Demoed on video: Google Squared

On May 13, 2009, in Technology, by KLS

As we mentioned briefly yesterday, Google Squared is one of Google lab’s latest technology in the making. Google Squared extracts data from web pages and presents them in search results as squares in an online spreadsheet for the user who is doing the search. TechCrunch was at the Searchology event, check out the video demo of Google Squared below:

Google Squared is launching later this month in labs. Google Squared returns search results in a spreadsheet format. It structures the unstructured data on web pages. So a search for Small Dogs returns results with names, description, size, weight, origin, etc., in columns and rows.

Google is looking for data structures on the web that imply facts, and then grabbing it for Squared results. “It takes an incredible amount of compute power to create one of those squares,” she says.

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Google released a new software called O3D yesterday. It is a broswer plug-in which will bring accelerated 3D graphics to browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari , Linux and Google’s Chrome. Google O3D works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Google hopes that the technology will be built directly into browsers eventually.

Google OCD allows developers’ Web-based JavaScript programs to tap directly into a computer’s graphics card chip, which means better games and other applications. Google has uploaded a video demo on its blog post with some information about Google O3D.


A video of Goggle O3D demo after the break.

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