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Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros

Take a look, people. If your city is on this map, Google is at least actively considering bringing Google Fiber your way. The company just announced that they will be looking at the feasibility of installing its 1 gigabit (soon …

Matt Cutts: Backlinks Still Super Important To Search Quality Matt Cutts: Backlinks Still Super Important To Search Quality

In case you were wondering, backlinks are still really important to how Google views the quality of your site. Head of webspam Matt Cutts said as much in the latest “Webmaster Help” video, in which he discusses Google testing a …

Google Suggests You Watch ‘House Of Cards’ Online For Free At Stream-TV Over Netflix [Updated] Google Suggests You Watch ‘House Of Cards’ Online For Free At Stream-TV Over Netflix [Updated]

Update: Since this was first published, Google is now showing Netflix at the top of the organic results for the House of Cards example. It has also been brought to my attention that nobody is really using the “watch house …

Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses

Google announced the launch of a new growth equity fund called Google Capital. It’s backed by the company, and led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz. Google describes the fund as a growth-stage business counterpart to Google …

Google: Being a Glasshole Will Ruin Everything for Everyone Google: Being a Glasshole Will Ruin Everything for Everyone

With new and unfamiliar technology, one of the keys to making sure it grows is to make sure people have a good first impression. For instance, do you really think that all the mall cops of Segways helped Segway? I …

Google Announces Worldwide Availability Of Shopping Campaigns Google Announces Worldwide Availability Of Shopping Campaigns

Back in October, Google announced a new kind of product listing ad campaign: shopping campaigns. The company said on Tuesday that these are now available to all advertisers around the world. The campaign type is designed to let advertisers manage …

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple ‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

Kanye Talks ‘His Boy and Sh*t’ Eric Schmidt, ‘Rich As F*ck’ Tim Cook at Concert Kanye Talks ‘His Boy and Sh*t’ Eric Schmidt, ‘Rich As F*ck’ Tim Cook at Concert

If you’re unfamiliar with Kanye West’s Yeezus tour–here’s a quick rundown. It’s an incredible spectacle–really. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, the various reports about it being an incredible spectacle wouldn’t have held water for me. But …

Chrome OS For Enterprise Devices Get Four Years Of Support Chrome OS For Enterprise Devices Get Four Years Of Support

Did your company make the switch to Chrome OS devices in the last few years? You may have made the switch thinking that Google wouldn’t pull the rug out from under you like Microsoft does when it ends support for …

Google Reportedly Enters $100 Million Partnership With Magna Global Google Reportedly Enters $100 Million Partnership With Magna Global

Google has reportedly struck an “upfront” deal with Interpublic Group’s Magna Global, which oversees $37 billion in media billings globally. USA Today reports that Magna Global has committed $100 million of client money to Google properties including YouTube, the Display …

Proposing Through Google Glass Is Already a Thing, Will Probably Become a Bigger Thing Proposing Through Google Glass Is Already a Thing, Will Probably Become a Bigger Thing

Google Glass is still a technology in its infancy–with only a small percentage of “explorers” currently sporting the smart goggles. Still, that hasn’t stopped them from documenting even the most intimate and personal experiences via Glass, for the entire world …

Google Says It Will Follow Five Redirects At The Same Time When Crawling Google Says It Will Follow Five Redirects At The Same Time When Crawling

About a year ago, Google put out a Webmaster Help video discussing PageRank as it relates to 301 redirects. Specifically, someone asked, “Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect?” Google’s Matt Cutts responded, noting that it …

Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories

Late last month, Google announced that it was adding 1,000 new categories in the new Places dashboard for businesses. This is an effort to significantly expand the breadth of available categories internationally. The announcement was made in the Google product …

Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear

Google has acquired SlickLogin for an undisclosed figure. The startup launched only five months ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, and quickly managed to catch the interest of the technology giant. SlickLogin has not even become available to the public yet, but …

Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web

Google is really getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year. Not only did they have a doodle, they had a different doodle for the U.S. than they did the rest of the world, and it was a very …

Donkey Cutts Is Donkey Kong With Matt Cutts Donkey Cutts Is Donkey Kong With Matt Cutts

Somebody has made a Donkey Kong game with Matt Cutts as the ape. It’s called, appropriately, Donkey Cutts. In the game, social signals increase your rank, and you get ten points for jumping over penguins and pandas, or lose the …

FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later

As reported earlier, Google has made its full agreement with the EU publicly available. The proposal should keep Google from getting fined as the result of a three-year antitrust investigation, and includes: changes to AdSense terms making it easier for …

Come on, Google. Come on, Google.

Come on, Google. You’ve gotta do something about this Knowledge Graph situation. I’m all for quick easy knowledge, and believe it or not, I’m a fan of the concept behind the Knowledge Graph, but the execution just isn’t ready for …

Google Publishes Full Agreement With EU Google Publishes Full Agreement With EU

Last week, the EU announced that it had obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from Google over the three-year antitrust probe into the company’s search business. In other words, the European Commission is finally satisfied with what Google is offering to …

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shares Love Stories From Real People Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shares Love Stories From Real People

Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle for the U.S. is unlike any other Doodle the company has offered before. The search engine has offered interactive doodles many times, but this one presents a series of candy hearts, each telling a different love …

Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years

The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google’s one gigabit high-speed …