Read an article today about a speech given by Eric Schmidt. Here are some of the trends he mentioned at Google:

Quote....Schmidt says Google is focusing on trying to gauge meaning and intent from user searches. “Ultimately, we think we can understand things like what you really meant…. what is the problem you’re really trying to solve?”

During his speech, Schmidt also shared a variety of statistics about Google products and services. Here are some highlights:

* The mobile web is growing 8x faster than the equivalent desktop web from 10 years ago.

* One in three queries from smartphones is now about where I am, something around me.

* Google’s mobile search traffic grew 50% in the first half of 2010. “It’s growing much quicker than everything else.”

* Android is shipping about 200,000 activations per day now.

* Search traffic from Android phones tripled in the first half of 2010.

* Google Chrome now has 70 million users. The latest release is 4x faster than two years ago.

* YouTube has more than two billion views per day, 160 million mobile views per day, 24 hours of video is uploaded every minute, and more than two billion monetized views per week (that’s up 50% in the last year).

* Google’s DoubleClick platform serves over 45 billion ads per day.

* 94 of the Top 100 AdAge advertisers use the Google Display Network.