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Google Speeds Queries With 'instant' Results

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Those who find Google’s search engine to be impossibly slow will welcome Google Instant, an upgrade to the company’s search results that it unveiled Wednesday.

People read more quickly than they type, Google says, and seeing preliminary search results under the search box means people will have to type less and can adjust their searches on the fly.

Google Instant saves two to five seconds per search, Google says. In a time-crunched world, Google says it will cumulatively save people more than 3.5 billion seconds a day, or 11 hours a second.

The instant results will be the new standard format for users in the United States and a few other countries who have sufficiently modern browsers. It will come to the company’s mobile search engine this fall.


The New York Times

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