Wil Wheaton may no longer be the “mortal enemy” of fictional character Sheldon Cooper on the CBS TV Show "The Big Bang Theory", but the actor and writer isn’t hiding his contempt for how Google is forcing Google+ down the throats of users.
Articles by John Rampton
Do you love beer? Do you love Android? Meet KegDroid, a revolutionary new way to get your beer! Designed by a Google employee, KegDroid's design lets you select and order your beer at the click of a button and then dispenses your favorite brew.
First there was Google Play. Now you can play Google Maps. Google has released Cube, a Google Maps-based game where you take control of a small blue ball and navigate it around various cities while learning factoids about Google Maps.
Google has announced that the "rotate" feature in AdWords will change starting next week. The change limits ad rotation to 30 days. After the 30 days, AdWords will optimize and show the ads that are converting the best and getting the most clicks.
Google has announced that you can now see up to 90 days of historical data in your Webmaster Tools Search Queries reports instead of the previous 35 days. Three features – subscriber stats, robots.txt tool, and site performance features are gone.
Google has announced the Google+ Share button. Google has made it very easy for website owners to embed the Google+ share button on their websites and visitors to easily share content to their Google+ page from anywhere on the web.
Google has started testing out a variety of customer service endorsements within paid search ads. About a dozen of the “couple hundred” retailers participating in the Google's Trusted Stores’ program are taking part in this ad experiment.
A couple of weeks ago, Google was facing scrutiny from lawmakers over their human trafficking ads policy. In response, Google has shed some light on some of the systems it uses to prevent bad ads from showing up on Google’s search results pages.
Lawmakers are concerned about human trafficking advertisements appearing on Google. In a letter to CEO Larry Page, they are requesting Google share its policy for sexually exploitative advertisements and how it ensures those policies are followed.
Google will allow you to tag up to 1,000 ZIP codes within the U.S. using AdWords Location Targeting. Location insertion for local extensions will help you create custom local ads. And four enhancements are coming to advanced location targeting.
The goal of Google's self-driving car project is to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and efficient. How safe is it? Well, Google recently let one man who lost 95 percent of his vision and doesn't even have a driver’s license behind the wheel.
IETF engineers are currently discussing steps to overhaul Hypertext Transfer Protocol in an effort to modernize and speed up the 1990s technology. SPDY by Google and HTTP Speed+ Mobility by Microsoft are among the proposals for HTTP 2.0.
The online giant is spending enormous amounts of money on TV, magazine, and newspaper ads to promote Google+, Chrome, and other products. Google is now spending around the same percentage of revenue as companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
Google recently announced the addition of a status insights icon to the Ads tab. This new feature provides visibility into the approval status and whether an ad is showing for the specific keyword or keywords that you're targeting.
Background noise, rain, snow, temperature, humidity, light and other environmental factors could one day affect the Google ads you see. Google just received a patent for “advertising based on environmental conditions” to users.
You can now have up to 10,000 Google AdWords campaigns (this will include active and paused campaigns) per advertiser account. Google also announced that they will be removing demographic bidding from all AdWords Accounts starting next week.
Google has released an "uncut" 8-minute video of a search quality meeting to show the process of how Google improves its search engine. However, the video is hardly revealing – I wish they'd give us search marketers a little bit more meat.
Is Google’s decision to charge sites or apps using Google Maps API for high volume usage beginning to backfire? Apple and Foursquare have both severed ties with Google Maps, instead opting to use a free alternative, OpenStreetMap.
Google introduced Google Play to the world yesterday. The new cloud-based “digital entertainment destination” for apps, music, movies, and books combines three Google entities into Google Play: Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore.
Facebook is in the process of testing a new logout screen page ad unit that was unveiled last week. When you log out of your Facebook account you could be greeted with a full Bing home page, complete with a large photo and a search box.