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  • Google lança Watch Faces para Android Wear

    Google Discovery
    Renê Fraga
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    O Google anunciou uma novidade para os proprietários de relógios inteligentes Android Wear: agora, eles poderão customizar a “cara” do seu dispositivo. Os usuários poderão escolher diferentes tipos de mostradores a partir de uma biblioteca com dezenas de opções. São mostradores projetados por designs renomados, como Rebecca Minkoff e Craig Ward, por marcas mundialmente conhecidas, como Porshe e RedBull, e até mesmo inspirados em games famosos, como Pac Man e Plants vs. Zombies. Segue uma lista de alguns dos mostradores que já estão disponívies: ○ Ciao Manhattan Nails ○…
  • A Year in Search: the moments that defined 2014

    The Official Google Blog
    Emily Wood
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every year, we reflect on the moments that made us laugh, smile from ear to ear, or stay gripped to our screens in our annual Year in Search. In 2014, we were struck by the death of a beloved comedian, and watched news unfold about a horrific plane crash and a terrifying disease. We were captivated by the beautiful game, and had fun with birds, a bucket of ice, and a frozen princess. Watch our video to rediscover the events, people and topics that defined 2014: Wishing the genie goodbye“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” The passing of beloved comedian and…
  • Google Public DNS and Location-Sensitive DNS Responses

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    Google Webmaster Central
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Webmaster level: advanced Recently the Google Public DNS team, in collaboration with Akamai, reached an important milestone: Google Public DNS now propagates client location information to Akamai nameservers. This effort significantly improves the accuracy of approximately 30% of the location-sensitive DNS responses returned by Google Public DNS. In other words, client requests to Akamai hosted content can be routed to closer servers with lower latency and greater data transfer throughput. Overall, Google Public DNS resolvers serve 400 billion responses per day and more than 50% of them are…
  • Happy Omnidays!

    Google Commerce
    Commerce Blog
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    December of 2014 may be remembered as the first truly omni-channel holiday season: the year retailers really stretched the sales funnel to include mobile, store visits and online buying under one big connected holiday umbrella.Let's take a break from the holiday dash to see what we can learn from companies that have been creating unified shopping experiences for consumers while ringing in bigger and better profits for themselves. We'll start with a salute to three great examples of omni-channel thinking: Macy's, Sephora and REI.Macy'sWhen over 15,000 people streamed into Macy's main New York…
  • Reminder to migrate to updated Google Data APIs

    Google Developers Blog
    Gary Lewis
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over the past few years, we’ve been updating our APIs with new versions across Drive and Calendar, as well as those used for managing Google Apps for Work domains. These new APIs offered developers several improvements over older versions of the API. With each of these introductions, we also announced the deprecation of a set of corresponding APIs.The deprecation period for these APIs is coming to an end. As of April 20, 2015, we will discontinue these deprecated APIs. Calls to these APIs and any features in your application that depend on them will not work after April 20th. Discontinued…
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    Google Discovery

  • Google lança Watch Faces para Android Wear

    Renê Fraga
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    O Google anunciou uma novidade para os proprietários de relógios inteligentes Android Wear: agora, eles poderão customizar a “cara” do seu dispositivo. Os usuários poderão escolher diferentes tipos de mostradores a partir de uma biblioteca com dezenas de opções. São mostradores projetados por designs renomados, como Rebecca Minkoff e Craig Ward, por marcas mundialmente conhecidas, como Porshe e RedBull, e até mesmo inspirados em games famosos, como Pac Man e Plants vs. Zombies. Segue uma lista de alguns dos mostradores que já estão disponívies: ○ Ciao Manhattan Nails ○…
  • Breve olhada na timeline do Android

    Alda Rocha Mjcoffeeholick
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    Quase 6 anos se passaram e o sistema operacional móvel do Google tornou-se uma das plataformas móveis mais difundidos no planeta. Embora tenha mudado dramaticamente, muita coisa deu certo e ele continua firme e forte. O portal THE VERGE fez um vídeo resumindo o que aconteceu nesses 6 anos, mostrando as modificações, mutações e a evolução de Cupcake e Donut para KitKat e Lollipop.
  • Impressões sobre o Moto Maxx, da Motorola

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    O Moto Maxx é um celular de alta performance da Motorola lançado no dia 5 de novembro em nossas terras. O aparelho tem conexão 4G e sua bateria dura 40 horas, quase dois dias (48 horas). O preço de lançamento dele foi de R$ 2199, o que é atraente para um smartphone top de linha e inferior aos R$ 2699 do Xperia Z3 da Sony. Testamos o Maxx, que tem detalhes que o tornam atraente para a compra. Confira. O design dele é adequado para mãos suadas A traseira dele é feita de tecido de nylon balístico, usado em bolsas reforçadas, com Kevlar, um material para coletes a prova de balas. Isso…
  • Impressões sobre o Xperia Z3, da Sony

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    O Xperia Z3, terceiro aparelho top de linha lançado pela Sony em um ano, foi anunciado no Brasil em um evento na cidade de São Paulo que ocorreu no dia 24 de outubro. A fabricante japonesa manteve características próprias da série e anunciou melhorias. Testamos o novo celular, que prova que um aparelho Android do Google pode sim render mais do que um iPhone ou um Windows Phone. Confira. O design dele é conservador Esse novo Xperia não apresenta alterações significativas de design, mas é mais fino, com cerca de 7,3 milímetros de espessura contra 8,5 do Z1 e 8,2 do modelo Z2. O peso…
  • Samsung anuncia no Brasil as primeiras impressoras Android para público corporativo

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    A Samsung Electronics promoveu um evento em São Paulo nesta terça-feira (2) para lançar a linha SMART corportativa de impressoras, com os modelos M4580FX e M5370LX. São os primeiros modelos da empresa sul-coreana a possuírem um tablet embarcado com sistema Android. As impressoras foram desenhadas para funcionarem com smartphones e dispositivos móveis, para não dependerem de uma rede com um PC ou um notebook. Os preços sugeridos são de R$ 4.919,00 para a M4580FX e R$ 5.999,00 para a M5370ILX. No entanto, os valores podem variar bastante, já que se tratam de produtos negociados…
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • A Year in Search: the moments that defined 2014

    Emily Wood
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every year, we reflect on the moments that made us laugh, smile from ear to ear, or stay gripped to our screens in our annual Year in Search. In 2014, we were struck by the death of a beloved comedian, and watched news unfold about a horrific plane crash and a terrifying disease. We were captivated by the beautiful game, and had fun with birds, a bucket of ice, and a frozen princess. Watch our video to rediscover the events, people and topics that defined 2014: Wishing the genie goodbye“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” The passing of beloved comedian and…
  • Through the Google lens: search trends December 6-11

    Emily Wood
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    From The Colbert Report to astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, here's a look at this week's search stars.The presidency is just my day jobBeing the President of the United State is no easy task, but Barack Obama may have just faced his toughest test yet...a seat on The Colbert Report. This is the Commander-in-Chief’s third time on the show, but it’s still no cakewalk with every topic up for grabs—including Obama’s less than ideal approval ratings and his graying hair. Obama proved himself up for the challenge, though, kicking Colbert off his segment and making it his own.Not only does Obama…
  • Android dress code: wear what you want

    Emily Wood
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Deciding what to wear is a really personal thing—it’s one of the ways you show people what you’re about. Wearable technology is no different, so Android Wear offers a wide selection of apps and watches to suit your taste. It’s about expressing who you are, however you want, right on your wrist.Today there’s even more ways to show your style with Android Wear, including dozens of new watch faces (powered by an official Watch Face API), a full collection of devices on Google Play, and lots of other improvements based on your feedback. So try ‘em on for size, and let us know what you…
  • #YouTubeRewind 2014: Celebrating what you created, watched and shared

    Emily Wood
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    2014 was chock full of YouTube moments that vaulted into pop culture. We got pranked by a spider dog in Poland, learned what it’s like to walk the street for 10 hours as a woman in NYC, and watched total strangers share a first kiss. We laughed, we cried, and yes, we sang along to “Let It Go” roughly a bajillion times. In celebration of the people, memes and moments that made up an epic year, more than 100 YouTube creators gathered together for our annual Rewind video: a giant, global mashup looking back at the best of 2014 on YouTube. With creators from Japan, Germany, Israel, Mexico,…
  • Through the Google lens: search trends November 28-December 5

    Emily Wood
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    The end of the year is almost upon us, but just like the rest of your life, search isn’t slowing down. Here’s a look at what was trending this week on Google:Signs of the seasonNow that the turkey’s been carved, and even the leftovers have been gobbled (pun intended) up in the form of sandwiches and soup, the holiday season is officially underway. People shopped Cyber Monday sales, and others were excited to learn that USPS would be delivering packages seven days a week in some cities. Plus, holiday movies and songs are trending as people get into the spirit. And even if you didn’t…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • Google Public DNS and Location-Sensitive DNS Responses

    Google Webmaster Central
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Webmaster level: advanced Recently the Google Public DNS team, in collaboration with Akamai, reached an important milestone: Google Public DNS now propagates client location information to Akamai nameservers. This effort significantly improves the accuracy of approximately 30% of the location-sensitive DNS responses returned by Google Public DNS. In other words, client requests to Akamai hosted content can be routed to closer servers with lower latency and greater data transfer throughput. Overall, Google Public DNS resolvers serve 400 billion responses per day and more than 50% of them are…
  • The four steps to appiness

    Google Webmaster Central
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Webmaster Level: intermediate to advanced App deep links are the new kid on the block in organic search, and they’re picking up speed faster than you can say “schema.org ViewAction”! For signed-in users, 15% of Google searches on Android now return deep links to apps through App Indexing. And over just the past quarter, we've seen the number of clicks on app deep links jump by 10x.We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from developers and seen a lot of implementations gone right and others that were good learning experiences since we opened up App Indexing back in June. We’d like to share…
  • Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”

    Google Webmaster Central
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    reCAPTCHA protects the websites you love from spam and abuse. So, when you go online—say, for some last-minute holiday shopping—you won't be competing with robots and abusive scripts to access sites. For years, we’ve prompted users to confirm they aren’t robots by asking them to read distorted text and type it into a box, like this:But, we figured it would be easier to just directly ask our users whether or not they are robots—so, we did! We’ve begun rolling out a new API that radically simplifies the reCAPTCHA experience. We’re calling it the “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” and this…
  • Helping users find mobile-friendly pages

    Google Webmaster Central
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Webmaster level: AllHave you ever tapped on a Google Search result on your mobile phone, only to find yourself looking at a page where the text was too small, the links were tiny, and you had to scroll sideways to see all the content? This usually happens when the website has not been optimized to be viewed on a mobile phone.This can be a frustrating experience for our mobile searchers. Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for, we’re adding a “mobile-friendly” label to our mobile search results.This change will be rolling out…
  • Tracking mobile usability in Webmaster Tools

    Google Webmaster Central
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Webmaster Level: intermediate Mobile is growing at a fantastic pace - in usage, not just in screen size. To keep you informed of issues mobile users might be seeing across your website, we've added the Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools. The new feature shows mobile usability issues we’ve identified across your website, complete with graphs over time so that you see the progress that you've made. A mobile-friendly site is one that you can easily read & use on a smartphone, by only having to scroll up or down. Swiping left/right to search for content, zooming to read text and…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • Happy Omnidays!

    Commerce Blog
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    December of 2014 may be remembered as the first truly omni-channel holiday season: the year retailers really stretched the sales funnel to include mobile, store visits and online buying under one big connected holiday umbrella.Let's take a break from the holiday dash to see what we can learn from companies that have been creating unified shopping experiences for consumers while ringing in bigger and better profits for themselves. We'll start with a salute to three great examples of omni-channel thinking: Macy's, Sephora and REI.Macy'sWhen over 15,000 people streamed into Macy's main New York…
  • Shoppers Go Mobile Black Friday Weekend

    Commerce Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    With more and more retailers offering holiday deals earlier in the season, the excitement about Black Friday is no longer confined to a single day. Now it’s more like a month-long event. As a result, one in five shoppers plan to head to stores on Thanksgiving Day to capitalize on Black Friday deals.1 To get a read on the trends heading into Black Friday, we took the temperature of holiday shopping online. We looked at search trends on Google, insights from Google Consumer Surveys and top trending purchases on our same-day delivery service, Google Express.Mobile shoppers are out in forceAs…
  • New ways to rev up your Shopping campaigns

    Commerce Blog
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    Want to get more impressions and clicks for your Shopping campaigns? Or want to know how to spot missed opportunities in your bidding strategy and find your mobile share of voice? We introduced competitive landscape data last year so you can start answering those burning questions, and today, we’re excited to announce a handful of additions that’ll help you find new ways to optimize your Shopping campaigns and engage shoppers on all devices.Auction insights report lets you compare your Product Listing Ad (PLA) performance to other advertisers participating in the same auctions as you are.
  • New Study: The Impact of Digital On In-Store Shopping

    Commerce Blog
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Research finds surprises about how smartphones and online information affect in-store shopping.We've all heard the theories that people who do research online no longer care about the in-store experience … or don't even go to physical stores any more. Or that shoppers who use a smartphone in a store are looking to buy elsewhere.Google decided to find out how much of this is true. We've just run a research study with Ipsos MediaCT and Sterling Brands with the goal of discovering how smartphones and online information have changed the in-store experience.The results, as they say, may surprise…
  • New Ways to Add Money to Wallet Balance

    Commerce Blog
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    What if you never needed to remember to add money to your Wallet Balance? Now, you don’t. With the latest version of Google Wallet you’ll be able to add money automatically to your Wallet Balance and set up Low Balance alerts, so that you’ll always have money in your Wallet Balance when you need it.Add Money Automatically  Today, we are announcing a new way to add money to your Wallet Balance automatically through recurring bank transfers. The feature is secure, and will give you fast access to your money, with no Google Wallet fees.With recurring bank transfers, adding money to…
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    Google Developers Blog

  • Reminder to migrate to updated Google Data APIs

    Gary Lewis
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over the past few years, we’ve been updating our APIs with new versions across Drive and Calendar, as well as those used for managing Google Apps for Work domains. These new APIs offered developers several improvements over older versions of the API. With each of these introductions, we also announced the deprecation of a set of corresponding APIs.The deprecation period for these APIs is coming to an end. As of April 20, 2015, we will discontinue these deprecated APIs. Calls to these APIs and any features in your application that depend on them will not work after April 20th. Discontinued…
  • Building a scalable geofencing API on Google’s App Engine

    Gary Lewis
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Thorsten Schaeff has been studying Computer Science and Media at the Media University in Stuttgart and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin. For the past six months he’s been interning with the Maps for Work Team in London, researching best practice architectures for working with big geo data in the cloud.Google’s Cloud Platform offers a great set of tools for creating easily scalable applications in the cloud. In this post, I’ll explore some of the special challenges of working with geospatial data in a cloud environment, and how Google’s Cloud can help. I’ve found…
  • Google Cardboard: Seriously Fun

    Gary Lewis
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    As simple as they are, cardboard boxes are pretty great. Maybe you transformed one into a fort or castle growing up. Or maybe your kids took last week’s package delivery and turned the box into a puppet theater. The best part about cardboard is that it can become anything—all you need is your imagination.It’s this same spirit that inspired our team to turn a smartphone, and some cardboard, into a virtual reality (VR) viewer earlier this year. Suddenly, exploring the Palace of Versailles was as easy as opening an app. And the response was kind of delightful.We’ve been working to…
  • Four Steps to Supercharge Deep Linking for Android Apps

    Gary Lewis
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    App deep links are the new kid on the block in Search results, and they’re picking up speed faster than you can say “Schema.org ViewAction”! For signed-in users, 15% of Google searches on Android now return deep links to apps through App Indexing. And over just the past quarter, we've seen the number of clicks on app deep links jump by 10x. Based on feedback from developers since we launched publicly App Indexing back in June, we’d like to share with you four key steps to monitor app performance and drive user engagement: 1. Make sure you get access to Webmaster ToolsApp indexing is a…
  • Get your Google Drive App listed on the Google Apps Marketplace

    Gary Lewis
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Google Apps Marketplace brings together hundreds of third-party applications that integrate and enhance Google Drive, part of Google Apps for Work, our suite of collaboration and productivity tools for businesses. To improve discoverability and increase adoption, it’s important to make your Google Drive app integration available on the marketplace. Today, we want to share with you four easy steps to get listed immediately and enable admins to install your application for all users in their domain. For more details, check out the Google Apps Marketplace documentation. Step 1: Open your…
 
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • Equipping Aussie kids for the jobs of the future

    Johnny Luu
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    We don’t know exactly what the jobs of the future will be. But we do know that they almost certainly will involve technology. And that means that computer science will be one of the most sought-after skills of the next fifty years.Yet the number of computer science graduates in Australia is falling. We need to reverse this trend and help Aussie schoolkids develop the skills they need to help Australia prosper and grow in a digital age.Over 600 Aussie schools took part in the Hour of Code last week, giving themselves an introduction to the world of Computer Science. But that was just a…
  • A Year in Search: The Moments that Defined 2014

    Johnny Luu
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every year, we reflect on the moments that made us smile from ear to ear, or kept us gripped to our screens, in our annual Year in Search. It was a year in which we were affected by the death of a beloved comedian, and watched news unfold about a horrific plane crash and a terrifying disease. We were captivated by amazing goals, and had our fun with digital birds, a bucket of ice, and goat simulators.Watch our video to rediscover the events, people and topics that defined 2014:All the world’s a stage Nothing brings people together like sports, and 2014 had one of the biggest athletic…
  • #YouTubeRewind 2014: Celebrating what you created, watched and shared in Australia

    Johnny Luu
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    2014 was chock full of YouTube moments that got everybody talking. We were pranked by a spider dog in Poland, learned how to become a man with the Bondi Hipster, debated about the veracity of shark videos and watched total strangers share a first kiss. We laughed, we cried, and yes, we sang along to “Let It Go” roughly a bajillion times.Here are the top trending videos for 2014 in Australia, based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. This year, the list represents the amazing variety of creativity brought to YouTube each day, including social commentaries, pranks, advertisements,…
  • A Christmas present that lasts: Hour of Code

    Johnny Luu
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    One of the best presents we could give Aussie kids this Christmas would be the skills they need for the jobs of the future*In an increasingly digital world, every Aussie student should have the opportunity to learn computer science - whether they intend to work in IT or not. People who learn computer science can find themselves working in medicine, helping to cure disease and drive breakthroughs in treatment. Or they can find themselves in Hollywood, working on the next blockbuster.   The good news is, there’s an easy place to start. Hour of Code is a global initiative to…
  • Small business, Big ambitions: How new businesses use the cloud

    Johnny Luu
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Starting a business requires passion, dedication, and a clear vision—and powerful tools that help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. In September, we shared the results of a new Deloitte report that showed that companies using an above-average number of cloud services grow 26% faster and drive 21% more profit than those that use no cloud tools.Now we’ve teamed up with international research agency GfK to study cloud adoption among new small businesses—those established up to three years ago—in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Like their peers on the other…
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    Inside AdSense

  • AdSense now speaks Hindi

    John A.Smith
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    We're proud to announce that AdSense now supports Hindi, one of India's most widely spoken languages.With over 500 million speakers around the world*, a wealth of quality Hindi content is available on the web.  We’re excited to launch AdSense Hindi language support today to help fuel even more quality content creation on the web, and to help advertisers connect with a rapidly growing online audience.If you have a website in Hindi, you'll now be able to earn money by displaying Google AdSense ads on your website. To get started:Make sure your website is compliant with the AdSense…
  • Helping users find mobile-friendly pages

    John A.Smith
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    (Originally posted on the Google Webmaster Central Blog)Have you ever tapped on a Google Search result on your mobile phone, only to find yourself looking at a page where the text was too small, the links were tiny, and you had to scroll sideways to see all the content? This usually happens when the website has not been optimized to be viewed on a mobile phone.This can be a frustrating experience for our mobile searchers. Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for, we’re adding a “mobile-friendly” label to our mobile search…
  • Celebrating our AdSense Top Contributors at Google offices worldwide

    John A.Smith
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Last year, the Top Contributors (TCs) of our Help Forums joined us at the Googleplex for the annual Top Contributors Summit. This year, we had 17 Google offices around the world host the Top Contributors from all Help Forums including the AdSense Help Forum.We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the AdSense Top Contributors, Rising Stars, and AdSense Experts for helping our publishers by answering questions on a daily basis in the AdSense Help Forum. We appreciate your contribution and dedication.A  snapshot from the Tokyo meetup for Japanese and Korean forumsInterested in…
  • ThriftyFun.com boosts page views with mobile site redesign

    John A.Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Lewis Sandbeck founded ThriftyFun.com in 1999 as a community for people who seek creative and cost-saving household projects.  With the help of AdSense, it grew into a full-time job for his brother, mother, and him.When the Sandbecks noticed that 40% of their users were actually using mobile devices, they decided to redesign their site using responsive web design. With the help of Google’s multi-screen resources, they began designing “for the smallest screen first” with added experiences for desktop users.Today, ThriftyFun.com works for users on all devices.  Lewis notes that…
  • Linking Google Analytics with your Google AdSense account just became easier

    John A.Smith
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    If you want to grow your website and your ad revenue, you need to understand your audience. Google Analytics is a powerful tool that helps you better understand your site visitors and define the right strategy for your site.We've recently improved how Google Analytics links to your AdSense account, making it easier than ever to understand what's working on your site. With this new update, you can link your AdSense account within Google Analytics in fewer steps and can also link your AdSense account to multiple Google Analytics accounts.If you haven’t linked Google Analytics with your…
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    Google Public Policy Blog

  • The MPAA’s Attempt to Revive SOPA Through A State Attorney General

    Emily Wood
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Posted by Kent Walker, SVP and General Counsel We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means, and helped manufacture legal arguments in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood.Almost three years ago, millions of Americans helped stop a piece of congressional legislation—supported by the MPAA—called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). If passed, SOPA would have led to censorship across the web. No wonder…
  • Powerful new tools in Arabic and English for constitution drafters and citizens

    Google Public Policy Blog
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Those who write (and re-write) national constitutions naturally learn and draw from the work of other drafters. Constitutea website that digitizes and indexes the world’s constitutions which Google Ideas launched in 2013 with the Comparative Constitutions Project, has made this process even easierToday marks the launch of Constitute in Arabic, which promises to make the process of constitutional drafting and analysis more accessible across the Arab world. The site now provides Arabic translations of some of the world’s most-cited constitutions, coupled with powerful analytical tools.
  • Tackling Teen Substance Abuse: New Online Tools for Families Seeking Answers

    Google Public Policy Blog
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Earlier this year, we began working with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to help people find helpful information about substance abuse online.  This is a guest post from their President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, describing our efforts together and the organization’s ongoing work to keep teens safe. -EdThe Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. We are the only family-focused nonprofit that provides resources and direct support to help families prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse. The modern…
  • Investigathon: Helping investigative journalists access information through the Investigative Dashboard

    Google Public Policy Blog
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    As the old saying goes, “News is something somebody wants to suppress. All the rest is advertising.” We agree: Investigative journalism is acrucial pillarof free societies. That’s why we’re holding an “Investigathon” in New York City to share and practice new ways to make investigations more powerful.It all starts with data. With the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, we’ve built theInvestigative Dashboardto help investigators trace shell company ownership around the world. At the Investigathon, 100 investigators of all stripes will spend the afternoon learning to…
  • It’s time to extend the US Privacy Act to EU citizens

    Google Public Policy Blog
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    Cross-posted from the Google Europe Blog  Last summer’s Snowden revelations not only highlighted the urgent need for surveillance reform but also severely damaged relations between the US and Europe.Google and many other technology companies have urged the US to take the lead and introduce reforms that ensure government surveillance activity is clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight. Sadly, we’ve seen little serious reform to date. However, the US Government can signal a new attitude when representatives of the European…
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Dianne goes for you

    Timothy Whitehead
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    In September we talked about Google’s Ground Truth project that Google uses to keep its maps up to date. We also directed you to Google Map Maker, should you wish to assist with keeping the maps up to date. But what if you notice something odd on Google Earth, Maps or Street View, or just have a question about something you see? We came across this interesting story about a Frenchwoman known as Diane, who takes questions from people and goes and investigates by actually visiting the sites being queried. See her site here with the things she has investigated and what she found. She calls…
  • New Google Earth Imagery – December 9th, 2014

    Timothy Whitehead
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery’ map showing an update on December 9th. Thank you to GEB reader André for letting us know. Latest Google Earth Imagery map – December 9th, 2014. Larger version The ‘Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map has been updated to show November’s updates. Monthly Google Earth Imagery Update – November, 2014. Larger version And for updates prior to that, you can use Google’s ‘Historical Google Earth Imagery Updates, 2009 – 2014′ map which includes all updates to October 2014. The post…
  • Looking at the new 3D in New York City

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some interesting effects in the 3D around San Francisco. GEB reader Jebster noted that the New York streets seemed curiously free of cars. Closer inspection reveals ghostly images of cars, and in some cases multiple images of the same car. It appears Google is using a new technique that we have not seen before, which involves merging multiple images. The overall result is that the roads appear to have…
  • Google Earth Api deprecated

    Timothy Whitehead
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Google has announced the deprecation of the Google Earth API (also known as the Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API). This has been expected, given that Google earlier announced that Chrome was dropping support for the Google Earth plugin due to security concerns with NPAPI, one of the technologies that the plugin is based on. The plugin will continue to work in browsers that support it until December 12th, 2015. Because of its usefulness, we hope that Google will release an alternative to the Google Earth plugin. Many plugin users have already started to migrate away from it to other…
  • New 3D causing Street View crash in New York and San Francisco

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:24 am
    Last week Google released new improved 3D for New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, which they announced on Google+. We had a look at the New York update and GEB reader Piotrek noted that when you enter Street View in New York using Google Earth, the application crashes. We tested it and found that the same problem also occurs in San Francisco. It doesn’t occur everywhere there is new imagery, but seems to be confined to areas with lots of sky scrapers. With all this new imagery, let’s look around and see what we can see. The old San Francisco Oakland bridge is being…
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    Real Estate Made Simple

  • Practical Tips When Purchasing Buy To Let Property For Students

    Henry Mccarthy
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Demand for student housing is increasing and many investors are looking into the possibility of buying property and letting it to students. If you’re one of them, here are some things you may want to consider: Find Out What Universities The Students Are Flocking To This is, probably, the first thing you have to consider when purchasing buy to let property for students. Obviously, the smaller the student population, the lesser chances there are for your property to be occupied. You don’t want your property to be sitting empty for months or, worse, years, so you’ll have to find out the…
  • Important Factors to Consider Before Buying Rental Properties

    Henry Mccarthy
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Purchasing a buy-to-let investment property is not a straightforward undertaking as acquiring your own home. Selecting the right property is among your most crucial tasks as an investor. A poor choice can compromise everything and attract long void periods or yield inadequate return on investment. However with the right decision, success is a guarantee in the buy-to-let market. There are a lot of factors that you need to put into consideration before you carry out anything. Here are a few factors to consider prior to purchase; Location There are many elements of location that you need to take…
  • 4 Basic Points Of Seller Finance

    Henry Mccarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    “Seller finance” (some of the older folks say “vendor finance”) has been gaining some steam in investment circles. Some of you may have probably heard the term before and wondered what it’s all about. Here are 4 basic things I hope will help you understand the concept of seller financing. Seller Financing In A Nutshell In most cases, buyers opt to pay the full price of the house. To get the financing that they need, buyers apply for a bank loan. In seller finance, rather than the bank providing the loan to the purchaser, it is the seller providing the loan to the buyer. In most…
  • Factors To Consider Before Acquiring An Investment Property

    Henry Mccarthy
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    One of the major concerns to potential investors is to ensure they have a sound business idea that makes sense. This business of flipping or letting out property seems to be a tricky concept that only a few understand. The number of clients out there that are looking to buy these properties has diminished substantially over the past couple of months due to several factors including global recession. That does not mean flipping or renting a year or two ago did not make sense neither does it imply it will not make sense perhaps two or more years to come. This calls for knowing exactly how to…
  • HMO Investing FAQs Answered!

    Henry Mccarthy
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Investing in an HMO is in right now, because of the high yields. If you want to jump on this bandwagon, here is a simple list of FAQs on how to get your property HMO ready. What is an HMO? The Housing Act of 2004 describes several types of rental properties that could fall under the term HMO or House in Multiple Occupation: An entire house or flat which is let to 3 or more tenants, who form 2 or more households, and who share a kitchen, bathroom, or toilet. A house which has been converted entirely into bedsits or other non-self-contained accommodation, and which is let to 3 or more tenants…
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  • Do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Half the fun of holiday shopping is seeing the lavish, seasonal displays in the windows of shops and department stores as you pass by. Starting today, with Google Maps Business View, you can see decked out displays in New York and London—without braving the cold weather, lugging bags around or fighting for sidewalk space with fellow shoppers. Now grab your virtual reindeer because we’re off to our holiday window tour!Stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue is a must for any holiday window shopper. Gazing at the dreamy Once Upon a Time in NYC, you can imagine being Cinderella in a magical carriage.
  • “See inside” with Google Maps Business View

    Lat Long
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s a Google Maps insider tip: Street View isn’t just for streets—it goes indoors, too! With Google Maps Business View, you can preview 360-degree virtual tours of restaurants, hotels, shops in more than 30 countries around the world. And this just in: we’ve got something special for fans of The Colbert Report. The series concludes tomorrow, but you can still feel like you’re in the audience (or relive the good ol’ days) with a brand-new virtual tour of the studio. And the show has created an interactive experience with the Business View imagery that lets you explore and…
  • Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive

    Lat Long
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re planning an epic road trip with friends or mapping out your favorite runs for a ski vacation, it’s easy with Google My Maps, our custom map creation tool. Starting today, you can access My Maps right from Google Drive, so it’s even easier to create, access and share your custom maps.Creating a custom map is just as easy as opening up a new Google Doc. Just select “New,” then “More,” then “Google My Maps” to tap into your inner cartographer.Create a new custom map right from Google DriveOver the next week, all the maps you’ve created will also be accessible…
  • Drive by Dubai with Street View

    Lat Long
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dubai is home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and the planet’s only seven-star hotel. With all these modern wonders, it’s no surprise that Dubai hosted 10 million global visitors last year—and aims to hit a record-breaking 20 million visitors in 2020. Starting today, it can add virtual visitors to that list, as Dubai becomes the first city in an Arab country to be added to Street View in Google Maps.Start your tour with a drive on Sheikh Zayed Road, the longest road in the Emirates that runs in parallel to the coastline. Peer up at the city’s iconic skyscrapers and…
  • Viva La Espana: 50 new Street View sights in Spain

    Lat Long
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Iberian Peninsula has a rich and varied artistic, architectural and cultural legacy. Roman remains, Al-Andalus, Gothic splendor and 19th century Catalan modernism are just a few examples of what you might see travelling around Spain’s cities and countryside. And starting today, people all over the world will be able to explore 50 new iconic locations in Spain with Street View on Google Maps. Peruse architectural details of the Alhambra and Generalife, walk around the Tower of Hercules (a Roman Empire-era lighthouse), and gaze up at the vast arched ceiling of the crypt at the Church of…
 
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  • A Year in Review: Celebrating our Customers’ Successes

    Rob Newton
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It’s been a busy year for our customers. We’ve been inspired to learn from all of you -- advertisers from around the world, large and small, across so many industries. Thank you for the feedback you have given on our products as well as the insights you’ve shared. As we come to the end of 2014, we want to share some customer stories that we hope inspire you as much as they have inspired us.L’Oréal Paris builds brand love with search.L’Oréal Paris uses Search insights to get ahead of beauty trends and develops product and messaging to respond to consumer interests. The brand…
  • Measure more: improving Estimated Total Conversions with store visit insights

    Rob Newton
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    People are living their lives online, using multiple devices throughout the day to shop, communicate and stay entertained. This constant connectivity means customers are engaging with your business in new ways after seeing your online ad -- they might call your business, download your app or go to your store. Last year, we introduced Estimated Total Conversions (ETC) to give you a more complete picture of how AdWords drives these new conversion types. Since then, we’ve been steadily improving ETC to measure phone calls, in-store purchases and cross device conversions.With the holiday season…
  • Use ad customizers to gear up for your holiday promotions

    Rob Newton
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A few months ago, we introduced ad customizers, a new AdWords tool that lets you show highly relevant text ads to your customers, in real-time, even when you have thousands of products, services, and promotions—all changing by the day. Check out this video to see how you can put ad customizers to work in your accounts.Use ad customizers to boost performance this holiday seasonAs the holiday season continues, there’s no better time than now to use ad customizers to connect with your customers at scale with the products and promotions they’re searching for, in real-time. Cameron Urry,…
  • Video Analytics Page in AdWords for Video launches today, helping marketers make ads people choose to watch

    Rob Newton
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    In AdWords for video, you add targeting and budgets to YouTube videos to make video ad campaigns. Until now, advertisers looking for info on how their videos performed outside of when they appeared as ads would need to jump over to YouTube Analytics for that data. Today we’re excited to announce a revamp of Videos reporting to offer more YouTube Analytics-style performance metrics right in AWV, bringing a greater focus on video creative to campaign management and optimization.As you can see in the above chart, the new Video Analytics page prominently features a visualization of your…
  • Drive Downloads and Re-Engagement for Your Mobile App

    Rob Newton
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    There are millions of mobile apps with more introduced every day. But as we talked about during our livestream yesterday, how do you get people to find your mobile app?  And once they do, how do you keep them coming back? We’ve created best practice guides to help you do both.The first guide, Tapping into Mobile App Installs, and its one-page checklist will show you how to drive installs of your app and grow a valuable user base. You’ll find out how to:Estimate the value of a user for your mobile appAttract potential users with compelling ads and app store pagesTrack and optimize the…
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    Google Operating System

  • Chrome Data Saver, Compression Proxy for Desktop

    Alex Chitu
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Chrome has a data compression feature that works in Chrome for Android and Chrome for iOS. There's an unofficial extension that enables the compression proxy in Chrome for desktop and Google works on its own extension called Data Saver (the codename is Flywheel).Jerzy Głowacki found this screenshot:
  • Add Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to App Launcher

    Alex Chitu
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    You can now add Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides to Google's app launcher from the navigation bar. Just visit each desktop app, click the app launcher and then click "add a shortcut" at the bottom of the pane. Use drag and drop to move the shortcut or hide it by dragging the shortcut to the "more" section. Make sure you are signed in to your Google Account to be able to customize the app launcher.I added Docs, Sheets and Slides to the app launcher, so I can quickly open the apps from almost any Google service.To switch between Google's Office apps, you can also use this menu:{ via…
  • Save Bandwidth When Playing YouTube Music Videos

    Alex Chitu
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    I've checked to see what happens when you play a YouTube music video in the background when using the YouTube app for Android, while YouTube Music Key is enabled (it's bundled with the Play Music All Access subscription). I played U2's Beautiful Day on my Nexus 5 and opened the app data usage section to see how much data is used by the YouTube app.When playing the video in the background, the YouTube app used about 4MB.When playing the same video in the foreground, the YouTube app used about 24MB.By default, YouTube selected the highest video quality that was available for this video:…
  • Add Google Drive Files as Gmail Attachments

    Alex Chitu
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    You can now attach Google Drive files to Gmail messages. When you compose a message, click the Drive button, pick a file and select "insert as attachment" at the bottom of the pane. Then click "insert" and the file is added as an attachment, not as a link. You can only use this feature for files that haven't been converted to Google's formats.Here's an example of attachment from Google Drive:If you pick a file that's too big, you'll get this error message: "Your message could not be saved because it exceeds the maximum size of 25 MB. Try removing an attachment.""There are now more ways to…
  • Google Zeitgeist 2014

    Alex Chitu
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Google announced the list of the top trending searches in 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, MH370, ALS, Flappy Bird, Conchita Wurst, ISIS, Frozen and Sochi. There's a site that shows more information about these topics and you can check Google Trends for more charts.The top trending consumer electronics products in 2014: iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 6, Moto G, Samsung Note 4, LG G3, Xbox One, Apple Watch, Nokia X, iPad Air. According to Google Trends, Chromecast is the fifth most popular tech gadget in the US, while "Okay Google" is the 8th fastest rising tech query in…
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    Google Directions

  • Google Maps 9.1 for Android Gets an Important Update

    Richard
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    There’s a new version of Google Maps for Android now available and, according to Android Police it brings several cool new features that most users of the service will probably love. Now even though this is not the biggest update ever, it does include one important change that’s actually worth talking about. Version 9.1 will […]
  • New MapQuest Roadside Assistance Service Powered by Urgent.ly

    Richard
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    MapQuest has just updated its popular mobile app for iOS to version 4.6.1. The update adds several new features which I’m sure you’ll love, however, the new roadside assistance service powered by Urgent.ly is one in particular that really caught my attention. Urgent.ly is like Uber but for roadside assistance, which means that from now […]
  • Use Google Maps Directions to Get to the Polls

    Richard
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Want to know how to find your polling place? Well, it won’t be that hard if you decide to use the new Google Maps polling location tool that helps voters find the nearest voting station, not to mention that Get to The Polls also provides detailed information about each voter’s individual ballot in order to […]
  • Use MapQuest and Google Maps to Find Job Opportunities in Your Area

    Richard
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Today I read a very interesting and useful article published by AOL in their “Jobs” section that talked about how anyone can use MapQuest and Google Maps to find new job opportunities no matter where they are. In other words, this cleverly written article provides a clear explanation of how to use AOL’s and Google’s […]
  • Commute: New MapQuest App for Traffic and Road Conditions

    Richard
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    MapQuest’s new stand-alone app “Commute” is now available for Android and iOS. The app was created to help users find more optimized routes while driving from home to work and vice versa. This is MapQuest’s third app, which means that the company now has a grand total of four apps available for everyone to use, […]
 
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    Google Today

  • Google Fiber and Nextdoor

    Wes
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Google Fiber and Nextdoor If you are one of the several million fortunate enough to live in a major city where Google Fiber is soon to be installed, you may be wondering how to take advantage of this amazing offer.  If you have already joined Nextdoor, this may not seem like a problem. But what about all your neighbors who have not heard about either Google Fiber or Nextdoor? Here’s your chance to start the grassroots movement in your neighborhood via Nextdoor.  Use this invite link to get your free account. Nextdoor Invite Once you get into Nextdoor, you will need to invite your…
  • Google Fiber Hardware Upgrade

    Wes
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Google Fiber Hardware Upgrade Christmas has come early in Austin, Texas this year.  Google Fiber is coming to town with lots of toys and goodies, you might say.   Google Fiber Hardware is getting an upgrade. Most people outside of Kansas City and Provo, UT (where Google Fiber already exists) are not aware of the hardware available in the Google Fiber service package.  And until very recently Austinites were not aware either.  But as the roll-out continues, Google Fiber hardware will best all current competitors. There are currently three options for Google Fiber Free Internet for life.
  • Happy Google Doodle Thanksgiving

    Wes
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
      Google Doodle Thanksgiving To recognize the gratitude and grace of this day, a Googly-eyed Google Doodle Thanksgiving turkey is posted on  the homepage of Google.com This turkey does little more than bobble his head and one eye.  If the intent was the “googly” look it was well-made.  But as of yet there appears to be no “Easter-egg associated with this doodle. Have a Happy and Gratitude-filled Thanksgiving Day.   Happy Google Doodle Thanksgiving is a post from: Google Today The post Happy Google Doodle Thanksgiving appeared first on Google Today.
  • Google Keep sharing enabled

    Wes
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Google Keep sharing for all If you have been using Google Keep as your daily note-taking application and have been wondering where the sharing functionality had gotten to,  wonder no more. Google Keep sharing is now available. It was definitely a much needed feature that appeared to have been an almost ironic second thought. Google Keep has always been a part of the Google Drive space and yet the development time spent on it has not been reflected until now. Where most Android apps have received the Material Design update,  including the Google Keep app,  the functionality did not see the…
  • Pay to Remove Google Ads

    Wes
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Pay to Remove Google Ads Now you can, that is, pay to remove Google Ads.  Although the program is still in Beta, Google is testing the possibility of taking ad revenue directly rather than by serving you ads.  Is this the beginning of the end, or just a long awaited idea? You’re probably wondering why you can’t just use an ad blocking add-on rather than pay Google, content isn’t always free.  Although there are people in this world who are quite willing to produce content for free, it is never actually free.  Production of just about everything, has it’s cost.
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    9to5Google

  • Samsung finally closing its least-used bloatware, chat service ChatOn

    Ben Lovejoy
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Samsung is finally closing its chat service ChatOn, service ceasing on 1st February in most countries, lingering on for around a month longer in the US, reports Engadget. Despite claiming 100 million users last September, analytics data suggested it was the least-used pre-installed app on Samsung phones, and that it averaged only six seconds of use per month – suggesting that many users opened it either accidentally or just to see what it was. The company says users will have the chance to backup chat data before the shutdown.Filed under: Apps and Updates Tagged: Android (operating…
  • Leaked James Bond product placement pitches reveal unannounced Sony smartphone

    Mike Beasley
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Emails found among the documents recently stolen from Sony by hackers have revealed what looks to be concept art for an unannounced smartphone. The “XPERIA Z Fourth Generation,” seen above, was pitched by Sony executives for product placements in the recently announced 24th James Bond flick “Spectre.” The executives haggle over pricing for the placement of the phone, questioning whether they should pay the full $5 million for star Daniel Craig to use the phone, or settle for actor Ben Whishaw’s much cheaper “Q” to show it off. The emails note that…
  • Reuters: Google planning new ‘Android M’ specifically for cars

    Mike Beasley
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Google is planning to create a version of Android that will run in cars without the need for a connected smartphone according to a new report from Reuters. The updated version of Android Auto said to include “all the features of the Internet,” such as streaming music and GPS navigation. The software would also reportedly include the ability to use the car’s sensors (like GPS) to feed information about consumers’ driving habits to advertisers. The goal seems to be to integrate Android so deeply into the car that even drivers who don’t own an Android phone will be…
  • Google ‘deeply concerned’ by reports of MPAA working with movie studios to ‘revive SOPA’

    Mike Beasley
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Google has published a post on its Public Policy blog responding to recent revelations that the Motion Picture Association of America was working with a group of movie studios in order to find new ways to force the search giant to modify its results to omit sites that contained stolen copyrighted material: We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means, and helped manufacture legal arguments in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State…
  • McDonald’s increases sales by beaming offers to smartphones in beacon pilot

    Jordan Kahn
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    McDonald’s is testing Bluetooth beacon-based offers in at least some of its locations as it pilots beacon platform Piper that works with both Android devices and iOS devices using Apple’s iBeacon framework. Piper announced today that it’s testing its beacon platform in McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia and pushing deals out to users that download its mobile app that sends location-based offers when users come in contact with its beacons. While the initial pilot is limited to McDonald’s locations across Columbus, the companies will look to expand to additional retail…
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  • Sony Xperia Z4 appears in leaked email?

    Marc
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    The image you seen above is none other than the much anticipated Xperia Z4 flagship. which was leaked via an alleged email from Sony’s CEO as part of a product-placement proposal for James Bond’s upcoming Spectre movie. However at first look, the device seems to look exactly like the Xperia Z3 that we have currently, with just a few minor tweaks at its side. Other than that, there isn’t really any improvement visually except maybe for its hardware and features. Based on past experience, the Xperia Z4 should make its official debut during the MWC next year which should be…
  • How to root Elephone G7 Precious using Framaroot

    Marc
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    The Elephone G7 Precious is the latest Android smartphone announced by Chinese manufacturer Elephone earlier this month. This is yet another 8-cores powered smartphone released by the company this month, which come along with an affordable price tag of just $149. The Elephone G7 rocks a 5.5″ HD display powered by a 1.4GHz Mediatek chipset together with 1GB of RAM. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Elephone G7 Precious rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Elephone G7 using the Framaroot app. Disclaimer : During the…
  • Blu Studio 7.0 is now official in the United States

    Joe
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Earlier today, Miami-based manufacture Blu has finally took the wrap off their latest Android phablet dubbed as the Blu Studio 7.0. This device is part of the company’s mid-range lineup aimed at the lower-end market in the United States. The Blu Studio 7.0 rocks a 7″ display with a decent 1024 x 600 pixels resolution powered by a mediocre 1.3GHz dual-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specifications include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery, 3G connectivity, as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running in the…
  • How to root iNew V8 Plus using the Framaroot app

    Steve Cox
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    The iNew V8 Plus is the latest Android smartphone introduced by Chinese manufacturer iNew earlier this month. The iNew V8 Plus is definitely one of the most powerful smartphone ever released by iNew so far, rocking a 5.5″ HD display powered by a 1.4GHz 8-cores chipset along with 2GB of RAM. What’s even better is that this device will come with an incredible 18MP rear camera, all at a price of less than $200. If you happen to own this awesome device and wants to root it, then you’re definitely at the right place! In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to…
  • Huawei Honor 4x goes on sale in China

    Marc
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    It seems like Huawei is ready to put in another tough fight with their rivals today, as they introduced yet another budget but powerful mid-range device today and its none other than the Huawei Honor 4x. This device comes with a price tag of just $161 for the 2GB version, and just $128 for the 1GB version. While it comes with a dirt cheap price, it doesn’t seems like the Chinese manufacturer has compromised on its spec sheet this time round. The Huawei Honor 4x rocks a decent 5.5″ HD display powered by their own Kirin 620 64-bit chipset along with a 16GB internal storage, microSD…
 
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