Search Results Snippets When you perform a search at Google, and you have a set of search results in front of you, how do you decide which result to click upon? How do you judge the page titles, snippets, and URLs that you see? How does Google decide what to show you? A little more … Read more How Google Might Generate Search Results Snippets
The image above, from Google’s patent, shows a source rank that no longer exists in the same way that it did when this patent was first published. Algorithms can change over time, and this one likely did. Neither The Nation or Computerworld should write about patents. Period. Never. In the past couple of days Computerworld … Read more Google News Algorithm Updated
There are rumors that Google will be opening retail stores sometime in the near future (some rumors point to next year). The question rises though, what will Google feature in those storefronts? Will Chromebooks be a kiosk filler item? Will we see Android-based phones? Are Google Glass wearable eyeglasses still somewhat far off? Might self-driving … Read more Inside the Google House of Ideas: 2 Lens Glass, Google Robots, and Smartwatches
Imagine recording your life, so that you can search through it, and play it back later. Things that you record through audio and video might be sent to your search database where pictures you take might be processed. Images of faces may go through facial recognition software. Landmarks and objects might also be recognized as … Read more Google Lifestreaming?
Google collects information about where you compute from and provides location-based services based upon where you travel. To protect this information, and to use it to protect people from spam and scrapers, Google might follow processes to protect that information and to analyze it, to find user location spam. Post a review from Germany about … Read more Google Patents Identifying User Location Spam