So Farewell, Google Squared…

Via @philbradley (Google Kills More Projects; see the full trail of destruction on the GoogleLabs site itself), I notice that the “two dimensional” search model Google Squared is to be culled, although remnants will remain in the main Google Web Search results.

If you want to roll your own version of Google Squared, that should still be possible, as these two posts suggest:

=GoogleLookup: Creating a Google Fact Engine Directory
Is Google Squared Just a Neatly Packaged and Generalised =googlelookup Array?

See also: Grabbing “Facts” from the Guardian Datastore with a Google Spreadsheets Formula, which provides another way in to importing “facts” into a grid style, spreadsheet powered, search interface.

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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