There’s a new way to search on Google; writing your search query via Google Handwrite. Now when using a touch-screen mobile device, you can handwrite your search query rather than typing it. Google explains that when you’re standing on a busy street corner, in a bumpy taxi ride or just sitting on the couch with a friend, Handwrite lets you search by just writing letters with your finger anywhere on the touch screen. You no longer have to deal with a keyboard covering half the screen or “hunt-and-peck typing.”
Handwrite is the newest addition to the many ways to perform a Google search. Now you can speak your queries, get results before you even finish typing, search by image and handwrite your queries!
Yahoo! just announced Marissa Mayer has been named the company’s new CEO. Mayer’s previous experience includes 13 years at Google, where she was the VP of Search Product and most recently responsible for Local, Maps and location services.
According to Business Insider, Mayer was Google’s first female engineer. She helped launch over 100 new products and features including toolbar, iGoogle, Google Instant, Gmail, Google News and image, book and product search. She was also responsible for integrating Google Local into Google Everything search results.
Mayer, the fifth Yahoo! CEO in five years, follows Scott Thompson who resigned from his position after a scandal involving false credentials on his resume. According to LA Times, Yahoo! made the announcement after the markets closed. During the trading hours, shares fell $.09. However, in after hours trading, after the announcement was made, shares were up over 2%.