Google Inc. this week said it has improved its ranking algorithm to compile more timely search results.

The update to the Caffeine web indexing system will affect roughly 35 percent of searches to provide more up-to-date results.

For example, when users search ‘nba lockout’ the search engine will display recent pages or images that may be only minutes old.

In addition, reoccurring events will automatically search for the most recent or upcoming event rather than a prior event.

Google introduced Caffeine in June 2010 to offer 50 percent ‘fresher’ results than the previous algorithm to find relevant content soon after it was published.

Google in Oct. updated the Google TV product with a new interface, search functions, and developer options for Android apps on the device.

The company said the new Google TV interface is simpler with a customizable home screen and an ‘all apps’ tab to view all current applications like an Android smartphone.

A new app called ‘TV & Movies’ allows owners to browse through content from cable, satellite, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and more.

YouTube is now more closely integrated with Google TV to allow users to turn any topic into a channel.

Finally, Android developers can now push Android Market apps to Google TV or develop new apps specifically for the device.

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