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Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions

Google announced that it will be rolling out store visit measurement to advertisers in the U.S. as an enhancement to Estimated Total Conversions, which it launched last year. Estimated Total Conversions is designed to show advertisers the conversions they see …

Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports …

Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report] Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report]

It’s been an interesting saga for Google News in Spain over the past couple weeks. Google announced it would shut down Google News on December 16 as the result of a Spanish law that requires such services to pay publishers …

Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail) Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app. Google explains, “For example, you could say ‘OK, Google — search for holiday letter …

Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase

When Google first announced the Knowlege Graph, it named Freebase as one of its primary sources of structured data. It was named as one several public sources of information, which also included Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. Google announced …

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report] Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage …

Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills

Google Wallet for iOS will now let you split up bills with your friends, adding a helpful function to an app Google is still hoping will truly take off. Google announced the news in a brief Google+ post: The days …

Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, …

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain? Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014 Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014

Google has released its annual lists of the top trending searches for the year. In the past, these have come under the “Zeitgeist” label, but this year, Google is just going with “Year in Search” without any explanation as to …

You Can Search Google News Archives Again You Can Search Google News Archives Again

Google News used to have an archive search feature. It enabled you to search back through the years for old news stories. This can sometimes be helpful in research (obviously). A few years ago, Google pulled the plug on it, …

Google Launches Show For iOS Developers Google Launches Show For iOS Developers

Google is making an effort to get iOS developers more interested in Google’s offerings on the platform. Obviously Google generally focuses on Android developers, but given that the company has plenty to offer iPhone and iPad users, it makes a …

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. …

Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns

Google announced that it has impression share by device on the Campaign and Ad Group tabs in Shopping campaigns. “More than ever, people are shopping on mobile devices,” says Google. “As marketers it is important to reach these mobile shoppers …

Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar …

Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report] Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report]

A few months ago, Amazon started including access to its Appstore in its main Android app, essentially enabling users to purchase Amazon apps (which would typically be used on the company’s Fire devices), and use them on Android devices. In …

Google App For iOS Gets An Overhaul Google App For iOS Gets An Overhaul

Google has released a new version of the Google app for iOS, which makes use of Material Design, as the company has been injecting into its various Android apps since releasing Lollipop. The app lets users see and return to …

Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

Google announced the launch of a new Android toolchain, cleverly called “Jack and Jill.” Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, and Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. See what I mean? Clever, right? These are the two tools …

Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube …

Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

Google+, not Facebook, has just become the best place for people to express their gender identities. “For many people, gender identity is more complex than just “male” or “female.” Starting today, I’m proud to announce that Google+ will support an …