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Improving Search to better protect people from harassment

Over the past two decades of building Google Search, we’ve continued to improve and refine our ability to provide the highest quality results for the billions of queries we see every day. Our core principles guide every improvement, as we constantly update Search to work better for you. One area we’d like to shed more light on is how we balance maximizing access to information with the responsibility to protect people from online harassment.We design our ranking systems to surface high quality r...
Tags: Google, Search, New York Times, Pandu Nayak


Catch all the big plays with sports web stories

Aren’t able to catch the game and watch your favorite team live? We've all been there before. But now, when you come to Google looking for the latest updates on your favorite team or game scores from around the league, with Google Web Stories you can also instantly catch up on the big moments and in-game action you might have missed. And with the start of UEFA EURO 2020 just around the corner, football fans in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia can also get in on the action — just search f...
Tags: Google, Asia, Search, Mlb, Uefa, Major League Baseball, Europe Africa, Ethan Bar Yehuda


New tools to support vaccine access and distribution

While over half of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated, vaccine uptake is slowing across the country. Research shows a variety of factors are preventing people from getting vaccinated — from physical access issues, like transportation challenges and not being able to take time off work, to concerns about safety and side effects. To help public health officials and researchers in the U.S. reach people facing these challenges, we’re introducing new tools to better understand the vaccination needs of ...
Tags: Health, Google, Maps, New York, Mississippi, Cdc, Google Search, Search, Equitable, Brigham Women 's Hospital, Tomer Shekel, Harvard Medical School This


How we update Search to improve your results

Our computers, smartphones and apps are regularly updated to help make them better. The same thing happens with Google Search. In fact, Google Search is updated thousands of times a year to improve the experience and the quality of results. Here’s more on how that process works. Why updates are important Google Search receives billions of queries every day from countries around the world in 150 languages. Our automated systems identify the most relevant and reliable information from hundreds of ...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Search, Core, Danny Sullivan


Spotify tweaks search functionality to make music discovery more convenient

Until recently, Spotify's search functionality had made the process a bit more cumbersome than it needed to be.
Tags: Spotify, News, Trends, Search, Home Theater, Apple Music, Dolby Atmos Music, Spotify HiFi


Search, explore and shop the world’s information, powered by AI

AI advancements push the boundaries of what Google products can do. Nowhere is this clearer than at the core of our mission to make information more accessible and useful for everyone.We've spent more than two decades developing not just a better understanding of information on the web, but a better understanding of the world. Because when we understand information, we can make it more helpful — whether you’re a remote student learning a complex new subject, a caregiver looking for trusted infor...
Tags: Google, Maps, Search, Google Now, Google Maps, Google Shopping, Google Photos, Shopify, Lens, Simone Biles, Adams, Prabhakar Raghavan, Google Lens


MUM: A new AI milestone for understanding information

When I tell people I work on Google Search, I’m sometimes asked, "Is there any work left to be done?" The short answer is an emphatic “Yes!” There are countless challenges we're trying to solve so Google Search works better for you. Today, we’re sharing how we're addressing one many of us can identify with: having to type out many queries and perform many searches to get the answer you need.Take this scenario: You’ve hiked Mt. Adams. Now you want to hike Mt. Fuji next fall, and you want to know ...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Search, Pandu Nayak


Holidu books $45M after growing its vacation rentals business ~50% YoY during COVID-19

Vacation rental startup Holidu has tucked $45 million in Series D funding into its suitcase — bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to more than $120M. The latest funding round is led by 83North with participation from existing investors Prime Ventures, EQT ventures, Coparion, Senovo, Kees Koolen, Lios Ventures and Chris Hitchen. Also participating, with both equity and debt, is Claret Capital (formerly Harbert European Growth Capital). The financing will be ploughed into pr...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search, Munich, Tourism, Commission, European Commission, Sharing Economy, Search Engine, Airbnb


When it comes to mental health, what are we searching for?

You know that exhaustion you’re feeling — the one that no amount of espresso shots or power naps can remedy? Well, it turns out you’re not alone. Last month in the U.S. we saw spikes in fatigue-related Google searches, and the question “why do I feel bad?” reached a record high. There’s a collective feeling of exhaustion, and we’re all looking for ways to cope with it. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in searches related to meditation, virtual therapy, walking and digital detoxes. Sinc...
Tags: Health, Google, India, Search, David, Cvs, Jessica, Deepak Chopra, Google health, Mental Health Awareness Month, David Feinberg, Alicia Cormie, Jessica DiVento


Five ways we’re making Google the safer way to search

The web is home to a lot of great things. But it is also a place where bad actors can try to take advantage of you or access your personal information. That's why we're always working to keep you safe while you search, and also to give you the tools to take control of your Search experience.  Here are five ways we're making Google the safer way to search:  1. Fighting spam 10:25 The last thing you want to worry about when you’re looking for cake recipes or ...
Tags: Google, Search, JK Kearns


A DJ’s mission to tell Asian American stories, track by track

Photo by Sthanlee b. Mirador, 2017As a Filipino American born and raised in the Bay Area, I was lucky to easily find people who looked like me. From historic neighborhoods like SOMA Pilipinas and Japantown to the Bay’s deep roots in Black and Latinx culture, I found diversity in people, culture and food. I saw fewer people who looked like me in mainstream media like TV shows, magazines or music videos. How could I be surrounded by so much diversity, especially within my own Asian American commun...
Tags: Google, America, San Francisco, Search, Daly City, Bay Area, Bay, Richie, Japantown, Mirador, Diversity and Inclusion, Tiara Batle, Sthanlee, SOMA Pilipinas, TRAKTIVIST, Pacific Islander Heritage


Bring iconic Japanese characters to life with AR in Search

We all need a bit of escapism sometimes, and there’s nothing like a blast from the pop-culture past to do the trick. Today, we’re bringing characters from classic Japanese anime, games and TV shows to life — from Pac-Man to Hello Kitty — with augmented reality (AR) in Search. Japan’s anime and video game culture emerged between the 1950s and the 1980s, as comic books, gaming arcades and home TVs and consoles boomed. But it wasn’t just a Japanese phenomenon. The most iconic characters caught peop...
Tags: Google, Japan, Search, Philippines, Peru, Hello Kitty, Kitty, PAC MAN, Google in Asia, Google AR & VR, Arisa Toyosaki, Evangelion Hello Kitty Gomora Gundam Pac Man


When (and why) we remove content from Google search results

Access to information is at the core of Google’s mission, and every day we work to make information from the web available to everyone. We design our systems to return the most relevant and reliable information possible, but our search results include pages from the open web. Depending on what you search for, the results can include content that people might find objectionable or offensive.While we’re committed to providing open access to information, we also have a strong commitment and respons...
Tags: Google, Search, Danny Sullivan, CSAM, How Search Works


Get ready for Hollywood’s big night with Google

Sure, spring is nice, and there’s so much to celebrate in the winter but my favorite season is easily awards season! 2021 marks 93 years of Hollywood’s annual film celebration, and this year’s Academy Awards will be a combination of in-person and virtual.Ahead of the big night every year, my friends and I try to watch all of the new nominees, along with some of our favorite past winners. With the help of Google Search, we’re able to keep track of everything we want to watch, as well as check tit...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Abc, Google Search, Search, Atlantic, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lady Gaga, Google Trends, Google Assistant, Google TV, Matthew Bresler, Bradley CooperJustin Bieber, Selena GomezLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate WinsletBen Affleck, Jennifer GarnerAngelina Jolie


Take a look at these pandemic pastimes

I've never spent as much time at home as I have in the last year. Of course, I'm not the only one. Over the past year or so of quarantine, I've found myself searching for new things to do. I searched for “cheesemaking” when my kids asked me to play sous chef, and for “bird watching” and “how to create container gardens” when we started spending more time outside.  Like so many people, I looked up recipes for baking bread. My quarantine search history feels like a bingo card for hobbies. This mad...
Tags: Search, Google Trends, Simon Rogers


Spot misinformation online with these tips

The COVID-19 pandemic. Elections around the world. Fact-checkers worldwide have had a busy year. More than 50,000 new fact checks surfaced on Google Search over the past year, with all fact checks receiving more than 2.4 billion impressions in Search in that timeframe. A growing body of external research suggests that fact checks can help counter falsehoods. In a new report supported by the Google News Initiative published today, researchers Ethan Porter, Thomas Wood and Yamil Velez found that c...
Tags: Google, Asia, News, Google Search, Earth, Search, United States, Google Earth, Eiffel Tower, Paris France, Paris Texas, Search Google, International Fact Checking Network, Google News Initiative, Alexios Mantzarlis, Ethan Porter Thomas Wood


Apple is reportedly fixing a bug that blocked searches for 'Asian' as 'adult' content

Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple is fixing a bug that blocked the word "Asian" on iOS devices that have "limit adult content" switched on. The bug's existence became public in February, but a developer said he had flagged it to Apple in 2019. Mashable confirmed Apple's upcoming iOS 14.5 update fixes the bug. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple is fixing a bug that blocked the word "Asian" from web searches for supposedly qualifying...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Ipad, Trends, Atlanta, Search, Asian, Racism, Danny Sullivan, Shen, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, Study of Hate, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Stanislav Kogiku


The ABCs of spelling in Google Search

You’d hardly know it from the way Google Search works, but nearly 20 years after introducing our first spell-check system, spelling remains an ongoing challenge of language understanding. Before we can even begin to start looking for relevant results for a search query, we have to know what a user is looking for, spelled correctly. But every day, one out of 10 search queries is misspelled, and new words are constantly being introduced, along with new ways to misspell them. If you’ve ever been gu...
Tags: Google Search, Search, Pandu Nayak


Google Search sends more traffic to the open web every year

This week, we saw some discussion about a claim that the majority of searches on Google end without someone clicking off to a website — or what some have called “zero-click” searches. As practitioners across the search industry have noted, this claim relies on flawed methodology that misunderstands how people use Search. In reality, Google Search sends billions of clicks to websites every day, and we’ve sent more traffic to the open web every year since Google was first created. And beyond just ...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Search, Netflix, Who, Hulu, Danny Sullivan, Instagram Amazon Spotify


5 ways Search can help you learn

As students, parents and teachers continue to rise to the challenges of remote learning, we’ve created tools across desktop and mobile to help you find the best educational resources on the web. Whether it’s step-by-step guidance on complex math problems you’ve been stuck on or visual 3D models to ace that chemistry lab report, Search is here to help. These features are currently available in English everywhere, with plans to expand to more languages. And to make these tools more accessible, we’...
Tags: Google, Education, Bbc, Search, Lens, Bohr, Mailys RobinMichael Le, Chegg Service


Career certificates and more ways we're helping job seekers

At Google, our mission has always been to make sure that information serves everyone in important moments, whether it’s helping you find a COVID vaccine near you or get a new job that creates a better life for you and your family.For Rey Justo, the last year has been full of important moments. When the pandemic hit, he lost his job installing fireplaces in Sacramento, Calif., and he and his family had to move in with his grandparents. He had always been interested in technology, so he enrolled i...
Tags: Google, Europe, India, Africa, Google Search, Search, Middle East, Sundar Pichai, CareerBuilder, Sacramento Calif, Grow With Google, Guild Education, Merit America, Data Analytics Project Management, Google Career Certificates, Rey Justo


After similar moves for Shopping and Flights, Google makes hotel listings free

Last year, Google made a significant change to its Google Shopping destination by making it free for e-commerce retailers to sell on Google, when before the Shopping tab had been dominated by paid product listings. It also made it free for partners to participate in Google Flights. Today, the company announced it’s now doing the same thing for hotel booking links on the Google.com/travel vertical. Beginning this week, Google will make it free for hotels and travel companies around the world to a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Florida, Advertising Tech, Hotels, Advertising, Tech, Search, Google Shopping, Ad Tech


You feta believe we’ve got pasta Search Trends

In this post: The Google Trends tool shows us search interest in all things feta, cheese and pasta, including data on the viral feta pasta.  Every season of quarantine can be marked by a food trend. Last year around this time, we were all experimenting with sourdough and banana bread. On the heels of our carbo loads came dalgona coffee. I’d be remiss not to mention the viral quesadilla hack. And now, we’ve arrived at the latest: the baked feta pasta. The beauty is in its simplicity — all you ...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, Molly, Search, Pennsylvania, Google Trends, Feta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Shakshuka, New Hampshire Oregon Washington D


Get the full news story with Full Coverage in Search

This past year has reminded us that the most important news stories are often complex and ever-evolving. Stories like the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. elections played out over many months, with myriad threads and developments all happening at once. People are hungry for context that helps them break down and understand these complicated stories from multiple perspectives.In 2018, we first introduced the Full Coverage feature as part of Google News. With just a tap, people can see top news, lo...
Tags: Google, News, Search, Itamar Snir


Google signs multimillion-dollar deal with major Australian publisher as it tries to signal cooperation on news payments

Sundar Pichai is now CEO of both Google and its parent company Alphabet. REUTERS/Brandon Wade/File Photo Google signed up a major Australian news publisher, Seven West, to its News Showcase platform.  Showcase lets Google users access news and paywalled content free of charge.  The deal indicates Google wants to sign deals ahead of laws that would force payments to media outlets. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google has signed a multimillion dollar deal with Seven...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Australia, Trends, Search, Brazil, Scott Morrison, Google News, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Reuters, UK Germany, Seven West Media, Kerry Stokes


We can’t heartly wait for Valentine’s Day

This year, we want to bring a little sparkle to your Valentine’s Day — literally. Today’s Google Doodle shimmers with glitter, which the artist created using glue and stop motion photography. If you want to let someone know you care, let the Doodle be an inspiration and try making your own card – my personal preference is the more glitter, the better. If you’re struggling with finding the right words for your Valentine, you aren’t alone: Searches for “what to write in valentines day card” increa...
Tags: Google, Texas, Search, Illinois, Google Doodle, Valentine, U S, IMA, Google Assistant, Google TV, Ima Q. Pid


Insight launches a customizable iOS browser with support for extensions

A new startup called Insight is bringing web browser extensions to the iPhone, with the goal of delivering a better web browsing experience by blocking ads and trackers, flagging fake reviews on Amazon, offering SEO-free search experiences, or even calling out media bias and misinformation, among other things. These features are made available by way of Insight’s extensions, some of which are suggested during the app’s first launch. Others, meanwhile, can be browsed inside the app, where they’re...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Ios Apps, Search, Reddit, Insight, Extensions, Browser, Mobile Browser, Web Browser


Raise the woof for these Puppy Bowl search trends

Every February, search interest peaks for one of our favorite events. A round of appaws if you guessed correctly: It’s the national Puppy Bowl. We wanted to relive Sunday’s excitement by fetching some of the most pup-ular search trends. It’s the leash we could do. For starters, fans had to choose a team to cheer for — were you Team Ruff, or Team Fluff? The two were neck and neck (er, scruff and scruff?). Team Ruff ended up taking home the win on the field, but Team Fluff had higher search intere...
Tags: Molly, Search, Ruff, Team Ruff, Chunky Monkey


Huddle up: Here’s your guide to football’s biggest day

As the returning champs take on the hometown team this Sunday, you may be feeling a bit nostalgic for the days when we could pack into sold out arenas. But don’t worry, some game day traditions live on. We have a few trick plays up our sleeve to help you plan your at-home game day experience. Say “Hey Google” to get into the football festivities Google Assistant is prepared to help you brush up on your football facts, help you in the kitchen, share live scores and more. Here are some questio...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Search, Cbs, CBS Sports, Google Assistant, Ed Zone, Google TV


Google now gives you more information about the sites in your search results

Google regularly tweaks its search results pages and tries out new designs. It’s not that often, though, that it adds new features to those results, so when it does, it’s worth paying attention to. Today, Google is adding a new menu item to virtually all search results in English in the U.S. on mobile, desktop and its Android Google app. This new link will provide searchers with more information about the site they are about to visit — and before they click on the actual link. Clicking the new h...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Wikipedia, Google Search, Tech, Search, United States, Search Engine, Websites, Search Results, Android Google, Today Google, JK Kearns