Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff.…

Google Trends Gets A Few Updates

Google announced that it has made some updates to Google Trends, including a new homepage, more countries for top charts and hot searches, and a faster mobile experience. The changes come as Google has released its year-end Zeitgeist looking at…

Google Zeitgeist 2013 Is Out, Mandela Tops Search Trends

It’s that time of year. Google has released the 2013 Zeitgeist. Google says it’s the “most global Zeitgeist to date,” as it features over 1,000 top 10 lists and top trending searches from 72 countries. “It’s perhaps unsurprising that the…

Google Zeitgeist: Here Are The Top Searches Of 2012

It’s that time of year again. Google has updated its Zeitgeist site for 2012, looking at the most popular search trends of the year. The company has been doing this for 12 years. Google has added some bells and whistles…

Eric Schmidt Will Soon Send Robots To Parties To Represent Him

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the company’s Zeitgeist Americas 2012 conference this week. If you have sixteen minutes to spare, check it out below. He speaks about how technology will shape the next five to ten years, and…

Larry Page Talks Social Signals In Search

Google CEO Larry Page spoke this week at Zeitgeist Americas 2012. You can watch the whole video here. Towards the end of the nearly 40-minute talk, an audience member from the Google Science Fair asked him about social signals in…

Watch Google CEO Larry Page Speak At Zeitgeist Americas 2012 [Video]

Google CEO Larry Page made his first public speaking appearance since dealing with some vocal cord issues that kept him from some company events this year. He spoke at Zeitgeist Americas on Tuesday, and talked about a number of things…

We’re Not As Happy As We Used To Be, According To Our Tweets

According to our collective tweets, we are all unhappier than we used to be. If you follow the types of people that I follow, your response might be “Duh.” Cynicism, anger, and even depression are the lifeblood of Twitter, right?…

Beyond Google Zeitgeist: A Lot Of Local Searching

Google released its annual Zeitgeist this week. We covered this here, but here’s a video reminder: Today, Google Director of Product Management Johanna Wright took to the official blog to point out how popular local searches have been. “Looking at…

Google Releases End-Of-Year Zeitgeist

Around the end of November and start of December, Bing and Yahoo released lists summing up the top searches of 2010.  Now, a little closer to the end of the year, Google’s followed suit, and there’s plenty of data for people who are interested in that sort of thing.