Latest innovation from Google Labs – News Timeline

Google Labs is one of the coolest places for those who are in love with the latest on Web 2.0, web gadgets and innovations around the search. It’s really amazing to see how Google has exploited the search meta information to bring it to newer dimensions (Google Insights, Trends etc) and business models (AdWords, AdSense…).

The latest innovation from the Google Labs is what they call the Google News Timeline. I am not a big fan of Google News as such but this one looks really cool. With Google News Timeline, you can see all the news that you want datewise in a simple user interface which is highly customizable.

The mark of every Google Labs project is simplicity and ease of access and Google Timeline is so good at that as well. When it comes to customizing, you can add your custom queries, news search items, blog news etc to the timeline which makes it even better than typical news bars or even RSS readers in terms of readability. You may check out Google News Timeline to experience the latest means of reading news.

Google Similar Images

Yet another Google Labs innovation that is made available recently is the Google Similar Images with which you have the possibility of visually refining your search. This means that one doesn’t have to go through several pages of image SERPs before retrieving the image that he/she wants. Basically, every search result page on Similar Images comprise of groups of related images (with visual similarity) by clicking on which you get further related groupings. Crawling and indexing these images may not be a big issue but scanning them to ‘visually group‘ them probably involves some technology.

Behind most of the things that Google innovates (and makes money), it’s simply the search index pages and actual search data. Did anyone else think of leveraging that raw data to these heights?

Let us wait for what has to come next from Google Labs!


  1. Nihar :

    Thanks for introducing me with two more additions in Google Lab.

    Will check it out soon.

  2. Didnt know about these. Thanks for sharing 😀

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  3. Raju :

    Google Newsline is really cool… But Similar Images concept is stolen from Tineye

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  4. Chetan :

    Day by day Google is increasing their reach to user, Google labs are few of the best innovation firms now a days .. :)

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  5. Google is giving its best !!

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  6. Melvin :

    well what can I say, Google has done it again.. These tools are really helpful for us marketers…

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  7. Mohan :

    thanks dear to giving this information. Google taking part in all department

  8. Its really an awesome innovation google always have something good to offer thumbs up.

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  9. The Similar images stuff is awesome. Added it to my list of Free Image Sources. Thanks man :)

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  10. Yes Arun, I wonder how they tag these images or understand the image content to provide comparisons :)


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