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Google Israel’s development center was behind Google Related, Google Inc.’s new
toolbar feature that was launched Tuesday and provides information about related
websites. It is available on Google’s Chrome toolbar and can be installed on
Windows Explorer. Currently it is only available in English.
Related automatically pops up a toolbar along the bottom of the screen, which
displays additional information, locations from Google Maps, Google Images
pictures and YouTube video clips related to the topic of the
Results will remain minimized until selected, when they will open
up immediately on the browser window, eliminating the need to open multiple new
windows or tabs.
The built-in +1 button enables the information to be
“If you decide you’d rather not see the Related bar, you can
easily hide it for specific pages and sites through the Options menu,” Google
Related development-team manager Ran Ben Yair wrote in Google Blogs. “If you use
Related as part of Google Toolbar, you can disable Related entirely through the
Options menu as well.”
Since Google Related effectively informs Google
about the Web address a user is on, as well as the user’s IP address and other
personal information that can be used to offer related content, some users may
decided to forgo the option.