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Google is taking on TripAdvisor and Facebook with new feature

Google is now including a list of events taking place in your local area inside its search results.

The new feature, which takes on similar functionality offered by TripAdvisor and Facebook, shows nearby events based on your interests.

It will also offer additional details like the time, location, ticket cost and reviews of the venue, as well as letting you save an event to revisit it at another time.

You can also book tickets to any events that catch your eye through companies like StubHub and Ticketmaster, which are linked inside the search results page.

Google says its new events Search will become available for its US users in the next few days, although a global launch date is yet to be announced.  

 

A new way to discover live events happening in your area is being introduced directly too Google’s search results. Google says its new events Search will become available for its US users in the next few days, although a global launch date is yet to be announced

Emily Fifer, product manager for Google Search, said: ‘If you’re on the hunt for activities to fill your summer calendar, we’re making it even easier to find events in Search.     

‘Over the next few days we’ll be adding new features to give you personal recommendations, along with more information about events that interest you.

‘When you search on your phone for things like ‘events near me’ or ‘free concert’ in the U.S., you’ll not only find a list of events from a variety of sites, but also key information about the event, right on Search.’

Tap any event you’re interested in and you’ll get an overview of things like time, location, ticketing providers and other information that will help you decide whether to attend. 

When you’re ready to take the plunge, you can follow links to buy tickets from the providers, including TicketMaster and and StubHub from the new widget.

If you’re still deciding, you can head to the webpage for the event for extra details. 

Google is also making it easier to save events and share with others. 

While browsing events, you can tap the For You tab to get personalised ideas for things to do near you. 

You’ll also see trending and popular events in your area, sourced from across the web – from meetup and concert sites to individual event listings from organisations and brands you’re interested in.

The feature expands on an update that changed the way events appear within Google search results, introduced last June.

By typing in search terms like ‘art events this weekend’ on your phone, with a single tap, you’ll see at-a-glance details about various options.

This includes the event title, date, time, and location and you can then tap ‘more events’ to see additional options. 

You can then tap it to find more details or buy tickets directly from the website.

You can also look up events over different time periods, simply tap on filters like today, ‘tomorrow’, ‘next week’ and more.

The new feature, which takes on similar functions already offered by TripAdvisor and Facebook (pictured), shows nearby even based on your interests. It will also offer additional details on the event like its time, location, ticket cost and venue reviews

The new feature, which takes on similar functions already offered by TripAdvisor and Facebook (pictured), shows nearby even based on your interests. It will also offer additional details on the event like its time, location, ticket cost and venue reviews

HOW DOES GOOGLE’S JOB SEARCH FEATURE WORK?

Google’s job search feature collects and organises job listings within its search engine.

Job hunters can go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its engine collects from recruitment agencies across the internet.

The results aim to streamline such listings by eliminating duplicate jobs posted on different sites.

Google's job search feature (pictured) collects and organises job listings within its search engine. Job hunters can go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its engine collects from recruitment agencies across the internet 

Google’s job search feature (pictured) collects and organises job listings within its search engine. Job hunters can go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its engine collects from recruitment agencies across the internet 

Google also shows employer ratings from current and former workers, as well as typical commute times to job locations.

This detailed information is a departure from the traditional approach of Google’s main search engine.

Results typically show only bare-bones links to various help-wanted sites.

 



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