Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 23:03 UTC
Google "During its Keynote today, Google announced new features coming to its flagship search function - you know, that thing we all started using Google for. VP Amit Singhal spent some time discussing what Google's search functionality will eventually morph into. Google's strategy is summarized by three words: answer, converse, and anticipate. Singhal explained that many of the pieces of these upcoming changes can already be seen in products that Google has recently introduced - namely, Google Knowledge Graph and Google Now, with perhaps a splash of Google Glass, too." I hold on to my hat every time Google changes Search. It's such a vital product in my daily life.
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RE[3]: I don't want
by gan17 on Thu 16th May 2013 03:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't want"
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Hmm, I dunno.

I'm never signed into my Google account when I do searches, nor do I have a G+ - well, technically I do, since it comes with a Google/Gmail account now, just never used it - and my search results have been the same as they always were.

I'm probably losing out on some added functionality and location based crap, but I don't think the results are any worse than before.

Perhaps "power users" just shouldn't sign in, or maybe it's got something to do with "Do Not Track" (or equivalent functionality) being enabled on my browser?

The only small Google-related annoyance that didn't exist before are those weekly "People you might know on G+" messages/emails I get, but that's not a problem pertaining to Search, at least I don't think it is.

Edited 2013-05-16 03:23 UTC

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RE[4]: I don't want
by zima on Thu 16th May 2013 18:06 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't want"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

nor do I have a G+ - well, technically I do, since it comes with a Google/Gmail account now
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The only small Google-related annoyance that didn't exist before are those weekly "People you might know on G+" messages/emails I get

Hm, why am I not getting such emails?... (I also don't really have a G+)

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RE[5]: I don't want
by phoenix on Thu 16th May 2013 20:27 in reply to "RE[4]: I don't want"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

You have to login to G+ at least once. Then it pops up the "keep your G+ contacts in sync with GMail" and "Let us recommend people to you" options. From what I can tell, you won't get harassed by G+ until you login to it once.

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