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“Google Takes Search Real-Time”

UW CSE’s Dan Weld is quoted in this Technology Review article.

“Gradually, over the past decade, Google has compressed the gap between fresh indexing of the Web from months to mere minutes. On Monday the search giant upped the ante … saying that … it will offer search results … that are just seconds old.

“At the same press event, the company unveiled new search features for mobile devices. These include a prototype visual search technology, which allows snapshots of real objects, like signs and buildings, to be used as search ‘terms.’  It also tweaked its geographic search – your GPS-derived position now causes Google to offer different search results based on location.”

Read the full article here.

December 20, 2009