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Google mobile search made faster with “Quick View”

Google has recently added a few tweaks for mobile web searches. These tweaks deal with speed and include an option for "In Theaters" and also for "Quick View." Both of these items should help to cut down on the time you spend searching for select items, however the Quick View option is only available on a limited basis at the moment.

Google Zeitgeist 2012 looks at the year in search

We're dangerously close to the end of 2012, which means that it's time for another installment of Google Zeitgeist. Google has taken all of the biggest search terms from the year and compiled them into one big showcase, splitting up terms into categories like athletes, feature films, consumer electronics, and Google+ hashtags. There's also a little Android-flavored Easter egg hidden among the lists for those who don't mind doing a little bit of looking.

SoundHound updated with faster song search and lockscreen widgets

The wildly popular song search and recognition app SoundHound has received a nice little update this afternoon that should make many users happy. Today the developers have issued a quick update that promises to make searching and song recognition even faster. They've also added a few new features and improved on the layout. Now it's the fastest and best looking song matching app for Android.

Google Knowledge Graph gets support for seven different languages

We've been talking plenty about Google's efforts in the search space lately, and today's news holds another big announcement for us. Google has announced that its Knowledge Graph, which works behind-the-scenes with Google Now, has been expanded to include support for a handful of new languages. The Knowledge Graph is a way for Google to deliver not only the information you're looking for when you search, but also extra information that's relevant to your query.

Google wants to deliver information you never would have searched for

Google is already pretty good at delivering information right when we ask, but naturally, it wants to get better. It wants to get so good, in fact, that it's been looking into what sort of questions people have but never think to search for. That's according to MIT Technology Review's Tom Simonite, who spent three days participating in Google study that aimed to find out what was on his mind.

Google is shifting towards a “mobile first” mentality

The folks from Mountain View clearly have a huge foot in the mobile game, not to mention they've been stepping up that game over the past 6 months with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and their new Nexus line. According to a note to investors Google's been talking more and more about mobile, and multiple employees have stated they are shifting towards a “mobile first” mentality.

Google adds interactive weather search to tablets

Today Google has added another one of those small yet ever so useful features to their search capabilities on mobile devices. More importantly on tablets now that they're rocking their own Nexus 7. Today they've introduced interactive weather visualization for tablet devices -- something that is already available for smartphones.
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