• Google Instant announcement coverage

    The event stats at 12:30 ET.  I'll be updating live.

    Google announced an anticipated new search service, Google Instant, today. The service which will rapidly replace Google's default search engine and update the page as you type.  Some initial thoughts:

    - Google will now serve an order of magnitude more ads but most companies only pay for clicks so there won't necessarily be a growth in clicks/revenue.

    - Most people now search with MORE

    - Sep 8, 2010 12:41 PM ET
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  • Google goes black and white for 'big announcement'

    This better be good...

    Update: CEO Eric Schmidt Tweets about speed:

    Google has some announcement about search today at the San Francisco MOMA.  Our Michael Copeland will be on hand covering it.  Google has been messing with its logo yesterday and today trying to build excitement.  For a search product, that is a tall order.

    Today, they've gone gray...until you start typing.

    Paradoxically, Google has tweeted this morning:

    Like I said, this better MORE

    - Sep 8, 2010 8:40 AM ET
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  • Google Realtime gets real

    The search engine now searches the social web for the latest news, tweets, buzz, feeds...

    Google announced Google realtime search today which aims to be a clearinghouse of stream feeds from the past up until the a few seconds ago.  Google (GOOG) also let's you search by particular geographical area down to country, state or even city.

    While mostly comprising Twitter feeds (by volume), Google says it is also searching its own MORE

    - Aug 26, 2010 5:00 PM ET
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  • Google to give realtime search results while you type

    A blogger caught one of Google's impressive new features being tested.

    Google (GOOG) is known to test some of its new features amongst a random subset of users.  One such user doing a web search noticed his results page was appearing as he typed and would change as additional letters were added or subtracted.

    I imagine this will only work with high-speed, low-latency Internet connections as there is a lot of back MORE

    - Aug 21, 2010 9:54 PM ET
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  • Google News, Search and ads down in China?

    Google's China site is reporting that the only major service running in China is Gmail.

    Update: Google confirms that the Chinese government hasn't blocked Google, it is just an error in its reporting mechanism.

    Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it's possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears MORE

    - Jul 29, 2010 6:30 PM ET
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  • Google owns mobile search.

    Analysts often put Google's domestic share of the search market at around 70%.  Some studies indicate that it is much much higher globally, especially in mobile.

    Pindom published a chart today of Statcounter numbers that might well take the wind out of any sails at Yahoo or Microsoft in the mobile space.  While Google owns 90% of the global market in non-mobile search (which is a lot higher than MORE

    - Jul 29, 2010 12:28 PM ET
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  • Yahoo Japan chooses Google for search and ads

    Yahoo Japan has chosen Google, rather than Microsoft, to provide its search engine results and advertising.

    In a blow to Microsoft and its Bing search technology, Yahoo Japan Chief Executive Masahiro Inoue announced the move that would put Google in the driver's seat for Japanese web searches.

    Yahoo Japan currently conducts about 57% of all Web search queries compared to Google's 38%.  The combined total will put Google (GOOG) dangerously close to MORE

    - Jul 27, 2010 11:26 AM ET
  • Google says there's plenty of search for everyone

    Google's president of global sales operations, Nikesh Arora says that healthy competition from Twitter and Facebook is a good thing.

    By Shelley DuBois, reporter

    Search giant Google (GOOG)  has started hearing footsteps as Twitter and Facebook are becoming bigger and bigger presences in search. But Google's president of global search operations, Nikesh Arora isn't worried.

    "Look, I think it's a good thing if people are searching on multiple places for information," MORE

    Jul 23, 2010 2:29 PM ET
  • Google event: Revamped Image search

    Marissa Mayer Google VP of Search Products and User Experience and (monetization man)Ben Ling today announced a new Google Image search page.

    Update: Google has a posted to its blog on the subject and a video embedded below:


    - Jul 20, 2010 12:46 PM ET
  • Google's ITA acquisition will trigger regulators, analysts say

    Google's $700 million purchase of flight information service ITA is covered by eight analysts.

    The deal, announced yesterday, puts Google (GOOG) in the DoJ's regulatory cross hairs once again while adding functionality that its Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) Bing rivals use.

    Citigroup is neutral on the buy, noting that they anticipate rigorous regulatory reviews.

    We view this step as very similar to (tho much more $ than) Google's Comparison Ad move into the Credit MORE

    - Jul 2, 2010 1:02 PM ET
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