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Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

By Chris Crum 17 hours ago

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that …

Is Google News Going To Shut Down In Spain? Is Google News Going To Shut Down In Spain?

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

Look At How Much Google Favors Yelp Look At How Much Google Favors Yelp

Yelp frequently complains about how Google treats it in search results, and recently became an official complainant in the EU’s investigation into the search engine’s business practices. Meanwhile, Google appears to be giving Yelp an unprecedented amount of visibility in …

Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph, which lets users explore timelines for select queries. Florian Kiersch, who frequently identifies Google features in testing, posted a video showing the functionality on Google+ (via Search Engine Roundtable): It’s …

Google Launches Translate Community Google Launches Translate Community

Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports. The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with …

Google Update Hits Local Search Results Google Update Hits Local Search Results

Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following a tip from Brian May on Twitter, local search watcher Mike Blumenthal reported on the “turmoil” in local …

Google To Collect Genetic Info From Thousands Google To Collect Genetic Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, …

Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords

Google announced the launch of new dynamic sitelinks for AdWords ads aimed at presenting users with more relevant links to your website from your search ads. The links are automatically generated, and appear below your ad text. Relevancy of the …

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video …

Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro

Google announced on Thursday that it’s giving Maps Engine Pro users access to Google Maps Coordinate, the job assignment app it launched in 2012. Maps Engine Pro, which costs $5 per user per month, launched last fall as a way …

Google Reveals 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Google Reveals 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall …

Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results

Google is adding AdWords ads to search results that are listed within Google Maps. They recently added a list view for regular local search results, and are now complementing these results with paid ones. Google explains in a Google+ post: …

Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature

Google announced that it has added a new Explore button to the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, giving users a better way to discover places of interest that are nearby. There was already a “Nearby” feature, but now …

Congressman Not Happy With Google's 'America' Congressman Not Happy With Google's 'America'

Earlier this month, Google received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film “America” is not showing up in search results how the filmmakers’ would have liked. People were seeing all kinds of different results for their “America” …

Google Penalizes Site For A Link From Moz Google Penalizes Site For A Link From Moz

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark …

Google Antitrust Probe To Continue Google Antitrust Probe To Continue

Earlier this year, it was starting to look like the EU’s lengthy antitrust probe into Google was getting close to finally wrapping up. Now, it’s not looking like that’s the case. In early February, the EU announced that it had …