Google searching new frontiers, like your Gmail

If Google had a nickel for every search its engines perform, it would be even richer than it already is, as the company announced yesterday that it handles 100 billion searches per month. The take away: people want to know stuff. The Googs’ search number was part of a larger update on search, which also featured an updated voice search for Apple devices and Androids running the 4.1 operating system (not many). And it want to be an index of y-o-u.

Search Engine Land gives a preview:

Google released a “field trial” today allowing people who enroll to do Google searches and get information from their Gmail messages mixed in with their web results. Don’t worry. Only those enrolled see their own messages this way.

If you decide to use the enhanced search, you will be able to look up people and keywords from a Gmail account within a regular Google search. So Googling “Mother” would not only return a sponsored ad from Hallmark and a video by 90’s ghoul-rocker Glenn Danzig, but you would also be shown Mother’s recipe for cheesy corn-flake potatoes.

 

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Marc Sanchez is the technical director and associate producer for Marketplace Tech Report where he is responsible for shaping the sound of the show.
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