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Google Earth Turns Ten and Adds Two New Features

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For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. 0 Comments

Does Thumbtack + Google Ventures = Conflict of Interest?

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Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? 0 Comments

Bing Video Search Gets a Streamlined Makeover

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Bing has redesigned its video search layout to help users find results more quickly by enlarging thumbnails and improving related content suggestions. Bing has redesigned its video search layout to help users find results more quickly by enlarging thumbnails and improving related content suggestions. 0 Comments

Emojis Disappear From Google Search Results

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Google seems to have made good on its promise to remove emojis from search results, since many emojis, including those from Expedia, have disappeared today. Google seems to have made good on its promise to remove emojis from search results, since many emojis, including those from Expedia, have disappeared today. 0 Comments

'Right to Be Forgotten' Laws to Be Strictest in Russia

The Russian cyber threat is increasing all the time

If the bill is passed, Russians won't even have to provide the links they want removed, putting the onus on search engines to crawl the entire Internet - an impossible task, says Yandex. If the bill is passed, Russians won't even have to provide the links they want removed, putting the onus on search engines to crawl the entire Internet - an impossible task, says Yandex. 0 Comments

Google Trends Expands to Focus on Real-Time Data

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The new Google Trends homepage displays a carousel of news items that are currently trending, allowing users to explore each on a real-time, minute-by-minute basis. The new Google Trends homepage displays a carousel of news items that are currently trending, allowing users to explore each on a real-time, minute-by-minute basis. 0 Comments

Google Now Adds Quote Cards That Lack Attribution

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The latest Google Now card includes quotes in the search results for famous people, though the quotes are displayed in a list without attributing or linking back to their sources. The latest Google Now card includes quotes in the search results for famous people, though the quotes are displayed in a list without attributing or linking back to their sources. 0 Comments

Bing to Start Encrypting Search Traffic

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With users' privacy in mind, Bing will begin encrypting its search traffic this summer, though marketers will be provided with limited query term data. With users' privacy in mind, Bing will begin encrypting its search traffic this summer, though marketers will be provided with limited query term data. 0 Comments

Bing Delivers Clicks Against 99 Percent of Yahoo Desktop Traffic

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Microsoft and Yahoo have rekindled their partnership, which was rumored to be faltering. However, new data from Bing, which also delivers 90 percent of mobile traffic, says otherwise. Microsoft and Yahoo have rekindled their partnership, which was rumored to be faltering. However, new data from Bing, which also delivers 90 percent of mobile traffic, says otherwise. 0 Comments

5 Recent Updates from Bing Ads You Need to Know About

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Universal Event Tracking and Shopping Campaigns are just two recent ad offerings from Bing, which now makes up 20 percent of the U.S. search share, according to comScore. Universal Event Tracking and Shopping Campaigns are just two recent ad offerings from Bing, which now makes up 20 percent of the U.S. search share, according to comScore. 0 Comments

Apple to Upgrade Siri and Update Maps

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At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. 0 Comments

Bing Features FIFA-Friendly Results

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Bing search results for "Women's World Cup," which is currently being held in Canada, immediately bring users to a box displaying scores, standings, stats and predictions. Bing search results for "Women's World Cup," which is currently being held in Canada, immediately bring users to a box displaying scores, standings, stats and predictions. 0 Comments

Yahoo to Stop Maps and Pipes This Summer

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Yahoo plans to focus more on digital content, and will discontinue products like Maps and Pipes, while also ceasing to support Mail and Contacts on older iOS operating systems. Yahoo plans to focus more on digital content, and will discontinue products like Maps and Pipes, while also ceasing to support Mail and Contacts on older iOS operating systems. 0 Comments

Lenovo REACHIt Extends Cortana Search Capabilities

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Personal technology brand Lenovo has partnered with Microsoft voice search product Cortana in order to extend search to personal clouds across Lenovo devices. Personal technology brand Lenovo has partnered with Microsoft voice search product Cortana in order to extend search to personal clouds across Lenovo devices. 0 Comments