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Eric Schmidt Reportedly Just Spent $22M on a House Near the Playboy Mansion Eric Schmidt Reportedly Just Spent $22M on a House Near the Playboy Mansion

As a man worth an estimated $8.3 billion, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt could buy pretty much any house he wants. If a report from the NY Post’s Page Six is accurate, what he wants is to live within a …

Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth
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2013 was the year of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, dogecoin and others attempted to decentralize the currency system by creating a method of payment that was anonymous and mostly untraceable. As you can imagine, it became very popular. Now, you may be …

Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’ Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’
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It appeared last month that Expedia had been penalized by Google for its linking practices. Searchmetrics data showed a 25% drop in Google search visibility. Google and Expedia have both remained silent on the issues, but NenadSEO had blogged about …

Chromecast To Launch In The UK Soon Chromecast To Launch In The UK Soon

Since July of last year, Google has been selling the Chromecast exclusively in the U.S. as it has worked on expanding and improving the services offered on the HDMI dongle. Now Google wants to take the Chromecast to the land …

Google’s Nest Acquisition Gets FTC Approval Google’s Nest Acquisition Gets FTC Approval

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted Google permission to acquire Nest Labs. Google and Nest announced the deal last month. Google is acquiring the company, which makes smart home devices like smoke detectors and thermostats, for $3.2 billion in …

Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the …

HTC Is Making A Tablet For Google [Report] HTC Is Making A Tablet For Google [Report]

HTC isn’t doing so hot despite having one of the best reviewed smartphones of the year in 2013. While the company will try to turn it around in 2014 with a successor, it also may be working with Google on …

Google Announces Chromebox For Meetings Google Announces Chromebox For Meetings

Are you a quickly growing business with employees all over the nation or even the world? Do you have a hard time setting up meetings between these employees separated by land and sea? If so, Google’s new hardware might just …

Google Embeds Big YouTube Videos On Results Pages For Music Tracks Google Embeds Big YouTube Videos On Results Pages For Music Tracks

In another move related to keeping users on Google properties, the search engine is now showing big embedded YouTube videos on the top of search results for a lot of song queries. For example, if you search for “flaming lips …

Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough? Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough?
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As you may know, Google has been in the middle of an EU antitrust investigation into its search business for three years. Google has submitted proposals for a settlement multiple times, only to keep being told to go back to …

Susan Wojcicki To Head YouTube [Report] Susan Wojcicki To Head YouTube [Report]

Google SVP of advertising Susan Wojcicki is reportedly taking over leadership at YouTube. The Information reported that the company is likely to make this move, based on comments from two people briefed on the discussions. Re/code has since weighed in …

YouTube Is Coming After Your Fake Views YouTube Is Coming After Your Fake Views

YouTube announced that it is cracking down on videos with inflated, fraudulent view counts more aggressively than ever. While they’ve had some tactics in place already, they’re getting more vigilant at going after videos with views that weren’t earned. “YouTube …

Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over? Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over?

Google has reached a settlement with the European Union to end a three-year antitrust investigation. The EU announced this morning that it has obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from the company. In the proposal, Google guarantees that whenever it promotes …

Google Announces  DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Google Announces DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite

Google just announced the DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite, which the company describes as offering “a smarter, faster, product-centric layer to search management.” The suite gives advertisers tools for updating and creating text ads and product listing ad campaigns based on …

Google Now Notifications Come To Chrome (Beta) Google Now Notifications Come To Chrome (Beta)

Google announced that it has launched Google Now notifications in Chrome beta. If you’re on the beta channel, you’ll be getting notifications via the notification center on Mac, Windows or Chromebook. You’ll need to sign into Chrome with the Google …

Google Can Finally Publish FISA Request Numbers Google Can Finally Publish FISA Request Numbers

For a few years now, Google has been publishing a bi-annual transparency report to let us know how many times governments around the world have petitioned the company for user data. The reports were always missing a few things though …

Chromecast SDK Is Finally Out Of Beta Chromecast SDK Is Finally Out Of Beta

Last July, Google invaded the living room in a big way with Chromecast – a little HDMI dongle that streamed content to your television from an Android device. It was and still is a big hit thanks to its affordable …

Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories

Google is working on improving and expanding the business categories for Google Places For Business for countries around the world. In fact, they’re adding over 1,000 new categories in the Places dashboard. Google Business community manager Jade Wang posted an …

Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany

Google is turning its focus on cracking down on link networks to Germany. Matt Cutts hinted at this last week when he announced that the company was taking action on French link network Buzzea, and noted in another Tweet that …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time. Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in. “In Russia, our drivers reached …

Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up
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As the entire search world knows, Matt Cutts released a post last week – I’m paraphrasing – warning us that Google now considers “low quality guest posting” to be spam under their guidelines and will begin to take action in …