Did Google sidestep a lawsuit with an acquisition of patents involving electronic phone payments? One initiative that Google has been hard at work on is making it easy for people to make payments electronically by phone. The Google Wallet has been available as an Android app on some phones, and it looks like it’s been … Read more Electronic Payment Wallet Patents Acquired by Google
Imagine that a search engine might insert place markers into a web page, perhaps with the use of something like the new Google Tag Manager? These markers could enable a search engine to calculate how long it might take someone to read that page. A newly granted patent from Google describes why they might insert … Read more Is Google Measuring Our Reading Speed of Web Documents?
Some days Google seems like it’s more of a science fiction factory than a search engine, developing products like driverless cars, and augmented reality glasses. An academic project at Berkeley adds another element to the mix – Robots. Robots that can help pick up commonplace objects around your home, and put them in their proper … Read more Robots Search Google Goggles to Pick New Things Up
Google’s local search may be getting smarter one Streetview cars scene at a time. A few years back, I jokingly made a robots.txt sign for my front door that had the following statement in it: UserAgent: Googlebot Disallow: / In the root level directory of a website, a robots.txt file containing those two lines would … Read more Google’s Streetview Cars Learn to Read?
Voice Queries and Visual Queries and Automated Assistants I’m on the second day of a trip to New York City, giving presentations at SMX East on both the potential impact of mobile devices to the future of search, and on how reputation and authority signals might impact the rankings and visibility of authors and publishers … Read more Voice Queries and Visual Queries The Future of Search?