Google tests 'Live Search'

Useful? Or just another gimmick?

Google is testing "live search," which means that new results pop up as you're typing. If you want to search for "pizza," for example, the results start flowing in as soon as you type "p." Typing the "i" narrows the search further, and so on. It works from Google's "Search Suggestion" feature.

The existence of this test was confirmed by a YouTube video posted by search-engine optimization consultant Rob Ousbey. You can see the video below.

What do YOU think? Is this a useful feature or a parlor trick?

This story, "Google tests 'Live Search'" was originally published by ITworld.

Copyright © 2010 IDG Communications, Inc.

  
Shop Tech Products at Amazon