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Google Gives You A Checklist For Making Sure Your Mobile Site Is Up To Snuff

Google has put out a checklist for improving mobile websites. The search engine recently made several ranking changes for sites not configured for smartphone users, so you may want to pay attention. The list is broken down into three main steps: stop frustrating your customers, facilitate task completion and convert customers to fans. Don’t worry.The points under each one are …

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Google’s AdMob Launches Network Optimization, Impression Goals For House Ads

Google is telling app developers that that it can help them earn more revenue with two new AdMob features: ad network optimization and impression goal campaigns for house ads. With ad network optimization, AdMob lets you evaluate the CPM of each network in your mediation stack. It reorders them for you so the one with the highest CPM serves an …

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Spotify to Launch Free Mobile Streaming – with Restrictions, Of Course

Soon, users who opt for the free (ad-supported) version of Spotify will finally be able to stream music via their mobile devices, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Spotify will reportedly announce the new free tier feature tier at a December 11th press event, an event for which they distributed invites earlier this week. According to the …

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AdSense Publishers Get Mobile Anchor Ads On Smartphones

Google has announced the launch of new mobile anchor ads for smartphones for AdSense publishers, aimed at making the ad experience better for users on these devices. The ads let a 320×50 banner ad unit be anchored to the bottom of the screen, and stay there as the user scrolls up or down. The user can also dismiss the ad …

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Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?

Google Wallet has come a long way over the past year, and this week in particular, made perhaps its most significant move towards becoming a truly major way to pay for goods and services. On Wednesday, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that consumers can use to pay for things in stores using their Google accounts. Do …

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Socialbakers Launches Mobile Analytics App, Adds Instagram And LinkedIn Support

Socialbakers announced today at the Engage 2013 conference in New York that it is launching a mobile analytics app and support for Instagram and LinkedIn. The app, the company says, provides an “executive dashboard of key metrics for monitored Facebook profiles including top performing content, fans and followers, engagement rates and competitor analysis.” “The addition of Instagram and LinkedIn broadens …

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 805, Can Playback 4K Video

4K video, or “Ultra HD,” is going to be the standard in a few years thanks to increased availability of 4K displays. It might even become standardized even faster if Qualcomm has anything to say about it. Qualcomm announced today a new SoC – the Snapdragon 805 – that’s meant to be the successor to its Snapdragon 800 CPU. The …

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Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO

Google has put out a new Wembaster Help video. In this one, Matt Cutts discusses responsive design and its impact (or lack thereof) on SEO. He takes on the question: Does a site leveraging responsive design “lose” any SEO benefit compared to a more traditional m. site? Cutts says, “Whenever you have a site that can work well for regular …

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Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID

Google took to its Android Google+ account to discuss the new Phone app that comes as part of the latest version of Android, KitKat (4.4). Among the features are better search and an interesting take on caller ID. The app will let users search among nearby places and Google Apps accounts (including company directories that have employee numbers shared) from …

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Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone

Google launched Hotel Finder back in 2011, and now, they’ve finally added the ability to book hotels from your mobile device. This seems like a pretty key feature to have in such an offering, but better late than never, right? Now, if you go to google.com/hotels on your phone, you can search, filter your results and book your hotel through …

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Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips

Hulu has just announced that they are bringing free videos to your mobile browser – available to watch without a Hulu Plus subscription and without signing in to anything. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re only offering short clips. “The mobile browser on our phones and tablets has become one of the most convenient ways to …

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IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines

For over one year now, the PC market has taken a beating. Monthly and quarterly reports all show a story of the declining PC market. That doesn’t mean, however, that the entire IT industry is in trouble. The entire industry is now shifting from standalone PCs to mobile and low-cost devices. This shift was highlighted today by market research firm …

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