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Google gets Caffeine

John Moe Jun 9, 2010

It’s not being rolled out with the same fanfare as the notorious Wave or Buzz, but Google’s new Caffeine indexing technology, which is live right now, is going to be a lot more significant to your web experience (granted, EVERYTHING is more significant to your web experience than Wave or Buzz). It’s essentially the new guts of Google’s search engine. They say that it will mean more frequent web crawling and in smaller bites to retrieve up to date information faster and produce results that are 50 percent fresher than the old Google search.  On the one hand, how much faster and broader do we really need search to be? On the other hand, sometimes it does take a while for relatively recent information to show up in Google’s search results. Google has gotten some competition from Bing in the past year but there’s no evidence of Bing cutting into Google’s significant margin of dominance in that category. If you need more information, I’ll Buzz you a Wave and we can talk about it.

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