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YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists

YouTube recently gave us a look at the top ads of the year. Then the YouTube Trends team gave us their top picks for videos of the year. Now, YouTube is giving us the 2014 Year in Review. This review …

The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead

Back in September, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, its oldest service, and the one that put the company on the map to begin with. In fact, the announcement for such a major product closure was …

Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification

Google recently announced the addition of a Google Shopping exam and certification to Google Partners. This is only available in the U.S. for now. Google said in a Google+ post: If you are an agency specializing in Merchant Center and …

Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video] Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video]

Google recently uploaded a video taking a look inside a Google data center (specifically one in South Carolina). This gives you a glimpse into one of the places that actually powers the services you use every day. Joe Kava, VP …

Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation

Last week, Google said it was “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State …

‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle ‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner …

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous? Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against …

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google unveiled what it says its its “first real build” of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May, Google showed off an early mockup that eliminated the steering wheel and gas/brake pedals. But that didn’t even have real headlights. Now, …

Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites

Over time, Google has been showing more and more content on search results pages, resulting in people having to click over to third-party websites for fewer and fewer things. Now, Google is showing song lyrics, in what should be considered …

Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the …

Google Open Sources Cloud Dataflow SDK For Java Google Open Sources Cloud Dataflow SDK For Java

Google announced the open sourcing of its Cloud Dataflow SDK for Java in a move it says will make it easier for developers to integrate its managed service while forming the basis for porting Cloud Dataflow to other languages and …

Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android

Google is reportedly working to make its next version of Android (the “M” version) more compatible with cars, so that automakers can build it into their models. Google is not commenting on the matter, but Reuters is reporting on the …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions

Google announced that it will be rolling out store visit measurement to advertisers in the U.S. as an enhancement to Estimated Total Conversions, which it launched last year. Estimated Total Conversions is designed to show advertisers the conversions they see …

Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports …

Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report] Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report]

It’s been an interesting saga for Google News in Spain over the past couple weeks. Google announced it would shut down Google News on December 16 as the result of a Spanish law that requires such services to pay publishers …

Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail) Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app. Google explains, “For example, you could say ‘OK, Google — search for holiday letter …

Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase

When Google first announced the Knowlege Graph, it named Freebase as one of its primary sources of structured data. It was named as one several public sources of information, which also included Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. Google announced …

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report] Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage …

Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills

Google Wallet for iOS will now let you split up bills with your friends, adding a helpful function to an app Google is still hoping will truly take off. Google announced the news in a brief Google+ post: The days …

Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, …