Google Search 15 years. Do you remember how to do a research in 1998? It was necessary to sit down, wait for our bulky computer to start up and the modem, as well as cawing, could also connect and finally type a few words on the keyboard. At that point 10 blue links appeared pointing to the sites that contained those words. It seemed (?)
Google Search 15 years. Do you remember how to do a research in 1998? It was necessary to sit down, wait for our bulky computer to start up and the modem, as well as cawing, could also connect and finally type a few words on the keyboard. At that point 10 blue links appeared pointing to the sites that contained those words. It seemed like magic (and it was much faster than any archive or microfiche!).
Since then the world has changed: billions of people have connected to the internet, the network has grown exponentially and now the small device that we always carry in our pockets can answer any question we want to ask them. We can explore the world with the Knowledge Graph, do research by voice thanks to the voice search function, and receive information even before asking for it with Google Now. Here's what Amit Singhal, SVP, Google Search writes about this anniversary. "We've been here for 15 years , but we've just started. We want to help you catch the best of every day. Here are some new features we've introduced:Comparisons and filters in the Knowledge GraphWe are continuing to expand the functions of the Knowledge Graph so that it can answer more and more questions even those that require a more complex answer. Suppose you want to make the visit to the Met more fun for your daughter. You can pick up the phone and ask Google: Tell me about the Impressionists. You will be able to see the artists, let you be guided through the information on each lotus and explore their most famous works. To switch to abstract artists, all you have to do is activate a filter:
Or suppose you want to compare two elements: How much saturated fat does butter contain compared to olive oil? Now you can simply ask Google: Compare butter and olive oil. The new tool for comparison offers you all new information, giving you the possibility to compose the answers as you like: You can try with many other topics that you may be curious about, like dog breeds (compare Pekingese vs Chihuahuas) or celestial bodies (compare Terra vs Nettuno) and we are adding many more.
Do everything with Google in all your devices
Dialog with Google should be even easier. Ideally, you should not even need to take the phone or touch buttons to ask Google for something. We have not yet arrived at this, but a lot can already be done using only the voice. Within the next two weeks a new version of the Google Search App for iPhone and iPad will be available for download. Thanks to this update, you will be able to receive notifications from Google in all your devices. Therefore, if you use your Nexus 7 you will say: OK Google. At Safeway remind me to buy olive oil, when you are in the store with your iPhone, a reminder will be sent to you. We will also send you notifications with Google Now so you won't be late for your cooking class.
You will also see the new look we have given to Google Search and to ads for smartphones and tablets. A cleaner and simpler graphic, optimized for the touch command, with each result inserted in a box so that you can focus only on what you are looking for. We are continuing to improve Google Search because it is always more useful to you every day. It means giving you the best possible answers, making each conversation easy and helping you before you even get help. Our hope that this can free you from some hassle and save you a few minutes every day. So keep on asking Google the most difficult questions so we are ready! After all, we've just started. "