Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
Google has announced the integration of app activities into Google search, with early launch partners that include Deezer, Fandango, Flixster, Slacker Radio, Songza, SoundCloud and TuneIn. This news plays right into Google’s mission to integrate more personalized, social data directly into its search results.
According to Google+ director of product management Seth Sternberg, “if you search for a site or app on Google.com (and that app has integrated with Google+ Sign-In app activities), you’ll see popular and aggregate user activity to the right of search results. Searching for Fandango, for example, will show the top movies among Google users.”
An example of Fandango integration can be seen in the image below:
Previously, this search would only yield the following:
Google says that it is rolling out this feature on the desktop over the next few weeks — in typical Google fashion — “starting with a limited number of music and movie apps.”
This follows recent news that Google will retire its Meebo Bar publishing tool in order to focus resources on its Google+ Sign-In service and other plug-ins. Google also recently introduced Google Now for iOS.
Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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