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Jeff Bertolucci
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Google I/O: 10 Big Developments

Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Google's dominant search platform is the cash engine that funds its side projects, some of which develop into something big (e.g., Android) and not so big (Nexus Q, Google Health and so on).

However, the ways in which we use search are evolving, and search tools must evolve to meet our needs. Case in point: Google is adding spoken queries and answers to the desktop version of its Chrome browser, a Siri-like (only better) feature that users of Android, iPhone and iPad devices already enjoy. In addition, Google Search's Knowledge Graph, a summary box of relevant information on the search results page, now does a better job of providing answers to questions related to original queries, Google says. It also supports more languages, including Polish, Turkish and traditional and simplified Chinese.


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Cara Latham
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5/20/2013 | 1:52:42 PM
re: Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
I think Google is spot on with the maps upgrades. When going to a particular area of the city or wherever I am traveling, I often wonder whether there are good restaurants nearby. Integrating this with Google+ to get recommendations from your friends is also useful G both personally and from a business standpoint.
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