Google Is Square

June 4, 2009

Another edge of Google’s multidimensional data functionality poked its nose through the bushes in Mountain View. Google made Google Squared available. You can read about the service here. The official Google post is here. The GOOG said:

Google Squared is an experimental search tool that collects facts from the web and presents them in an organized collection, similar to a spreadsheet. If you search for [roller coasters], Google Squared builds a square with rows for each of several specific roller coasters and columns for corresponding facts, such as image, height and maximum speed.

The technology is not new, but it is now publicly viewable. Is this a response to Wolfram Alpha? No, just a tiny bit of a far more potent platform for manipulating data. Stay tuned.

Stephen Arnold, June 5, 2009


3 Responses to “Google Is Square”

  1. Angel Maldonado on June 4th, 2009 3:32 am

    Stephen, in few words Google is offering more and more tools to complement the search experience when, in my view, the future of search has nothing to do with search and lots to do with social and professional networks.

    Is a lot easer for me to ask in FB or Twitter for the best product of such type than to run a query and review some spreadsheet. Same to find out when my favourite band comes to my city, best restaurant, etc, etc. Search will have to deliver relevant content to our conversations to participate of all those perfect recall moments that finally we are experiencing!


  2. Stephen E. Arnold on June 5th, 2009 5:29 pm

    Angel Maldonado,

    Perhaps Google is moving beyond search?

    Stephen Arnold, June 5, 2009

  3. Wire Gauge : on October 31st, 2010 2:41 am

    the best restaurants usually serve super delicious foods at a very low price “”

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