Google Updated With Voice On iPhone, Starts Flu Trends, Search Wiki , Keyword Tool, Revamps Gmail With Chat, Video And Skins

In the past two weeks Google started so many new services and I am afraid that I will barely have time to mention all of them.

In the middle of November Google announced that it "will be pushing out an update for the Google application on the iPhone that lets users search with their voice rather than trying to use the on-screen keyboard.", wrote Garett Rogers from Googling Google blog. I guess Google wants to show the iPhone fans that they can create fancy applications too. Google application is available in the iTunes store.

Later the search engine rolled out the Google Flu Trends website, which uses data from searches for flu on Google to create predict flu trends for diferent states. "Of course, not every person who searches for “flu” is actually sick, but a pattern emerges when all the flu-related search queries from each state and region are added together", admits Google. Philipp Lenssen from GoogleBlogoscoped has more info.

If the design of your Gmail account bores you, than you will be glad to learn that Google decided to offer 40 new different themes. Gmail blog has the details and preview of some of the new Gmail designs.

Consumers who picked Gmail as their email, will be grateful for the Daily Bits blog post "40 Killer Gmail Tips", with info on how to search, set up and use Google's email account.

Google also enabled video and voice chat for Gmail. To start video and voice chat with friends, first you need to install a browser plug-in, that works with Windows XP or later operating system. ReadWriteWeb has more.

The most radical change that Google started in the past two weeks was Google Search Wiki, a search experiment allowing users logged into their Google account to rearrange, comment and delete their search results. Curious to see how it works? Take a look at the video. This feature is only available when you search Google while you are logged into your Google account.

Last but not least, Search Engine Land blog posted about a new Search-Based Keyword Tool, that shows users what other keywords they can advertising on Google to maximize profits.

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