Google’s newly unveiled quicker search design isn’t likely to result in users having plenty of extra time, says Quentin Hardy on Forbes.com. Instead, he says, it will probably just convince people to search more.
The article hails the new search as “an impressive technical achievement that shows probable search results in real time–as you type letters into the search box.” According to Google, it will save from two to five seconds per search, the story says.
But the article quotes Udi Manber, VP of engineering for Google, saying the company is convinced the result will be more searches. “People search more because they get more interested in a subject” when they get quick results, Manber says, adding, “A few hundredths of a second can be tremendously important.”