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Google’s “Inside Search” event in SF

Tuesday June 14, 2011
Live Blog — event over
9:39
“Quest for knowledge does not take a break”
9:41
Showing a graph showing that traffic on dekstop peaks in early afternoon but at 9:00 PM on mobile.
9:42
Around noon there is a little dip in desktop search but a bump in mobile search
9:43
Showing a 3 year graph of early desktop traffic growth. Pretty steady growth.
9:44
There is a bit of a “summer slump” on search.
9:44
Mobile search doesn’t slow down over Christmas. There is no summer slump. It just keeps growing. Over the last 2 years we’ve seen 5x growth in mobile traffic.
9:49
Scott Huffman, engineering director for mobile search
9:52
New beta mobile search makes it easier to search in some cases typing just one character
9:53
Type in S&P 500 and you’ll get a widget that shows how the index is doing.
9:54
Adding Pluses alongside mobile query. Tap on plus and you get to next piece of query with suggestions. It took 8 taps to enter “Hilton Hotel Moscow.”
10:00
Mobile speech input has grown by 6x in one year. Every day roughly 2 years of nonstop speech comes into our system.
10:02
Foundations of a Successful Speech Interface: Accuracy has to be as close to perfect as we can make it and Ubiquity. Has to be available everywhere, for every device and app
10:03
feed speech recognition massive amounts of data so it learns about accents and the way people speak. Just for U.S. English we feed the system about 230 billion words worth of data
10:03
Learning takes CPU decades.
10:08
Google announcing voice search on the desktop
10:10
Example of “big data” which is making voice search better and better
10:10
Combining translate with speech recognition
10:11
Sometimes you don’t have the words to describe what you’re looking for.
10:11
Announcing search by image on desktop
10:16
Search by image: break image down to fundamental features to formula a query to send to back-end. Rolling out globally onimages.google.com over the next few days. You can copy and paste, upload images from desktop or drag and drop. Also Chrome and Firefox extensions.
10:19
Google Instant. We want every user in the world to have benefit of instant technology. Now available on 32 languages on desktop, mobile, tablets and Chrome.
10:19
Instant wil be available on Google image search in coming weeks.
10:31
They are anticipating what you’re typing. Saves 2-5 seconds as you search
10:32
Available today in Chrome’s developer version.
10:33
Searches: Voice, images, instant pages
10:33
Our job is to get you the information you seek in a blink of an eye.
10:34
Make sure your train of thought keeps running faster and faster.
10:45
Recap; 

Launching today: query building in mobile auto complete, local icon and new user interface for local results and also russian translation

Voice search and search by image. Voice in English and rolling out today. Search by image is rolling out today globally.

Instant pages this week on Chrome beta and today in developer version

10:55
Image search will not do face recognitio

 

 

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