Google Squared Launches, With A Flaw!


What is Google Squared

Suppose you want to know who were the American Presidents, the best thing you will do is to go straight to Wikipedia. But if you don’t want to read lengthy articles and would like to see small details, photos, and dates of those American Presidents, then Google Squared is for you. It displays all type of important information in a neat spreadsheet and is useful in many situations.

Suppose if you are looking to buy a Hybrid car, you will have to go and search about those cars on 50 sites and then pin down the difference among them on a piece of paper. Google Squared, instead will show all Hybrid cars in a simple spreadsheet where you can find and compare details on transmissions, length, price, etc. Watch the video below to get a more clear picture of what I am talking about.


What’s The Flaw

Although Google Squared is a nice initiative, it is far from perfect and has some serious flaws. It pulls the images from different websites and blogs(based on keywords), which can make the results look funny and awkward in some situations. As an example, try searching for ‘american vice presidents’ and check the image of George Clinton.

american vice president

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It turns out that he is the so called “Godfather of Funk” and his name is George Clinton too. Google has mistaken between a Vice President and A Musician. Perhaps Google’s spokesman will have to apologize for this mistake, since it is a matter of huge embarrassment for former VP’s family. There are many other cases too, and in some Google has mistaken the description too. Enjoy!

  • I don’t see this flaw now , may be they have corrected it ??

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    • Yes they have fixed it now! 🙂

  • Nair Satheesh

    Google Squared appears to be similar to my patent application:

    Frankly, I am getting a Déjà vu effect while going through the “Google Squared” application because it appears to be very similar in function to my United States patent application which was filed on April 12, 2007 and as publicly disclosed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on October 16, 2008, when the patent application was published.

    My patent application is titled as “Method And System For Research Using Computer Based Simultaneous Comparison And Contrasting Of A Multiplicity Of Subjects Having Specific Attributes Within Specific Contexts” bearing Document Number “20080256023” and Inventor name “Nair Satheesh” which may be viewed at upon Patent Applications: Quick Search.

    Google Squared appears to be using at least some if not many of the same methods and systems as set forth by me more than two years ago in my patent application. In fact there are many more methods and systems disclosed in my patent application which I believe will help resolve certain inaccuracies found in current Google Squared application.

    I have issued legal notices to Google through my Patent Attorney in the US but Google has not responded yet to any of my notices.