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Searching From Your Wrist

Google is officially getting into wearables. The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables.

The company has released two videos that show off what the watch interface will look like, and from what we’ve seen, it’s very impressive. In addition, Motorola and LG have already revealed their first Android Wear smartwatches, which look more attractive than any smartwatches we’ve seen to date. Motorola’s first device is featured in the picture above and the videos below.

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Manipulated Google Rankings Disillusion

Eight out of ten Germans use Google as a search engine, so online shops depend on being ranked as high as possible in Google search results. But if a website is suddenly massively linked to other sites, Google programs suspect manipulation.

The search engine then penalizes the website by placing it far down in the rankings or not listing it at all. There are numerous agencies that offer their customers search engine optimization. Some of the methods can be used to hobble the competition.

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Enhanced voice search on the Google Search App

In the latest version of the Google Search App for iOS and Android, not only can you say your question out loud, but your search app can speak your answer right back to you. And, using Google’s Knowledge Graph, your search app gives you smarter answers loud and clear.

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David Cheriton: The Professor Who Wrote Google Its First Check

In 1998, David Cheriton wrote a $100,000 check to Larry Page and Sergey Brin. From his front porch, the Stanford professor catches up with Forbes and reveals his thoughts on the progress of Google.

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17-Year-Old Finds Room for Improvement in Search Engines

Nicholas Schiefer recently won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for a breakthrough search algorithm. His idea allows for “micro-searches” which use social network relationships to expand the amount of information retrieved after a search.

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Yahoo Rethinks Search, Launches Axis

Yahoo has been rethinking its search strategy over the last few years and with their new feature Axis, they hope to regain the traffic they used to have on a daily basis. Not only does the new feature promise to collaborate, share and toggle searches across platforms, but it guarantees to be more visually appealing and user friendly. 

Axis lets you search for a term and pull up a thumbnail preview of a website result. You can find what you’re looking for without having to scan through lines and lines of text. Similar to most modern browsers, Axis lets you preview possible search results as you type in your search term, and supports trending terms that’ll bring up the most popular content quickly.

Click on the photo to view the entire demo video. 

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Introducing the Knowledge Graph | Google

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how they’re connected to one another. With this technology, Google can get you the best possible answers and help jump start your discovery.

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