Despite having its hand in things like wearables and robotics, web search is arguably still Google’s mainstay and it looks like the company is working on a new tool that will help people point and click their way through historical events. Discovered by code tinkerer Florian Kiersch, Mountain View appears to be working on a new Knowledge Graph tool that pulls data from Wikipedia to create interactive timelines based on the item being searched.
In an example, Kiersch did a search for “Google” and the results pulled up something similar to an infographic loaded with details about the search giant that recalled Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s early efforts in 1998, all they way up to the company’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2011 and beyond. Kiersch says the new search feature appears to be in its early stages, so don’t expect it to see it available to the public anytime soon.
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