GooglelogoThe new search results feature larger and more clickable buttons to place calls or find directions. Websites will load within maps, rather than launching a separate browser page.

GooglemapsLots of sites and apps use Google Maps — paying dearly for those privileges — but there have been some high-profile defections lately, including Apple and Foursquare. In a reaction to that, Saturday Google announced lower prices for websites and apps that use more than 25,000 downloads of its maps per day over a 90-day period.

Gavel-600Judge Richard Posner dismissed the patent case late Friday evening, writing in his opinion that neither side proved any damages caused by the other party. His ruling came with prejudice, meaning neither side can reopen the case to attempt to prove damages for a second time.

TuringdoodleTuring, who died a heartbreaking and utterly avoidable death at the age of 41, would have been 100 on Saturday. So the Google team is honoring his memory with a virtual version of the Turing Machine — a concept that helps explain how a CPU thinks in binary, ie. 1s and 0s.

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Thursday’s sporadic Twitter outages gave addicts like us the shakes. After all, Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets per minute, and the site was down for a whole lot longer than that.

Twitter is far from the only channel through which web users funnel data. Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.

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Next time you run a Google search, think about the fact that it’s just one of 2 million that Google will receive in that minute. In the same amount of time, Facebook users post 684,478 pieces of content. Crazier still, online shoppers spend an average of $272,070 every minute. That’s over $391 million every day — quite the chunk of change.

Flipboard-google-plus-600Bradley Horowitz, vice president of product at Google, told the audience at Le Web in London that Flipboard is now one of Google’s chosen partners for the Google+ API. Horowitz didn’t say exactly when the integration will occur.

YoutubespanishWant to watch a YouTube video in Spanish, but don’t speak the language? The company has rolled out automatic captions in Spanish with the ability to translate the subtitles to about 50 languages, from English and French to Arabic and Afrikaans.

Facebookcall1The button, which was first spotted by TechCrunch, is located next to the “Message” option on Facebook Timeline’s layout. The “Chat” button would replace the subtle video-camera icon now used to start an online video chat.

Istock_youtube_600Google announced it would be experimenting with the new layout starting last year. That design is morphing over time into the modern day cable TV with the addition of an “add channels” button and the option to select your favorite channels.

Google-browser-600Google likens the web to a book with millions of pages. The search engine giant has spent one million computing hours building the index, which consists of over 100 million gigabytes. When you conduct a search, Google’s algorithms kick in and the query travels hundreds of millions of miles per hour to hit different data centers and retrieve relevant results.