Google could move to a more real-time search model in the future, its founder Larry Page has suggested.

"I have always thought we needed to index the web every second to allow real time search. At first, my team laughed and did not believe me. With Twitter, now they know they have to do it. Not everybody needs sub-second indexing but people are getting pretty excited about realtime", Google founder Larry Page told Seesmic Desktop creator Loïc Le Meur at the company's Zeigiest event in Watford here in the UK.

In a wide-ranging Q&A session fielding questions from some of the UK press, Page also confessed that he hadn't yet had a chance to test out new search engine Wolfram Alpha, which launched on Monday.

Page, and CEO Eric Schmidt were in town to promote a number of new search initiatives in its attempt to give internet users more control over how they search the web.

It seems someone at Googleplex was listening to their leader's comments. Google news in the UK is now showing when the news service was last updated.