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If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less

Here’s a bit of interesting info about how Google views links. Apparently the search engine trusts them less if they’ve been changed. That is according to former Googler Pedro Dias, who used to work on the Search Quality and Webspam …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notices Hit Webmaster Tools ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notices Hit Webmaster Tools

Last week, Google started honoring “right to be forgotten” requests in search results, showing the following notice on search results pages for some name searches: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more Now, …

Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube

It’s been rumored for weeks, but Google just announced that it has acquired Songza. It will use the acquisition to improve Google Play Music. “They’ve built a great service which uses contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music …

Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store

Google is killing Quickoffice two years after acquiring it. Google acquired the productivity software maker in June of 2012, then launched an iPad app later that year. Early last year, they put out the Android and iPhone versions, then made …

Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, …

Google Tells You About The Future Of Apps And Search Google Tells You About The Future Of Apps And Search

Google launched app indexing earlier this year after testing it last fall. About a month ago, they expanded it into more languages. The feature lets Google deliver in-app content in search results on Android devices that have the apps installed. …

Google Glass Likely Banned from UK Movie Theaters Google Glass Likely Banned from UK Movie Theaters

Google Glass has been available in the UK for less than a week, but the largest cinema group in the region is already stating that the wearable tech will not be welcome in most of their represented establishments. The Cinema …

Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy

At Google I/O last year, Google launched the Google Wallet Instant Buy API to simplify mobile shopping, and help sellers get more conversions buy speeding up the checkout process. It was originally launched for Android, but Google expanded it to …

Google Removing Authors’ Google+ Photo, Circle Count in Search Results Google Removing Authors’ Google+ Photo, Circle Count in Search Results

Google has just announced a shakeup in how authors are displayed when attached to search results. The Authorship results, which feature an author’s Google+ profile pic, Google+ circle count, and a link to their profile are about to look a …

As Google Begins to Forget, Do You Really Have a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’? As Google Begins to Forget, Do You Really Have a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

The internet doesn’t forget. Ask anyone who’s been punished by the brutal truth of the web. The internet doesn’t care that you didn’t really mean what you said in that tweet. The internet doesn’t care that you were super drunk …

Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

Google unveiled its successor to Google TV today at the I/O keynote – and as expected it’s called Android TV. Although previously believed to be some sort of set-top box (like an Apple TV), Android TV is instead a software …

Android Wear Smartwatches Unveiled at Google I/O Android Wear Smartwatches Unveiled at Google I/O

Today, at Google’s I/O keynote, the company announced the availability of two Android Wear smartwatches – the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. you can preorder them today on Google Play. Google also announced that the Moto 360 will …

Google Glass Jumps Across the Pond Google Glass Jumps Across the Pond

OK, Brits, it’s now your time to start confusing the elderly and getting banned from movie theaters with your very own pair of Google Glass. Google has just announced that they have opened their beta Explorer program in the UK. …

Google Glass’ New DVF High-Fashion Frames Now Available Google Glass’ New DVF High-Fashion Frames Now Available

If you’ve been holding off on joining the Google Glass Explorer program because you feel the basic Glass frames lack a certain amount of flair, today could be the day you take the ($1,800) plunge. Announced earlier this month, the …

Smoke Detectors: Glitch Is Fixed And Nest Is Buying Dropcam

The Nest Protect smoke detector is back after a two month hiatus – at a reduced price. Previously $130, Nest’s alarm can now be purchased for $99 as the company has eliminated the faulty feature which ultimately led to its …

Google Makes It Easier to Listen to the Music You’re Seeking Google Makes It Easier to Listen to the Music You’re Seeking

If you’re in the US and an Android user, Google has just made it super easy to listen to the music you’re searching for. Now, when you look up bands and musicians in Google search, Google will display a new …

Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when …

Watch Google Glass Confuse, Amaze Old People Watch Google Glass Confuse, Amaze Old People

“It’s like I’m in a different world all of the sudden! Technology just rolled over me like a big ol’ steamroller!” I’m not sure if the older subjects of this video will be running out to join the Google Glass …

Google Acquires mDialog For DoubleClick Google Acquires mDialog For DoubleClick

Google announced on Thursday that it has acquired mDialog, a video advertising technology company. A post from Google’s DoubleClick Digital Marketing Google+ Page (via TechCrunch) says: We’re thrilled to welcome mDialog to Google. Together, we’re committed to offering more ways …

Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor

It’s hard to believe this wasn’t already a thing, but Google announced in a Google+ post on Wednesday evening that you can now delete files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides without having to leave the editor. Just go to file, …

Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your …