The UK riots are being discussed in terms of how social media was a crucial tool in creating the protests. Whilst the claim has some merit, it is the overall impact of technology that has provided quicker methods for sharing or gathering information.
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The recent launch of Chrome 13 featuring Instant Pages seems to be creating problems for analytics programs. The new prerendering of pages in the background while you search creates pageviews even if the page isn't clicked on in the search results.
Yahoo’s CORE (Content Optimization and Relevance Engine) personalization technology has reportedly increased clicks to stories in their “Today” home page box by 270% since the company began using it in 2009. Seems behavior targeting has benefits.
The U.S. military sees social networking as a source of information they can filter to gain insight into potential global conflicts and political unrest. Now Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has a $42 million budget to develop this idea.
Spammy websites are popping up to sell Google Plus 1 clicks to website owners in need of higher +1 counts. Though Google likely already has plans to counter these types of websites, could paid +1’s prove more difficult to detect than paid links?
New car technologies are opening new advertising opportunities for smart marketers to a potential audience that spends more than a billion hours per week in a vehicle. All online and mobile formats we currently use could also be done on four wheels.
Google logo today is of a mobile. Alexander Calder, born 113 years ago in 1898, may not have invented the baby mobile, but his large sculptures, dubbed mobile art because of the use of moving parts and wires, were the inspiration for the genre.
It appears Facebook is getting aggressive in the ad department and may be feeling the heat from Google’s social project. Facebook has banned the advertising account of one user who tried to gain followers on Google+ using Facebook’s ad platform.
Answering the call of the U.S. Senate antitrust subcommittee, Google will have Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to testify on their behalf in September. Schmidt will answer questions about Google’s business practices and increasing online dominance.
Today on Google France, a special Google logo recognizes the national Bastille Day celebration and embraces its symbols. Google has celebrated the event since 2000 – the longest running Doodle for a national celebration outside of the U.S.
Shady SEO tactics are once again in the mainstream spotlight, as a report shows Google's local search results are being gamed by some in the locksmith industry. While commendable, the SEO industry doesn't need these self-appointed industry police.
If you had signed up to receive more information on Google Offers and live in New York City, Oakland, or San Francisco, you should have noticed an email or two from them in the last day. And it seems Google is ready to launch Offers in more cities.
A number of companies, who thought they had a jump start, may be losing their current Google+ Profiles, as Google is not offering this until later in the year - though there will be a test group of some select non-user profiles.
While it may have been "awesome" a week ago, Facebook's annoucement that it is now offering group chat and video calling may have lost some of its shine due to the launch of Google+.
Google may soon be providing more detailed flight search results, including maps, prices and results based on searchers' IP addresses as the starting point for destinations. This product may put pressure on aggregators like Expedia or Travelocity.
Yahoo Travel editor, Deborah Hopewell, offers her top 8 locations to view fireworks and/or enjoy celebrating on the nation's birthday. Two east coast cities top the list - which makes sense given the revolution for independence started around there.
Type in "hot dog" in Google Insights for Search and look at their results by country searches- the number one result is Hungary. To think there were more searches for hot dogs in Hungary rather than the USA, suggests someone is playing a little joke.
This year marks the 12th Doodle dedicated to US Independence Day and is the second longest event honored by Google on its logo. Only Thanksgiving has a longer tradition, having first appeared in 1999, while the Fourth of July Doodle started in 2000.
Taking cloud computing to new heights this summer, Virgin America and Google have teamed up to give people flying on select flights from San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, or Dallas-Fort Worth the chance to use a Chromebook during their flights.
Singles are always looking for bars with the right percentage of potential partners. Using facial recognition software, SceneTap is an app that can tell you the ratio of men to women at participating bars. However, will it be a hit with the ladies?