06/12/2012

Google's beautiful music searches

Google is awesome at data handling. It is, without doubt, the thing they do best. Here is another example of Google at their best. When you search for band/singer/musician you, their search string recognises the type of query and now presents an enhanced results page.


You get an image overview, a small biog from Wikipedia, tour info, a list of popular tracks, plus some recommendations for other similar musicians.

You can even drill down to song level and get results for each track. Presumably they are one step away from plugging their Shopping search in to this and allowing users to buy tracks or albums straight out the search results. I wish Google would spend more time promoting these features, than dreaming up daft names for the latest Android OS.