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Actor Robin Williams attends the Broadway opening night of "Catch Me If You Can" at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Robin Williams’ Suicide Seizes the Year on Google

Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

12/16/2014

Analysis of financial terms being searched on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Google Searches Can Improve Stock Market Predictions

Analysis of financial terms being searched on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market.

04/26/2013

A new study found that many Google searches contain "significant discrimination."   (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Study: Google Searches Expose ‘Racial Bias In Society’

A study of Google searches found that names typically associated with black people were likely to produce advertisements tied to criminal activity and others that may expose “racial bias in society.”

02/05/2013

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