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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 users were “confronted daily with the unsolicited association” of popular figures with being “Jewish” or “a Jew.” And today, the …
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 of the internet population. If you want to see this in action, just go to Google and type “Why can’t …
A court in Argentina granted an injunction filed by Argentinian Jewish organization DAIA to have Google block certain sites from its search suggestions in its Argentina search engine. The organization has deemed the sites to be anti-Semitic and offensive, and the court evidently agrees. CNN is reporting that Google is not changing anything until it gets an official order from …
More so than when a nice, big keyboard is at hand, every moment and character counts when someone is trying to search using a smartphone. It’s rather significant, then, that universal search features have been introduced to Google Suggest for mobile.
Update: Google appears to have removed the "little kids" suggestions.
Original Article: Google’s "suggest" feature can be quite useful. It can save you time when typing your query if you happen to be searching for something that a lot of others have searched for before you. The feature is even useful for Google itself, because a while back, they began incorporating ads into it.
In case you were thinking that Google hadn’t made enough announcements this week, they have made a couple more. First, they are adding universal search results to Google Suggest, and second, they have released a new Chrome extension called Google Quick Scroll.
Google has added its Google Suggest feature to Google News in its English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish versions. Now when you go to search for something on Google News, Google will attempt to guess what you may be searching for.
Google Suggest was released in the U.S. about seven months ago, and when it came to search terms like "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," the tool could be a helpful, allowing you to type just seven letters instead of thirty-four. And now, people outside the U.S. will also be able to benefit, with some neat region-specific twists tossed in.
When Google Suggest was first released, Google freely admitted that its development had begun about four years earlier. Since the feature did little more than save keystrokes, this seemed kind of sad. Only now Google’s testing some upgrades that might make Google Suggest both sophisticated and profitable.