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New Google Squared Released

June 4, 2009

Google unveiled a new experimental search product on Wednesday called “Google Squared.”

Google Squared does not list links of Web pages, like a traditional search, but instead it provides information derived from a query in a spreadsheet-like grid called a square.

Users will be able to build, modify and refine their squares through further Web searches.

“Unlike a normal search engine, Google Squared doesn’t find webpages about your topic — instead, it automatically fetches and organizes facts from across the Internet,” Google said in a preview of the product last month.

Google said in a blog post on Wednesday that Google Squared could be useful when users need to make multiple searches to find the information they want.

“It essentially searches the Web to find the types of facts you might be interested in, extracts them and presents them in a meaningful way,” Google said.

“If your square isn’t perfect at the beginning, it’s easy to work with Google Squared to get a better answer,” Google added.

Google, which is currently the largest search site in the world, warned that Google Squared is an experiment and the technology behind it “is by no means perfect.”

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