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  • Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

    The Official Google Blog
    Emily Wood
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    It’s been nearly five years since we offered to build a fiber-optic network in one U.S. city as an experiment — and were met with overwhelming enthusiasm. Now, Google Fiber is live in Kansas City, Provo and Austin, and we've started to see how gigabit Internet, with speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband, can transform cities. It can give them new platforms for economic development and new ways of using technology to improve life for their citizens. And, around the country, it seems to be catching on.Check out the Kansas City Startup Village and Provo…
  • Crawling and indexing of locale-adaptive pages

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    Google Webmaster Central
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Webmaster level: advanced Locale-adaptive pages change their content to reflect the user's language or perceived geographic location. Since, by default, Googlebot requests pages without setting an Accept-Language HTTP request header and uses IP addresses that appear to be located in the USA, not all content variants of locale-adaptive pages may be indexed completely. Today we’re introducing new locale-aware crawl configurations for Googlebot for pages that we detect may adapt the content they serve based on the request's language and perceived location. These are: Geo-distributed crawling…
  • Earn money from your site in 2015

    Inside AdSense
    John A.Smith
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    For those of you new to monetizing your site, welcome to the Inside AdSense blog. With AdSense, you can earn money from your website, be it a professional business or just a hobby.What is Google AdSense? AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by placing ads on your website. You can show relevant and engaging ads to your site visitors and even customize the look and feel of ads to match your website.AdSense offers you:Access to Google's vast advertiser poolHigh quality ads next to your contentRobust targeting relevant to your audience and contentFlexible ad controls to help you customize…
  • The House of Representatives steps up the fight against human trafficking

    Google Public Policy Blog
    Google Public Policy Blog
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Posted by Susan Molinari, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy There are few issues more horrifying than human slavery and trafficking. Yesterday, the House of Representatives took important steps to address these issues by passing twelve bills aimed at helping the victims and calling attention to these criminal acts. We are encouraged by the actions taken yesterday and applaud the House’s leadership.We recently heard about a number of these bills from Members of both the House and Senate at an event Google hosted with the McCain Institute and Rights4Girls. In addition to…
  • Google Earth Pro now Free?

    Google Earth Blog
    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. We signed up for Google Earth Pro, and instead of granting us a 7-day trial licence as was formerly the case, we received an email with a licence key clearly stating that it is a free licence. Also, we formerly had a trial key and requested our account infomation. We received an email with our licence key and a stated expiry date of January 20, 2017. Both the above keys work…
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

    Emily Wood
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    It’s been nearly five years since we offered to build a fiber-optic network in one U.S. city as an experiment — and were met with overwhelming enthusiasm. Now, Google Fiber is live in Kansas City, Provo and Austin, and we've started to see how gigabit Internet, with speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband, can transform cities. It can give them new platforms for economic development and new ways of using technology to improve life for their citizens. And, around the country, it seems to be catching on.Check out the Kansas City Startup Village and Provo…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends January 16-22

    Emily Wood
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Here’s a side of search trends to go along with your Friday. Read on to find out what got people talking–and searching–this week.Deflate-gate and other scandalsSuper Bowl drama is already here, and it’s not even February 1. After the New England Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 to win the AFC Championship, news broke out that 11 out of the 12 balls used by New England quarterback Tom Brady were under inflated, which is a no-no in the NFL. The league has strict rules about the air pressure in game day balls since alterations could give one team an advantage. Both Brady…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends January 9-15

    Emily Wood
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    This time of year may be cold and dark, but there was plenty to brighten our days—and keep us searching—this week. Top of the packEl Capitan is a stunning sight on a normal day—the sheer granite face rising above the valley in Yosemite National Park is hard to miss. But this week, people around the world had an extra reason to keep their eyes on El Cap: two mountain climbers, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, made history on Wednesday when they completed the first ever free climb of the 3,000-foot wall. Searches for [el capitan climb] went up more than 1,000% as people looked to learn…
  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service

    Emily Wood
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    This Monday, January 19, we’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and marking the national MLK Day of Service. It’s a holiday that’s especially meaningful this year: 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, and it’s a time when civil rights is at the forefront of our national conversation. Next Monday, Googlers across the country are heeding the call to give back to their communities, and we hope you’ll join us. Take some time to honor Dr. King by volunteering in your community—you can find opportunities at All for Good. In the…
  • YouTube Creators interview President Obama following the State of the Union

    Emily Wood
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Every year since 2010, President Obama has turned to YouTube and Google after his State of the Union speech to answer questions that are top of mind for the American people. Asked through YouTube video submissions or live via Google+ Hangouts, these questions always bring an interesting perspective to the issues the president addresses in his speech. This year we’re doing something we’ve never done before: bringing a handful of YouTube creators directly to the White House to talk with the president in person in a live broadcast on Thursday, January 22.YouTube creators Bethany Mota,…
 
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • Crawling and indexing of locale-adaptive pages

    Google Webmaster Central
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Webmaster level: advanced Locale-adaptive pages change their content to reflect the user's language or perceived geographic location. Since, by default, Googlebot requests pages without setting an Accept-Language HTTP request header and uses IP addresses that appear to be located in the USA, not all content variants of locale-adaptive pages may be indexed completely. Today we’re introducing new locale-aware crawl configurations for Googlebot for pages that we detect may adapt the content they serve based on the request's language and perceived location. These are: Geo-distributed crawling…
  • Upcoming Events In The Knowledge Graph

    Google Webmaster Central
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Webmaster level: allLast year, we launched a new way for musical artists to list their upcoming events on Google: schema.org markup on their official websites. Now we’re expanding this program in four ways:1. Official Ticket LinksFor artists: if you mark up ticketing links along with the events on your official website, we’ll show an expanded answer card for your events in Google search, including the on-sale date, availability, and a direct link to your preferred ticketing site.As before, you may write the event markup directly into your site’s HTML, or simply install an event widget…
  • New Structured Data Testing Tool, documentation, and more

    Google Webmaster Central
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Webmaster level: allStructured data markup helps your content get discovered in search results and across Google properties. We’re excited to share several updates to help you author and publish markup on your website:A new Structured Data Testing Tool to better reflect Google’s interpretation of your contentImproved documentation and policy guidelines for Google features powered by structured data on the webExpanded support for the JSON-LD markup syntaxStructured Data Testing ToolThe new Structured Data Testing Tool better reflects how Google interprets a web page’s…
  • 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…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Earn money from your site in 2015

    John A.Smith
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    For those of you new to monetizing your site, welcome to the Inside AdSense blog. With AdSense, you can earn money from your website, be it a professional business or just a hobby.What is Google AdSense? AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by placing ads on your website. You can show relevant and engaging ads to your site visitors and even customize the look and feel of ads to match your website.AdSense offers you:Access to Google's vast advertiser poolHigh quality ads next to your contentRobust targeting relevant to your audience and contentFlexible ad controls to help you customize…
  • 2014 Year in Review

    John A.Smith
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    The end of the year is approaching and before we say goodbye to 2014, we'd like to recap all the AdSense product enhancements launched this year.Multi-screen additions: Responsive ad units Responsive ad units can help you provide a great ad experience for users on every screen (i.e., computers, phones, tablets) if you have a responsively designed website. To make your code simpler and save you time and effort, our responsive ad code automatically adapts the ad unit size to your page layout. Multi-screen scorecardCheck the new multi-screen category in your publisher scorecard to see…
  • 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…
 
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    Google Public Policy Blog

  • The House of Representatives steps up the fight against human trafficking

    Google Public Policy Blog
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Posted by Susan Molinari, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy There are few issues more horrifying than human slavery and trafficking. Yesterday, the House of Representatives took important steps to address these issues by passing twelve bills aimed at helping the victims and calling attention to these criminal acts. We are encouraged by the actions taken yesterday and applaud the House’s leadership.We recently heard about a number of these bills from Members of both the House and Senate at an event Google hosted with the McCain Institute and Rights4Girls. In addition to…
  • UPDATE: Helping Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Victims Around the World

    Google Public Policy Blog
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    According to the U.S. Trafficking In Persons Report, there may be more than 20 million trafficking victims at any time in the world, but only about 40,000 victims are identified each year. To connect victims of human trafficking to the organizations who can help them, we recently launched a new feature that displays human trafficking hotline numbers when users type in relevant keywords in searchIn July 2014, we launched this feature for the U.S., Japan and South Korea and today we are making it available in 9 more countries in 14 different languages. From working with our partners across the…
  • Transparency Report: New numbers and a new look for government requests

    Google Public Policy Blog
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Posted by: Trevor Callaghan, Director, LegalWe launched the Transparency Report in 2010 to show how laws and policies affect access to information online, including law enforcement orders for user data and government requests to remove information. Since then, many other companies have launched their own transparency reports, and we’ve been excited to see our industry come together around transparency.After doing things the same way for nearly five years, we thought it was time to give the Transparency Report an update. So today, as we release data about requests from governments to remove…
  • 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 CounselWe 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 that…
  • 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.
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Google Earth Pro now Free?

    Timothy Whitehead
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. We signed up for Google Earth Pro, and instead of granting us a 7-day trial licence as was formerly the case, we received an email with a licence key clearly stating that it is a free licence. Also, we formerly had a trial key and requested our account infomation. We received an email with our licence key and a stated expiry date of January 20, 2017. Both the above keys work…
  • The 2004 tsunami: then and now

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    We have in the past looked at ‘before and after’ pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, when Google Earth was still Keyhole Earth. Instead of just looking at ‘before and after’ pictures showing the devastation, it is now possible to see the recovery since then, with the help of Digital Globe imagery and an Esri map titled Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami: Then and Now. It displays Digital Globe imagery from just after the Tsunami and compares it with recent imagery.
  • Google Maps Engine deprecated

    Timothy Whitehead
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Last week Google sent an email to users of Google Maps Engine notifying them that support for the Google Maps Engine product will end on January 29th, 2016 at which point the product will be deactivated. The email states: As an organization, we want to focus our efforts on delivering rich location content via our APIs, and enabling customers to take advantage of the capabilities provided by our Google Cloud Platform products.” The move should be seen as Google transitioning customers to already existing alternative products, especially Google My Maps (formerly Maps Engine Lite) which…
  • 3D Imagery timeline

    Timothy Whitehead
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Earlier this week we had a look at how long it takes Google to process and release 3D imagery. For a few locations, we looked at the dates the imagery was captured as well as the dates that it was first discovered in Google Earth. Now, GEB reader Anton Rudolfsson, who has been assisting us by delineating newly found 3D areas for our KML map, has also taken the trouble of tracking down the dates for the various 3D releases and categorizing all the areas by release date. So as of today, our KML file includes the option to see the areas either categorized by country or by date discovered. There…
  • The Costa Concordia, now visible in Genoa, Italy

    Timothy Whitehead
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Although Google have not updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map since the December 17th update, a number of readers have let us know that there have been quite a few areas updated since then. GEB reader Sladys has also pointed us to the fact that Genoa, Italy has been updated and the Costa Concordia can be seen in the new imagery. Soon after the Costa Concordia disaster happened we showed you satellite imagery of the wrecked cruise ship and not long after we had a look at a stunning 3D Google Earth tour of the disaster created by Peter Olsen. It took more than two…
 
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    Real Estate Made Simple

  • What To Expect When You’re Selling

    Henry Mccarthy
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    1) Secure an Energy Performance Certificate for your property Since January 9, 2013, all advertisements concerning real estate properties in the UK are required to show an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC rating. This new rule covers ads posted on newspapers, magazines, and even online. So what’s an EPC rating? An EPC is issued by an accredited energy assessor and it shows the rating of a property’s energy efficiency. Efficiency is measured from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G the least. There are pros and cons when you sell with or without the help of a real estate…
  • How To Start Out In Private Rented Sector

    Henry Mccarthy
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    If you are looking for an excellent business opportunity with the least amount of risks, look no further than private rental properties. Despite the current financial crisis the world is experiencing, the private rental property market still remains to be the safest place you can put your money. With a little property renting advice, you can earn a huge return on your investment over a short period of time. Here are simple tips and hints to help you start out: 1) Recognise That Being a Private Landlord Is Business Being a private landlord is very different from being a private homeowner, it…
  • 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…
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    Google LatLong

  • The aurora borealis lights up Google Maps

    Lat Long
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Nature’s greatest light show has come to Google Maps for the first time. Starting today, armchair arctic explorers, science lovers and curious observers will be able to explore the Northern Lights in Finland right from Google Maps. Northern Lights, FinlandAlso known as the aurora borealis (after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind), these dazzling lights are the effect of charged particles interacting with one another in earth’s atmosphere. These light displays have long been a source of wonder for poets and travelers gazing up at the…
  • Ho Ho Ho! Track Santa around the world with Google’s Santa Tracker

    Lat Long
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    After 23 days of preparation, the elves are finally ready for Santa’s annual journey around the globe. They’ve taught each other how to say "Santa Claus" in Swedish, guided their friends through mazes with code, brushed up on their geography, and learned about organizations making a difference worldwide. It’s been a busy month, but Santa’s sleigh is now ready for lift-off!The elves brushed up on coding fundamentals with blockly maze gamesThe elves decorated their trees with ornaments about organizations making a differenceEach stop on Santa’s journey offers more to…
  • Do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

    Lat Long
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    So much of 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…
  • “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…
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    Inside AdWords

  • Google Trusted Stores: Now it’s even easier to help shoppers buy online with confidence

    Rob Newton
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    There's nothing like shopping online knowing that you'll get great customer service, on-time delivery and free purchase protection. And because we want this experience to be everyone's, today we’re rolling out a set of improvements that will make it even easier for merchants to join Google Trusted Stores, our program that has helped thousands of merchants gain their customers’ confidence.Win the trust of new shoppersGoogle Trusted Stores is a free certification program to highlight that you offer a consistently great shopping experience. Once qualified, your store will be recognized with…
  • Five resolutions for Shopping success in 2015

    Rob Newton
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    We know that retailers are always looking for the best ways to promote their products and reach shoppers online in the exact moment they’re looking to buy. Our mission with Google Shopping is to help you do that. In 2014, we introduced Shopping campaigns to all Product Listing Ad (PLA) advertisers to offer a more streamlined, retail-centric advertising experience. This year, we want to continue to help you make the most of your PLA investment.In the spirit of self-betterment, we invite you to join us in resolving to make 2015 your best year yet. But instead of making resolutions you know…
  • 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,…
 
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    Google Operating System

  • Google's Answers Show Date Information

    Alex Chitu
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    Google's answers obtained from web pages now include the date when the page was last updated. Search results also include this information and it's pretty useful because a news article from 2004 would provide a different answer for "what's the most expensive car?" than an article from 2014.
  • YouTube's HTML5 Player, Now Default

    Alex Chitu
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    YouTube announced that it now defaults to the HTML5 player for both YouTube.com and YouTube embeds. "YouTube uses HTML5 <video> by default in Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and in beta versions of Firefox."Browsers now support features like Adaptive Bitrate streaming and Encrypted Media Extensions, so YouTube can reduce buffering and add content protection without using plugins. The VP9 codec "gives you higher quality video resolution with an average bandwidth reduction of 35 percent", WebRTC provides broadcasting tools, while fullscreen APIs add a feature that used to require plugins,…
  • YouTube Music Key for Desktop: Ad-Free Music Videos

    Alex Chitu
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    YouTube Music Key is not just for YouTube's mobile apps. One of its feature is also available if you use YouTube's desktop site: ad-free music videos. You'll notice the "ad-free" label next to the video title. Mouse over the label and you'll see this message: "Your YouTube Music Key subscription lets you play this video without ads.""Subscribe to YouTube Music Key and you'll be able to listen to music without seeing or hearing ads. Ads won’t be shown before or during eligible music videos you watch on youtube.com, and music videos and playlists will play continuously on your mobile device,…
  • YouTube Tests Rounded Channel Icons

    Alex Chitu
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    YouTube experiments with a slightly different interface that uses rounded icons for channels and moves the title and buttons like "add to" and "share" to the right.Here's an image that shows both the experimental interface and YouTube's regular UI:YouTube's mobile apps already use rounded icons, just like Google+ and Google's navigation bar. "If your Channel is merged with a Google+ profile or page, then your YouTube Channel Icon and your Google+ Profile Image are synched," informs YouTube's help center.
  • YouTube Music Key Restrictions

    Alex Chitu
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    An important downside of YouTube Music Key is that YouTube treats music videos just like Google Play Music songs. You can't play music videos on 2 different Android/iOS mobile devices when using the YouTube app and the same Google account.Let's say I play a YouTube music video on an iPad and then try to play another music video on a Nexus 5. YouTube shows this message: "Playback paused because your account is being used in another location". That means I can't play YouTube music videos on multiple mobile devices at the same time. This is strange, especially when you realize that YouTube Music…
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    Google Directions

  • MapQuest for iOS Gets Updated With New Information and Clearer On-Map Directions

    Richard
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    MapQuest has just updated its official app for iOS to version 4.7, the update includes several new features that aim to provide more information and an improved navigation experience for those of you who are searching for directions or planning your next trip through AOL’s popular maps service. According to AOL in-route navigation has never […]
  • Google Maps for Android Update Lets Users Share Directions

    Richard
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Google Maps for Android was updated last Wednesday to version 9.3. The update includes several changes and adds new features that most users won’t notice by simply pulling out their phones and opening the app. However, there are some things that you should definitely know about, because I’m sure that you, as well as many […]
  • Bing Maps Provides Directions Based on Traffic Conditions Worldwide

    Richard
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Last year Bing Maps launched its advanced Clearflow technology worldwide, this feature, which was previously only available in the U.S. is able to predict current traffic conditions on roads that do not provide live traffic data, and it also uses that same technology to provide more accurate trip times and directions based on traffic conditions […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Google Wireless service

    Wes
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Google Wireless service This is a first for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). The new Google Wireless service will use Sprint and T-mobile.  It’s nothing new for Google to offer internet service since Kansas City first rolled out Google Fiber.  And in all the cities that so far host Google Fiber, you can find Starbucks with Gigabit WiFi.  But this Mobile Carrier deal is something new. Google, it would seem, is ironically trying to move away from Wireless service and with this new wireless service will concentrate on WiFi.  It’s probably obvious to anyone who has tried…
  • South Austin Fiberhoods Online Now

    Wes
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    South Austin Fiberhoods Online South Austin may have a great deal of apartments, but that does not appear to be a hindrance to the goodness that is Google Fiber.  Dozens of apartment complexes has signed up for the synchronous gigabit service as the service rolls out.    Between HWY 1, 290, and the Colorado River, South Austin Fiberhoods are coming online now. In December 2014, Google setup a shop called the Fiber Space where residents of South Austin can come and check out what it’s actually like to surf the web at gig speeds.  Open most of the day 10 am to 10 pm Mon-Sat and Noon…
  • Google ATAP Phone is Coming

    Wes
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Google ATAP Project ARA phone You will soon be a part of it and will get to experience what it is like to have a phone that can be upgraded at any time.  This mere two-year project has gone from an idea to a physical product very quickly thanks to PhoneBloks and Google’s Project ARA.  The Google ATAP phone is the next killer app. The video hits the basic, but this phone is all about options.  No more will you buy a phone merely for the processor or the 1 GB RAM upgrade.  You won’t have to settle for the crappy 10 MP camera, just to get the latest processor, in fact you can…
  • Google Celebrates your Birthday

    Wes
    10 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Google Celebrates your Birthday Does Google know your birthday?  if so, you can expect a nice doodle gift when you visit the Google homepage.  A friend checks the Google Doodle often and yesterday she saw the birthday doodle.  It seemed pleasantly coincidental and a little bit creepy. Apparently, if Google knows your birthday (which it should since you gave it the info when you signed up for an account), you’ll now be seeing a doodle like the above picture.  You will of course need to be signed in to Google, to get this treat (but who ever signs out?) Clicking on the doodle will…
  • Attach Google Drive Files in Gmail

    Wes
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Attach Google Drive Files in Gmail Recently Google added another feature to connect Gmail with Google Drive. It is now possible to attach files directly from your Google Drive account to Gmail emails.  It was until recently possible to attach files that you had in Google Drive, but only as links.  Now you can attach the files themselves and send. This might sound like stating the obvious as most email programs have no other option than to attach a file to send, but Google interest has always been a bit more futuristic.   The ideal was borne out of a  desire for simplification.  Google…
 
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  • Google defends itself, says it fought WikiLeaks gag orders

    Stephen Hall
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    We told you earlier this week about a letter sent from WikiLeaks to Google, asking why it took so long for the Mountain View company to notify them of federal warrants for their personal data. Google apparently stood up against the gag orders preventing them from doing so (via The Washington Post), saying it “challenged the secrecy from the beginning.” WikiLeaks published the letter it sent to Eric Schmidt on January 26th, saying that the activist publisher of secret information was “astonished and disturbed” that it took Google almost three years to “notify its…
  • Amazon planning to take on Google Apps for Work w/ new ‘WorkMail’ service

    Stephen Hall
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    Amazon Web Services is launching a new service (via The Wall Street Journal) this morning called “WorkMail,” an enterprise email and calendar solution that the Seattle-based company believes will bring a wide variety of improvements to a space that is largely controlled by Microsoft and Google. “Customers are not happy with their current email solution,” Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky said. “A lot of customers feel those solutions are expensive and complex.” The two main areas that Amazon is interested in improving with WorkMail are simplicity of use…
  • HTC says that Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to HTC One (M8) in Europe

    Stephen Hall
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    HTC’s Jeff Gordon, the company’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, has taken to Twitter this morning to say that owners of the HTC One (M8) in Europe should be expecting to see Android Lollipop at some point very soon. HTC One (M8) owners in Europe, have a sweet tooth this morning? Check your software updates! — Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) January 28, 2015 Users have been reporting back that the update hasn’t seemed to hit their devices yet, but Gordon says to keep checking as the update will be rolling out in waves. @NKortlang Keep checking–it rolls…
  • Google Play Store saw 60% more downloads than iOS App Store, though Apple made more money

    Ben Lovejoy
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Android apps from the Google Play Store were 60% higher than those from the iOS App Store, reports mobile analytics firm App Annie in its 2014 retrospective. Total Android downloads will be higher when other app stores are figured in. Recent data from AppFigures also showed that the Play Store now has more apps and more developers than iOS. iOS apps did, though, make more money, the data showing that Apple’s app downloads generated around 70% more revenue. App Annie’s data, which is generated by analytics from more than 700,000 apps, showed that just three countries generated…
  • New render leak via evleaks shows upcoming ‘Hima’ HTC One (M9) flagship in two variants

    Stephen Hall
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    A new image, courtesy of none other than Evan Blass (@evleaks) himself, has leaked this morning showing what looks to be two variants of the upcoming “Hima” HTC One (M9) flagship. While they sport a similar physical build, the larger one includes a hardware home button while the smaller of the two does not. Interestingly, this render is a bit different than anything we’ve seen leaked thus far, straying just a bit in design from the current generation hardware… Although Evan officially retired from leaking quite some time ago, he sometimes decides to share some tidbits…
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  • How to root Alcatel Pop D1 in less than an hour

    Joe
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    The Alcatel Pop D1 is a budget Android smartphone released by Indian manufacturer Alcatel back in August last year. The Alcatel Pop D1 rocks a decent 3.5″ display powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core chipset along with 512MB of RAM. Other key specs include a 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 1,300mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android tablets, we can root Alcatel Pop D1 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Alcatel Pop D1 using the Framaroot app.
  • How to root iNew V7 in less than an hour

    Steve Cox
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    The iNew V7 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer iNew back in October last year. The iNew V7 rocks a 5″ HD display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Other key specs include a 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 2,100mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root iNew V7 rather easily using the vroot program. In the following tutorial, i will be guiding you guys on how to root iNew V7 in less than an hour. Disclaimer…
  • How to root Alcatel Pop D3 in less than an hour

    Joe
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    The Alcatel Pop D3 is a low-end Android smartphone released by Indian manufacturer Alcatel back in August last year. The Alcatel Pop D3 rocks a decent 4″ display powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core chi[set along with 512MB of RAM. Other key specs include a 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 1MP front camera, 1,400mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KtiKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphone, we can root Alcatel Pop D3 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Alcatel Pop D3 using the root genius…
  • How to root Tengda Q6 in less than an hour

    Steve Cox
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    The Tengda Q6 is a low-end Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Tengda back in October last year. The Tengda Q6 rocks a decent 4″ display powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core chipset along with 256MB of RAM. Other key specs include a 512MB internal storage, microSD slot, 2MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2,600mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KtKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphone, we can root Tengda Q6 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Tengda Q6 using the root genius program (works only on…
  • How to root Gionee Marathon M3 in less than an hour

    Steve Cox
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    The Gionee Marathon M3 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Gionee back in November last year. The Gionee Marathon M3 rocks a 5″ HD display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 5,000mAh battery, as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Gionee Marathon M3 rather easily using the vroot program. In the following tutorial, i will be guiding you guys on how to root Gionee…
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  • HTC Desire 526G+ smartphpone available at Rs. 10,400

    Chirag Kwatra
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    HTC Unveils Desire 526G+, the device available with Dual SIM. The smartphone launched on 28 Jan and with this HTC also announce to launch HTC Desire 826 Octa-Core soon in market. HTC desire Desire 526G+ available in market at Rs. 10,400, starting to sell from today. The 8GB variant will be exclusively available via Snapdeal, while the 16GB variant will be available from major retailers across the country. Both variants will be available to purchase from the last week of January, says HTC. The device with dual-SIM support. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with HTC Sense UI,…
  • HTC Desire 826 Octa-Core price leaked

    Chirag Kwatra
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    HTC Desire 826 Octa-Core price leaked, Jan early’s first week, the new HTC Desire 826 was announced by CES 2015 for its Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device with its 16GB storage model recently launched in China at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 22,600), the 32GB storage variant costs CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 24,500). The smartphone will be available to buy starting Thursday from the HTC Eshop website. The smartphone’s India price and launch dates are still not yet known, though the smartphone is already listed on the company’s India site. The 4G-enabled Desire 826…
  • GTA Player Breaks Physics With His Bike Skills

    Chirag Kwatra
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Credit : Kotaku GTA Player Breaks Physics With His Bike Skills. For GTA players that know how to shred, the laws of physics just don’t apply. Click Here To Watch Fully Video ErasableNinja spent 2014 doing all sorts of cool BMX stunts, and now that the year is over, they’ve shared a compilation of the best tricks they managed to land. Twenty seconds into the video, I couldn’t help but ask myself, how are they doing that?? ErasableNinja manages to pull off things that don’t even seem possible in GTA, with style (and questionable music, but still). (by Kotaku) GTA 5…
  • ‘GTA V’ Heists DLC Vehicles code leaked

    Chirag Kwatra
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    ‘GTA V’ Heists DLC Vehicles code leaked, last week GTA V heists updates leaked, now the Heists DLC release update code new Vehicles. Rockstar developers said the content soon available. While fans await Heists, some DLC codes were leaked, revealing new vehicles believed to be featured in the anticipated content. A promotion for the computer game “Grand Theft Auto Five” is shown in a Game Stop gaming story in Encinitas, California September 17, 2013. The launch of “Grand Theft Auto Five” comes at a time when then $66 billion video game industry, which has been…
  • Buy Xiaomi Mi4 Online

    Chirag Kwatra
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Buy Xiaomi Mi4 Online, after Xiaomi’s Mi3 brand sale on Republic Day success, Xiaomi confirmed to release its new Mi4 smartphone in India. The Mi4 (as Xiaomi said) expected to available tomorrow exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 20,000. Xiaomi message shows Mi hits a 4 and 6, a ‘cricket reference’. The smartphone was launched last year with its 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. The handset has a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor and 4K video recording. It…
 
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