August 9, 2012

Google search to include Gmail

Google's internet search engine is getting more personal by highlighting information drawn from its users' Gmail accounts on its main results page.

The feature announced overnight marks Google's latest attempt to deliver data that people are seeking more quickly as it tries to maintain the dominance of its lucrative internet search engine. Google is initially testing the feature with 1 million Gmail users who must sign up to participate. Gmail's more than 425 million users already can search within their e-mail accounts to find something they need, such as an order from or an airline reservation.

Now, Gmail users who join the trial will be shown a list of relevant e-mails on Google's main search results page if the correspondence contains a word entered in a search request. Google's Gmail faces a challenge from rival Microsoft which last month released its new cloud-based email service.

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