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  • Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive

    Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive

    With Popular Times, Google introduced a nifty feature for its search engine last year that lets you know how busy a restaurant or bar typically is at any given time of the week. Today, it’s taking this concept a step further by making this tool real-time. So now, you will know exactly how long the line is going to be before you even head out to your favorite brunch place on Sunday morning. Read More

  • Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information in its search result pages. Today, the company announced plans to display the results of the U.S. election directly in search, in over 30 languages, as soon as the polls close. Web searchers… Read More

  • Why did ProtonMail vanish from Google search results for months?

    Why did ProtonMail vanish from Google search results for months?

    If you’re the maker of a popular, zero access encrypted webmail product and suddenly discover your product is no longer featuring in Google search results for queries such as “secure email” and “encrypted email,” what do you conclude? That something is amiss, for sure. Read More

  • Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

    Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

    Google’s airfare search destination Google Flights already offered a variety of features aimed at helping you find low-cost tickets, but today it’s rolling out one more: it will show you when prices are expected to increase for certain flights, so you can book before the tickets become more expensive. It’s also rolling out other tips that will help you shop for the best… Read More

  • Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who search for a query like “who’s on my ballot,” will now be presented with detailed information about the candidates, as well as information on your own state’s… Read More

  • Google starts highlighting fact-checks in News

    Google starts highlighting fact-checks in News

    Today Google added a new “fact-check” tag to its popular Google News service. The site aggregates popular timely news from multiple sources and has traditionally grouped them with tags like “opinion,” “local source” and “highly cited.” Now readers can see highlighted fact-checks right next to trending stories. The company cites the growing… Read More

  • Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the company was already providing web searchers with details on how to get registered and how to vote, based on your current location, those guides were only triggered by searches for English phrases… Read More

  • Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

    Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

    Alphabet’s innovation lab X has a drone-focused team called Project Wing which has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Virgina Tech next week. Project Wing’s mission it to make fully autonomous, or self-flying drones, that can deliver anything to anyone. But the X team is focused, for now, on delivering… Read More

  • Google will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups

    Google will soon start punishing mobile sites that show hard-to-dismiss popups

    Google today announced two major changes related to its mobile search results. The one you’ll probably notice first is that Google is removing the “mobile-friendly” label that highlighted pages that were easy to read on mobile from its mobile search results pages. In the long run, though, the second change may be more wide-reaching: starting on January 10, 2017, the company… Read More

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