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Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months

Well, that’s strange. I was just thinking about Google Helpouts last week for the first time in I don’t know how long, and today, news is out that Google is killing the product. Google announced Helpouts in 2013. It was …

What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

News came out last week that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index. The companies aren’t providing much in the way of details about the deal at this point, and …

Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign …

Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with …

Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because …

Google Launches Upgraded URLs For AdWords Ads Google Launches Upgraded URLs For AdWords Ads

Google announced the launch of new “Upgraded URLs” for AdWords Ads, which enable advertisers to spend less time managing tracking updates while reducing crawl and load times for their websites. They also come with new ValueTrack parameters, which provide new …

Should Europe’s Search Law Apply To The World? Should Europe’s Search Law Apply To The World?

Late last year, EU regulators in Brussels said they wanted the controversial “Right to be Forgotten” ruling applied to search results on a global basis rather than just in its own jurisdiction as it stands today. In other words, if …

Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The …

Google Glass Will Be Back When It’s ‘Perfect’ Google Glass Will Be Back When It’s ‘Perfect’

Last month, Google Glass Explorer Edition went off the market. While it’s been pretty clear that the device would be back in one capacity or another, a plethora of articles have been written about how the device is “dead”. Glass …

Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again

Google and Twitter have finally reached a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time, according to a report from Bloomberg (and apparently confirmed by Re/code). The deal hasn’t been formally announced, and the terms are unknown. …

Google Shows Call-To-Action Links For Quick Answer Results From Third-Party Sites Google Shows Call-To-Action Links For Quick Answer Results From Third-Party Sites

Back in November, people started noticing that Google was showing call-to-action link for some of its quick answer results. The only examples anyone produced at the time came from Google’s own pages. For example, “adwords negative keywords” showed some info …

Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains

Google announced that Google Registry is now offering .HOW domain names. This is the third domain Google has launched following .みんな (which means “everyone”) in Japanese and .SOY (which means “I am” in Spanish) for U.S. Hispanics. .HOW is aimed …

Google Touts Its Efforts To Combat Bad Ads Google Touts Its Efforts To Combat Bad Ads

Google released a new infographic looking at how it fought “bad advertising” on the web in 2014. If you’ll recall, Google released this video about how it makes ads safer back in 2012: The infographic is the latest look at …

Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf? Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf?

It’s possible that Google and Uber, two companies which, at least historically, have been friendly, are developing a bit of a rivalry. Uber has announced a “strategic partnership” with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the “Uber …

Google Adds Surveys To Ad Muting Google Adds Surveys To Ad Muting

Back in 2012, Google launched the “mute this ad” [x] icon for AdSense ads, enabling users to have more control over the ads they see. This appears in the corner of display ads on the Google Display Network. When a …

Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla entered a partnership that made Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox, replacing Google, which had held the spot for the past decade. The deal showed some great early results for Yahoo in terms of …

Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users …

Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries

Google announced a new query word count dimension for AdWords search queries in Google Analytics. This will enable users to more easily analyze patterns without having to manually classify them. Google announced the update in a Google+ post: Earlier this …

Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call

Google released its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday with full year revenue up 19% year-over-year at $66 billion and revenue of $18.1 billion for the quarter, which was a 15% year-over-year increase. During the company’s conference …

Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention) Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention)

Google is trying to revolutionize email again with Inbox by Gmail, which the company unveiled in October. It’s still available on an invitation-only basis, but Google says it’s already received over a hundred thousand pieces of feedback on the product. …