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Google's real-time updates on busy shops


30 Nov, 2016 09:00 am

Google has upgraded its search and maps features to include updates on how crowded shops and restaurants are in real time, 24 hours a day.


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Last year, the Internet giant launched a service telling users the typical busy periods for particular companies based on historic data but the new upgrade offers continuous live updates.

The new feature is designed to help people decide when to visit cafes, restaurants and retailers in order to avoid rush periods and is based on anonymised positioning information from Google users.

The Google search and maps upgrade coincided with the beginning of the biggest shopping seasons in November in the US and Europe and seeks to boost productivity by offering ways to avoid peak busy periods.

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Google continues to upgrade its search and maps features seeking to utilise the power of big data to streamline the shopping and dining experience.
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