Google Desktop

Google Desktop is a discontinued computer program with desktop search capabilities, created by Google for Linux, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows systems. It allowed text searches of a user's email messages, computer files, music, photos, chats, Web pages viewed, and the ability to display "Google Gadgets" on the user's desktop in a Sidebar.In September 2011, Google announced they would discontinue a number of its products, including Google Desktop. The reason given was that "In the last few years, there’s been a huge shift from local to cloud-based storage and computing, as well as the integration of search and gadget functionality into most modern operating systems.
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  • Focus On User Group Uses Google Algorithm To Attack Map Pack

    … matter. One of the potential flaws of the approach is that it’s only geared toward “local intent” searches, which the site asserts represent “over a third” of all Google desktop searches (Google’s 2010 official figure was 20 percent). It takes aim at Google’s ability to control the “one box” or present structured data results above third party…

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