Google Barely Shows Real Search Results on Google.com Now

Google it. Everyone who has ever connected to the Internet knows what that means. But should it really mean use Google to search for/find something on the Internet? Or should it be a term for being bombarded with ads and white space when you're looking for something. Google.com's search results have all just become… » 7/02/13 9:00pm 7/02/13 9:00pm

Google Thinks Gayest and Worst Mean the Same Thing

When you search for something on Google, Google knows what you're looking for even if you're not saying it exactly. Google search is smart like that. Like if you search for 'hilarious videos', Google will also show you results for 'funny videos' too (words that Google equates as synonyms pop up in bold in Google… » 5/22/13 11:03pm 5/22/13 11:03pm

Are Google Ad Results Racist? (Updated)

It's tough to imagine computers and robots and electrical wiring being racist but a Harvard study has found "significant discrimination" in advertising results depending on the perceived race of the name you search for. Names typically associated with black people produced more ads related to crime. Searches for white… » 2/04/13 10:00pm 2/04/13 10:00pm

Google Search iPhone App Redesigned For Speed and Beauty

Google Search version 2.0 is now available in the App Store. The "complete" redesign is much better suited to mobile browsing than its predecessor. According to Google, the app got a big speed boost, but what will likely make people staring down at a 3.5-inch iPhone screen happiest is full-screen image search. No more… » 5/23/12 11:57am 5/23/12 11:57am

Google Abandons Realtime Service But Is Looking at Wrapping It Into…

Choosing the wee hours of a national holiday to tweet out the news, Google today announced that they're disabling their Realtime service after less than two years since it launched. Never fear, though—they're looking into adding the functionality to Google+. Better hop to finding someone to invite you to the service,… » 7/04/11 6:10am 7/04/11 6:10am

Google's Updated iOS App Might Make You Use It Now

I was always confused at how popular the Google Mobile App was on the iPhone. Did people use it? It was the third most popular free iOS app of all time! Why didn't people just use the search bar in Safari instead? I don't know! In any case, the Google Mobile App got a complete revamp complete with a new name: Google… » 3/15/11 6:30pm 3/15/11 6:30pm

How J.C. Penney Illegally Became the Number One Search Result in Many…

The NY Times has a great investigative report on how J.C. Penney became the number one search result for countless search terms on Google. Dresses, bedding, area rugs, skinny jeans, tablecloths and even grommet top curtains and more words popped J.C. Penney up as number one. Not Amazon, not Macy's, not any of the… » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm