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Google launches dedicated Ramadan hub

Web giant to honour Holy Month with Hajj live stream, celebrity chefs, trending searches

Google launches dedicated Ramadan hub
Google is launching a range of services for the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Google announced this week that it is launching a dedicated hub for the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The hub, www.google.com/ramadan will feature a range of services to Muslims all around the globe to celebrate the holy season.

The new page for Ramadan 2013 will feature suggestions on how to catch up with friends and family from any location, the ability to watch themed videos from YouTube, and the chance to drop in to live cook-along Hangouts with celebrity chefs from around the world. It will also give suggestions on how to find the best commute routes home.

In addition to Hangouts, the hub will also enable users to experience the world's largest pilgrimage by tuning into the live stream from Mecca, Saudi Arabia on the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information's YouTube channel, available directly on the hub.

Another feature provided by the dedicated Ramadan hub is that of trending searches, which will offer insights as to the search habits of users in countries across MENA and South East Asia.

Users will also be able to see how people around the world are celebrating Ramadan. Users can search for the hashtag #breakingfast / إفطار# on Google+ to see the latest stream of posts and photos. Users can also share details of their own experiences by sharing their favorite photo or post on Google+ and tagging their post with #breakingfast / إفطار#.

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