Google “search on” event live coverage

In the morning, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Google will hold a press conference where it will announce major new search functionality. I will be there, as will dozens of other press. I don’t yet know if they will stream video from the event. I assume they will. If not, I’ll try to do that. But I certainly will cover the account from my Twitter account. If you’re not following me there, do so and I’ll retweet the best press coverage and any URLs of live streams from the event. I will also favorite the best tweets from major press in the audience there. You can find those on my favorite tweets page.

Here’s the official invite I received:

Search on.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 8, to share our latest technological innovation and to get an inside look at the evolution of Google search.

Speakers include:
• Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products &
User Experience (her Twitter account; her Google Buzz account).
• Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management (her Google Buzz account).
• Ben Gomes, Distinguished Engineer (his Google Buzz account, his Twitter account).
• Othar Hansson, Senior Staff Software Engineer (his Google Buzz acccount, his Twitter account).

It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday, September 8
9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST


9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
Demos & Brunch

(Details about where and such deleted, but it’ll be in San Francisco).

Anyway, join me live in the morning.

UPDATE: there already is a bit of speculation as to what is coming in the morning over on Techmeme.

By the way, check out the logo on It gives some hints as to what might be coming.

Finally, my friends who are in the know tell me to expect to see a semantic search engine appear. See Wikipedia’s entry on that to learn more about what semantic search is.


17 thoughts on “Google “search on” event live coverage

  1. Thanks for heads up Robert. I know they’ve laid out some ground work in terms of expectation but I still hope to hear something about the TV, new nexus, and maybe national wifi!


  2. Its gonna be interesting, that’s for sure. I posted some thoughts on what Google’s Live-updating Results may REALLY mean for Google’s revenue and Advertisers on the Search Engine Land article here:

    The net-net: a lot more revenue for Google, and potentially some higher costs for Adwords advertisers due to less long tail searches being made.


  3. I stand by what I said this morning. This just isn’t that major.

    BTW Robert, Rackspace is our partner though Bizspark now. We’re using OpenStack to power our free VPS cluster which we’re going to deploy this year.


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