Google adds music search

Posted on Thursday, December 15 2005 @ 22:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has added yet another new feature, to help users finding more info about artists. The search engine claims lots of their users search for music-related terms, and they want to help people with the new music search feature/
The music search feature is prominently placed above the main search results in what Google calls its "one box" area -- where information such as weather, movies or books may also be highlighted.

When a user enters a music-related search in Google search box, the resulting search returns information about the artist, a few albums and a picture, when available, above the standard search results.

A link to "more" music results leads to user reviews, song titles and a choice of online retailers where the music can be purchased.
Google is working together with partners such as Apple, RealNetworks, eMusic, Amazon, Wal-Mart and others. More details over at CNN.

Competitors Ask Jeeves, MSN and Yahoo already have similar features.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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