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Peacock's Android app doesn't appear in Google Play search results

Engadget

Peacock is officially available across the US today, but if you want to download it on your Android device, you won't find it by browsing the Google Play Store. Instead, you'll need a direct link to its listing. In what seems to be a blunder, the new Peacock TV app does not appear in Play Store search results, CNET reports. In the weeks leading up to Peacock's launch, NBCUniversal said the new streaming service would be available on its mobile apps and websites -- as well as Android TV and Chromecast, LG and Vizio TVs and PlayStation 4. Peacock is running a promotional deal with Google, in which anyone who subscribes to Peacock's premium tier through a Google platform can unlock an extended free trial. The fact that the app isn't appearing in Play Store search results could hurt Peacock's initial rollout.


Exponential-Binary State-Space Search

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Iterative deepening search is used in applications where the best cost bound for state-space search is unknown. The iterative deepening process is used to avoid overshooting the appropriate cost bound and doing too much work as a result. However, iterative deepening search also does too much work if the cost bound grows too slowly. This paper proposes a new framework for iterative deepening search called exponential-binary state-space search. The approach interleaves exponential and binary searches to find the desired cost bound, reducing the worst-case overhead from polynomial to logarithmic. Exponential-binary search can be used with bounded depth-first search to improve the worst-case performance of IDA* and with breadth-first heuristic search to improve the worst-case performance of search with inconsistent heuristics.


Google Rethinking Search Queries After 'Did Holocaust Happen' Results Feature Denial Sites

International Business Times

Following a report that claimed a Google search for the Holocaust surfaced results denying the horrific event ever happened, Google is rethinking the way it responds to search queries to generate better results, according to a report from the BBC. "This is a really challenging problem, and something we're thinking deeply about in terms of how we can do a better job," a Google spokesman told the BBC. "Search is a reflection of the content that exists on the web. The fact that hate sites may appear in search results in no way means that Google endorses these views." The initial report from the Guardian found a search for the question "Did the Holocaust really happen?" yielded hits from sites claiming the tragedy was a hoax.


Google search on mobile is getting tabs for better results for movies and TV

Mashable

Google just made search results a lot more useful. The company is giving its mobile search results a new look, with a new set of tabs that show more information about television shows, movies, stocks, and books. SEE ALSO: Google's new Google Maps feature will make parking less of a nightmare Now when you search for a movie or TV show, Google will surface individual tabs that let you browse topics related to the search. This includes trailers, news stories, cast details, showtimes, and critic reviews. Google previously surfaced some of this information, like showtimes, directly in search results, but this is the first time it's all been organized by the type of info, which each type easily accessible with just a tap.


SEO and Artificial Intelligence? How the Future is Coming Faster than You Think

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With search engine optimization (SEO) maintaining its presence as one of the most effective marketing techniques on the Internet, it's no wonder that over time, new technical changes in algorithms have made the task of ranking both sites and keywords more difficult to understand and execute. While this used to be an easy task that involved including keywords into the content of your website, Google has continually progressed its ranking technology to provide more quality results to its users. With the launch of RankBrain, Google's new algorithm solution, earlier this year, has it stepped into the field of artificial intelligence? One might think so, as RankBrain queries for so much more than the keywords of the past, taking SEO to the next level. Understanding RankBrain, boils down into recognizing that Google wants to provide users ranking content that is relevant.