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Google Webmaster Tools ‘Search Queries’ Feature Gets Some New Tweaks Google Webmaster Tools ‘Search Queries’ Feature Gets Some New Tweaks
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Google has announced a couple of changes to the Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools, improving stats for mobile sites and getting rid of rounding. For webmasters who manage mobile sites on separate URLs from the desktop versions (like m.example.com), …

Nvidia Tegra K1 Brings PC Graphics To Mobile Nvidia Tegra K1 Brings PC Graphics To Mobile

Mobile graphics have come a long way since the original iPhone. We now have full 3D games on mobile that look just as good, if not better, than launch titles on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nvidia obviously doesn’t think …

Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft
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When was the last time you really cared about Microsoft or its products? It was probably when you first bought a Windows XP desktop or laptop during the PC revolution of the late 90s/early 2000s. At that time, you were …

Chinese Mobile Subscriptions Continued to Rise in November Chinese Mobile Subscriptions Continued to Rise in November

Having a sizable chunk of the world’s population, tech manufacturers and service providers rightly see China as a huge potential growth market. As smartphone and tablet technologies begins to proliferate throughout the country, more and more of China’s citizens are …

Nearly Half of All Online Traffic Was Mobile on Christmas Day 2013 Nearly Half of All Online Traffic Was Mobile on Christmas Day 2013
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Through anecdote and online company reports, it seems to be a truism that the future of the web is mobile. Now, though, some solid numbers have shown just how popular accessing the internet through mobile devices has become. IBM’s Digital …

Sprint Is Thinking About Buying T-Mobile Next Year [REPORT] Sprint Is Thinking About Buying T-Mobile Next Year [REPORT]

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the United States’ third-largest carrier is thinking about making a bid for the nation’s fourth-largest. Sources “familiar with the matter” say that Sprint is weighing the possibility of making a play …

Spotify Launches Free Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets) Spotify Launches Free Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets)
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As expected, Spotify has just announced that for the first time, the company will offer free mobile streaming. Until today, Spotify users who chose the free, ad-supported option were banned from any sort of mobile listening. Zero. Zilch. Today, Spotify …

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

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

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

AdSense Publishers Get Mobile Anchor Ads On Smartphones AdSense Publishers Get Mobile Anchor Ads On Smartphones
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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 …

Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank? Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?
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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 …

Socialbakers Launches Mobile Analytics App, Adds Instagram And LinkedIn Support 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 …

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 805, Can Playback 4K Video Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 805, Can Playback 4K Video
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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 …

Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO
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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 …

Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID 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 …

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

Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips 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 …

IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines 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 …

Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google

Veteran web usability consultant Jakob Nielsen recently gave an “At Google” talk about mobile usability and where it’s headed. Google has now made the talk available for all to see. If your’e developing a mobile app or site, you may …

Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers
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Google announced that it is changing the way the mobile PLA (product listing ads) ad unit looks on Google.com. The update is designed to help shoppers browse and discover merchandise more easily while using their mobile device. “People are increasingly …