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Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Last month, a fleet of Google’s self-driving cars hit public roads in California. Before that, testing on private roads had always happened around Mountain View. Now, for the first time, Google has taken its self-driving cars outside of California. The company is now testing the technology in Austin, Texas. Well, car, that is. “It’s summertime, so millions of Americans are …

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Google Adds Engagement Columns In Reporting For Lightbox Ads

Google Adds Engagement Columns In Reporting For Lightbox Ads

Google announced that it is adding three new columns to AdWords Display reporting later this month. It says these will give advertisers who use Lightbox ads an easier way to view engagements, engagement rate, and average CPE metrics. Google said in a note on the AdWords Google+ page: These new columns will help advertisers easily differentiate engagement metrics (when someone …

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Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google just launched a new Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android with its iOS counterpart on the way. The app lets you manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your phone. You can look at your system’s health, view projects, set alerts, and monitor billing and resources. To put this in perspective, Google shares this little scenario: You knew …

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Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Well, this is odd. Yahoo is reportedly displaying search results – both organic and paid – that are powered by Google when some users search using Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. That is according to Aaron Wall at SEOBook, who has screenshots comparing the usual Bing-powered version of results and the Google-powered ones. It’s completely unclear just how widespread this is …

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Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google wants to know if webmasters would find it useful to combine different sites in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools). The company has a survey out inquiring about the subject. “For example, to view a combined Search Analytics report that includes different URL versions of your site (http and https) and different subdomains (mobile and international subdomains),” Google explains in …

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Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Ahead of Google’s mobile-friendly update in in April, there was talk around the SEO industry that interstitials (content that appears over top of a page, which impedes the process of getting to the desired page) could be looked upon as hurting the mobile user experience, and therefore hurt webmasters in in rankings as Google started to take into account the …

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Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Email will never die. It’s just too important to both professional and private communication. But email isn’t that fun. Ok, email is absolutely not fun. Google is announcing a couple of Gmail improvements to make it feel “personal and fun!” – emojis and new themes. Gmail has had emoticons for a while, but they’re outdated and pretty terrible. Gmail on …

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YouTube Is Giving Creators 10 Helpful New Features

YouTube Is Giving Creators 10 Helpful New Features

Google announced a list of ten new features that are coming soon to help YouTube Creators. Some will become available over the coming weeks, and others may take a bit longer, but they’re all expected to be available this year. That’s about as specific as Google is getting on the releasing at this point. For now, let’s get to the …

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Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu and Yelp collaborated on a study of Google’s search results, and have declared that Google is hurting the consumer experience of search results by favoring is own content which in some cases may be inferior to organic results that would otherwise be surfaced. The paper was presented at Oxford University’s Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, and …

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Google: Don’t Forget To Upgrade Your URLs By This Date

Google: Don’t Forget To Upgrade Your URLs By This Date

Back in February, Google announced the launch of new “Upgraded URLs” for AdWords Ads, which enable advertisers to spend less time managing tracking updates while reducing crawl and load times for their websites. They also come with new ValueTrack parameters, which provide new insights about ads. The deadline to upgrade your URLs is July 1, and Google is reminding advertisers …

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Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Did two self-driving cars, one owned by Google and the other owned by Delphi, have a near miss on the streets of Palo Alto the other day? Not really, according to Delphi. But they were involved in a “complex driving scenario.” Google is the most prominent tester of self-driving cars on California roads, but it’s not the only one. Reuters …

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