Google Retools Mobile Search for Better Financial Results
Google today announced that it has altered the behavior of Google Search with respect to finance and stock queries for the Android and iOS platforms. Users of iPhone and Android handsets who perform financially targeted searches from their browser will find a graph depicting stock prices that can be altered to show daily, weekly, monthly, biyearly, and yearly changes in stock prices. The tool also provides company profiles, and, if users have signed into Google's financial tools, a live overview of the user's stock portfolio. The new search features are available in English.
Google to Surface iOS App Content in Search Results
Google today enabled a new functionality that will let the Google Search app find content within iOS apps and include that data in search results. Users will then be able to select the search results and go directly to the associated app on their phone.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
Google Makes Searching and Sharing Via iMessage Simpler
Google today detailed several new features headed to the Google Search app on iOS devices. First and foremost, Google Search gains a new extension for iMessage that lets you perform Google searches from within iMessage and then easily share the results.
Google Tweaks Search with Fresh Discovery Tools
Google today announced several changes to its core search product that are meant to help people discover fresh content as they perform searches. For example, Featured Snippets are content highlighted by Google to provide "quick, relevant answers" to search queries.