Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 10, 2013

How many calories are in that banana? The answer to this type of question is now never more than a Google search away. Google recently added nutritional information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals to its searches. Looking to find out how much protein or how many carbs are in a particular snack? Google knows. This addition is part of Google’s Knowledge Graph, which was one of the most talked-about features at Google I/O this year. Knowledge Graph brings together information from all over the web and helps connect things that are related. For example, Google says that searching nutritional facts about summer squash will also give you results about zucchini. That just makes sense. The nutritional facts are only available in English for now, and are rolling out in the US through the end of the week. Google promises it will add more features, foods and languages in the future. It’s the connected world at our fingertips – and taste buds – and only a Google search away.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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