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Google Announces New Features for Its 20th Birthday
Gerrit De Vynck and Nico Grant write for Bloomberg that Google is celebrating its 20th birthday by implementing a new feature: “A Facebook-like newsfeed populated with videos and articles the company thinks an individual user would find interesting will now show up on the Google home page just below the search bar on all mobile web browsers.”
The article continues:
The company also unveiled a feature to let people save searches in a collection and pick them up again later, and said it would present more information directly in search results, ostensibly helping people find what they’re looking for without having to click through to a different website.
The Alphabet Inc. unit wants to expand its presence on the web and get people to spend more time directly on Google rather than on independent websites. In its drive to help people find information they’re looking for, the company is taking on tasks that were previously left to others. At the same time, politicians, activists and competitors are calling for greater scrutiny of Google’s ever-growing power over data.
For more information, read the article, “Google Wants to Answer the Questions You Haven’t Even Asked Yet.”
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