Every once in a while, we get a new feature added to Google’s Knowledge Graph (the smart results that appear at the top of the search page). Today, Google has added the handy ability to see results for song lyrics right on the search page (via TechCrunch), meaning that websites focusing solely on providing lyrics and fighting for the top of Google’s results in this category might see a bit of a downturn in traffic…
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results Stories November 25, 2014
T-Mobile customers on throttled data plans will soon receive accurate speed test results
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission this week reached an agreement with T-Mobile to ensure that customers receive proper information about the speed of their wireless internet connection, even if the user has a capped data plan. The carrier has 60 days to implement the changes outlined in the agreement.
results Stories October 29, 2014
After warning investors that its third-quarter financial results will once again miss analyst expectations, Samsung on Wednesday reported a 74% drop in mobile profits during the three-month period ending September. The reason behind the significant decline: not as many people are buying the latest Galaxy smartphones as they used to. expand full story
Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!
results Stories May 30, 2014
Google originally launched App Indexing for Android users back in December before rolling it out globally in English for a number of apps back in April. As pictured above, the feature allows content from Android apps to show up in search results with a button for users to quickly launch the app. Today the company announced it’s expanding the feature once again and launching it for apps in several languages other than English. It’s also added some other English results in the U.S. including the Walmart, Tapatalk, and Fancy apps. expand full story
results Stories May 9, 2014
Google Search results now include NBA video recaps, other leagues on the way
The next time you’re looking for a score or recap of a recent NBA game, you’ll find a much smoother experience directly from the Google Search page. Google noted last night that it’s starting to display high-quality video clips from NBA games next to sports scores for related queries (as pictured above).
The new embedded videos play directly on the Google Search page without sending the user to YouTube and appear to becoming directly from the NBA’s official YouTube channel. You can check out an example of the new feature here.
Google says that it plans on adding other leagues in addition to the NBA in the future.
results Stories February 11, 2014
Google experimenting with restaurant menu information in search results
As noted by Search Engine Land, Google is apparently toying with the idea of displaying menus for restaurants in search results. The menu items and prices are reportedly being served by the GrubHub-powered AllMenus.com. Because AllMenus only supports a limited number of cities right now, it’s not likely most users will find relevant information yet.