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Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost

Update: Google’s official announcement is now live. Much of Google’s work in search this year, as well as its guidance for webmasters, has been related to mobile search. Google has really ramped up its efforts of late to improve the …

Google Compute Engine Autoscaling Hits Beta Google Compute Engine Autoscaling Hits Beta

Google announced the addition of autoscaling to Google Compute Engine. It’s now in beta, and is available to everyone. The autoscaling, which Google describes as intelligent and horizontal, is designed by the same team behind the scaling infrastructure for Google …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …

Google Adds Call To Action Links To Quick Answer Results Google Adds Call To Action Links To Quick Answer Results

Google is showing users “Show me how” links for some of its quick answer results. Unfortunately, so far, the only examples we’ve seen point you to Google’s own content. Search Engine Roundtable points to an example shared by Tommy Sands …

The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk

Google hosts a lot of interesting speakers for its “Talks at Google” events. Sometimes, they’re really scientific or technological. Other times, they’re just fun. You can decide for yourself which category this one falls into. Last month, Google hosted some …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global? ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be …

Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google

Walter Isaacson, who wrote the acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, has a new book called The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. It was released just over a month ago. Among those …

Google News Gives Publishers New Way To Submit Editors’ Picks Google News Gives Publishers New Way To Submit Editors’ Picks

Google is giving publishers who appear in Google News a new way to submit Editors’ Picks, which can appear on the Google News homepage or select section pages. The Editors’ Picks feature has been around for quite some time, and …

Twitter Regretting Not Getting That Google Deal Done? Twitter Regretting Not Getting That Google Deal Done?

Remember the days when you could search for something that was in the news on Google and get a set of realtime search results comprised mainly (but not solely) of updates from Twitter? It was a helpful feature that let …

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here. …

Google Launches Flexible Bid Strategy Report Updates Google Launches Flexible Bid Strategy Report Updates

Google announced a couple of reporting enhancements for AdWords flexible bid strategies, including strategy-level insights and statuses. The strategy-level report shows how bid strategies are performing, and lets advertisers compare metrics such as conversions, cost, and CPA. Changes can be …

Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop

Google announced that it’s beginning to roll out Material Design to its search app on Android Lollipop. This means results have “bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts”. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note4 users can now set …

Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already) Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already)

Philae, European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission probe, has soft-landed on a comet. This is the first time in history this has been done. It didn’t take Google long to whip up a Doodle to celebrate this amazing feat. “Our …

Google DoubleClick Outage May Have Cost Publishers Big Time Google DoubleClick Outage May Have Cost Publishers Big Time

Google’s DoubleClick ad network suffered a major outage today. It reportedly began at around 9:40 AM Eastern, and lasted a little less than an hour. Everything should be back to normal now. Google just tweeted this: Our team has worked …

Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots

I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous Crane kick in The Karate Kid. Boston Dynamics, which Google bought nearly a year ago, has a new video of one of its Atlas robots seemingly trying to mimick the famous move. Just …

Google Fiber For Small Business Gets Early Access Program Google Fiber For Small Business Gets Early Access Program

Google announced the launch of an Early Access program for Google Fiber for Small Business in central Kansas City. It’s available immediately in a “handful of fiberhoods” in both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Businesses in the area …

Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz

Google announced the launch of new “family-friendly” games for Chromecast as well as new support for Showtime and Starz, immediately upping the device’s value to consumers. “Unlike other streaming devices and gaming consoles, Chromecast games are unique because they use …

Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1 Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1

If you opened up Google.com today, you may have noticed that Google is now prompting users to donate to the fight against Ebola. And for every dollar you donate through Google, the company plans to donate two until a goal …

‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results ‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does …