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Google Autocomplete Misogyny Serves as the Focal Point for These Powerful Ads

Google Autocomplete Misogyny Serves as the Focal Point for These Powerful Ads

By Josh Wolford October 18, 2013 | 11 Comments

Google autocomplete, for all its various detractors, is simply a reflection of the people. Google’s not picking what it suggests to you when you start typing a query – you are. Well, maybe not you entirely. Google’s autocomplete suggestions are …

Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete

Google is shipping an update to Gmail that should make it easier to locate that email that you just searched for the other day. Starting today, Google begins the global rollout of new autocomplete predictions for your past Gmail searches. …

Bing Adds Some 'Ghosting' To Autosuggest Bing Adds Some 'Ghosting' To Autosuggest

Bing announced that it has made a change to its Autosuggest feature, which it says makes the search experience faster by completing your query when they’re “confident” they “really know” what you’re looking for. Bing refers to its latest development …

Google the Link Lister = Google the Publisher? Google the Link Lister = Google the Publisher?
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Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of …

Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made over the course of August and September, and quite a few of them were tweaks to its autocomplete feature. This is all part of Google’s goal of getting you …

Bing Beats Google, If You Want to Kill Yourself Bing Beats Google, If You Want to Kill Yourself
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UPDATE: I’ve received the following statement from Bing: “In some cases we do prioritize the hotline and we’re reviewing the guidelines for instant answers related to this type of query,” says Stefan Weitz, Senior Director, Bing. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Earlier this …

Google Autocomplete No Longer Excludes “Bisexual” Google Autocomplete No Longer Excludes “Bisexual”

There are thousands of words that Google has “blacklisted,” meaning they won’t trigger any suggestions within Google’s autocomplete feature. If you don’t quite understand what I’m talking about, head on over to Google and type in “football.” Before your fingers …

Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete

Google finds itself embroiled in another legal case stemming from their autocomplete feature in search. This time, it’s former German First Lady Bettina Wulff, who claims that Google has defamed her and “destroyed her reputation” with its instant search. Wullf, …

Gmail Makes Search A Little Better, Adds Features Gmail Makes Search A Little Better, Adds Features
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Google announced that a few Gmail Labs features have graduated into actual features, and that it has made some improvements to advanced search in Gmail. Advanced search now supports autocomplete predictions in the From: and To: fields, so you can …

Netflix, Others Targeted By Patent Troll Netflix, Others Targeted By Patent Troll
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Autocomplete is pretty ubiquitous in the tech space by now. If a site has search, you can bet that they have an autocomplete feature of some sort powering the front end. That feature just got a dozen or so companies …

Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case Google Makes Deal In “Jewish” Autocomplete Case
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Back in April, Google was sued (again) over something that’s really not their fault. Or is it? Several French anti-discrimination groups, including SOS Racisme, accused Google of “creating probably the greatest Jewish history file ever,” and said that French Google …

Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved) Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved)

Google put out its big list of algorithm changes for May, and 5 out of 39 of them are related to autocomplete predictions. From the sound of it, they’re the predictions are getting more useful, and there’s a lesser chance …

Google Places Autocomplete Makes Address Entry Easy Google Places Autocomplete Makes Address Entry Easy

I have my disagreements with Google, but we’re on the level more often than not. You see, Google agrees with me that address entry pages on the Internet are stupid. They’re slow, tedious and only serve to slow me down …

The 2012 Election Via Google Autocomplete The 2012 Election Via Google Autocomplete
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With Newt Gingrich dropping out of the GOP primary race today, the inevitable has happened. Mitt Romney will be your Republican candidate for President in 2012. The Romney/Obama battle has already begun with hard hard-hitting attacks about each candidate’s dealings …

Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions Google Sued Over “Jewish” Autocomplete Suggestions
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If you’ve spent any time on humor sites, forums, or user-submitted content aggregators like reddit, you have probably seen Google’s autocomplete search feature used as a tool for discovering the sometimes fascinating, sometimes downright odd, and oftentimes frightening collective queries …

Google Autocomplete Feature Draws Ire In Japan Google Autocomplete Feature Draws Ire In Japan

Update: A Google spokesperson gave WebProNews the following statement: “A Japanese court issued a provisional order requesting Google to delete specific terms from Autocomplete. The judge did not require Google to completely suspend the Autocomplete function. Google is currently reviewing …

Japanese Court Orders Google to Suspend Autocomplete Japanese Court Orders Google to Suspend Autocomplete
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Update: A Google spokesperson gave us the following statement: “A Japanese court issued a provisional order requesting Google to delete specific terms from Autocomplete. The judge did not require Google to completely suspend the Autocomplete function. Google is currently reviewing …