Google's search box gets bigger

Sep 11, 2009
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Google just got bigger. Not the company, but the search box on its home page, that is.

The Mountain View, California, company has been loathe to tamper with the clean and uncluttered look of its home page but the Internet giant this week increased the size of the search box.

"Our search box is growing in size," vice president Marissa Mayer said in a blog post. "The new, larger Google search box features larger text when you type so you can see your query more clearly."

"Google has always been first and foremost about search, and we're committed to building and powering the best search on the web -- now available through a supersized ," she added.

Google is the overwhelming leader of the lucrative US search and advertising market with a market share of around 65 percent, according to online tracking firm comScore.

(c) 2009 AFP

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earls
3 / 5 (1) Sep 11, 2009
Should make it to change size depending on what is entered.
abzu
not rated yet Sep 11, 2009
Should make it to change size depending on what is entered.

That would be nifty.
etim
5 / 5 (1) Sep 13, 2009
Why is this even worth reporting? Yet site after site has been acting like this is some great new innovation.
earls
2 / 5 (1) Sep 13, 2009
It's a milestone.