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Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014 Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced …

Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015 Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the UK Department for Transport have just announced a “fast track” initiative for driverless cars, saying that the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads in about six months. As the BBC reports, The Department for …

‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain ‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

Yelp Gets This Much Favorability In Google And Still Complains? Yelp Gets This Much Favorability In Google And Still Complains?

Yelp frequently complains about how Google treats it in search results, and recently became an official complainant in the EU’s investigation into the search engine’s business practices. Meanwhile, Google appears to be giving Yelp an unprecedented amount of visibility in …

Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph, which lets users explore timelines for select queries. Florian Kiersch, who frequently identifies Google features in testing, posted a video showing the functionality on Google+ (via Search Engine Roundtable): It’s …

Google Launches Translate Community Google Launches Translate Community

Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports. The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with …

Google Update Hits Local Search Results Google Update Hits Local Search Results

Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following a tip from Brian May on Twitter, local search watcher Mike Blumenthal reported on the “turmoil” in local …

Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, …

Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks) Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks)

Google announced the launch of new dynamic sitelinks for AdWords ads aimed at presenting users with more relevant links to your website from your search ads. The links are automatically generated, and appear below your ad text. Relevancy of the …

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video …

Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro

Google announced on Thursday that it’s giving Maps Engine Pro users access to Google Maps Coordinate, the job assignment app it launched in 2012. Maps Engine Pro, which costs $5 per user per month, launched last fall as a way …

Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall …

Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results

Google is adding AdWords ads to search results that are listed within Google Maps. They recently added a list view for regular local search results, and are now complementing these results with paid ones. Google explains in a Google+ post: …

Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature

Google announced that it has added a new Explore button to the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, giving users a better way to discover places of interest that are nearby. There was already a “Nearby” feature, but now …

Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie

Earlier this month, Google received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film “America” is not showing up in search results how the filmmakers’ would have liked. People were seeing all kinds of different results for their “America” …

Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz? Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz?

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark …

Google Antitrust Probe Apparently Not Wrapping Up Anytime Soon Google Antitrust Probe Apparently Not Wrapping Up Anytime Soon

Earlier this year, it was starting to look like the EU’s lengthy antitrust probe into Google was getting close to finally wrapping up. Now, it’s not looking like that’s the case. In early February, the EU announced that it had …

Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report] Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout …

Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report] Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report]

Google announced last week that Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora was stepping down. His replacement is Omid Kordestani, who was the company’s business founder and led Google’s sales team for many years. Google would not speak about the transition on …

Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries

Google announced the expansion of Flight Search into three more countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This is the first time Google has added countries since launching in Ireland and Poland in March. A year before that, Google launched the offering …