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Google Now for iPad and iPhone hands-on: Exclusivity Ends

Google Now for iPad and iPhone hands-on: Exclusivity Ends

This week the until-now Android-exclusive system Google Now reaches out to iOS inside the Google Search app for Apple's iPad and iPhone. Both versions are tuned to the display size they appear on, with sets of "cards" appearing in a single column for iPhone and a set of two columns for iPad. These cards contain information about current events and the environment around the user based on their search history and interests.

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Google Now hits iOS as Android assistant exclusivity ends

Google Now hits iOS as Android assistant exclusivity ends

Today it's been announced by Google that their premiere Android-only system* has begun its trip to iOS: Google Now for iPad and iPhone. This system will bring on a combination of Google Search and personalized everyday "cards" showing what a user - you, if you're using Google Now - wants to know about every day elements like weather, sports, and calendar items.

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Google’s Euro search concessions already facing rival rejection

Google’s Euro search concessions already facing rival rejection

A trial of Google's attempts to avoid European Union censure around anti-competitive search behaviors looks set to struggle to gain necessary agreement from rivals, with the concessions in testing insufficient to satisfy the complaints. The EC announced yesterday that it would begin a month-long test of Google's proposed methods to dilute the over-dominance of the European search market that it has been accused of, including giving three rival services positions on its results page right next to its own. However, the concessions are already failing to win over critics.

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Google’s mobile search boosted with quick view and links

Google’s mobile search boosted with quick view and links

When using the desktop version of Google, your search results will display quick links under the main website in the results, making it eaiser to jump to the page you want. That feature has finally made its way to the mobile version of Web search, speeding things up and saving you time. Also added are Quick View links for certain search results, allowing you to check out the link before you click it.

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Sweden removes “Ungoogleable” due to Google’s demands

Sweden removes “Ungoogleable” due to Google’s demands

The Swedish Language Council and Google have been going back and forth with each other since December 2012 over the word "ogooglebar". The word means "ungoogleable" in Swedish, and Google had some concerns over the trademark issues surrounding the word. Google asked the Swedish Language Council to alter the definition of the word in order for it to represent Google's trademark.

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Google adding animated GIF filter to Image Search

Google adding animated GIF filter to Image Search

Finding just the right animated GIF will now become a whole lot easier, thanks to a new filter that Google is adding to its Image Search. When searching for an animated GIF, all you have to do is click on "Search Tools," and then click on "Any Type" which will bring up a drop down menu, from where you'll then select "Animated" to only show animated GIFs in the results.

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Woman fails to prove Google’s liable for unfortunate search results

Woman fails to prove Google’s liable for unfortunate search results

It looks like if you're one of those people who unfortunately have names associated with negative products, events, or descriptions, you're out of luck. A woman in Wisconsin has found that out again and again as she tries to make several search companies liable for negative search results related to her name. Beverly Stayart, CFO and Director of Business Development at Stayart Law Offices, has tried to sue various search engines like Alta Vista, Yahoo, and Google because of these results.

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