tedster - 2:49 pm on Mar 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
This "article" is infuriating to me - and not because Google is planning big changes. We covered the Amit Singhal interview here on WebmasterWorld a month ago WHEN IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, see Google's Amit Singhal Interview: Developing The Knowledge Graph [webmasterworld.com]
The infuriating factors are:
1. If you directly link to the WSJ article, you cannot read it without subscribing (a paid subscription!) WSJ is in Google's "First Click Free" program, so if you come in from a click on a Google page (and now, apparently, a CNET page) you can bypass the subscription.
2. The article is presented as news when it is actually a month old - and the current article presents no new information, just guesswork. Well, we have our own thread going [webmasterworld.com] with our own guesswork. But this new direction for Google is a multi-year evolution, already underway.
3. CNET describes the Amit Singhal interview as something he conducted directly with the WSJ - and this is simply not true.
I say, read the original interview from February 13 [mashable.com] and don't let second-hand reporting tell you what to think.