All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google’

Google Makes Compute Engine Autoscaler Generally Available

Google Makes Compute Engine Autoscaler Generally Available

Google announced the general availability of Compute Engine Autoscaler and 32-core VMs. Compute Engine Autoscaler lets you dynamically scale the number of instances in response to load conditions by defining the ideal utilization of your group of compute instances. It will add instances when needed and remove them when traffic is low. According to Google, Autoscaler will scale from zero …

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Facebook’s Apps Outrank Google’s In Most-Used Smartphone Apps List

Facebook’s Apps Outrank Google’s In Most-Used Smartphone Apps List

comScore released new data from its MobiLens and Mobile Metrix looking at U.S. smartphone trends in July. Apple ranked as the top manufacturer while Android led as the top platform. Here are the rankings for those categories: The app rankings are interesting because Facebook’s Messenger app has moved ahead of YouTube, putting the top two apps as Facebook-owned, ranking above …

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Groupon to Google: We’ll Bill You For Using Our Logo

Groupon to Google: We’ll Bill You For Using Our Logo

I have to say, when Google changed its logo earlier this week, the first thing I thought when I saw the new “G” was that it looked like a more colorful version of Groupon’s “G”. Apparently Groupon itself felt the same way. On Thursday, Groupon tweeted this: We'll send you a bill for using our logo, @Google. $7 billion sound …

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Google Doubles Its Knowledge Graph Health Info, Lets You Download As PDF

Google Doubles Its Knowledge Graph Health Info, Lets You Download As PDF

Earlier this year, Google boosted the amount of health information it provides to users via the Knowledge Graph. When you ask about a common health condition, you can get instant medical facts related to it right form the results page. It shows symptoms, treatments, details about how common it is, whether it’s critical or contagious, what ages it affects, etc. …

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LinkedIn Joins Yelp In Bashing Google App-Install Interstitial Study

LinkedIn Joins Yelp In Bashing Google App-Install Interstitial Study

Google recently shared results from an internal study about app-install interstitials, looking specifically at their own Google+ app, saying that they make for a negative user experience. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has been slamming Google over the study and questioning the company’s true intent. The general gist of Stoppelman’s postition is that Google is discouraging the use of such ads …

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Google Adds TrueView to AdWords Core Interface

Google Adds TrueView to AdWords Core Interface

Google announced the addition of TrueView to the core AdWords interface so that you no longer have to go to a special section to manage the campaigns without the AdWords bulk tools. TrueView will now be alongside Search, Display, and Shopping Campaigns. As Google notes, this will make it easier for advertisers to optimize across campaign types. They replaced targeting …

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Google Docs Gets New Productivity Features

Google Docs Gets New Productivity Features

Google announced the launch of some new tools for Google Docs and related tools including a new research feature, voice transcription improvements, a new Explore feature for Sheets, a refresh for Google Forms, and a “see new changes” option. “Whether you’re an agency researching creative ideas for a client pitch or a bakery brainstorming names for your newest dessert, pulling …

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Google Ranking Signal Comes With A New Caveat

Google Ranking Signal Comes With A New Caveat

Earlier this year, Google began taking into account a site’s mobile-friendliness for ranking search results on mobile devices. It provided sites with a helpful mobile-friendly test tool so that they can make sure their pages were up to snuff. If a page passed the test, it would be good as far as that particular signal is concerned. Now, there’s a …

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