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  • HTC pode lançar câmera com Android para competir com a GoPro

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    Renê Fraga
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    De acordo com a Bloomberg, a HTC pode lançar uma nova câmera à prova d’água para ser usada na capturar de imagens de esportes radicais e outras atividades. Tal dispositivo seria o primeiro equipamento da empresa que não ligado a um smartphone. Entre as primeiras informações – entenda como rumores da indústria – estaria uma grande lente angular, um sensor de 16 megapixels e compatibilidade com o Android e iOS. A câmera também seria equipada com Bluetooth e Wi-Fi para que possa ser conectada aos smartphones. Preço e disponibilidade permanecem desconhecidos.
  • For the next five billion: Android One

    The Official Google Blog
    Emily Wood
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Knowledge is a game changer. I’ve long been inspired by the Internet and how it opens the doors to opportunity. It provides access to knowledge, no matter who you are or where you are. For instance, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Nobel Laureate at a world-class research center or a young student at a rural school in Indonesia, with Google Search, you have the same information at your fingertips as anyone else.If we look at how people are getting online and accessing information today, increasingly it’s through a smartphone. While 1.75 billion people around the world already have a…
  • An update to the Webmaster Tools API

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    Google Webmaster Central
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Webmaster level: advancedOver the summer the Webmaster Tools team has been cooking up an update to the Webmaster Tools API. The new API is consistent with other Google APIs, makes it easier to authenticate for apps or web-services, and provides access to some of the main features of Webmaster Tools.If you've used other Google APIs, getting started with the new Webmaster Tools API will be easy! We have examples for Python, Java, as well as OACurl (for fans of command lines). This API allows you to:list, add, or remove sites from your account (you can currently have up to 500 sites in your…
  • Extend the reach of your Product Listing Ads to qualified shoppers

    Google Commerce
    Commerce Blog
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    With the growth of product queries across the web, advertisers are looking for new ways to connect their products to interested shoppers. By opting your Shopping Campaigns into Google’s search partners, you can now reach users as they search or browse for products on retail and commerce sites in the Google Search Network. These retailers, such as Walmart.com, are part of AdSense for Shopping, our latest product to help monetize site traffic. Extending your Shopping Campaigns to these sites helps you reach qualified users beyond google.com and Google Shopping. Your Product Listing Ads…
  • Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

    News announcements
    Emily Wood
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 5, 2014 – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in their works.Further terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010,…
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    Google Discovery

  • HTC pode lançar câmera com Android para competir com a GoPro

    Renê Fraga
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    De acordo com a Bloomberg, a HTC pode lançar uma nova câmera à prova d’água para ser usada na capturar de imagens de esportes radicais e outras atividades. Tal dispositivo seria o primeiro equipamento da empresa que não ligado a um smartphone. Entre as primeiras informações – entenda como rumores da indústria – estaria uma grande lente angular, um sensor de 16 megapixels e compatibilidade com o Android e iOS. A câmera também seria equipada com Bluetooth e Wi-Fi para que possa ser conectada aos smartphones. Preço e disponibilidade permanecem desconhecidos.
  • Chromebooks ganham suporte para Chromecast em vídeos armazenados no Google Drive

    Renê Fraga
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Os proprietários de Chromebooks agora podem assistir vídeos armazenados no Google Drive diretamente na TV. O Google anunciou uma novidade no player de vídeo do Chrome OS que permite fazer streaming do conteúdo para o Chromecast. Disponível atualmente na versão DEV do sistema operacional, os usuários devem instalar a extensão do Google Cast para permitir a reprodução dos vídeos do Google Drive na tela da televisão.
  • Google fez este vídeo, em 2003, para parar um de seus executivos de estourar balões

    Renê Fraga
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Naquela época, o Google tinha apenas cinco anos de idade. No entanto, a cultura informal e bem humorada da companhia já andava a passos largos. Novos colaboradores eram agraciados com balões de hélio que traziam a imagem de um emoticon como forma de identificar os “Nooglers”, como são conhecidos os novos funcionários do Google). De acordo com vice presidente do Google, Eric Schmidt, o Googler Jonathan Rosenberg tinha uma reputação de fazer trote nos novos funcionários. Sua obsessão era estourar todos os balões dos novos recrutas. A rebeldia de Rosenberg era tão grave,…
  • Google lança programa para remover software indevido do Chrome

    Renê Fraga
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    O Google lançou um programa capaz de “varrer e remove software que podem causar problemas com o Chrome”. Disponível somente para Windows, a Ferramenta de Remoção de Software Mal-intencionado está em versão beta e tenta detectar software de terceiros que altera as configurações do Chrome sem informar os usuários. Há aplicativos, muitas vezes de fontes maliciosas, que mudam de página padrão do Chrome, o mecanismo de pesquisa padrão e adicionam barras de ferramentas e/ou anúncios. “Se você perceber que o Google Chrome está se comportando de forma estranha (por…
  • Android Wear oferece uma interface melhor do que a Apple?

    Renê Fraga
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Nossos colegas do Phandroid fizeram uma interessante comparação entre a interface desenvolvida pelo Google com aquela criada pela Apple para o Apple Watch, o recém-anunciado smartwatch da Maçã. De acordo com o blog, o Google construiu elementos visuais mais simples que parecem agradar mais os olhos dos usuários, enquanto o sistema da Apple incorpora um amontoado de ícones – que poderiam causar até um certo cansaço visual nos usuários. E ai, qual interface te agrada mais?
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • For the next five billion: Android One

    Emily Wood
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Knowledge is a game changer. I’ve long been inspired by the Internet and how it opens the doors to opportunity. It provides access to knowledge, no matter who you are or where you are. For instance, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Nobel Laureate at a world-class research center or a young student at a rural school in Indonesia, with Google Search, you have the same information at your fingertips as anyone else.If we look at how people are getting online and accessing information today, increasingly it’s through a smartphone. While 1.75 billion people around the world already have a…
  • Through the Google lens: search trends Sept 5-11

    Emily Wood
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    New phones, new games, new looks. Let’s take a peek at all the happenings this week in search:All you can eat? The Olive Garden learned this week that it’s risky to get between people and their food. The restaurant chain’s new “Never Ending Pasta Pass” offered up to 1,000 people seven weeks of unlimited pasta, salad and those sneaky-good breadsticks for just $100. The rush of pasta lovers eager for a deal crashed the Olive Garden website before the pass was even for sale—and thousands more turned to search to learn more about the debacle.The latest editionIt was a big week…
  • Google Drive and the Docs editors: designed with everyone in mind

    Emily Wood
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Imagine trying to keep track of another person’s real-time edits in a document—using only your ears. Or trying to create a table from spreadsheet data—without being able to clearly see the cells. Whether you’re backing up a file in Drive or crunching some numbers in Sheets, it should be easy to bring your ideas to life using Google’s tools. But if you’re blind or have low vision, you may need to rely on assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille displays—and that can make working in the cloud challenging. While screen readers can parse static webpages (like this…
  • Call me maybe? Introducing free voice calls from Hangouts

    Emily Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    We know how important it is to keep in touch with friends and family, especially when they’re spread around the world. Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat. But sometimes it’s best to just call to say “I love you,” and with the new version of Hangouts you can.Starting today you can make voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS and the web. It’s free to call other Hangouts users, it’s free to call numbers in the U.S. and Canada, and the international rates are really low. So keeping in touch is easier and more affordable than ever.To…
  • A solar project on top of an old oil field in California’s Kern County

    Emily Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We recently finalized an investment that will put a 82MW solar power plant on top of an old oil and gas field in Kern County, Calif. The new deal with SunEdison will generate enough energy to power 10,000 homes.Our investment in the Regulus solar project will give new life to a long-valued piece of land, and there's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells. Over the years, this particular site in California has gone from 30 oil wells to five as it was exhausted of profitable fossil fuel reserves. The land sat for some time and…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • An update to the Webmaster Tools API

    Google Webmaster Central
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Webmaster level: advancedOver the summer the Webmaster Tools team has been cooking up an update to the Webmaster Tools API. The new API is consistent with other Google APIs, makes it easier to authenticate for apps or web-services, and provides access to some of the main features of Webmaster Tools.If you've used other Google APIs, getting started with the new Webmaster Tools API will be easy! We have examples for Python, Java, as well as OACurl (for fans of command lines). This API allows you to:list, add, or remove sites from your account (you can currently have up to 500 sites in your…
  • Webmaster Academy now available in 22 languages

    Mary
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Webmaster level: BeginnerToday, the new Webmaster Academy goes live in 22 languages! New or beginner webmasters speaking a multitude of languages can now learn the fundamentals of making a great site, providing an enjoyable user experience, and ranking well in search results. And if you think you’re already familiar with these topics, take the quizzes at the end of each module to prove it :).So give Webmaster Academy a read in your preferred language and let us know in the comments or help forum what you think. We’ve gotten such great and helpful feedback after the English version…
  • An improved search box within the search results

    Google Webmaster Central
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Webmaster level: AllToday you’ll see a new and improved sitelinks search box. When shown, it will make it easier for users to reach specific content on your site, directly through your own site-search pages.What’s this search box and when does it appear for my site?When users search for a company by name—for example, [Megadodo Publications] or [Dunder Mifflin]—they may actually be looking for something specific on that website. In the past, when our algorithms recognized this, they'd display a larger set of sitelinks and an additional search box below that search result, which let…
  • Optimizing for Bandwidth on Apache and Nginx

    Google Webmaster Central
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Webmaster level: advancedEveryone wants to use less bandwidth: hosts want lower bills, mobile users want to stay under their limits, and no one wants to wait for unnecessary bytes. The web is full of opportunities to save bandwidth: pages served without gzip, stylesheets and JavaScript served unminified, and unoptimized images, just to name a few. So why isn't the web already optimized for bandwidth? If these savings are good for everyone then why haven't they been fixed yet? Mostly it's just been too much hassle. Web designers are encouraged to "save for web" when exporting their artwork,…
  • #NoHacked: a global campaign to spread hacking awareness

    Google Webmaster Central
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Webmaster level: AllThis June, we introduced a weeklong social campaign called #NoHacked. The goals for #NoHacked are to bring awareness to hacking attacks and offer tips on how to keep your sites safe from hackers.We held the campaign in 11 languages on multiple channels including Google+, Twitter and Weibo. About 1 million people viewed our tips and hundreds of users used the hashtag #NoHacked to spread awareness and to share their own tips. Check them out below!Posts we shared during the campaign: https://plus.google.com/+GoogleWebmasters/posts/1BzXjgJMGFU…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • Extend the reach of your Product Listing Ads to qualified shoppers

    Commerce Blog
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    With the growth of product queries across the web, advertisers are looking for new ways to connect their products to interested shoppers. By opting your Shopping Campaigns into Google’s search partners, you can now reach users as they search or browse for products on retail and commerce sites in the Google Search Network. These retailers, such as Walmart.com, are part of AdSense for Shopping, our latest product to help monetize site traffic. Extending your Shopping Campaigns to these sites helps you reach qualified users beyond google.com and Google Shopping. Your Product Listing Ads…
  • New Shopping Campaigns Upgrade Tool

    Commerce Blog
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    This is the final stretch. At the end of August, regular Product Listing Ad (PLA) campaigns will retire and be replaced by Shopping campaigns. A majority of you have started upgrading to Shopping campaigns, but if you’re one of the few who haven’t yet, we’re introducing a new upgrade tool that’ll help you upgrade in a matter of clicks.This tool creates a Shopping campaign from your regular PLA campaign, with a campaign structure and bids based on your regular PLA campaign and historical performance data.If you haven’t started your upgrade, we encourage you to use this tool as a…
  • Helping shoppers decide with product ratings on Google Shopping

    Commerce Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Product reviews provide critical information to shoppers making purchase decisions. To help shoppers easily find this information when searching for products, we’re introducing product ratings on Product Listing Ads.Shoppers in the United States will see product ratings appear in the form of stars and review counts on Product Listing Ads across google.com and google.com/shopping. This 5-star rating system represents aggregated rating and review data for the product, compiled from multiple sources including merchants, third party aggregators, editorial sites and users.Product ratings for…
  • 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,…
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    News announcements

  • Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

    Emily Wood
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 5, 2014 – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in their works.Further terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010,…
  • 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…
 
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    Google Developers Blog

  • gcloud-node - a Google Cloud Platform Client Library for Node.js

    Gary Lewis
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    This post originally appeared on the Google Cloud Platform blog Today we are announcing a new category of client libraries that has been built specifically for Google Cloud Platform. The very first library, gcloud-node, is idiomatic and intuitive for Node.js developers. With today’s release, you can begin integrating Cloud Datastore and Cloud Storage into your Node.js applications, with more Cloud Platform APIs and programming languages planned. The easiest way to get started is by installing the gcloud package using npm: $ npm install gcloudWith gcloud installed, your Node.js…
  • Allowing end users to install your app from Google Apps Marketplace

    Gary Lewis
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    by Chris Han, Product Manager Google Apps MarketplaceThe Google Apps Marketplace brings together hundreds of third-party applications that integrate and enhance Google Apps for Work. Previously, only administrators were able to install these applications directly for people at work. Now, any Google Apps user can install these applications by logging into Google Apps, clicking the app launcher icon , clicking More, and then clicking More from Apps Marketplace. By default, any Google Apps user can install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace—excluding K-12 EDU domains that are defaulted off.
  • An important announcement for iOS developers using the GooglePlus SDK

    Gary Lewis
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Last week, Apple updated their app submission policy requiring that resource bundles not include binaries. In order for your apps to meet these new requirements, you must either replace your existing Google+ iOS SDK with the updated 1.7.1 Google+ iOS SDK that has the files removed or remove the following files from the GooglePlus bundle:GooglePlus.bundle/GPPSignIn3PResourcesGooglePlus.bundle/GPPCommonSharedResources.bundle/GPPCommonSharedResourcesGooglePlus.bundle/GPPShareboxSharedResources.bundle/GPPShareboxSharedResources Please update your app immediately, or your app will be rejected…
  • Docker images for Dart now available

    Gary Lewis
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    By Søren Gjesse, Software Engineer on DartDevelopers increasingly want to use the same language and business logic on the client and the server to reduce risk and complexity. To help developers easily build and deploy end-to-end Dart apps, we are happy to announce ready-to-use Docker images for Dart. This expands our Docker usage further beyond the recently announced Docker support in Google App Engine. There are now three Dart-related images on hub.docker.com for you to use: dart, dart-runtime and dart-hello, which uses the same naming scheme as the corresponding Node, Python and Go…
  • Announcing $100,000 for Startups on Google Cloud Platform

    Gary Lewis
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    This post originally appeared on the Google Cloud Platform blog by Julie Pearl, Director, Developer RelationsToday at the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Partner Summit, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow announced Google Cloud Platform for Startups. This new program will help eligible early-stage startups take advantage of the cloud and get resources to quickly launch and scale their idea by receiving $100,000 in Cloud Platform credit, 24/7 support, and access to our technical solutions team.This offer is available to startups around the…
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • The Creative Job that Don Draper can’t get

    Johnny Luu
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Creative people come in many forms. Writer. Coder. Hacker. Painter. Film-maker. Blogger. Graffiti artist.Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney is looking for five of Australia’s most creative people to be part of Five, a talent-finding initiative that has been running in NY and London for several years.You would be playing at the intersection of creativity and technology - so this has to be a driving passion of yours (and we don’t mean just apps). You can see what Five has done elsewhere here, and an example of Creative Lab's local work here.Even by Google standards, Sydney’s Lab is…
  • Shopping Smarter Online

    Johnny Luu
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Every day, the Internet helps connect shoppers around the world with millions of online stores. However, many shoppers are reluctant to buy from stores they don’t know. To help people shop online with confidence, we’re introducing Google Trusted Stores and AdWords seller ratings in Australia.If you’re a store owner, read on to learn more about the program.Boosting shopper confidence on your website and on Google Google Trusted Stores is a free certification program that helps shoppers discover online retailers that consistently offer a great shopping experience. Once certified,…
  • Making data work for you

    Johnny Luu
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    When I was a tech entrepreneur striving to build successful businesses, I would rely on data to tell me how products were being used and how they could better meet people’s needs. The insights I gleaned were invaluable in refining and improving features, which ultimately helped my business grow.Fast forward to now, and around me at Google every day I see data being used to help solve problems, do things better, or invent completely new things. We call this ‘data-driven innovation’.In our lives as consumers, we make use of data-driven innovation every day. When we save ourselves hassle…
  • Helping kids be smart online

    Johnny Luu
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    This week marks National Child Protection Week, which has been run annually for the last 20 years by NAPCAN. We thought it was a good time to remind people of the many tools available to keep young people and families safer when using the web. The Internet has brought us many opportunities, especially around education and entertainment, but with those opportunities comes the need for an ongoing conversation about how it is best used.Earlier this year we launched the Google Safety Centre, and shared the following tips for helping kids navigate the web smartly and safely. For example:1.
  • Introducing Google for Work (the artist formerly known as Enterprise)

    Johnny Luu
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Cross-posted from the Google for Work blogWork is where you spend a lot of your time. So we’ve always believed that it should be meaningful—not a daily grind, done in isolation on an old desktop in a sea of cubicles. Even more, we believe that technology should make work better. It should make it easy not just to get things done, but to get things done with people who inspire you, at the times and in the places where you work best, and in a way that lets you make an impact, no matter what your job is, or what industry you’re in. Ten years ago, we started bringing Google’s consumer…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Grow your multi-screen audience with Google Play Newsstand

    John A.Smith
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    If you have a news, sports, lifestyle, entertainment or other article-based site, target a growing mobile audience with Google Play Newsstand. Google Play Newsstand gives users the opportunity to discover more of the content they love in one place, and enables you to reach users through your own customizable Newsstand edition.Use Google Play Newsstand Producer to create your edition and deliver your content to more mobile users. This tool allows you to customize the look and feel of your content, add branding, and set up ads and subscription streams for your Newsstand edition. Once your…
  • Live Google Hangout: Using Google Analytics to build a better gaming app

    John A.Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    As smartphone and tablet usage continues to grow, many publishers consider exploring the growing app space. According to Gartner, more than 130 billion apps will be downloaded onto phones and tablets by the end of 2014 and most of them will be free to users*. At the same time, revenue from apps is expected to grow by over 200% in the next 4 years**. We’re moving away from a paid apps model to an era of free apps with incremental payments.In a world where users have lots of choice, understanding user behaviour within your app becomes key to success. Whether you’re a budding app developer…
  • Work with a vendor to improve your mobile user experience

    John A.Smith
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Did you know you can hire a third-party vendor to help you build a multi-screen site? Our certified vendor partners are helping AdSense publishers like you create and optimize mobile sites, giving users a better experience regardless of the device they’re using.If you don’t have the time or expertise to build a mobile site, working with one of our certified vendors can be an easy way to ensure that your users have a great mobile experience. These vendors offer a broad range of services for building a mobile site, ranging from simple to highly customizable solutions.Regardless of the…
  • Google AdSense answers multi-screen FAQs

    John A.Smith
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    We recently opened a new category called Going Multi-Screen in the AdSense Help Forum* where you can post questions and share your experiences about multi-screen optimization. In today’s post, we will summarize the top five FAQs received to date. We hope you find these helpful.Optimizing websites for multiple screens requires resources and commitment. Is it worth my time and investment?Yes, going multi-screen is worth your time and investment, although it’s not always something you can accomplish in a day. Our research shows benefits to both monetization and user experience. On average,…
  • Web Fundamentals and Web Starter Kit: Resources for modern web development

    John A.Smith
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    In recent years, mobile devices have brought the web to new users and introduced many new device capabilities, screen sizes, input methods, and more. To help publishers and developers navigate this new space, the Google Developers team recently built Web Fundamentals, a useful source for modern best practices aimed at web developers. We’ve also made it even easier to build multi-device experiences with the Beta release of the Web Starter Kit.Whether you are creating a mobile site yourself or hiring a developer to create one for you, this resource will offer you useful guidelines to get…
 
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    News announcements

  • Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

    Emily Wood
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 5, 2014 – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in their works.Further terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010,…
  • 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…
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    Google Public Policy Blog

  • Transparency Report: Government demands for user info have risen 150% over the last five years

    Google Public Policy Blog
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Today, we’re updating our Transparency Report for the tenth time. This update details the number of government demands we received for user information in criminal investigations during the first half of 2014. The update also covers demands for user information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and through National Security Letters (NSLs).Worldwide, the numbers continue to rise: excluding FISA and NSL demands, we’ve seen a 15% increase since the second half of last year, and a 150% jump since we first began publishing this data in 2009. In the U.S., those increases…
  • Up Global White Paper: Announcing 5 Ingredients For ‘Fostering A Thriving Startup Ecosystem’

    Google Public Policy Blog
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    This is a guest post from our Google for Entrepreneur's partner Marc Nager from Up Global - ed. While supporting thousands of community leaders over the past six years, UP Global has consistently found itself at the center of larger conversations about what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive.Fundamentally, our goal is to provide a global framework for these conversations, that can be adapted to support the unique efforts of the community leaders and entrepreneurs - wherever they may be.We are pleased to announce the release of the Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem white paper.
  • A Hangout On Air Conversation with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

    Google Public Policy Blog
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Posted by Soo Young Kim, Head of Marketing, Get Your Business OnlineThere are 28 million small businesses in the US, and small businesses represent almost half of US private-sector jobs. What kind of support and resources does our government provide to make sure these small businesses thrive? Where can we find tips on how to start or grow a business? What funding opportunities are there?On Wednesday, August 27th, the leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of small business in President Obama’s Cabinet, Maria Contreras-Sweetwill join the Google Small Business…
  • Chrome now available for download in Cuba

    Google Public Policy Blog
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    By Pedro Less Andrade, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Latin America U.S. export controls and sanctions can sometimes limit the products available in certain countries. But these trade restrictions are always evolving, and over time, we’ve been working to figure out how to make more tools available in sanctioned countries. In the past couple years we’ve made Chrome downloadable in Syria and Iran. We’re happy to say that Internet users in Cuba can now use Chrome too, and browse the web faster and more safely than they could before.
  • 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…
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  • Mapping with Google Map Maker

    Timothy Whitehead
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    In last week’s post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google’s strategy to achieve more accurate maps – and keep them accurate. When Google introduced Map Maker to the public back in 2008, it was initially only available in a small number of countries, but over the years its has been made available in more and more places. The relevant Map Maker support page lists 227 countries or locations where it is now available. Some of the few remaining countries not yet covered are: Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Ireland, Portugal,…
  • Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Over the years we’ve seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He’s back with another one, which follows the path of a blue magpie as it flies along the Xindieng River, to promote eco-friendly tea farms. The unique part of this is the way he controls the camera during the flight. Steven says it was quite challenging to control the perspective like a movie scene. If you just keep the bird in the same position on the screen the results are inferior. So he has the…
  • SketchUp 3D Warehouse URL issues

    Timothy Whitehead
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Back in 2012 Google sold SketchUp, the excellent 3D modeling tool that was used to make most of the older 3D models found in Google Earth. In October 2013, Google stopped importing models from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, and now solely rely on automatic generation methods for 3D imagery. Earlier this year the 3D Warehouse was completely revamped by new owner Trimble. Also, at some point, the URL for the warehouse has changed from the Google domain (sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/) to a the sketchup.com domain (3dwarehouse.sketchup.com). Google has implemented redirects on the former URLs, but…
  • Aerial imagery from drones

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that is an issue, but rather regulations surrounding the flying of drones. For example, we told you last year how Falcon UAV were assisting with the emergency response to flooding in Colorado, but were stopped by FEMA. The senseFly eBee, an example of a commercially available drone capable of capturing aerial imagery and producing 3D elevation models. In the US the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…
  • The Ground Truth project

    Timothy Whitehead
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally depended largely on external data providers for its maps information. But that changed in 2008 when project Ground Truth was founded. The Ground Truth project involves getting data from authoritative sources such as governments, postal services and map providers, which is then overlayed on satellite imagery and updated to make it more accurate. Google then uses satellite imagery and Street View…
 
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  • Make your own way with the new My Maps

    Lat Long
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    As temperatures cool down, you might be searching for your next warm vacation spot. Starting today, you can get a little inspiration by going to Google Maps Gallery and browsing publicly shared custom maps of all types. Just look up sunny “Los Angeles” to find the best hiking trails, street art, breweries and more to do in La-La Land. And, for those of you who are actually looking forward to the winter, see what ski options others have recommended, with the maps they created of their favorite slopes and resorts.An insider’s take on the best views and paths of Cahuenga Peak, Los…
  • Take your dream trip to Mexico with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The famed author Gabriel García Márquez once said: "In Mexico, surrealism runs through the streets. Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.” So today, we invite you to embark on a dreamlike journey of more than 60 new sites that take you through Mexico’s culture and geography with Street View. These are places where ancient civilizations merge with modern-day structures and lush jungles, and where remote deserts and beaches stretch neverending towards the horizon.No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; the magic is real in places like Holbox, where big resorts and…
  • Walk like an Egyptian with Street View in Google Maps

    Emily Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Candlelight flickering on a stone wall covered in hieroglyphs. A proud queen brought low by the bite of a snake. Reeds rustling along a river, waiting to be turned into papyrus, or maybe a basket. The civilization of ancient Egypt stood for thousands of years and left behind a rich legacy of architecture, art, medicine, politics, culture and more. Today, it looms large in our imagination as the home of Cleopatra, Ptolemy, Tutankhamun, people who worshipped cats as gods and buried their embalmed dead in tombs filled with treasures and sustenance for the afterlife. Now the Egypt of your…
  • Making of Maps: Ground Truth glue

    Lat Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The final post in our Making of Maps series shows you how Ground Truth brings all the pieces of Google Maps together. Catch up on posts 1, 2, & 3 for more info! — Ed.Henman Hill or Murray Mound? For years, British tennis fans have argued over the proper name for this hill near Wimbledon. Recently, this quirky debate over naming rights made its way to Google Maps, as people used our Map Maker tool to wrestle over the knoll’s identity. Never fear, tennis fans: whichever name you prefer, you’ll be sent to the right location when you look it up on Google Maps—let’s call it…
  • Making of Maps: Perspective from the ground

    Lat Long
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Our third post in the Making of Maps series focuses on two individuals who have made significant contributions to their community’s information on Google Maps. Note: this interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. — Ed.Google Map Maker can give you the tools you need to improve information about your region in Google Maps—whether you’re adding a new road to your town, or getting your entire country on the map. Across the world, mappers have taken the lead on adding what’s most important to them—indigenous communities in Canada have added reservations; Detroit’s cycling…
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  • Making every character count in your mobile search ads

    Rob Newton
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    People expect information right at their fingertips, whether it’s locating the nearest burger joint or booking a flight. And they’re searching for all this information on small screens -- sometimes as narrow as 4 inches. This means that mobile ads must make every character count.Today, we are announcing an improvement to the way ads look on smartphones to make it easier and faster for consumers to find things they are searching for, while on the go.  Starting on October 15, 2014, your ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text (description line 2) on your mobile…
  • Extend the reach of your Product Listing Ads to qualified shoppers

    Rob Newton
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    With the growth of product queries across the web, advertisers are looking for new ways to connect their products to interested shoppers.By opting your Shopping Campaigns into Google’s search partners, you can now reach users as they search or browse for products on retail and commerce sites in the Google Search Network. These retailers, such as Walmart.com, are part of AdSense for Shopping, our latest product to help monetize site traffic.Extending your Shopping Campaigns to these sites helps you reach qualified users beyond google.com and Google Shopping. Your Product Listing Ads show…
  • Call out what matters most to your customers

    Rob Newton
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Whether it’s free shipping on all laptops or a price match guarantee on smartphones, the more information people have, the better purchase decisions they can make online. That’s why we’re introducing callout extensions: additional text that shows with your Google search ads, highlighting specific information about your products and services. Callouts will start rolling out today, with full availability to all advertisers in the next few weeks.Example text ad highlighting callout extensionsStrengthen your messageCallouts show valuable information to potential customers before they click…
  • Making it easier to build rich and engaging mobile ads for the Google Display Network

    Rob Newton
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    We recently added the ability for AdWords advertisers to upload HTML5 ads built with Google Web Designer into Google Display Network campaigns. Below is an overview of how you can use this integration to build HTML5 ads for your GDN campaigns. People are now constantly connected and using mobile devices to communicate, shop and stay entertained. In fact, 25% of global pageviews occur on smartphones and tablets.1 Further, there are now more consumers using the web in HTML5-compatible environments than in Flash-compatible environments.2 In order to reach as large an audience as possible,…
  • A Guide to the New Profit-Driven Marketing Movement

    Rob Newton
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    A new breed of marketers have made the shift to “profit-driven marketing,” which is about tackling traditional marketing challenges with unconventional approaches.  For example, they understand that in order to make more money, they have to strategically invest more money first.One company employing this new strategy is Airbnb. The popular global accommodations company creates models to understand the value that every new customer brings over his or her lifetime.  Then, equipped with flexible budgets, their digital marketing team is able to reach all the right customers at the…
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  • Quick Unit Conversion in Google Search

    Alex Chitu
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Here's a simple way to use Google's unit conversion feature, while typing shorter queries. Instead of searching Google for [6 lbs to kg], you can use [6 lbs =]. Just add the equal sign to the value you want to convert and Google will use the right measurement unit most of the time.Here's another example: [68 f =]. The query is shorter than [68 f to c] or [6 fahrenheit to celsius]. Unfortunately, [20 c =] doesn't convert temperature, since c is the speed of light, so you'll have to use [20 c to f].You can use Google's dropdown to pick other measurement units or you can edit the value and the…
  • Blogger Updates Photo Picker

    Alex Chitu
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Blogger updated the dialog that lets you insert photos. Now it uses horizontal tabs, just like in Gmail. You can upload photos, add photos from Picasa Web Albums/Google+ Photos, capture photos from your webcam or paste URLs. Blogger's dialog has special sections that restrict Google+ Photos to images from your blog or from your phone (Auto Backup).When you select "from your phone", you can rotate photos or even delete them:It's interesting that Blogger still uses Picasa Web Albums instead of Google+ Photos, while also including a feature that's only available if you use Google+: Auto…
  • Google Maps Views to Replace Panoramio

    Alex Chitu
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Google acquired the photo sharing site Panoramio back in 2007 to add high-quality photos to Google Maps and Google Earth. Last year, Panoramio's team launched Google Maps Views, a community site that lets you upload panoramic images and geotagged photos. Now Google Maps Views uses publicly shared Google+ photos and it will replace Panoramio."Over the past year, we've developed a similar community in Views, which lets you publish geo-relevant content (photo spheres and traditional photography) on Google Maps. In the future, we plan to migrate Panoramio into Views, creating one destination…
  • Google Maps Engine Is Now Called My Maps

    Alex Chitu
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    From a Google email:"We want to let you know that in the coming months, we're upgrading the content you created in My Maps. All of the maps that you've created will automatically move to the new Google My Maps (previously called Google Maps Engine). Classic My Maps on maps.google.com will no longer be available."So all the custom maps you've created in the old Google Maps interface will be automatically migrated to the new My Maps. If you don't want to wait, you can go to My Maps and click "upgrade now"."Upgrading your maps is permanent and takes just a minute or two," informs Google. "The…
  • Removal Tool for Apps That Interfere With Chrome

    Alex Chitu
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Google released a Software Removal Tool that "scans and removes software that may cause problems with Chrome". It's Windows-only, still in beta and it tries to detect if you've installed software that changes Chrome's settings without informing you about this. There are applications that change Chrome's new tab page, change the default search engine, add toolbars, insert ads."If you notice Chrome behaving strangely (for example, showing you unusual startup pages, toolbars, or pop-up ads you can't get rid of), it may be due to an unwanted program on your computer. You may be able to fix the…
 
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  • Create Beautiful Story Maps With Heganoo

    Richard
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Heganoo is a website, as well as an online service that allows you to create beautiful personalized interactive maps using your own content and points of interest. While creating a map you can use this free online tool to insert videos, links, forms, images, and even text to make your map richer, as well as […]
  • Check Out Los Pollos Hermanos on Google Maps

    Richard
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Are you a Breaking Bad fan? If you are, then you’re probably just as sad as I am now that AMC’s hit TV show is finally over. It is definitely one of the low points in television history, and I’m very doubtful that they’ll ever make a tv show as good as this one was. […]
  • Is Google Maps Street View Tracking Where You Go?

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Is Google Maps street view tracking you wherever you go? According to a report on The Epoch Times there’s a lot of people out there claiming that Google’s online mapping application has been tracking cell phones for quite some time now. But that’s not all, Google apparently has a location tracking site where everyone can […]
  • The Google Ebola Map Shows the Spread of the Outbreak

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    I just came across the Google Ebola map, which is an interactive map that shows the spread of the Ebola virus from its original outbreak in 1976 in Zaire all the way up to the most recent outbreak beginning earlier this year, which came to the public’s attention after two infected American aid workers were […]
  • Google Maps Underwater Street View Allows You to Explore the Reefs

    Richard
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Google Maps is getting more useful everyday, not to mention that it’s also getting more fun. The latest advancement in Google’s online mapping application will soon allow you to explore below sea level, which is something pretty cool in my opinion, and I know for certain that it is something that most Google Maps fans […]
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    Google Today

  • Google X Project Wing (w / Video)

    Wes
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
      Project Wing Yes, Google is getting into the Drone Delivery biz too. And of course Google X is behind it.  Just like in the Google Loon project, the Google X Project Wing  is testing in the Outback, that is to say Queensland, Australia. Another one of those places where there is a lot of sky and a lot of land, and quite possibly a lot of enthusiasm for robotic flying things, Australia is playing host to another of Google’s futuristic ideas.  Although this is definitely not a first, as both Amazon and Facebook have already joined the game.  And Amazon already demonstrated…
  • Google Glass price break

    Wes
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
      It appears that there will soon be a Google Glass price break.  The terms of service for the purchase of Google Glass are changing to include a price difference between current models and the up-and-coming model. Google has already announced a change to the specifications of Glass, upgrading to 2 GB of Ram, but this new change may bring the price down to something a bit more consumer-friendly.  The new terms were made public on August 19th. To be perfectly fair Google is offering the difference in the price between what you pay and what the price may be in the near future.  Such an…
  • Faux Competition is Bell Lab’s XG-Fast to Google Fiber

    Wes
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:51 pm
    You may have read recently about Bell Lab’s XG-Fast 10 Gbps over copper.  It’s true, they have managed to send 10 times as much data over a copper wire as is available via Google Fiber.  But there’s a catch that no one is revealing.  The problem is with the distance. XG-Fast is exactly what it’s name appears to imply, “fast”.  But how far does this fast go?  Google Fiber is connected not from the Central Office but from a smaller distribution center in your neighborhood.  The lines that go from this distro are likely closer to the range of what…
  • AT&T Plans to Roll Out Fiber in Silicon Valley before Google

    Wes
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    AT&T vs Google Fiber in Silicon Valley It only appears that AT&T has some how beaten Google at it’s own game.  That is to say AT&T’s game, which Google has recently begun playing.  As AT&T plans to roll out fiber in Silicon Valley before Google.  But how long as AT&T been in Silicon Valley with Fiber service and only now is rolling it out?  And where is it being rolled out? According to Bloomberg, AT&T is rolling out its GigaPower fiber service in Cupertino first.  Thereby allowing all Apple employees to get access to AT&T Fiber.  AT&T is…
  • A New Google Glass Patent surfaces

    Wes
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    New Google Glass Patent The new Google Glass patent recently discovered via the watchers of the Patent Office (Glass Almanac), depicts a pair of glasses without the eye projection part.  It appears that Google is intent on making the new set of glasses less annoying to the average user, a feature that might bring it into normalcy.   If it is at possible for the geeks at Google to generate another Moonshot, perhaps this revision is it? Google Glass appears to yet be ahead of its time.  There is a very distinct dislike of the idea of being in the line of sight of a head-mounted computer.
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    9to5Google

  • YouTube once again looking to help fund original content

    Chance Miller
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    YouTube announced this evening in a blog post that, once again, it plans to start funding original content. Two years ago, YouTube announced plans to spend more than $100 million to get content creators to create YouTube channels on which to share videos. With that plan, they focused on bringing in outside entertainers. With this new push, however, YouTube says it will focus on helping the self-funded and self-published stars on the site grow. YouTube says that it plans to pay its homegrown stars to create specific shows and it in turn will promote it to users everywhere. The company also…
  • Android ‘L’ to include data encryption by default, preventing police from accessing files

    Mike Beasley
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Google said today that the upcoming Android L release would enable data encryption by default when users set up a new device. Previous versions of Android included the security measure as an option, but many users did not choose to activate it. Now the feature will automatically be turned on, meaning no data on the phone will be accessible without the owner’s password. Essentially this will prevent anyone—including police—from reading stored text messages, viewing photos from the phone’s library, or checking the call history (among other things) even if allowed to do so by a…
  • Pebble 2.5 firmware lands w/ support for Emoji, new Compass app, more

    Stephen Hall
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Pebble has launched version 2.5 of its smartwatch firmware, packing a bunch of great new features. The company says that the firmware brings the ability for the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches to display Emoji, replacing the previous small white boxes that are all too familiar across platforms without Emoji support. The company is also launching the Compass app that they promised long ago, which can be picked up on the Pebble appstore. Additionally, the app includes some interesting new abilities for users who have recently upgraded to iOS 8. Notably, the update now allows iOS users to…
  • News Corp. publicly blasts Google, asks EU to reconsider antitrust settlement

    Mark Hearn
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    News Corp. recently issued a letter to the European Union blasting Google’s search and advertising practices. The correspondence also requested that the EU enforce stricter policies against the software company. News Corp. chief executive Robert Thomson wrote that Google was “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” For nearly four years Google has been under investigation by the European Commission, based on complaints from several prominent publishers claiming that the search giant has too much of an influence on how information is…
  • OnePlus One pre-order program coming in late October

    Mark Hearn
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    After months of crazy marketing gimmicks, invite purchase systems and secret handshakes, the OnePlus One will be up for pre-order starting in October. Today, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced plans to make ordering its “flagship killer” a lot easier and also gave an explanation of why it used an unconventional invitation-based purchase system in the first place. Launching something is difficult. To control risk, many software companies usually do gradual rollouts. While we think like a software company, scaling a hardware business is very different. The biggest…
 
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  • How to root Asus Padfone X using Towelroot app

    Marc
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Asus Padfone X is a high-end Android smartphone announced by Asus back in July this year. The device rocks a 5″ FHD display powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz along with 2GB of RAM. Similar to other Padfones from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Padfone X can be converted easily into a tablet as well. If you’d ever rooted an Asus smartphone before, you should know that the process is actually quite tedious for at least a few of their models. However thanks to the Towelroot app, we can now root Asus Padfone X rather easily as well! In the following…
  • How to root Goophone N4 using the Framaroot program

    Marc
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    The Goophone N4 is the latest 5.7-inch Android phablet released by Chinese manufacturer Goophone last month. As you can see, the device seems to be an exact replica of the latest Galaxy Note 4 phablet launched earlier this month during the IFA event. Similar to the Galaxy Note 4, the N4 will be rocking a 8-cores processor onboard, but with a slightly smaller 2GB RAM instead. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Goophone N4 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Goophone N4 using the Framaroot app. Disclaimer : During the process…
  • How to root Blu Vivo IV using Framaroot

    Marc
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    The Blu Vivo IV is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Blu back in May this year. The device runs on the latest octa-core MT6592 chipset similar to the Blu Life 8 which was introduced in the same month as well. Other key specs which comes with the Blu Vivo IV include a 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2,000mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean running in the background. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Blu Vivo IV rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Blu Vivo…
  • How to root Xolo A1000S using the Towelroot app

    Joe
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Xolo A1000S is the latest budget Android smartphone released by Indian manufacturer Xolo back in August this year. The device rocks a decent 5″ display powered by a 1GHz dual-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs that comes with the device include a 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 720p video recording, 2,000mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Xolo A1000S rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Xolo A1000S using the…
  • Xiaomi Mi4 survives a 13 story suicide!

    Marc
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    When it comes to comparing toughness between various handsets, the first brand that come into our mind is no doubt Nokia. However, it seems like Xiaomi is also another decent contender for this title after its Mi4 smartphone survives a 13 level fall – with just minor cracks on its display. Other than that, the device can still function normally. Hmm… Could this be staged? That’s the question a lot of people is wondering. The post Xiaomi Mi4 survives a 13 story suicide! appeared first on .
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  • How to Boost Your AdSense Earnings Calculators Adsense?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    How to boost your AdSense earnings calculators Adsense? How can we help to increase? Potential of your AdSense site?To simplify calculations such as the image besides, you can use some web that provides the functionality of the calculator, such as MiniWebTools.AdSense calculators are often very simple things. You perform a number of different values in a number of specific areas and the calculator does the potential benefits of your website. How you can help this process is very simple to keep your AdSense site on the right track.It does this by focusing on the three key fundamental elements…
  • You Can Create Your Own AdSense Ads?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is great news, to a certain extent. As far as what you want users to click on ads that look interesting, you cannot be trusted to pick which ads a robot - and you can choose to have ads on your page to pay for each the highest possible amount click to have.But you do not get this choice. You can find a lot of things to improve, from choosing the design of your ad unit to choose the color and font, your AdSense earnings, but the only thing you cannot do is sneak into the database and choose the Google ads. If you can do that no one can ever choose low-paying ads.This does not mean you can…
  • Pay Per Click Affiliate Programs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Pay per click affiliate program is a program that allows you to sell advertising space on your website, and get paid when people click on the ads on your website to other sites.Google AdSense is a contextual pay most popular affiliate programs with a click, but does not mean only pay option click cent.Some affiliate programs pay per click might want to try is the Yahoo Publisher Network, AdBrite and, BidVertiser or Clicksor. This is an alternative, there are thousands of websites that offer Pay per click affiliate program, but these are some that are experienced in their…
  • How Much to Pay the Cost of SEO Services?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Maybe this time you're using an SEO Services. But do you know the truth about SEO itself? And how much should you spend to pay a SEO service?The truth about a SEO service is that by using their services you do not need to work hard to make your blog or website became famous. However, it is not easy. Take substantial time, effort, strategy, technique, method, and experience to perform quality SEO services.Anyone can use SEO services, but not everyone can implement strategies that can make the SEO work successfully. That is why SEO experts are indispensable in order to achieve success. But, the…
  • Adding Chitika Ad Code To Blog

    Nurdin Budi M.
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    After described in How to Earn Money with Chitika article before; this article will explain about adding Chitika ad code into our blog; and how do to claim your web domain used as the publisher.Activation Domain Web PublisherAfter your account activated (including at the time of charging data completeness of account registration, the domain address of the website that you used have been registered); in fact it all considered yet to represent our website domain that will be used as a Chitika Ads publisher.Domain that will be recognized as a publisher by Chitika is after you make a…
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