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Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010

Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
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In the old days -- before last September -- you had to wait until you typed your entire search term and hit Return before you saw any results. No longer. Now results start popping up while you're still typing, along with suggested completions for your search term. That's Google Instant. Google estimates that the change saves users two to five seconds per search, or about 3.5 billion seconds a day globally. Whether it helps or hurts advertisers isn’t entirely clear. Certainly, it changes things for advertisers with regard to the terms they need to bid on.

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Google Instant Makes Search Psychic

Google Instant Demands New Approach To Advertising

Google Debuts Instant Previews

Google Instant Goes Mobile

Google Adds Instant Search To Chrome 8

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