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Google Finance adds Singapore, Korea and Israel stock exchanges and VIX index
February 25, 2013
Good news if you follow international markets — we added three new stock exchanges as well as the Chicago Board of Exchange indices to Google Finance. Here are just a few examples of stocks and indices that you can now find:
CBOE Index Values:
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange:
Even better, Singapore Exchange stock market data is available in real time. This is the first time Singapore Exchange has provided real time data to an open website, and we’re proud to be the first website to do so.
As always, you can view the full list of the stock exchanges available through Google Finance
, Product Manager
Plan your Valentine’s date night -- even if you’re a bit late to the game
February 12, 2013
You’ve got less than two days before Valentine’s Day -- are your plans in place? If you’re swamped at work and scrambling to find a last minute dinner reservation, flower shop, chocolates, and a romantic spot for that special someone, Google can help you look like a smooth operator, even if you’re just starting to plan now.
Looking for flowers and chocolate?
Simply tap the microphone icon on your
Google Search App on iOS or your Android device
and ask “Where’s the nearest flower shop?” to see where you can pick up roses for that special someone. Hoping to find a delectable box of chocolates nearby? Ask, “Where can I buy chocolate in San Francisco?” In seconds you can swipe through the options, tap to call the shop, and get voice-guided navigation there by car or by public transit.
Find the perfect date spot.
If you’re looking for a new restaurant or hidden romantic spot in your city, Google can help you find the perfect fit. Are you hoping to make dinner anything but ordinary? Ask Google for “restaurants with live music in San Francisco,” and swipe through local options that fit your taste and budget. Looking for a perfect romantic spot or attraction? Say, “Show me pictures of romantic spots in San Francisco,” and swipe through a collection of photos to pick the perfect place.
Whether you’re looking for a little novelty with your significant other or just recently mustered up the courage to ask out a new crush, we hope this makes it a little easier to plan a special outing. Good luck!
, Search Communications Team
Get ready for Game Day with Google
February 1, 2013
As all of you football fans prepare for the San Francisco - Baltimore game this Sunday, we thought we’d pull together some ways to make the most of the Big Game with a little help from Google. From hosting the perfect party to learning more about your favorite players, check out some tips on ways Google can help.
Planning a party for the big game? Ask Google for some help
Whether your party food is wings, dip, chili or nachos, we can all agree on one thing: the messier, the better. You can get your party prep and cooking done without getting your phone too messy, using
Google Voice Search
, hands-free on your tablet or smartphone. With a quick tap of the microphone icon, you can literally ask Google for help:
-Need to buy drinks? Simply ask “what is the closest grocery store?” and we’ll show you the nearest ones to scroll through. With a quick tap, you’ll be there with the help of turn-by-turn navigation.
-Maybe you want to make that cocktail that’s like a Bloody Mary but not quite... ask “what’s a michelada?” -- and you’ll both hear and see the ingredients.
-Once you’re ready to cook, ask “best chili recipes” and see a range of options, or ask “how do I make guacamole?” and find your way to the best sites to answer your question.
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Get the stats on your favorite players
Whether you want to impress fellow fans with your sports trivia, or if you are curious about the guy who scored the last touchdown, Google Search can get instant and more complete answers. Ask about your favorite players, teams, and explore a world of related and connected topics as well.
Indoor stadium and airport views on Google Maps
If you’re one of the lucky fans who gets to see the game in person, you can use
indoor Google Maps
to quickly find your gate, your seat, or some game time snacks at the Superdome.
To access the indoor map, just search for “Superdome” in Google Maps on your Android phone and zoom in to see the stadium floor plan. Search the map to find section numbers, bathrooms and points of interest, and use the numbered floor picker (on the right-hand side) to see maps for each floor.
Make sure you’ve downloaded the
latest version of Google Maps for Android
to access indoor maps.
Watch your favorite ads with Ad Blitz on YouTube
To make it easier to catch up on all the commercials, the
YouTube Ad Blitz channel
in partnership with ADWEEK will let you watch your favorite ads soon as they air live on TV. You can vote for your favorite ad at the end of the game. To learn more about all the new social, gaming, and mobile features in this year’s gallery, visit our
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