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Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

As reported earlier this week, Netflix is changing the way it emails its DVD subscribers. I found this interesting because I’ve been a member for over a decade and can’t recall a time when this has changed much at all. Essentially, they’re reducing the frequency of emails by consolidating information. They also promoted separate social media accounts for the DVD …

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Google Announces Availability Of Go Client Library For Cloud Bigtable

Google Announces Availability Of Go Client Library For Cloud Bigtable

Google said on Friday that the Go client library for Google Cloud Bigtable is now available. Cloud Bigtable is Google’s scalable NoSQL database product, which drives many of its own products like Gmail, Google Earth and YouTube. The Go programming language is gaining popularity, particularly among those building Cloud apps. Developers can access Cloud Bigtable via the Go API. According …

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Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Earlier this week, Google announced that over the coming weeks it will change the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. The company is also looking for feedback from webmasters to consider for other potential changes. Google’s Mariya Moeva wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable), “How do you …

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People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

It looks like links are getting better for interactions on Facebook as interactions on other post types are on the decline. Have you seen better reach and/or interactions with your links than you were seeing in the past? Let us know in the comments. Adobe’s Social Intelligence Report looks at social media patterns throughout Q2. It finds that “recent algorithm …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. We’ve got a pretty short list for you this week, but it does have a couple of Netflix originals. Also, fans of …

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Instagram Ads For Businesses Of All Sizes Coming In The Fall

Instagram Ads For Businesses Of All Sizes Coming In The Fall

Last month, Instagram announced some new ad formats and ad targeting options and that it would open up its ad platform to businesses of all sizes in the coming months. eMarketer has a new interview with Jim Squires, the director of marketing operations at the company, and he says Instagram ads will be available to all this fall: We’ve spent …

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Google Posts 11% Revenue Increase At $17.7B

Google Posts 11% Revenue Increase At $17.7B

Google just reported its Q2 financial results, with revenue up 11% year-over-year at $17.7 billion. “Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising”, said CFO Ruth Porat. We are focused every day on developing big new opportunities across a wide …

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Google Shows More Local Business Results Than Bing Or Yahoo

Google Shows More Local Business Results Than Bing Or Yahoo

According to a new report from local search marketing company BrightLocal, Google is more generous to local businesses than other search engines. Google, it says, displays more local pack results than Yahoo or bing, and is most confident inn the quality of its local data compared to Yahoo or Bing. Still, local businesses are being squeezed out of organic positions …

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If Mobile Addicts Were The Population Of A Country, It Would Be Just Smaller Than The U.S.

If Mobile Addicts Were The Population Of A Country, It Would Be Just Smaller Than The U.S.

Yahoo’s Flurry released a new report looking at people’s addiction to their mobile devices. In short, addiction is on the rise. “On June 29th Bank of America released the findings of its second annual report on Consumer Mobility,” says Simon Khalaf, SVP of Publisher Products at Flurry. “The report showed that the US population is perpetually plugged-in with 71% of …

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Looks Like Amazon Gets The Last Laugh With Prime Day

Looks Like Amazon Gets The Last Laugh With Prime Day

Chances are you heard little but negative reactions and jokes when it comes to Amazon’s Prime Day sale, but the company announced on Thursday that it broke global records with sales exceeding Black Friday. Apparently more than a few people got something out of it. Amazon certainly did. The company says it sold more units than it did on Black …

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Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google’s Chromecast has been a major hit with users. For $35 you can easily stream an ever-growing amount of app content on your TV. Google has improved the functionality over time with over the air updates, and more and more apps are supporting the device all the time. Things are looking pretty good in Chromecast land. Google is trying to …

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Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps. The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play’s worldwide downloads were about 85% higher than those from Apple’s App Store. App Annie calls this a significant increase from the 70% gap it saw in …

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