Hey Google, Autocomplete This

www.investors.com | 8/10/2017 | JOHN MERLINE
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While everyone was focused on ex-Google employee James Damore's comments about women engineers in his now-famous memo, there was one line that few noticed.

Near the end of the memo, Damore warns the company to "stop alienating conservatives."

Conservatives - Business

"Alienating conservatives is both noninclusive and generally bad business," he says.

Damore is clearly on to something there. While Google (parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL))might be a politically correct company that pushes trendy liberal ideas on its workers, it apparently has a very large base of conservative users.

Indication - Sampling - Google - Results - Searches

That's at least the indication based on a sampling of Google's "autocomplete" results of politically charged searches.

When you start typing a search into Google's search box, Google tries to predict what it is you're looking for. This "autocomplete" feature is supposed to make searches faster and easier.

Enter - Example - Word - Google

Enter "will," for example, and before you finish the next word "it," Google is already predicting that you want to search "will it rain today."

According to Google, those autocomplete results are based on "what other people are searching for, including trending stories, (which) are popular topics in your area that change throughout the day."

Addition - Suggestions - Searches - Past - Google

In addition, the autocomplete suggestions can be based on "relevant searches you've done in the past (if you're signed in to your Google Account and have web & App Activity turned on)."

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