Google temporarily disables 'Realtime' search

July 4, 2011
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Google Inc. has temporarily shut down a search engine feature that allows users to find real-time updates from Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and other social networking sites.

A message posted early Monday on by the team behind Google Realtime says the search feature has been temporarily disabled while Google explores how to incorporate its recently launched Google+ project into the feature. The tweet tells readers to "stay tuned."

The company envisions including Google+ information along with other Realtime data from a variety of sources, said Gabriel Stricker, a Google spokesman.

+ is the search giant's latest stab at entering the social networking segment of the Internet. The project was unveiled last week and lets users share things with small groups of people.

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3 / 5 (1) Jul 04, 2011
Is there any reason why they needed to disable that feature?
Seems more like they're just trying to build demand for their product.
5 / 5 (1) Jul 05, 2011
It was annoying anyway.

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