Search on the Seas: Google Water-Based Data Center Patent Granted

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Will We See a Water-Based Data Center? Imagine a fleet of sea-worthy vessels being able to deliver computing needs to people without having to send information cross country but rather anchored on the seas nearby. Now consider data centers on those ships being powered by the waves and cooled by the waters. Google was granted … Read more Search on the Seas: Google Water-Based Data Center Patent Granted

Google Local Search, Categories, and the What and Where of Local Map Listings

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A few of the workings behind the scenes at Google Local Search have been recently exposed through a patent granted to Google today, and a pending patent application for the search giant that was published in January. They might make you think a little differently about how Google Local Search works, and one presents an … Read more Google Local Search, Categories, and the What and Where of Local Map Listings

How Google Might Top Search Results with Additional Information

How would you feel about Google showing information above search results (taken from one of those results) in response to a query, to give searchers a sense of the the information provided in the results on that page? For example, imagine performing a search at Google for the word “burns” and getting back a set … Read more How Google Might Top Search Results with Additional Information

Ask Since Jeeves: Adding Video News within Search Results to Image and News Clustering

The search engine at Ask.com has been around for a long time in internet years, more than a decade according to its initial public offering of stock. That SEC filing describes the unique approach that the search engine, then known as Ask Jeeves, Inc., took to its search results as “a provider of natural-language question … Read more Ask Since Jeeves: Adding Video News within Search Results to Image and News Clustering

Google Patent Application on How Users Can Add Pages to Search Results

In November of 2009, Google announced changes to the way people search when logged into their Google Accounts, in an Official Google Blog post titled SearchWiki: make search your own. The changes allowed searchers to move search results up in rankings that they see when searching for specific queries, suggest new pages for searches for … Read more Google Patent Application on How Users Can Add Pages to Search Results