The most striking aspect of Google’s new Universal Search pages is the embedded video, where searches relevant to content on Google Video and YouTube will be rewarded with actual video viewable on the page along with the usual relevant text links.
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, suggested that YouTube might be seen in a new light other than pure entertainment. He said: Read more
Continuing our live notes from the Googleplex on Google’s Searchology event, 11.30 am Pacific time, Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products and User Experience, is now speaking and finally we have some meaty announcements:
"Our first announcement today is Universal Search breaking down the silos of search integrating Books, Local, Images, News and Video. When you search on Steve Jobs you get pictures of Steve, news, video of Steve, related searches, news archive results – all these items integrated on a page to give you a much more holistic answer. Nosferatu, the horror movie still gives you an IMDB link, but also a video is there – 84 minute video uploaded to Google Video. We are also bringing it in from other providers such as Metacafe, for Google and YouTube you can watch it in the results page, for others it’s a link to their sites. Read more
Continuing our live notes from the Googleplex on Google’s Searchology event, 11 am Pacific time, Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products and User Experience, and Udi Manber, VP Engineering, are up next talking about the next step in the evolution of search:
Udi talks first, he joined Google 15 months ago, but has been working on search for 18 years, he is head of search quality efforts. Read more
Live notes from technology director Craig SilverStein’s talk at Google’s Searchology event. He was Google’s first employee:
“Comprehensiveness, relevance, speed and user experience were the important things, we decided at the start. Read more
9.30am pacific time: Google’s Searchology event is just starting here in Mountain View. It’s a day for the press and analysts to learn about what the agenda describes as the next step in the evolution of search. We’re starting with Search of Days Past from Craig Silverstein, Google’s Technology Director, then Search as We Know It Today, a talk by Ben Gomes, software engineer and Kerry Rodden, senior user experience researcher.
Then it’s Next Step in Evolution of Search – Udi Manber, VP engineering and Marissa Mayer, VP Search products and User Experience, before we get a Q&A and some search demos.
I’ll keep you updated on the morning’s events.