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August 28, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Google Suggest Feature Is Extended to Google.com

Google has added a feature called Google Suggest that supplies real-time suggestions as a user types. Google Suggest has been available in Google Labs and will now be available by default on the Google.com homepage. This is similar to Google’s "Did you mean?" feature that offers alternative spellings for a query after you search, except that Google Suggest works in real time. By providing suggestions upfront, Google hopes to help people search more efficiently and conveniently.

The feature can help users formulate queries by providing location information, titles, people’s names, etc. It can help reduce spelling errors—misspellings and typos can be corrected ahead of time. It can also help save keystrokes—just type in "san f" and choose among the San Francisco choices such as chronicle, giants, airport, zoo, state university, etc.

The Google Suggest feature originally started as a 20% project in 2004, and it has since expanded to Google Labs, Google Toolbar, Google Firefox search box, Maps, and Web Search for select countries, the iPhone, BlackBerry, YouTube, and now Google.com.

Source: Google (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/at-loss-for-words.html)



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