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Google tweaked, or rather, completely revamped its search algorithm in a bid to 'freshen up' its search results and remain competitive on the search engine front. After all, search is what Google became famous for.
While more news-related posts will float to the top of the search results, and more recent articles, pages and news results will rank higher than previously before, the overall changes will affect over 35 percent of all Google searches.
But worst of all, it was discovered that Google can now trawl through Facebook comments left via Facebook on other websites.
In that case, I hope you're not trolling, otherwise it'll remain in Google's index for years (or forever, for all we know).
Twitter erupted with euphoria last week when Google released its Gmail application for iPhones, and within an hour or so of the launch, Google pulled the application and sounds of palms hitting foreheads was heard across the U.S.
The trumpeted launch signalled the start of a new mobile era for the company, which had in the same week announced that it was pulling its support for the BlackBerry application.
Google's fumbled launch made them look like they were unprepared, or rushed the rollout of the application, which had been hoped to have been released for some time. One seemingly simple bug caused the pullback of the application from millions of Apple's smartphones worldwide, and left many disappointed.
It also left many questioning how potent Google still is on the world technology stage.
Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, either in a moment of blind panic to throw antitrust regulators off the scent or not, admitted during a Senate hearing that Apple's intelligent assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, poses a serious threat to the company's search engine.
This made Google frankly look rather weak and downtrodden by its various competitors. It also looked as though Google was in its glass house throwing stones at Apple, after Google continues to face antitrust hearings and anti-competitive reviews.
Search is still a massive part of Google's business, and while the search giant retains around 65 percent of the global marketshare, other competitors are chipping away at its share. And this worries Google like you could only imagine.