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Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google

Google is a magnet for antitrust complaints, so it’s never a shock when a new one is filed. This time it’s Aptoide, and the complaint alleges “abuse of a dominant position in the App Store market.” Aptoide operates an independent …

Google Makes Reconsideration Request Responses More Helpful Google Makes Reconsideration Request Responses More Helpful

It appears that Google is actually making the reconsideration request process more helpful for webmasters by giving them more clues on what the problems are with their sites. At the Search Marketing Expo last week, Google’s Matt Cutts said the …

Google Partners Get New Certificate, Profile Google Partners Get New Certificate, Profile

Google announced personalized HTML certificates and public profiles for Google Partners. “Google Partners is a program that offers agencies the resources, training and support they need to help their clients succeed on the web,” Google said in a blog post. …

Google Expands Wire Transfer AdSense Payments Google Expands Wire Transfer AdSense Payments

Google announced that it is making wire transfer payments in AdSense available in more countries. The feature lets publishers have their earnings deposited directly into their bank accounts. Google’s Miki Noda explains, “With wire transfer, your earnings are deposited directly …

Glassholes Agreed to Be on The Daily Show, For Some Reason Glassholes Agreed to Be on The Daily Show, For Some Reason

They couldn’t have thought this was going to be anything but a masterful trolling, right? “Yes it seems, even in this day and age, you can still be treated differently just because of how you look – wearing a $1,500 face …

Google Launches New Version Of Payday Loan Algorithm Google Launches New Version Of Payday Loan Algorithm

Last month, Google rolled out two major updates to its algorithm around the same time – new versions of the famous Panda update and the “Payday Loans” update, which is one of its ways of fighting spam. A newer version …

With Freshdesk, Google Capital Invests In Sixth Company With Freshdesk, Google Capital Invests In Sixth Company

Cloud-based customer support software maker Freshdesk announced today that it has secured a new $31 million round of funding led by Tiger Global, with backing from Accel Partners and Google Capital. That would make Freskdesk the sixth company to get …

Google Apps Vault Gets New Privacy, Security Feature Google Apps Vault Gets New Privacy, Security Feature

Google launched Apps Vault for Apps for Business customers about two years ago. It’s aimed at helping businesses reduce costs of litigation, regulatory investigation, and compliance. It’s not a product that gets a lot of headline-grabbing updates, but Google has …

Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool

Most of the whole “right to be forgotten” storyline has been focused on Google as it has always been at the center of the story, but don’t forget, the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union …

Google Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App Google Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App

Google just launched Google My Business, which it describes as a way for you to “find and connect with your people, wherever you are.” More importantly it helps people find your business. The offering simply brings together various ways Google …

Google Glass Banned in Famously Strict Movie Theater Google Glass Banned in Famously Strict Movie Theater

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a Texas-based movie theater chain that is currently in the process of expanding to new and bigger markets, is notorious for forcing proper moviegoing etiquette. The Alamo Drafthouse doesn’t allow kids under the age of 18 …

Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging

A couple weeks ago, we heard rumors that Google was on the verge of acquiring Skybox Imaging, a satellite company, for over $1 billion. While the price is only $500 million, both companies did finally announce the acquisition. Google said …

Google To Include ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests In Transparency Report Google To Include ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests In Transparency Report

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests for search results to be deleted in what has become known as the “right to be forgotten”. Google then made a …

Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship

If you visit Google’s homepage in the U.S. today, you’ll see a very interesting doodle. That’s the winner for 2014′s Doodle 4 Google competition (the 7th such event). This pleasant doodle comes from 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York. Google …

Is Negative SEO Becoming A Bigger Problem For Businesses? Is Negative SEO Becoming A Bigger Problem For Businesses?

Negative SEO – the practice of competitors engaging in SEO attacks in order to harm businesses in search results – has been a concern in the search industry for years. It’s rare that we see any concrete evidence of this …

Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature

Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level. “For example, you …

Google Highlights Guide To Site Moves Google Highlights Guide To Site Moves

Google has released a new guide on how to handle moving your site in a way that’s “Googlebot-friendly”. “Few topics confuse and scare webmasters more than site moves,” say Google Webmaster Trends analysts Pierre Far and Zineb Ait Bahaji. As …

Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature …

Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’ Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’

Google is calling out webistes with “faulty redirects” in mobile search results to save users from having to deal with the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s mobile homepage. This occurs when …

Google Makes It Easier To Create New AdSense Ad Units Google Makes It Easier To Create New AdSense Ad Units

Google just announced a new simplified My Ads tab in AdSense to make it easier to create new ad units. Here’s what it looks like: “In addition to simplifying the ad unit creation process, we’ve also refreshed the user interface …

Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites

Google launched a new Hangout start button for businesses and developers, which can be embedded in any app or website. Google has already worked with a few enterprise software companies including Zendesk and Freshdesk for customer support hangouts, Zoho for …