Google Picture Googles and Real Time Search Content

December 8, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The search engine giant Google Inc., is quite aware that Microsoft’s Bing is starting to nip at its heels. On Monday, Google announced some new services to its search engine content, allowing users to start a search by snapping a cell phone picture and providing more real-time content to search pages.

Google’s improvements in up-to-the-minute search content give users a dynamic updating stream of relevant content on a search page, without the need to manually refresh. According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, the fresh search content would be automatically supplemented by real-time updates from Twitter, Facebook and Myspace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca.

“While looking at a search-results page for “weather in New York,” for example, consumers could see a tweet from a user standing in Central Park saying it just started to snow.”

For owners of a smart phone powered by Google’s Android, the groundbreaking “Google Googles” search is available. Users can snap a photo of a landmark and receive instant search results about the subject in the photo in matter of seconds.

Vic Gundotra, a Google vice president of engineering, said the service aims to “visually identify any image over time” by directing a cell phone towards an object.

Although the new technology is still in its infancy, it’s quite impressive. “We are really at the beginning of the beginning,” said Gundotra.

According to Google’s Official blog, the new features will be gradually rolling out in the next few days and will be available globally in English. Users can try out the new features starting today, by accessing Google Trends and clicking on a “hot topic,” which will direct users to a search results page with the new real-time feature.

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