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Scott [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
16 years ago4,564 views

Seems like the time search does not work with all cities.
I tried:

what's the time in beverly hills
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=what%27s+the+time+in+beverly+hills&btnG=Search

what's the time in beverly hills, california
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=what%27s+the+time+in+beverly+hills%2C+california&btnG=Search

what's the time in Anaheim California
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=what%27s+the+time+in+Anaheim+California&btnG=Search

Lol results:
time in Anaheim California
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=time+in+Anaheim+California&btnG=Search
"Local results for time near Anaheim, CA" it's a concept not a place you go to...lol.

Joe [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

"what's love" returns a onebox result, but not "what's love got to do with it"? What gives!

Dummy Boy [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Sill no answer for:
Where is Waldo ?
Where is Carmen Sandiego ?

Susan Geraeds [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

hotel in new york? didn't return local results
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-11,GGGL:it&q=hotel+in+new+york%3F

pizza yes, hotel no?

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Why do you use what's and not what is? I do not get results with what's....

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I do get result for "what's"...

Thomas Hofmann Online [PersonRank 2]

16 years ago #

I don't get any results, may it be because I am in Germany? But I tried also with a tunnel service to hide my german source place. Nothing.

pri [PersonRank 5]

16 years ago #

you can also do translations in the one box..
type: spanish hello
and you get: Spanish — Hello: Hola /"Ola/ (OH-La)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Pri, that's interesting! Wish it would work with every language/ word tho ...

politicalguru [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I wonder why they've stopped the Whois feature. An issue with the hosting companies? It could have been very useful.

politicalguru [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Done a German experiment. Pretty disappointing results:

http://myeyesonline.blogspot.com/2006/10/google-direct-answers-german-experiment.html

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