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Google Wallet Now Keeps Track Of Your Recent Orders Google Wallet Now Keeps Track Of Your Recent Orders

Google has added a new feature to Google Wallet, which automatically keeps track of users’ online purchases. It appears on the Android and iOS apps. It will also notify you about the status of your orders. “Once you activate Orders …

Sergey Brin’s Love Life Gets The NMA Treatment Sergey Brin’s Love Life Gets The NMA Treatment

Rumors and reports of affairs at Google are nothing new. Last year, it was reported that Eric Schmidt had numerous mistresses despite being married to Wendy Boyl. Now a new report is out on an even bigger affair involving Google …

Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired

One of the first three companies to get money from Google Capital announced today that it is being acquired. Learning analytics company Renaissance Learning will be acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion. Google announced the launch of Google …

Google’s ‘Promise-Breaking’ Banner Ads On Search Results Aren’t Happening Google’s ‘Promise-Breaking’ Banner Ads On Search Results Aren’t Happening

Last fall, Google was spotted testing a big banner-style ad in search results. As we know, any of these tests can quickly become real features at any time, but it looks like Google has killed this one. The “banner” appeared …

Google Redesigns Search Results On Desktop Google Redesigns Search Results On Desktop

Google has been “experimenting” with a new design for its search results pages, which gets rid of the underline on links, increases the font size, and gets rid of the colored boxes around ads in favor of a more organic …

Google: Expect Announcement Related To ‘Not Provided’ Google: Expect Announcement Related To ‘Not Provided’

Google’s Amit Singhal had a discussion with Danny Sullivan on stage at SMX West on Tuesday evening. Danny has now shared a section of that (above) in which the controversial “not provided” subject comes up. Singhal says there may soon …

Matt Cutts On How To Get Google To Recognize Your Mobile Pages Matt Cutts On How To Get Google To Recognize Your Mobile Pages

Google has a new “Webmaster Help” video out. This time Matt Cutts discusses optimizing for the mobile web. Specifically, he takes on this submitted question: Is there a way to tell Google there is a mobile version of a page, …

YouTube Is Down For Many Users YouTube Is Down For Many Users

Update: We got this statement from a YouTube spokesperson: “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.” …

Google Thinks You Don’t Want To Know About Its Algorithm Changes Google Thinks You Don’t Want To Know About Its Algorithm Changes

Google, for a little while, used to be more transparent about the changes it made to its algorithm. Then it became much less transparent, and is now saying that people were simply too “bored” to want to know about such …

Chromebook Owners Get Free Google Music Trial Chromebook Owners Get Free Google Music Trial

Google is offering a 60-day free trial of its Google Music All Access, which normally costs users $9.99 per month, to Chromebook users, the company announced via its Google+ page Monday. A new post on the company’s Google+ page states: …

Tim Berners-Lee Takes To Google Blog To Call For Advancement Of Open Web Tim Berners-Lee Takes To Google Blog To Call For Advancement Of Open Web

As you may know, today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Surprisingly, Google is not honoring this with a doodle. Google is, however, honoring it with a guest post from WWW creator Tim Berners-Lee on the Official …

Google Acquires Part Of Green Throttle Games Google Acquires Part Of Green Throttle Games

Guitar Hero creator Charles Huang (along with Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend) announced the launch of Green Throttle Games roughly a year and a half ago to focus on gaming hardware. Its first project was a controller for Android devices. …

YouTube Embed Code Has A Weird Parenthesis At The End YouTube Embed Code Has A Weird Parenthesis At The End

Writing for the web all day, we tend to use a lot of YouTube embeds. We couldn’t help but notice that today there is a weird issue with the code. It’s adding a single parenthesis at the end: I don’t …

Google Makes Changes To TrueView Ads Google Makes Changes To TrueView Ads

Google announced some upcoming changes to its TrueView video ad formats, which will take effect on April 15th. Google will actually be reducing the number of available TrueView formats from three to two. These will be TrueView in-stream and TrueView …

Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options

Since its inception, the Chrome Web Store has been a great place for developers to market and sell Chrome apps. The options available to developers were always a little slim though. Starting today, Google is fixing that. Google announced today …

Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe

Google has been cracking down on link networks like never before in recent months. That continues with a couple more announcements from head of webspam Matt Cutts. In January, Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea. …

Google Launches AdWords Format With Consumer Ratings, Says CTR Can Improve By 10% Google Launches AdWords Format With Consumer Ratings, Says CTR Can Improve By 10%

Google announced that it is rolling out a new consumer ratings annotations format for search ads, which gives users “detailed” consumer opinion data. Don’t worry. They highlight the good ratings. Specifically, Google says the ads will highlight one or more …

Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’ Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’

Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help video” with the title “Can sites do well without using spammy techniques?” That’s a bit rephrased from the actual question that prompted the response: Matt, Does (sic) the good guys still stand …

Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India

Google is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine from the Competition Commission of India in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) …

Google Redesigns AdWords Express Dashboard Google Redesigns AdWords Express Dashboard

Google has redesigned the dashboard in AdWords Express making it easier to find info you’re probably looking for. Here’s a look: “It’s easy to manage your advertising, even when you’re away from the office,” says product manager Francisco Uribe. “For …

Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google

Data scientist Sandy Pentland recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to view. He talks idea flow, collective intelligence and social influence. Google shares this in the video description: If the Big …