15 Jun '11, 1am

Google makes web searches even faster; allows users to use images & even speech to make queries

Google makes web searches even faster; allows users to use images & even speech to make queries

This April 7, 2011 file photo shows Scott Huffman, Google's engineering director of search evaluation, as he poses in front of the Google 3-D globe that illustrates the usage of Google search in the world at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO - GOOGLE on Tuesday ramped up Internet search speeds by letting people use speech or images to express what they want faster. Google engineers also shaved precious seconds off the time it takes for Web pages to display after links are clicked on in search results. 'We at Google will not be happy until we make the Web as easy to flip through as a magazine,' Google fellow Amit Singhal said at an 'Inside Search' event in San Francisco. 'We measure every millisecond,' he said. 'The time it takes Google to return a result is negligible compared to how long it takes the user to enter the query.' On...

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