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  • Como a tecnologia irá tornar a vida das pessoas melhor?

    Google Discovery
    Renê Fraga
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    A tecnologia tem sido uma ferramenta importante para o desenvolvimento humano e, talvez, o fator com o maior grau de evolução da nossa história. Com a capacidade de promover benefícios cada vez maiores, esta criação humana tem se mostrado mais abrangente ao salvar vidas ou, até mesmo, em levar o homem a lugares antes nunca imaginados. Esta variante do desenvolvimento moderno, tem ajudado países e populações a se desenvolverem em todos os cantos do mundo, auxiliando na fabricação de produtos de consumo, no desenvolvimento de novos meios de comunicação, além de conectar as…
  • Through the Google lens: search trends July 18-24

    The Official Google Blog
    Emily Wood
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Based on search, it seems like a lot of you spent the last seven days slurping ice cream cones, jamming to pop parodies and starting the countdown to a certain February flick. Could be worse. Here’s a look at what people were searching for last week:Fifty shades of searchSearchers were “Crazy in Love” with the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, set to a special Beyonce recording of her 2003 hit. There were more than a million searches this week for the ….ahem… hotly anticipated movie, which comes out next Valentine’s Day. In addition to the trailer, people were also looking for…
  • Testing robots.txt files made easier

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Webmaster level: intermediate-advancedTo crawl, or not to crawl, that is the robots.txt question. Making and maintaining correct robots.txt files can sometimes be difficult. While most sites have it easy (tip: they often don't even need a robots.txt file!), finding the directives within a large robots.txt file that are or were blocking individual URLs can be quite tricky. To make that easier, we're now announcing an updated robots.txt testing tool in Webmaster Tools. You can find the updated testing tool in Webmaster Tools within the Crawl section: Here you'll see the current robots.txt file,…
  • Manage your gift cards, request money and send money for free from your debit card with the Google Wallet app

    Google Commerce
    Commerce Blog
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Today, we’re introducing several new features to the Google Wallet app* for Android and iOS devices that make it easier to shop in stores and get paid by friends and family. First, you can now easily manage your gift cards and redeem them in stores using the Wallet app. Never worry about forgetting your gift cards at home again. You can also request money from friends, which means you can settle the dinner bill while you're still at the table. Lastly, sending money with your debit card is now free, making it even easier to pay your friends or the babysitter using Wallet.Store gift cards and…
  • Google Appoints Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

    News announcements
    Emily Wood
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 15, 2014 — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.“Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our…
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    Google Discovery

  • Como a tecnologia irá tornar a vida das pessoas melhor?

    Renê Fraga
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    A tecnologia tem sido uma ferramenta importante para o desenvolvimento humano e, talvez, o fator com o maior grau de evolução da nossa história. Com a capacidade de promover benefícios cada vez maiores, esta criação humana tem se mostrado mais abrangente ao salvar vidas ou, até mesmo, em levar o homem a lugares antes nunca imaginados. Esta variante do desenvolvimento moderno, tem ajudado países e populações a se desenvolverem em todos os cantos do mundo, auxiliando na fabricação de produtos de consumo, no desenvolvimento de novos meios de comunicação, além de conectar as…
  • FBI alerta que carros com auto-condução podem ajudar criminosos a fugir da polícia

    Renê Fraga
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    De acordo com um suposto relatório do FBI obtido pelo The Guardian, o departamento acredita que veículos autônomos poderiam se transformar em “armas letais”, mas não de uma maneira que você pode pensar. A agência do governo dos EUA teme que os carros de auto-condução poderia levar a bandidos “multitarefas”. O relatório monta um quadro de criminosos que poderiam tirar proveito da tecnologia numa perseguição para atirar nos policiais, já que estarão com suas mãos livres. Apesar desta análise negativa, o FBI também vê alguns dos possíveis benefícios dos…
  • Empresas agora podem adquirir imagens do Google Earth

    Renê Fraga
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    O Google anunciou que está abrindo sua coleção de imagens do Google Earth para empresas. Empresas e organizações não-governamentais terão agora a possibilidade de adquirir as imagens coletadas pelo Google e usá-las para o que eles precisam. Desde que foi lançado há 9 anos, o Google Earth construiu uma incrível coleção de imagens e o buscador parece ter bastante interesse em começar a lucrar com isso.
  • Carros do Google Street View monitoram vazamentos de metano nos EUA

    Renê Fraga
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    O site New Scientist relata que o Google está usando seus carros do Street View para detectar vazamentos de metano a partir de tubos corroídos, aterros e outras fontes. “Sensores amarrados ao topo dos carros mapearam centenas de vazamentos de metano nos arredores de Boston, Staten Island, Nova York e Indianapolis”, informa a publicação. “Vazamentos de metano são uma ameaça tripla:. Podem causar explosões, acelerar o crescimento do aquecimento global e desperdiçar dinheiro”. Três carros do Street View foram equipados com sensores capazes de detectar metano e…
  • Google lança Project Zero para encontrar brechas de segurança em software de terceiros

    Renê Fraga
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:02 pm
    O Google anunciou o Project Zero, uma equipe interna de especialistas em segurança que estarão encarregados de encontrar vulnerabilidades em softwares de terceiros – não para explorá-los, mas para alertar os desenvolvedores e evitar a próximo Heartbleed. O bug Heartbleed colocou toda a indústria de software todo em alerta. Google, Facebook , Microsoft e outros formaram uma fundação, no início deste ano, com o objetivo de trabalhar em projetos open-source populares para auditar e melhorar sua segurança. De acordo com o buscador, a ideia do Project Zero é melhorar a segurança…
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Through the Google lens: search trends July 18-24

    Emily Wood
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Based on search, it seems like a lot of you spent the last seven days slurping ice cream cones, jamming to pop parodies and starting the countdown to a certain February flick. Could be worse. Here’s a look at what people were searching for last week:Fifty shades of searchSearchers were “Crazy in Love” with the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, set to a special Beyonce recording of her 2003 hit. There were more than a million searches this week for the ….ahem… hotly anticipated movie, which comes out next Valentine’s Day. In addition to the trailer, people were also looking for…
  • Little Box Challenge opens for submissions

    Emily Wood
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    These days, if you’re an engineer, inventor or just a tinkerer with a garage, you don’t have to look far for a juicy opportunity: there are cash prize challenges dedicated to landing on the moon, building a self-driving car, cleaning the oceans, or inventing an extra-clever robot. Today, together with the IEEE, we’re adding one more: shrinking a big box into a little box. Seriously.Of course, there’s more to it than that. Especially when the big box is a power inverter, a picnic cooler-sized device used to convert the energy that comes from solar, electric vehicles & wind (DC…
  • Through the Google lens: search trends July 11-17

    Emily Wood
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The World Cup is over and order has finally been restored to the universe. Now that football mania is behind us, searchers are getting the latest info about the world off the pitch. From Tesla announcing their cheapest car ever, the $35,000 Model 3 (OK, so “cheap” is relative) to the tragic events surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, read on to see what trended this week.Cutting the cord … but not reallyNetflix binge-watchers had a near-panic attack when rumors swirled that beloved show Orange is the New Black was getting the axe. But have no fear, friends—the show lives to see…
  • America's businesses are using the web to grow

    Emily Wood
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Over the past few months, we’ve had the chance to talk to businesses all over the country and hear stories of how they’ve become successful. For many, it’s pretty simple: the Internet. The web is helping businesses and communities across the U.S. to grow and succeed. In fact, last year Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $111 billion of economic activity for more than 1.5 million businesses—advertisers, publishers and nonprofits—across the U.S.Take Go2marine, a boat supply company located on Bainbridge Island, off the coast of Washington State. Because of their…
  • From superheroes to the battle of the battles—the World Cup through search

    Emily Wood
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Yesterday, Germany won their fourth world championship, and, over the course of the last month, the world watched them do it—in Brazil, in bars and living rooms around the world, on their phones and laptops and tablets. This World Cup was the most digital, most connected, and most searched global event we've seen to date. There were more than 2.1 billion tournament-related searches on Google, many of which we shared on our trends hub. Looking at the trends from each match, you’ll see some topics that you’d expect to catch the world’s attention, such as top players and…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • Testing robots.txt files made easier

    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Webmaster level: intermediate-advancedTo crawl, or not to crawl, that is the robots.txt question. Making and maintaining correct robots.txt files can sometimes be difficult. While most sites have it easy (tip: they often don't even need a robots.txt file!), finding the directives within a large robots.txt file that are or were blocking individual URLs can be quite tricky. To make that easier, we're now announcing an updated robots.txt testing tool in Webmaster Tools. You can find the updated testing tool in Webmaster Tools within the Crawl section: Here you'll see the current robots.txt file,…
  • Promoting modern websites for modern devices in Google search results

    Google Webmaster Central
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Webmaster level: allA common annoyance for web users is when websites require browser technologies that are not supported by their device. When users access such pages, they may see nothing but a blank space or miss out a large portion of the page's contents.Starting today in our English search results in the US, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices. For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices or on Android versions 4.1 and higher, and a page whose contents are mostly Flash may be noted like this:Developing modern…
  • Troubleshooting hreflang annotations in Webmaster Tools

    Google Webmaster Central
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    If you are targeting users in more than one country, chances are you already heard about rel-alternate-hreflang. If you haven't, in short, this annotation enables Google and other search engines to serve the correct language or regional version of pages to searchers, which can lead to increased user satisfaction.Making sure the deployed annotations are usable by search engines can be rather difficult, especially on sites with many pages, and site owners all around the world haven’t been shy telling us about this. Today we're releasing a feature that should make debugging…
  • Android app indexing is now open for everyone!

    Google Webmaster Central
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Webmaster level: AllDo you have an Android app in addition to your website? You can now connect the two so that users searching from their smartphones and tablets can easily find and reach your app content. App deep links in search results help your users find your content more easily and re-engage with your app after they’ve installed it. As a site owner, you can show your users the right content at the right time — by connecting pages of your website to the relevant parts of your app you control when your users are directed to your app and when they go to your website. Hundreds of apps…
  • Making site moves easier

    Google Webmaster Central
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Webmaster level: intermediate-advancedFew topics confuse and scare webmasters more than site moves. To help you avoid surprises, we've created an in-depth guide on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot-friendly way. So what, exactly, is a site move and how do you go about moving a site correctly?Basics of site movesA site move is, broadly, one of two types of content migrations: Site moves without URL changes. Only the underlying infrastructure serving the website is changed without any visible changes to the URL structure. For example, you might move www.example.com to a different hosting…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • Manage your gift cards, request money and send money for free from your debit card with the Google Wallet app

    Commerce Blog
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Today, we’re introducing several new features to the Google Wallet app* for Android and iOS devices that make it easier to shop in stores and get paid by friends and family. First, you can now easily manage your gift cards and redeem them in stores using the Wallet app. Never worry about forgetting your gift cards at home again. You can also request money from friends, which means you can settle the dinner bill while you're still at the table. Lastly, sending money with your debit card is now free, making it even easier to pay your friends or the babysitter using Wallet.Store gift cards and…
  • Scale your Shopping campaigns with bulk uploads and AdWords Editor

    Commerce Blog
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    With less than eight weeks left until regular Product Listing Ad (PLA) campaigns retire, we're excited that the majority of PLA advertisers have already started taking advantage of Shopping campaigns, and 85% of these have already fully upgraded. Advertisers who’ve upgraded like Farfetch, US Mattress, LiBoutique and ValuePetSupplies are seeing great success thanks to the retail-centric interface, item-level reporting and competitive benchmark data.For those of you who’ve upgraded, we’re excited to introduce two new tools to make campaign management, specifically bid optimization,…
  • Win the digital shelf with our new guide to Shopping campaigns

    Commerce Blog
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    We introduced Shopping campaigns in February to make it easier for you to manage your Product Listing Ads (PLAs). In late August, Shopping campaigns will be the default campaign type for all PLA advertisers.To help retailers make the most of their Shopping campaigns, we’re excited to introduce a new best practices guide, “Shape Up Your Shopping Campaigns.” It addresses important questions like:How should you structure your campaigns: by product line, performance, or both? Which feed attributes have the best chance of improving CTR?Are you adjusting bids quickly enough during peak…
  • Let your shoppers speed through checkout on iOS apps with Google Wallet Instant Buy

    Commerce Blog
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Typing shipping and billing information on mobile devices can be a difficult experience, which is one of the reasons why 97% of mobile shoppers abandon their shopping carts. We introduced Google Wallet Instant Buy to make checkout on mobile sites and Android apps easier and help shoppers speed through the purchase process - often in as few as two clicks.Today we're bringing this same technology to iOS apps. iOS developers in the U.S. can now sign up to integrate the Instant Buy API and bring a fast and easy checkout experience across iOS, Android and web.Merchants and developers selling…
  • Google Shopping Express now available to Northern California shoppers with overnight service

    Commerce Blog
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Attention Northern California shoppers -- Need a quick birthday gift from Toys"R"Us but there isn’t one nearby?  Or heading out on a camping trip tomorrow and need some last-minute gear from REI?  Google Shopping Express is introducing convenient overnight delivery to shoppers throughout Northern California - from Fresno and Porterville in the south to Eureka and Crescent City in the north.  This new overnight service complements Google Shopping Express’ growing same-day offering which recently expanded from the San Francisco Bay Area to West Los Angeles and…
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    News announcements

  • Google Appoints Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

    Emily Wood
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 15, 2014 — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.“Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our…
  • Google Launches Made with Code

    Emily Wood
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, National Center for Women & Information Technology, MIT Media Lab, TechCrunch, and Seventeen Join Efforts to Inspire Girls to CodeMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 19, 2014 – Today, Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code. The initiative will aim to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream…
  • Google announces Calico, a new company focused on health and well-being

    Emily Wood
    18 Sep 2013 | 9:00 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives. It’s impossible to imagine…
  • Publishers and Google Reach Agreement

    Emily Wood
    4 Oct 2012 | 7:00 am
    Mountain View, CA and Washington, DC; October 4, 2012 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation.The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on October 19, 2005 by five AAP member publishers. As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not required to approve its terms.The settlement…
  • Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

    Emily Wood
    22 May 2012 | 6:55 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 22, 2012 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) has closed, with Google acquiring MMI for $40.00 per share in cash.The acquisition will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.Sanjay Jha, who revived Motorola’s Mobile Devices business and led the company through this acquisition, has stepped…
 
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    Google Developers Blog

  • Upgrade now to Calendar APIv3

    Louis Gray
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Cross-posted from the Google Apps Developers BlogBack in 2011, we launched Calendar APIv3, which offers developers several improvements over older versions of the API, including better support for recurring events and lightweight resource representation in JSON. At that same time, we also announced that the older versions of the API – v1 and v2 – would be entering a three-year deprecation period in order to give developers time to migrate to the new version. Those three years are coming to an end, and on November 17, the v1 and v2 endpoints will be shut down. If you haven’t already done…
  • The New Roboto

    Louis Gray
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Christian Robertson, Android Visual DesignerAlong with the Material Design guidelines we released a new version of the Roboto type family. A lot of things have changed as we tuned the font to work across more screen sizes and conditions, from watches to desktops, televisions to cars. It still keeps much of its character that made it successful for both phones and tablets, but almost every glyph has been tweaked and updated in some way. We see Roboto as an evolving type family and plan to continue to change and update it as the system evolves. It used to be that a type family was designed…
  • Noto: A CJK Font That is Complete, Beautiful and Right for Your Language and Region

    Louis Gray
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    By Xiangye Xiao, Stuart Gill, and Jungshik Shin,Google Text and Font Team, Internationalization EngineeringChinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) readers represent approximately one quarter of the world’s population. Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible to all users no matter what language they use. To that end, Google, in cooperation with our partner Adobe, has released a free, high-quality Pan-CJK font family: Noto Sans CJK. These fonts are intended to provide a richer and more beautiful reading experience to the East Asian community…
  • Design Sprints for Developers

    Gary Lewis
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    By Nadya Direkova, Staff Designer and Design Evangelist at Google[x] At Google and throughout the industry, we all agree that two things matter: design and speed. But how can we do great design quickly? For our teams, one of our most important tools is the design sprint. While a typical product design process takes months or years, a design sprint compresses this into a week or less. The design sprint combines key design and research methods and focuses on a single challenge or multiple challenges in parallel. It brings all the stakeholders—designers, developers, product managers, and other…
  • Putting your Professional Group on the Map

    Louis Gray
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    By Sarah Maddox, Google Developer Relations teamPeople love to know what's happening in their area of expertise around the world. What better way to show it, than on a map? Tech Comm on a Map puts technical communication tidbits onto an interactive map, together with the data and functionality provided by Google Maps.I'm a technical writer at Google. In this post I share a project that uses the new Data layer in the Google Maps JavaScript API, with a Google Sheets spreadsheet as a data source and a location search provided by Google Places Autocomplete.Although this project is about technical…
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • How important is collaboration?

    Johnny Luu
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Most Aussies would say that a collaborative workplace is the sort of place they want to work. Most employers want this too, because collaboration can help employees share information, come up with ideas and reduce waste.But what exactly is collaboration, and just how valuable is it? We decided to ask Deloitte Access Economics to calculate the value of collaboration to the Australian economy.They worked the numbers and the results amazed us. Their report, The Collaborative Economy, shows that companies that actively encourage collaboration do better — by a lot. Companies that prioritised…
  • See all six sides of the new Presets single on Google Play

    Johnny Luu
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Last month we took our new Cube on its first outing, to Semi Permanent, a conference for creative minds here in Sydney. An experimental platform for interactive storytelling, the Cube was developed by our Sydney Creative Lab as a place to produce film, music, and other art totally free from two-dimensional traditional constraints.We hoped that the creative world would inspire us with all sorts of wacky ideas for the Cube, and we were thrilled when the first cab off the rank turned out to be one of our favourite Aussie bands - The Presets. With director Barnaby Roper (David Bowie, Kanye West,…
  • Make our world better, faster, with Google Impact Challenge Australia

    Johnny Luu
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    From conceiving the Hills Hoist to inventing the bionic ear and WiFi, Australia has a rich history of innovation, fuelled by a desire to solve tough problems with technology solutions. We believe technology can help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and today we’re announcing a new program to support Aussie innovators in the non-profit sector who want to use technology to make an impact.Starting today, Australian non-profits can submit their technology-driven ideas to Google Impact Challenge | Australia for the opportunity to share in $2 million of funding. We’ll…
  • Two Australians selected for the Google PhD Fellowship program

    Johnny Luu
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    The Google PhD Fellowship program supports PhD students in computer science and related fields, and is part of our commitment to building strong relationships with the global academic community. To date we’ve awarded 193 Fellowships in 72 universities across 17 countries.In our most recent round two Australians have been recognised for their efforts.Guosheng Lin, from the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies at the University of Adelaide, was awarded the Google Australia Fellowship in Machine Perception Research for his work in binary code learning with deep neural networks for image…
  • Look ahead: creator features coming to YouTube

    Johnny Luu
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:19 pm
    VidCon is the place where thousands of creators and fans come together every year to share their passion for YouTube and online video. We came to Anaheim today to offer them a sneak preview of new features and updates we’re releasing in the coming months. Here’s a look at the things we’ve been working on to help you make more your videos even more awesome, to reach global audiences and grow your businesses on YouTube.YouTube Creator Studio: Did you know that after Rebecca Black uploaded “Friday,” she went on a school trip, not knowing for several days the video was going viral? To…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Introducing a new multi-screen resource in the AdSense Help Center

    John A.Smith
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Did you know that sites optimized for multiple screen sizes can have an average 15% higher RPM and twice the traffic growth rate of sites that aren’t?*If you think about how quickly you’ll leave a site where you have to pinch and zoom to find something, it’s not surprising that multi-screen optimized sites are performing better. That same behavior will most often apply to your own users too, so having a multi-screen plan is important to keeping them engaged for longer.There’s a lot to think about when deciding on your multi-screen strategy. To help you in your decision-making, we’ve…
  • Find out what the world wants to know during the World Cup with Google Trends

    John A.Smith
    13 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    As the World Cup launches, content consumption will increase for many websites especially those focused on news and sports. As can be seen from the statistics below, soccer fever is about to take hold:The World Cup is the largest, most connected global sporting event. Worldwide, it has more interest on Google Search than the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and the Tour de France combined.*In 2010, about 18% of searches for games, players and teams during the World Cup final were made on a mobile device. Compare that with 2014, when 63% of similar searches during a popular UEFA Champions League…
  • Wire transfer payments now available in more countries

    John A.Smith
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:26 am
    We're excited to announce that wire transfer is now available as a new payment method in a number of countries. The full list of countries is available in our Help Center.  With wire transfer, your earnings are deposited directly into your bank account, offering you a fast, secure, and convenient way to receive AdSense payments. If you’re not already using our new payments system, then wire transfer will become available when your account is transitioned to the new system.We recommend checking with your bank to learn more about receiving an international wire transfer payment. Ask them…
  • Creating new ad units just got easier

    John A.Smith
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:47 am
    Creating new ad units for your site can take time, especially when deciding on their look and style. Save time on this process with the new, simplified My ads tab in your AdSense account. From today, it’s quicker and easier to create new ad units, giving you more time to concentrate on optimizing your ad space.In addition to simplifying the ad unit creation process, we’ve also refreshed the user interface for this page, making it more intuitive and easier to navigate. When choosing from the various options for your new ad units, we’ll help you in your final decision by highlighting the…
  • New ad sizes for Google AdSense

    John A.Smith
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    We've heard from both publishers and advertisers that new, larger ad formats provide a great canvas for rich creatives and perform well on many sites. Today, we’re pleased to share two new ad sizes - 970 x 250 Billboard and the 300 x 1050 Portrait - that will help you reach more advertisers while also enhancing user experience and engagement on your site.As with most of our ad sizes, both of these ad units can accommodate standard text ads in addition to image ads. Additionally, they can show similar-sized image ads when doing so will maximize the performance of your ad unit. In this case,…
 
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    News announcements

  • Google Appoints Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

    Emily Wood
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 15, 2014 — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.“Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our…
  • Google Launches Made with Code

    Emily Wood
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, National Center for Women & Information Technology, MIT Media Lab, TechCrunch, and Seventeen Join Efforts to Inspire Girls to CodeMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 19, 2014 – Today, Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code. The initiative will aim to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream…
  • Google announces Calico, a new company focused on health and well-being

    Emily Wood
    18 Sep 2013 | 9:00 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives. It’s impossible to imagine…
  • Publishers and Google Reach Agreement

    Emily Wood
    4 Oct 2012 | 7:00 am
    Mountain View, CA and Washington, DC; October 4, 2012 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation.The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on October 19, 2005 by five AAP member publishers. As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not required to approve its terms.The settlement…
  • Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

    Emily Wood
    22 May 2012 | 6:55 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 22, 2012 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) has closed, with Google acquiring MMI for $40.00 per share in cash.The acquisition will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.Sanjay Jha, who revived Motorola’s Mobile Devices business and led the company through this acquisition, has stepped…
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  • Growing America’s Businesses Online

    Google Public Policy Blog
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Posted by Jim Lecinski, Vice President, Customer Solutions Over the past few months, we’ve had the chance to talk to businesses all over the country and hear stories of how they’ve become successful. For many, it’s pretty simple: the Internet. The web is helping businesses and communities across the U.S. to grow and succeed. In fact, last year Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $111 billion of economic activity for more than 1.5 million businesses—advertisers, publishers and nonprofits—across the U.S.Take Go2marine, a boat supply company located on Bainbridge…
  • Searching for the right balance

    Google Public Policy Blog
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    In May, the Court of Justice of the European Union established a “right to be forgotten." Today, we published an op-ed by David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer, in the U.K.'s The Guardian, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, France's Le Figaro and Spain's El Pais, discussing the ruling and our response. We're republishing the op-ed in full below. -Ed.When you search online, there’s an unwritten assumption that you’ll get an instant answer, as well as additional information if you need to dig deeper. This is all possible because of…
  • A step toward government transparency

    Google Public Policy Blog
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:01 am
    Posted by Richard Salgado, Director Law Enforcement and Information SecurityLast year, President Obama directed the Intelligence Community to be more transparent about government surveillance programs, which led to a promise by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to release a transparency report concerning national security orders it issues on an annual basis. Today, the U.S. government released its first transparency report containing statistics around national security orders for user data to Internet and telecom companies. This is a step in the right direction of increasing…
  • A significant milestone for digital due process

    Google Public Policy Blog
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am
    Posted by David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel Although the recent debate around government surveillance has focused on the reach of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), we have long supported efforts to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) so that the government must obtain a warrant to require a provider to disclose content stored with the provider.  The ongoing campaign to update ECPA reached a significant milestone today. For the first time, a majority of Members in the U.S. House of Representatives…
  • Commemorating D-Day’s 70th anniversary

    Google Public Policy Blog
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Posted by Sixtine Fabre, Associate Program Manager, Google Cultural InstituteOn June 6, 1944, the largest air, naval and military operation in history took place on the coast of Normandy. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we’ve partnered with a number of cultural institutions and veterans from the U.S., U.K. and France to help share the stories of the Normandy Landings through the Cultural Institute and a Google+ Hangout on Air today. Technology allows us to bring together information from around the world to showcase different perspectives on one moment in time. This is…
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  • The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    Mickey Mellen
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik’s words: Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Within a week, the world’s great powers had mobilized and begun sending their armies to the frontiers. This GE animation begins August 1st and follows the daily movements of each army’s units through October 31st, by which time a near-continuous belt of trenches along this Western Front prevented any significant movement for…
  • Street View now available in Serbia

    Mickey Mellen
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Nikola’, we’ve learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and Niš. You can see it for yourself in Google Maps using this link or fly there in Google Earth by using this KML file and following the video below: Thanks Nikola! The post Street View now available in Serbia appeared first on Google Earth Blog.
  • Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and made it very easy for people to see how things would be situated. The folks at Site3D are doing similar work, taking drawing layers and overlaying them on Google Earth. Even better, their various drawing layers are imported as individual Google Earth layers so that you can toggle off individual layers as needed. They also support taking Google Earth paths via KML and importing them back into the…
  • Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some places using Google Earth to try to better understand what happened. First is the photo below, found via Twitter, which is using Google Earth to show the path of the flight, the path of the missile, and the crash site. At this point I’ve not been able to find a KML file for this image, but the image itself is rather striking: Next is a series of images of the crash site, provided by…
  • Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

    Mickey Mellen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of Chernobyl and Fukushima, Sylvan also took a look at Three Mile Island and Kyshtym. You can check out the full article for yourself over on Mashable. To highlight other nuclear facilities around the world, the folks at Google Sightseeing have put together a few “nuclear power megaposts” over the years. The first post covered nine reactors around the world, and the second post covered…
 
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  • Spend more time exploring with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    On vacation and want to know where the locals go? Looking for a new place to grab food on your lunch break? Waiting on the platform for your next train and wondering when it’s scheduled to arrive? Starting this week, you can spend less time searching for your answer and more time exploring the world with the Google Maps app for Android and iOS.Now, whenever you want to discover places in your area, simply tap the new Explore button at the bottom right corner of your map to get a quick look at what’s nearby (where available). With Explore as your guide, you’ll see different places and…
  • Take a swim with Street View on World Oceans Day

    Emily Wood
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    In celebration of World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 8, today we’re inviting you to explore some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered waters in Google Maps, in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. All you need is an Internet connection to dive into two new UNESCO Marine World Heritage Sites in Belize and the Philippines.On UNESCO’s Danger List of World Heritage Sites, the Belize Barrier Reef is the largest in the northern hemisphere. With Street View, you can discover what’s left of this habitat for threatened species, including many species of coral—everything from…
  • Get a front row seat to the games with Google Maps

    Emily Wood
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    The world's biggest soccer tournament is here. Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch or packing your bags for Brazil, Google Maps is your ticket to the games. To kick off the tournament, starting today you can explore all 12 stadiums and the iconic painted streets, one of Brazil’s tournament traditions, in Street View—a digital legacy of the 2014 games for years to come. Exploring the sights and culture of this year’s football tournament has never been easier with Street View in Google Maps.Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo - Maracanã, RJRua Padre Agostinho Poncet, São…
  • Hop on board—and go almost anywhere—with public transit on Google Maps

    Lat Long
    14 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over 70 percent of the world’s population doesn’t own a car1—a surprising fact for anyone who’s sat for what seems like hours on end in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Millions of people rely on public transit to get around. That’s why, since 2007, we’ve worked to include public transit routes and schedules in Google Maps. In fact, buses, trains, trams and subways included in Google Maps travel 200 million kilometers every day—that’s the equivalent of driving every single road in the world three times!2Today, Google Maps is helping you get around on public transit even more easily…
  • Get on the road, go off the grid, or plan the perfect weekend with the Google Maps app

    Lat Long
    6 May 2014 | 8:53 am
    When your life is moving fast, you need tools to keep up with your pace. Google Maps for mobile is the perfect travel companion for your daily commute, weekend errands, and (much-needed) vacations. Starting today, you now have even more ways to avoid life’s everyday hiccups with Google Maps for Android and iPhone/iPad:Don’t miss your next turn or exit. The Google Maps app now shows you which lane to stay in or move to so you’ll never find yourself driving for miles down the wrong road. You’ll also have easy access to alternate routes while you’re navigating, so you can choose the…
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  • Introducing Dynamic Sitelinks

    Rob Newton
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Whether it’s shopping for a TV or planning a trip, people perform multiple searches when completing activities online. Sitelinks have long helped to connect people to the content they’re looking for by linking to specific pages on your websites -- directly from your ad, with just a single click.Today, we’re introducing dynamic sitelinks: automatically generated sitelinks that appear below your ad text, connecting potential customers to relevant pages on your website more easily. This is another example, like seller ratings, of AdWords tools adding value to your ads while saving time and…
  • Advertising on your schedule with AdWords Express

    Rob Newton
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Small businesses know the importance of being online, but running that first ad can be overwhelming. Google introduced AdWords Express to help small businesses start advertising online easily, without the need for daily management. Fast-forward nearly three years to today, and businesses around the world are seeing success with AdWords Express.Nick Valle, owner of Nick’s Towing and Roadside Assistance, uses AdWords Express to run his business from the road. After a decade of driving an 18-wheeler and working part-time for a towing company, Nick decided to start his own small business. He…
  • Scale your Shopping campaigns with bulk uploads and AdWords Editor

    Rob Newton
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    With less than eight weeks left until regular Product Listing Ad (PLA) campaigns retire, we're excited that the majority of PLA advertisers have already started taking advantage of Shopping campaigns, and 85% of these have already fully upgraded. Advertisers who’ve upgraded like Farfetch, US Mattress, LiBoutique and ValuePetSupplies are seeing great success thanks to the retail-centric interface, item-level reporting and competitive benchmark data.For those of you who’ve upgraded, we’re excited to introduce two new tools to make campaign management, specifically bid optimization,…
  • A simpler way to manage your business locations in AdWords

    Rob Newton
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    We’re excited to introduce upgraded location extensions, a better way to display your business locations in every ad by linking your Google My Business and AdWords accounts.Consumers increasingly look online for information such as driving directions, store hours, and products and services available at local businesses. Research shows that 50% of consumers visit a store within one day of searching for local information on their smartphones.As people are likely to visit a store based on what they see in online search, it’s important to capture every opportunity to showcase your locations.
  • Drive More App Installs and Engagement with New Ads on the AdMob Network

    Rob Newton
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Earlier this year, we announced a number of AdWords enhancements to our app promotion offering as part of a broader effort to connect consumers to relevant content, both on websites and apps.  Starting today, advertisers will be able to access many of the offerings on the  AdMob network that we announced with more to come for search ads (beta info for app engagement) and YouTube in the coming months. We’ll share more details with you on this blog at that time. Reach people most likely to install your appA top priority for app developers is driving installs from people most likely…
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  • New URL for Google Docs

    Alex Chitu
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    If you go to docs.google.com, you might see this message: "Soon, docs.google.com will start taking you to the Google Docs application, not Google Drive. You can always get to Google Drive by using drive.google.com." Until now, docs.google.com redirected to drive.google.com without displaying this message."You may be using docs.google.com to access Google Drive. With the launch of the new Google Docs editors home screens, docs.google.com will redirect to the Docs home screen, where you'll find all of your Google Docs and Word files," explains Google.Some useful URLs:* docs.google.com,…
  • Google Tests Timeline View for Knowledge Graph

    Alex Chitu
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Google tests a timeline view for Knowledge Graph cards. For a query like [World War I], Google's experimental interface displays a chronological list of important events obtained from Wikipedia articles.Mouse over an event and Google shows more information, including images, relevant dates and snippets from Wikipedia articles. Click the event to perform a Google search.By default, Google only highlights some of the most important events, but you can zoom in to explore to see even more events. Google uses colors and parallel axis to distinguish between different types of information.Here's a…
  • Animated YouTube Channel Art

    Alex Chitu
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    YouTube now lets you upload animated GIFs for channel art. The maximum file size is 2MB and the minimum dimension is 2048 x 1152. "For optimal results on all devices we recommend uploading a single 2560 X 1440 px image," informs YouTube.Here's an example of channel that uses animated GIFs and a video that explains how to create animated channel art using Photoshop:{ Thanks, Sterling. }
  • Gmail Setup Widget

    Alex Chitu
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    When you create a new Gmail account, Google now shows a widget that helps you learn how to use Gmail, choose a theme, import contacts and mail, change profile image and more."Gmail now has a setup gadget to help people new to Gmail get started. This gadget helps people set up their Gmail account with actions like adding a profile picture and creating an email signature, and teaches them to use features like undo send and creating an auto-responder. The setup gadget is hidden once the person completes all actions, dismisses the gadget or after two weeks. It can be relaunched from Settings,"…
  • Extended Google Play Music Trial for Chromecast Users

    Alex Chitu
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    To celebrate Chromecast's first birthday, Google extended the Play Music All Access free trial from 30 days to 90 days, but only in the US. You can redeem Chromecast offers from this page. "In order to check for available offers, we require you to share your device's serial number with Google. We use the serial number to provide your device with offers that may be relevant to you," informs Google.The extended trial is only available if you haven't subscribed to All Access and you haven't used the 30-days free trial. There's more information in the help center:"Promotion only open to users in…
 
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  • Google Views upgrades include comments and +1s

    Wes
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    According to Evan Rapoport of Google, a couple of new features have been added to Google Views. If you’re unfamiliar with Google Views, it’s a photo exploration site within Google Maps, that gives photographers another platform to show off their work.  Through the use of Google Plus and Google Maps, Google has drawn a whole other network following with Google Views. And now with the addition of +1 and comments in Google Views, it is possible for even more interesting interactions between photographers and their fans.  Google Plus had from the outset been a manner for…
  • Chromecast Site Gets More Awesome

    Wes
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    From the outset of the Chromecast the site that Google has put up was a bit lackluster (interpreted: Google likes basic, flat, simple, beta to begin with).  This has now changed and as the Chromecast site gets more apps, it begins to achieve what it might have been in the first place. Googel has added even more tabs and apps interaction capacity.  It’s not just a simple smattering of apps, oh no, there’s more now.  And so if you click on the “more” button you will get exactly that, more apps, more features. If you feel that the “more”-ness of the…
  • Sneak Peek at New Google Chrome OS, Athena

    Wes
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
     Chrome OS Athena Thanks to Google’s François Beaufort, we now have a slim glimpse of the future of Chrome OS, Athena.  Although this screenshot alone is not much to go on, the overall concept looks interesting.  This appears to be a first draft for the team, so it will likely look a great deal more clean when it finally arrives. From the image above, it appears that Google is planning a new style to change and stack tabs.  Outside of this and François’ post we have little to go on.  The discovery of the new version came from code hackers searching for intrigue.
  • Google Chrome New Incognito Mode

    Wes
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
     New Incognito Mode Google doesn’t appear to care what you do with the new incognito mode, but they do care enough to offer some level of privacy.  This most recent update brings a clearer idea of what they mean by “incognito”. The clearer idea makes it clear that although Google may not be able to see what you are doing, your employer can still see.  Incognito mode merely does not keep a copy of what you’re doing.  As noted above your history, cookies, and tabs will not be kept, but bookmarks and downloads will be. Although if you have nothing to hide or no reason…
  • Google Mobile Search warns of Adobe Flash

    Wes
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    While iOS has never supported Adobe Flash, Google’s Android phones were hailed as at least one mobile OS that would.  But now that Adobe has depreciated it’s Flash web software and Google has ceased incorporating it, warning abound. You can still get Flash to work on older versions of Android, but as Adobe has stopped supporting its own software, websites have slowly begun to move away from it.  However, newer versions of Android do now support Flash and of course all iOS devices do not as well.  So you you are searching via Google Mobile, you will now be warned of the…
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  • Facebook to disable messaging in its main Android app this week, require Messenger for all users

    Mike Beasley
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Facebook has announced today that it will no longer allow messaging in its main mobile application later this week. Instead, any users who wish to take advantage of the company’s messaging platform will have to do so through the standalone Facebook Messenger app. Earlier this year the comapany started informing some European users of the upcoming move to the separate app, but this is the first time a solid timetable has been set for the transition. For users who already have the Messenger app installed, nothing will change. Once the change goes into effect, the “Messages”…
  • Windows Phone to get sloppy seconds on HTC One M8

    Alex Allegro
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The HTC One M8 has been proclaimed as the year’s best Android hardware. After its initial release from HTC, Google developed a Play Edition of the device that ran stock Android. Now, just a few months later, the hardware looks to be recycled again, as The Verge reporter Tom Warrenreported on Sunday that a Windows Phone version of the device will be launching later this year. Oh and HTC is working on a Windows Phone version of the One. Should be out later this year theverge.com/2014/7/27/5941…— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) July 27, 2014 This proves interesting, as just a few days…
  • Italian opera company using Google Glass to stream interactive performances

    Mark Hearn
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Google Glass may not be welcomed at movie theaters, but the popular wearable computer is getting a free pass to an opera house in Italy during a show being performed in Cagliari later this week. On Wednesday, cast and crew members from an Italian opera company will wear Mountain View’s high-tech eyewear during a performance of Puccini’s Turandot. This special opera will transmit live feeds of the show from its Glass wearing cast members that will be viewable through its website and Facebook. The remote broadcasts will hopefully open the show to a new audience,…
  • Motorola rumored to be developing phablet-sized Nexus device w/ Google as it transitions to Lenovo

    Chance Miller
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Over the weekend, a report was published claiming that Google and Motorola were working together on a 5.9-inch Nexus device codenamed the Shamu. This afternoon, The Information published a separate report corroborating this weekend’s source. The new report alleges that Google and Motorola are working together on an “undisclosed phone-tablet project with Google.” Amir Efrati claims that this is the “phablet” Nexus device that was reported on this weekend. Separately, Motorola is also getting a boost from working on an undisclosed phone-tablet project with…
  • #CorrosionGate: LG G Watch charging contacts causing injury for some owners

    Stephen Hall
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    via TecnoBuffalo Pioneering the Android Wear platform, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live have been met with mixed reviews as of yet. Most thoughts on the smartwatches have been about Android Wear as an operating system, but little has been said about either device’s actual hardware. It appears, though, that some thoughts are now coming out about the LG G Watch, and it doesn’t look so good. According to numerous reports by LG G Watch-owners across the internet, the device’s charging contacts on its underside haven’t been built with sweaty arms in mind. Many users…
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  • HTC rolls out Android 4.4.3 update for the One M8 Developer Edition

    Marc
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    As promised, HTC has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update to their One M8 Developer Edition earlier today. Apparently, this will be the last major update that you can expect your device to receive before being upgraded to Android L later in the year. This update comes with a massive file size of approximately 592MB and will bring several security fixes as well as optimization for the device. However, please do not be lazy and skip this update as they are some critical fixes which Google rolled out with their Android 4.4.4 update as well. As seen in the screenshot above, this update has…
  • Samsung launches the Galaxy TabQ in China

    Joe
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Samsung has finally announced their latest Galaxy TabQ tablet in the Chinese market earlier today. Like the Galaxy Note 3, this tablet also comes with their signature leather faux finish at the back. So far, the Galaxy TabQ is only limited to the Chinese market and is compatible only to 2 carriers namely China Mobile as well as China Unicorn. Since this is a mid-range tablet, we wouldn’t expect it to come with any impressive hardware or features. Here is a quick run-down for its specifications : 7″ TFT HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, 8MP rear…
  • How to root Goophone X2 using vroot

    Joe
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Thr Goophone X2 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Goophone back in August last year. The device rock a 5-inch qHD display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with a 1GB RAM. The Goophone X2 runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and comes with an unlocked bootloader which explains why it can be easily rooted. In the following tutorial, I will be showing you guys exactly how to root Goophone X2 using the vroot program. If nothing goes wrong, this procedure should take less than 20 minutes to complete. Read on to find out how root Goophone X2! Disclaimer :…
  • Huawei Ascend P7 receives its first firmware update

    Steve Cox
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Even though the Huawei Ascend P7 went on sale only last month, the Chinese company has already begun rolling out a firmware update for their German users earlier today. This is just a regular maintenance update which bring several bug fixes as well as optimization for the device so it’ll still remains at Android 4.4.2 after the update. Below is the details of this update (translated from German): Compatible device - Ascend P7-L10 Firmware version – L10V100R001C00B126 Android version – 4.4.2 Emotion UI version – 2.3 Region – Europe (International) Google Apps included – Yes…
  • Pink HTC One M8 is up for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

    Steve Cox
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    And finally, the HTC One M8 will soon be available in the UK market through their retailing giant Carphone Warehouse. The device will be exclusive to the retailer and is now up for pre-order through its website. If nothing goes wrong, the device is expected to be shipped by August 7th according to Carphone Warehouse. Right now, the retailer is giving away a free dot view case for those who purchase it under monthly contracts with various carriers. Prices for the mobile plans begin from just £28 with no upfront cost. Do share with us if you’ll be getting this pink beast anytime soon!
 
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  • Nicole Scherzinger 2014 Hot Photos Images

    Google Images
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Nicole Scherzinger 2014 Hot Photos Images – Google Images Provides Wide Range of Nicole Scherzinger 2014 Images, Pictures, Photos, HD Wallpapers in High Definition with High Resolution. We select a list of Best Nicole Scherzinger 2014 Hot Pictures. Download Free Nicole Scherzinger 2014 Hot HD Wallpapers for Your PC, Desktop, Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, Apple, Mac OS, […]
  • Pretty Business Woman wearing Glasses Images

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Pretty Business Woman wearing Glasses Images – Google Images Provides Wide Range of Pretty Business Woman Images, Pictures, Photos, HD Wallpapers in High Definition with High Resolution. We select a list of Best Pretty Business Woman wearing Glasses Pictures. Download Free Pretty Business Woman wearing Glasses HD Wallpapers for Your PC, Desktop, Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, Apple, […]
  • Shriya Saran Hot in Saree Navel Show Images

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Shriya Saran Hot in Saree Navel Show Images - Google Images Provides Wide Range of Shriya Saran Hot in Saree Images, Pictures, Photos, HD Wallpapers in High Definition with High Resolution. We select a list of Best Shriya Saran Hot in Saree Navel Show Pictures. Download Free Shriya Saran Hot in Saree Navel Show HD Wallpapers for Your PC, Desktop, Computer, Laptop, […]
  • Sophie Turner Pretty Images

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Sophie Turner Pretty Images - Google Images Provides Wide Range of Sophie Turner Images, Pictures, Photos, HD Wallpapers in High Definition with High Resolution. We select a list of Best Sophie Turner Pretty Pictures. Download Free Sophie Turner Pretty HD Wallpapers for Your PC, Desktop, Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, Apple, Mac OS, Ubuntu, IPhone, Ipad, Android, Smartphone and Other […]
  • Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar Movie Images

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    24 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar Movie Images – Google Images Provides Wide Range of Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar Images, Pictures, Photos, HD Wallpapers in High Definition with High Resolution. We select a list of Best Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar Movie Pictures. Download Free Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar Movie HD Wallpapers for Your PC, Desktop, Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, […]
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