@bluntforce , I have heard these denials from Google before. I have also heard they have denied using bounce. But as Tedster has pointed out here, they were using bounce. My eyes are little more open to what's going on in the world today. Not everyone tells the truth. I find it very difficult to believe that Google is not going to use the wealth of data in analytics to affect the search engine results. I find it extremely hard to believe that they will not use the information from chrome in their index.
A friend of mine has a quote "don't pay attention to what they say, pay attention to what they do."