Google recently made some new additions to its services. Google now supports voice search. When you go to the google homepage you will see a little microphone on the right side of the search field. If clicked upon, it will allow you to speak-to-text.
The other thing they added was instant page loading. Now this can only be done in the Chrome browser. But this feature is actually pretty neat. When Google is 99% sure or so it will pre-load the page. So when you do a search and Google is positive for what you are looking for it will load the page. Then when it is clicked it will not have to download, resulting in 0.0 seconds to load the page. It just makes searching faster.
It also does it if you are typing in the browser spot of the toolbar.
Check them out, they are fun to play with.
All you ever hear about lately is how Google wants to get more into the social media space. Well what better way than buying the #2 platform, Twitter. You can even make an argument Twitter will be #1 in a few years.
Why does is it make sense for Google?
Google don’t be scared. Go out there and be current, not old and mature.