Google Street View in California’s National Parks

Google does a road-trip through some iconic parks I'm not even sure my neighborhood is mapped using Street View but I'm sure this is a better use of the technology. You're now able to follow Google Maps through five of Californa's historic national parks in a 360 degree panaorramic view. They've also updated their Street [...]

Google +1 Recommendations Go Live

Google Announces New Google+ Features Google has been busy working on extending their Google+ features. This latest initiative is intended to provide users a richer experience by showing additional content on a particular site that friends have recommended. These changes are being rolled out today so expect to see them anywhere you see a +1 [...]

Google Hot Searches with Rich Snippets

Google Hot Searches: Find what people are searching for on the Web Most people search for what they want or need but if you're curious to see what is hot at the moment and trending you can now turn to Hot Searches from Google Trends. Hot Searches provides a quick glance at popular stories and [...]

Google+ Local with Zagat Integration

Local Google results now improved with Google+ and Zagat recommendations Want to find the best restaurants in the area? Google announced today the release of Google+ Local, where they're looking to improve on their existing services by including information from Google+ and Zagat. Now, when your friends and family (people in your Google+ circles) give [...]

Google Fights Scams

Google reveals some data about their fight against scam ads Found this article on the Google blog that talks about their fight against spam-ads on Google and AdSense pages. Google has built technology to help identify, review and remove advertisers who attempt to trick customers with misleading claims, promote malware or to spam. Here is [...]

Google Research Shows Global Smartphone Growth

Google releases data from their Mobile Planet Initiative showing clear signs of global smartphone growth In October of last year Google launched Our Mobile Planet, allowing people to see the ways that smartphones are changing the way people connect and use their smartphone. Yesterday, they released their 2012 research data to the public via this [...]

Google Introduces The Knowledge Graph

Google announces added intelligence to their search algorithm aimed at targeting things and locations better in their searches In the past, searches for things like “The Statue of Liberty” have been interpreted as a string. Since we know exactly what this phrase means we can now expect Google to give added meaning to the monument [...]