Twitter has reached a deal with Google to make its 140-character tweets more searchable online. Before this deal, Google had to crawl Twitter’s site for the information, which now is going to be visible automatically.
In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, thanks to a deal giving Google access to Twitter’s firehose. Twitter firehose is the full stream of tweets generated by the microblogging service’s 284 million users.
This deal is mutually beneficial. For Twitter it “means more opportunities to convert, and possibly monetize, logged-out users. It will also increase the frequency that people with Twitter accounts check the site”, said Doug Anmuth, an analyst at JPMorgan, in a note to investors. While “for Google, we believe search results will be enhanced by access to real-time tweets and a much broader amount of content.”
Twitter also provides data to Microsoft’s Bing search engine and Yahoo!
Happy Halloween, all!
Have you you checked out today’s Google Doodle? I personally liked all the logos, from ghost-chasing dogs to a witch stirring her brew.
Halloween is also known as All Hallows Eve and All Saints Eve. It has been around throughout the ages, with its beginnings often credited to the Celts who celebrated the day to mark the end of their Harvest season.
Today, Halloween is one of the most favorite days for many people around the world, especially for children, who would dress up in a Superhero or Frozen character on this special day.
Here’s the link for awesome Google Doodle logos for Halloween 2014.
Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which according to the company could be used for goods deliveries such as humanitarian aid to people in need and consumer deliveries.
The Project Wing has been running for almost two years but was a secret until now.
Google aims to help people and deliver stuff that is needed in the areas where vehicles cannot be reached. The self-flying vehicles can be used after earthquakes, floods, or extreme weather events and deliver medicines to people. The drones can transport the equipment faster than an ambulance could.
Dave Voss, incoming leader of Project Wing, said:
“When you have a tool like this you can really allow the operators of those emergency services to add an entirely new dimension to the set of tools and solutions that they can think of.”
Also, Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots – Google X’s name for big-thinking projects explained: “Even just a few of these, being able to shuttle nearly continuously could service a very large number of people in an emergency situation.”
The Project Wing trials have been held in Australia’s north-eastern state Queensland. Watch the video.
In addition to the above, Google said it could use self-flying drones for delivering shopping items to consumers at home, just like at Amazon and Domino’s Pizza do.
Google adds a new translation feature to its search results making it very easy to translate texts, edit them, change the languages and even hear the translated texts directly from the search results page.
Just start typing “translate” on Google search box and it will let you quickly enter the text you need to translate and the box below.
I think this is an awesome addition and can help save time a lot. Here’s an example:
You can translate the terms you need just typing it in the search box: for example: “translate hello friend to spanish”