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Google invited some search watchers to a breakfast yesterday where it told a story of how it’s tying together some features it has previously shown. Google has talked about a Big Data driven “knowledge graph” before and says the results of that will start showing up in English-speaking countries now. It’s a way to add behind the scenes contextual interpretations to searches, and Google showed a rare user interface change that uses a carousel of images. Google also announced an opt-in trial where search results can make use of and display Gmail information. And finally, it re-demo’d its voice-integrated mobile search that many observers think is more effective than Apple’s Siri.┬áThe takeaway? At least in search, Google has no shortage of innovation, and its massive web index still gives it huge advantages over would-be competitors. No mention of social search, but, then, that’s not a Google strength, though it hasn’t hurt its market share.