All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google’

Google Just Made It Easier To Give Presentations

Google just made things a whole lot easier for those using Google Slides to give presentations. Slides now supports Chromecast so setting up is as easy as beaming it to a screen with one of the two. Take a look: “Google Slides helps you tell beautiful, meaningful stories. But sometimes, presenting these stories can be a hassle, especially when wires, …

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Google’s Newest Venture Aims To Improve City Life

Google just started a new company called Sidewalk Labs with the mission of improving life in cities “for everyone through the application of technology to solve urban problems.” The project will be run by Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. He will serve as …

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Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding improved security for such accounts. On Wednesday, Google announced Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. Here’s what they had …

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Google Penalizes Site It Invests In

Google has penalized a company that it backs financially in search results, by taking manual action on it for apparently violating its guidelines. Last year, Google launched Google Capital, a growth equity fund to fund growth-stage businesses. The eighth company it invested in was Thumbtack, a site that introduces people to “qualified professionals” in hundreds of categories to help them …

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Chrome For Android Now Lets You Get Quick Answers

Google announced the launch of a handy new search feature for Chrome for Android, which enables users to perform quick searches from webpages to learn more about the thing’s they’re already reading about. This way, you don’t have to open an new tab to search for something or go to the Google app to do so. Google software engineer Donn …

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Google Starts Monthly Accident Reports For Self-Driving Cars

Well, it looks like Consumer Watchdog is getting at least one of its many wishes related to Google’s behavior. Last month, reports came out about four of Google’s self-driving cars being involved in accidents since September. Some of these reports were overblown considering that the accidents were actually the fault of human drivers, but the consumer group (a regular critic …

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Chrome Tries To Keep Flash From Draining Your Laptop Battery

Google made a pretty interesting and unexpected announcement about how Chrome will start working to save the battery life of your laptop. How will it do this? By pausing Flash. Google software engineer Tommy Li explains: Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with …

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Google Manager Accounts And Cross-Account Campaign Management

Google announced that it is adding cross-account campaign management, new reporting tools, and improved account navigation for AdWords My Client Center (MCC), a name which Google is actually dropping in favor of Manager Accounts. There’s a new Campaigns view in the manager account dashboard aimed at helping advertisers create reports and making changes to campaigns across multiple accounts more quickly. …

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Google Starts Showing iOS App Content In Search Results

Last week, Google revealed that it’s starting to index content from iOS apps as it has been doing for Android. The appearance of such content is rolling out this week, the company said on Thursday. iOS users will start seeing in-app content from Google’s initial partners in search results when using the Google app or in Chrome for iPhone and …

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Google Celebrates World Oceans Day With Gorgeous Street View Imagery

Google has managed to capture some truly amazing imagery for Street View over the years, and when I stop and think about how Street View didn’t even exist not all that long ago, it completely amazes me to see how far it’s come. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Google is now sharing some new imagery of …

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Google Update Bumped Down Half Of Pages It Threatened To

Google released an algorithm update on April 21 that began taking the mobile-friendliness of a site into account when ranking that site in search results. It’s still just one of many signals Google uses, and it’s not as significant as relevance or quality, but it is clearly a factor Google is taking very seriously as more searches are performed from …

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Google Updates Webmasters On Panda and Penguin

At the SMX Advanced conference on Tuesday, Google’s Gary Illyes made some comments about what webmasters will be able to expect from Google with regards to its Panda and Penguin updates in the near future. April saw Google’s transparency being called into question again in light of mixed messages it had been sending about both updates – both of which …

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