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Google Self-Driving Cars “Being Hit Surprisingly Often”

Google Self-Driving Cars “Being Hit Surprisingly Often”

Google’s self-driving cars are getting into accidents – but it’s not their fault. Instead it’s human drivers, distracted by their iPhones and such, that keep running into Google’s autonomous vehicles. At least that’s what Google’s Chris Urmson has to day. “Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the …

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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: 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 Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google announced a bunch of new features for advertisers to encourage more sales from shoppers. For one, a new enhancement to product listing ads on mobile devices expands the ads as the user swipes to show more information such as product ratings and availability at nearby stores. Google says this will result in more qualified traffic driven directly to retailers. …

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Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Update: Search Engine Roundtable says there was no update on the date Enge points to. While we certainly don’t know for sure, there are signs that Google could be turning up the dial on just how impactful mobile-friendliness is as a ranking signal for websites. Do you think it should be a greater signal for ranking? Let us know in …

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Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google announced on Tuesday that Windows Server on Google Compute Engine is now generally available. It has been in beta since early December. Compute Engine is now supported by the following operating systems: Operating systems with support outside of Compute Engine include: “Compute Engine offers Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers benefits of rapid deployments, increased …

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Google Lets You Measure Conversions That Start On Web, End In App (Or Vice Versa) For Display Campaigns

Google Lets You Measure Conversions That Start On Web, End In App (Or Vice Versa) For Display Campaigns

Google announced that advertisers can now take advantage of Estimated Total Conversions for measuring conversions that started on the web and finished in an app, or vice versa, for display campaigns. This will require the advertiser to set up conversion tracking on their Android and/or iOS app for in-app activities. The feature will work if the click and conversion happen …

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Google Map Maker Reopens, Tries to Prevent Pissing Androids

Google Map Maker Reopens, Tries to Prevent Pissing Androids

After a series of questionable (but kind of funny) edits, Google shut down its map editing tool Map Maker in May while it “made the moderation system more robust.” Today, Google is announced that it will reopen Map Maker in early August, with a new focus on community moderation. “Map Maker will be reopened for editing in early August, and …

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Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google announced that over the coming weeks it’s going to be changing the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. Google Webmaster Trends analyst Gary Illyes announced this in a post on Google+ on Tuesday morning (via Search Engine Land). Here’s how he described the changes: After the change, we will …

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Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Express

Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Express

Google has updated the AdWords Express app for Android with a new design as well as some adjustments that make it easier to manage your campaigns. Google launched the AdWords Express mobile app roughly a year ago as a way for small businesses to have more control over their marketing efforts on the go. Google briefly explains the new changes …

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Google AdWords Gets New Automated Bidding Tools

Google AdWords Gets New Automated Bidding Tools

Google announced the launch of new automated bidding tools for setting performance targets in AdWords. These are target opt-in recommendations and the Target CPA Simulator. As the company notes, automated bidding is key to “setting smart bids at scale and maximizing conversions or revenue from your spend.” Google explains the new tools in a Google+ post: New target opt-in recommendations …

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Google App Engine For Go Is Now Available To All

Google App Engine For Go Is Now Available To All

Google announced the general availability of App Engine for Go, the cloud-native open source language aimed at solving large-scale compute issues. The company is removing the beta label on the offering and extending the App Engine Service Level Agreement and Deprecation Policy to it. “Originally deployed as an experimental service in 2011, App Engine for Go has been serving production …

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