Marissa Mayer Talks Google Search, Chrome, Online News And More At Le Web

Robin Wauters
Wednesday, December 9, 2009; 7:07 AM

TechCrunch's Mike Arrington this afternoon interviewed Marrissa Mayer, Google's VP of Search Product and User Experience, at the Le Web conference here in Paris, France.

Last year, Arrington interviewed Mayer on stage at Le Web too, and Google took Chrome out of beta that day and talked about Searchwiki. This year, no announcements were made, but Mayer shared her thoughts on all the Google news from earlier this week, including the new releases of the Chrome browser and her views on the future of news.

Congratulations on winning the Woman of the Year Award of Glamour Magazine, pretty cool.

Yeah, I felt really honored.

Let's start with the news. Google had quite a few announcements to make this week, can you recap?

Yes, of course. So we held our Future of Search event, and presented a lot of new exciting ideas: Google Goggles, Voice Search expansion, Search by Location, and the big news about our realtime search endeavors and the partnership with Facebook and MySpace.

Lots of news for one week.

Yes, and all of them revolve around four key components:

- modality (how do you search)

- media (more richness and interactivity, realtime content etc.)

- language (translation)

- personalizing search experience

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