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Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience

Google has launched an update for the Google Drive app on iOS. Among new features are faster syncing and a new upload experience that shows progress and file destination. Update to Drive for iOS: Upload faster w/ better view of …

Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility

The ball is starting to get rolling with Google’s anti-aging company Calico. As reported recently, it now has a website, and today, the site added its first piece of news. Calico has partnered with AbbVie to co-invest in an R&D …

Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’ Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’

Google announced the rebranding of Google Enterprise to “Google for Work,” broadening the connotation of its workplace tools brand. Over the years, Google has significantly increased the amount of tools and products it offers for businesses of all sizes, so …

Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms

Google announced the launch of custom themes for Google Forms. You can now find a ‘Change theme” button in the toolbar. Associate product manager Bay Gross writes on the Google Drive blog, “Google Forms makes it easy to gather information …

Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing? Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing?

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from …

DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools

Google announced the launch of several new tools for DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite: Adaptive Shopping Campaigns, bid optimization for Shopping Campaigns, and Purchase detail reports. Adaptive Shopping campaigns let you dynamically create and optimize your Shopping Campaign structure based on …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement

Google announced on Friday that the Web Search API is officially retiring. The day has been coming for four years, but it is finally approaching. Google product manager Dan Ciruli writes on the company’s Developers blog: On November 1, 2010, …

Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little …

Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself

Google announced the launch of Knowledge Graph a little over two years ago. It’s already become inadequate for Google’s needs. The search engine wants to be able to quickly answer all of your questions without having to send you to …

Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration

Google announced the launch of new Google Analytics integration into the Google Publisher Toolbar. This will enable AdSense publishers to easily access insights right from their site pages, like so: Google Analytics is now integrated by default, so you don’t …

Google Announces DoubleClick Planning Google Announces DoubleClick Planning

Google just introduced DoubleClick Planning, a new way for clients to plan and buy cross-channel advertising. Features include two-way sync between planning and campaign execution, an “efficient” request for proposal process, and IO management/billing actualization. “Marketers can only make better …

Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy …

Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat …

Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render

Google announced that it has acquired Zync, which makes Zync Render, a visual effects cloud rendering technology that was used on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper. The Zync team will join the Google Cloud Platform team. “Creating …

Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …

Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense

Amazon is looking to move further in on Google’s turf with an expanded ad network, which would aim to rival AdSense. This is something that consistently disappointed investors would relish. Amazon invests a lot of money on future growth, and …

Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X] Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X]

Google has acquired Gecko Design for its Google (X) unit, which is responsible for projects like Google Glass, Driverless Cars, Project Loon, the Google contact lens, and surely many more “moonshot” ideas to come. It’s unclear exactly what the company’s …

Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome

Citrix and Google have been partners for the past three years, but announced a new partnership in the form of a receiver for Chrome and advanced features for Chromebook users. Citrix Receiver is client software that gives users access to …