lots of visual imagery. These search results are only appearing on Google searches performed on a desktop browser, not mobile devices. While it’s light on text, the visual distinction between search results and ads is incredibly stark.

Google is testing a new page design for desktop search results, and it’s a rather  [Read More…]

Google is rethinking how it shows favicons on desktop search

Google is responding to a crescendo of criticism.

What you need to know Google tested a more colorful design for desktop Search, inspired by a similar mobile UI. The new design was criticized for the use of favicons which dulled the distinction between ads and content. Google has now stripped favicons from the design in response and plans to iterate on the UI a little more.

Last week, Google started rolling out a new, more colorful Search  [Read More…]

Google is de-cluttering Featured Snippets in search results

Featured Snippets will also count toward the ten results shown on a page.

What you need to know Webpages that Google believes provide the best answer to a question are often highlighted at the top of the page. Google will no longer repeat these “Featured Snippets” down the page. The company is aiming to declutter search results.

If you’ve ever asked Google a question, you may have seen the search engine try and answer it for you  [Read More…]

Google search results on the desktop now include favicons

The design was rolled out to mobile devices almost a year ago.

What you need to know Google is making some changes to the way search results are shown on the desktop. Starting this week, search results will be displayed alongside icons for the websites they link to. The redesign was propagated to mobile devices last year.

Google is redesigning desktop search results to put greater emphasis on website branding. This, the company argues, can both help  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gears up to replace Chrome’s Voice Search

It’s a move that makes a lot of sense.

What you need to know Google plans to replace the built-in Chrome for Android Voice Search with Assistant. The upcoming change was spotted in a Chromium commit. It’s expected to debut in Chrome 85, scheduled for September.

Google is making a common-sense decision to simplify its voice offerings on mobile. Courtesy of comments made on a Chromium commit, it has become clear that the firm is planning to  [Read More…]

Verizon’s new OneSearch search engine puts privacy at the forefront

It will provide unbiased and unfiltered results for all.

What you need to know Verizon launched its privacy-focused search engine, OneSearch, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. OneSearch will respect your privacy by not storing records tied to you or sharing your search data with advertisers. Verizon has not said which search engine will power OneSearch, but that it will provide unbiased and unfiltered results for all users.

It should be no surprise by now that what you  [Read More…]

Google will now help you find the perfect dress right from the search bar

You’ll also be able to see a review rating for each item.

What you need to know Google wants to help online shoppers deal with the plethora of choices they have by aggregating products from different sites in one place. A new ‘popular products’ section in search results will now list the most successful clothing items across the web. The inline widget also includes options for filtering results and includes reviews scraped from the different stores carrying  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies now lets you search content from Netflix and Disney Plus

Stop wondering which service has what and watch more.

What you need to know Google Play Movies has now added support for Netflix and Disney Plus. With these services added, you’ll now be able to search for even more movies and TV shows within the app. You must still have the apps installed and subscribe to the services, Google Play Movies can only help you find which service the movie or TV show you are searching for  [Read More…]

U.S. antitrust probe into Google may expand to Android and Google Search

The attorneys general are said to be drawing up subpoenas to support their investigations.

What you need to know U.S. states’ combined antitrust investigation into Google may be set to increase in its scope dramatically. A new report claims the 50 attorneys general conducting the probe may also scrutinize the tech giant’s Android and search businesses. The proceedings have, so far, been restricted to the company’s advertising business.

Just two months after 50 state attorneys general announced  [Read More…]