The future of Google search looks a lot like social media

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For all its behind-the-scenes innovation, Google Search has looked more or less the same for the last 20 years: You type some words in a search box and get back a list of links. 

The company's added lots of bells and whistles over the years, but the core concept has remained the same and the experience has pretty much looked the same.

But that will soon be changing.

At an event marking the 20th anniversary of search, Google revealed a suite of updates that are meant to fundamentally change the way we search, and how search results look and feel. You'll still see lists of links but, increasingly you'll also see features typically thought of as being squarely in the territory of social media companies: news feeds, vertical video, photo-centric content, and, yes, Stories. Read more...

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