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News Bytethe 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and if you click through Google’s appropriate doodle for the occasion, you can scan the global scope of Join Me on the Bridge, a campaign by Women for Women International to hold celebrations on bridges (and at other venues) around the world, from California to the Congo. One other Google nod: On Google Maps today, Pegman–the Street View icon–has been replaced by Pegwoman.
News ByteGoogle made a strikingly useful visual addition to its search results with the launch of Instant Previews. When a user clicks on the magnifying glass icon that now appears next to each search result, a snapshot of the page loads to the right, and previews for the other results preload in the background so they’re, um, instantly available upon mouseover. The overall effect is very efficient–it’s much easier to tell whether or not a result is relevant.