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Google update now supports Bitcoin price in search results!

Following suit of Microsoft’s Bing, Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has now added live bitcoin prices into its search results for the digital currency.
The update, which was confirmed just hours ago by a member of the Google team, also provides functionality to mobile users on their smart phones and tablets as well:
The Google spokesperson told CoinDesk:
“You can also ask Google to do conversions – if you have the Google Search app on your smartphone, for example, ask it, ‘How many bitcoin are in 500 U.S. dollars?’ and you’ll get the answer in a handy conversion tool.”
Google’s decision to add a live bitcoin price to its general search results for the digital currency comes just several weeks after both Yahoo Finance and Bing decided to add the price into their results. Though Bing was the first to do so, adding the result into its query back in mid-February. 
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Now, with the simple query of the keyword “bitcoin price,” you can quickly catch up to the minute results on the digital currency’s latest value.
The feature takes it one step further, allowing users to punch in different amounts of the digital currency, working as a bitcoin calculator so to speak. Google’s bitcoin price results also include a price chart, going as far back as to 2011 in displaying the digital currency’s progression throughout the years.
Google’s latest upgrade does; however, come with a disclaimer as does many of its price charts, disclosing that in terms of real-time results, investors should not solely rely on the indicator and should always seek outside advice or guidance before making investment decisions.

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Google and Wikipedia: Bitcoin is one of the most researched words of 2013

(BitcoinExaminer) This last year was definitely a great one for Bitcoin and 2014 promises even more good news. In 2013, Bitcoin became one of the most researched words
across the world in platforms like Google or Wikipedia and there’s
already a study made by a well-known economist that shows how the
people’s curiosity exponentially grows when cryptocurency’s price goes
up.

According to the economist Ladislav Krištoufek, from Charles University in Prague, understanding Bitcoin demand is an essential step
to properly analyze the virtual currency. And an important part of
demand (and its evolution) is the number of people interested in knowing
more.
That is why Krištoufek, quoted by Forbes, used Google Trends and Wikipedia to determine how many times people searched for the term ‘Bitcoin’ during the past year. The biggest peak was achieved in November, when cryptocurrency climbed to its maximum price ever, around $1,200.
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The second peak happened months before,
between April 7 and 13, when the first big crash happened and Bitcoin’s
price went from a bit over $200 to a value around $60.
In his study “Bitcoin meets Google
Trends and Wikipedia: Quantifying the relationship between phenomena of
the Internet era”, Ladislav Krištoufek analyzes the research data according to the price of cryptocurrency. There’s obviously an influence in these peaks of interest.
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The recently released Google Zeitgeist 2013 report confirms this trend: “What is Bitcoin” was considered the tenth most popular search in the United States, at least under the “What is …” category.
According to Digital Trends,
the world’s most famous cryptocurrency made it to the top 10, ranking
behind the winner “what is twerking” and other examples like “what is
gluten” or “what is Snapchat”.

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