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Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement

Google announced on Friday that the Web Search API is officially retiring. The day has been coming for four years, but it is finally approaching. Google product manager Dan Ciruli writes on the company’s Developers blog: On November 1, 2010, …

Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little …

Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself

Google announced the launch of Knowledge Graph a little over two years ago. It’s already become inadequate for Google’s needs. The search engine wants to be able to quickly answer all of your questions without having to send you to …

Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration

Google announced the launch of new Google Analytics integration into the Google Publisher Toolbar. This will enable AdSense publishers to easily access insights right from their site pages, like so: Google Analytics is now integrated by default, so you don’t …

Google Announces DoubleClick Planning Google Announces DoubleClick Planning

Google just introduced DoubleClick Planning, a new way for clients to plan and buy cross-channel advertising. Features include two-way sync between planning and campaign execution, an “efficient” request for proposal process, and IO management/billing actualization. “Marketers can only make better …

Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy …

Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat …

Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render

Google announced that it has acquired Zync, which makes Zync Render, a visual effects cloud rendering technology that was used on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper. The Zync team will join the Google Cloud Platform team. “Creating …

Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …

Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense

Amazon is looking to move further in on Google’s turf with an expanded ad network, which would aim to rival AdSense. This is something that consistently disappointed investors would relish. Amazon invests a lot of money on future growth, and …

Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X] Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X]

Google has acquired Gecko Design for its Google (X) unit, which is responsible for projects like Google Glass, Driverless Cars, Project Loon, the Google contact lens, and surely many more “moonshot” ideas to come. It’s unclear exactly what the company’s …

Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome Google And Citrix Partner On Receiver For Chrome

Citrix and Google have been partners for the past three years, but announced a new partnership in the form of a receiver for Chrome and advanced features for Chromebook users. Citrix Receiver is client software that gives users access to …

Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset

Google recently announced a change to its AdWords targeting options, which has not sat very well with many search marketers. What it ultimately boils down to is that Google is giving advertisers less options and less control over their keyword …

German Regulator Won’t Pursue Complaint Against Google German Regulator Won’t Pursue Complaint Against Google

A regulator in Germany has reportedly decided not to pursue a complaint against Google by publishers who don’t like the way Google surfaces their articles. While a law passed in Germany last year that enables publishers to keep Google and …

Google Talks Conversion Tracking In Hangout Google Talks Conversion Tracking In Hangout

Google just shared a new Hangout on Air about conversion tracking. Here’s what to expect: Join Mairead and the AdWords Team for the first of a two part series on improving your Return on Investment. This week, the team discuss …

Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency

Google announced that AdWords advertisers can now add currency information to their conversion values to more easily measure revenue when accepting more than one currency on their site or app. If you add currency info to your conversion values, all …

AdWords Team Talks Difference Between Topic And Interest Targeting AdWords Team Talks Difference Between Topic And Interest Targeting

Google regularly takes questions from social media and posts videos about various topics related to AdWords. A new one delves into the difference between topic and interest targeting. Google has a whole playlist of these Ask AdWords videos available here. …

Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing Settings Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing Settings

Google announced a change to the Google Search app for Android that enables you to speak different languages to Google without having to keep going in and changing the settings to do so. Just change a setting one time, and …

This Video Will Give You A Better Understanding Of Google’s Universal Analytics This Video Will Give You A Better Understanding Of Google’s Universal Analytics

You’ve had plenty of time to upgrade to Google’s Universal Analytics by now. They opened up access in March of last year, but some may have been hesitant to do so fo fear of the unknown. Universal Analytics is aimed …

Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company

Google Capital is leading a $100 million series D round of funding in Thumbtack, a service that is described as helping people “accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives”. Also contributing to the funding are past investors …