Search On Stories September 29, 2021
Google’s new ‘Address Maker’ app will let communities create functional addresses quickly
Google introduced Plus Codes back in 2018 as an open-source version of typical street addresses, and now the company is ramping up that effort to make it useful to local communities that lack that structure. This will come in the form of a new app, “Address Maker,” which Google will make available for free.
At Google Search On 2021, the company launched a redesign of the search results page that includes more images, suggested searches, and “Things to know” about a topic.
At I/O in May, Google announced Multitask Unified Model (MUM) as a big improvement to Search. MUM is now set to come to Google Lens “early next year.”
Google Search adding even more site context to the ‘About this result’ panel
Google is hosting a “Search On” 2021 livestream in late September to announce the “latest AI innovations” that are “making information more helpful than ever.”
Search On Stories October 15, 2020
Google Maps will soon indicate how busy a place is directly on the map
One of the most useful features of Google Maps, particularly in the age of social distancing, is the ability to know how busy a restaurant or other business is before you arrive. Soon, Google Maps will be able to show how busy a place is directly in the map view.
At the end of last month, Google hosted its fall hardware event where the company unveiled their latest phones and Made by Google hardware. Tonight, Google has announced a surprise “Google Search On” event, taking place on October 15, to highlight the latest improvements to Google Search and more.