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Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House

One minute he’s in Russia – the next he’s set up shop inside The White House. This Edward Snowden sure is a character. If you check out the White House on Google Maps right now, you’ll see an interesting listing …

Google’s ‘Transparency’ Under Fire Again Google’s ‘Transparency’ Under Fire Again

Google’s transparency is being called into question again in light of mixed messages it’s been sending webmasters about its two most famous algorithm updates – Panda and Penguin – both of which can have a devastating impact on businesses unfortunate …

AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting

Google said it’s about to roll out three new features in AdWords that will help multi-channel advertisers manage their reporting and find insights that matter most more easily. These include the ability to find your account by campaign type, the …

Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since …

Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports

Google is giving AdSense publishers a new dashboard for performance reporting, where they can quickly get a better grasp on insights into how much they’re earning, and what is impacting that for better or worse. Here’s what it looks like: …

Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones …

AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers

Late last year, Google added store visit conversions to estimated total conversions in AdWords, aimed at letting advertisers in the U.S. get an idea of how many people are visiting their stores as a result of their ads. “If visits …

Google Moderator Is About To Go Away Google Moderator Is About To Go Away

Google is shutting down Google Moderator, a tool it launched for presenters in in 2008, aimed at helping them prioritize questions for Q&A sessions. Since then, it has evolved to become a way to prioritize other ideas as well. For …

Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk

As you may know, Google frequently hosts interesting people at its “Talks at Google” events, and uploads them on YouTube for all to say. One of the most recent ones features Mikaila Ulmer, the ten-year-old founder and CEO of Bee …

Google Talk Discusses ‘Frugal Innovation’ Google Talk Discusses ‘Frugal Innovation’

Google posted a new “At Google” talk today, dealing with the topic of doing more with less. The speaker is Navi Radjou, author of the book Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less,” which was published by The Economist. …

Comcast Announces 2Gbps Fiber, Fires Shots at Google Comcast Announces 2Gbps Fiber, Fires Shots at Google

Comcast has just put a lot of pressure on Google by announcing a new internet service that will deliver speeds twice as fast. Next month, the company will begin a rollout of a new 2Gbps broadband service called Gigabit Pro. …

Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report] Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report]

The European Commission is about to “move against” Google, “setting the stage for charges” against it, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, and adding that the commission has been asking …

Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue

Every year on this day, the Internet is flooded with nonsense, fake news stories, and other dumb stuff. The tech industry is probably more notorious for this than any other. Within that industry, nobody releases more jokes than Google, though …

Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man. It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The …

Should Yahoo & Microsoft End Their Search Alliance? Should Yahoo & Microsoft End Their Search Alliance?

The question of whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will remain search partners is up in the air. The two companies have a decision to reach within the next month or so. In one scenario, the two companies could part …

Gmail Just Got Better On Android Gmail Just Got Better On Android

Google announced an update to its Gmail app for Android with some much-needed new features. Late last year, the app got an update that enabled users to add email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. The new …

FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’ FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an inflammatory report under the title “Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House,” which attempts to make the case that Google was able to sway the outcome of the FTC’s antitrust …

Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress

The group Reform Government Surveillance, which includes Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and more, has joined dozens of other organizations in calling on the US government to reform mass surveillance and end the bulk data collection programs revealed …

Google Says More About Mobile-Friendly Ranking Signal Google Says More About Mobile-Friendly Ranking Signal

About a month ago, Google announced that it would begin using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal starting on April 21. This gave webmasters some time to prepare to avoid potentially devastating effects in search results. This is a major update …

Google Was Just Granted A Patent For Manufacturing Contact Lenses Google Was Just Granted A Patent For Manufacturing Contact Lenses

On Tuesday, Google was granted a patent related to the manufacturing of contact lenses. This comes at a time when the company’s approach to Glass is in something of a transition. Google pulled the plug on the first phase of …

Google Fiber Is Officially Coming to Salt Lake City Next Google Fiber Is Officially Coming to Salt Lake City Next

Salt Lake City is the next city that’ll get Google Fiber, the company announced today. “Salt Lake has more than breathtaking mountain vistas and fantastic ski slopes. It also hosts a booming technology sector, world-renowned universities and a vibrant local …