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Augmented Reality & SEO: Search in an Annotated World

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AR has experienced a slow evolution. While users have struggled with a fragmented ecosystem of AR apps, marketers have struggled with how to fit it into their marketing plans. But with the debut of Google Glass, all that is about to change. AR has experienced a slow evolution. While users have struggled with a fragmented ecosystem of AR apps, marketers have struggled with how to fit it into their marketing plans. But with the debut of Google Glass, all that is about to change. 0 Comments

Google Mobile Ad Revenue Forecast to Hit Record $8.8 Billion in 2013

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Google will take home more than half of all mobile advertising dollars this year as the company is poised to see record revenues for 2013. EMarketer said Google is on pace to set a new record after more than tripling its mobile revenues in 2012. Google will take home more than half of all mobile advertising dollars this year as the company is poised to see record revenues for 2013. EMarketer said Google is on pace to set a new record after more than tripling its mobile revenues in 2012. 0 Comments

You Can Now Get Google Now on iPhone, iPad

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Google is bringing its Now predictive search platform to Apple's mobile operating system as a feature on the new version of Google's Search application for the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to access Now through the Search app itself. Google is bringing its Now predictive search platform to Apple's mobile operating system as a feature on the new version of Google's Search application for the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to access Now through the Search app itself. 0 Comments

Is Google Trust Being Scroogled?

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Microsoft this week, during the holiday season, increased the public pressure on Google with its “Scroogled” campaign. The campaign publicly points out, correctly, that Google Shopping results are entirely paid inclusion products here in the U.S. Microsoft this week, during the holiday season, increased the public pressure on Google with its “Scroogled” campaign. The campaign publicly points out, correctly, that Google Shopping results are entirely paid inclusion products here in the U.S. 0 Comments

Google Android Now Powers 3 in 4 Smartphones

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Google's Android platform has reached record worldwide sales numbers, according to analysts. Research firm IDC said that the Google mobile operating system is the first to surpass 100 million quarterly shipments in a single quarter. Google's Android platform has reached record worldwide sales numbers, according to analysts. Research firm IDC said that the Google mobile operating system is the first to surpass 100 million quarterly shipments in a single quarter. 0 Comments

Google Didn't Infringe on Oracle Patents, Jury Finds

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The ruling brings an end to second phase in the ongoing battle over Android's use of Java code. Oracle had previously won a partial victory on the matter of copyright infringement, though the jury remained split on other elements of the case. The ruling brings an end to second phase in the ongoing battle over Android's use of Java code. Oracle had previously won a partial victory on the matter of copyright infringement, though the jury remained split on other elements of the case. 0 Comments

Google-Motorola Deal Gains China's Approval

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Google has confirmed that Chinese authorities have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola. The deal is expected to be closed by this Wednesday, with the requirement that the Android system remain free and open to use for five years. Google has confirmed that Chinese authorities have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola. The deal is expected to be closed by this Wednesday, with the requirement that the Android system remain free and open to use for five years. 0 Comments

Google Seeks Mistrial After Oracle Claims Partial Victory in Patent Case

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Google has moved that its patent infringement case with Oracle be declared a mistrial following only partial findings of infringement. The jurors found that while Google had infringed upon Oracle Java API copyright in certain claims on the case. Google has moved that its patent infringement case with Oracle be declared a mistrial following only partial findings of infringement. The jurors found that while Google had infringed upon Oracle Java API copyright in certain claims on the case. 0 Comments

Google-Oracle $1 Billion Android Patent Trial Begins

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The trial between Google and Oracle over the use Java software within the Android operating system began in California yesterday with the selection of the jury. It is likely Oracle will seek around $1 billion in damages from Google. The trial between Google and Oracle over the use Java software within the Android operating system began in California yesterday with the selection of the jury. It is likely Oracle will seek around $1 billion in damages from Google. 0 Comments

Google Launches GetMo Mobile Optimization Initiative in UK

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Google says the UK GetMo campaign aims to provide webmasters and developers with tools for optimizing sites to run on mobile browsers. Based on the company's GoMo U.S. campaign, GetMo offers testing materials, developer guides, and case studies. Google says the UK GetMo campaign aims to provide webmasters and developers with tools for optimizing sites to run on mobile browsers. Based on the company's GoMo U.S. campaign, GetMo offers testing materials, developer guides, and case studies. 0 Comments

New Google Search App Hits Windows Phones … and Users Hit Back

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Windows Phone owners who have downloaded the new Google Search App from the Windows Phone Marketplace are giving it an overwhelming thumbs down thus far, because it strays from the Metro-style theme, image search is broken, and it’s slow and buggy. Windows Phone owners who have downloaded the new Google Search App from the Windows Phone Marketplace are giving it an overwhelming thumbs down thus far, because it strays from the Metro-style theme, image search is broken, and it’s slow and buggy. 0 Comments

Will Google's Mobile Search AI Product Rival Apple's Siri?

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As Google strives to bring actual knowledge into search and create a more intuitive user experience, rumors and speculation abound about Google’s artificial intelligence projects, possible product launches, and the future of mobile search. As Google strives to bring actual knowledge into search and create a more intuitive user experience, rumors and speculation abound about Google’s artificial intelligence projects, possible product launches, and the future of mobile search. 0 Comments

Google’s Mobile World & Vision for 2012

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As smartphone ownership continues to grow, going mobile and mobile optimization are becoming a business necessity. To coincide with the annual Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Google has revealed smartphone usage stats and 2012 predictions. As smartphone ownership continues to grow, going mobile and mobile optimization are becoming a business necessity. To coincide with the annual Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Google has revealed smartphone usage stats and 2012 predictions. 0 Comments

Google Bouncer Security Tool Fights Android Malware

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Google said that since security system Bouncer has been operating, malware levels on the Android Market have gone down. The company noted that over the second half of 2011, malicious downloads had decreased by 40 percent. Google said that since security system Bouncer has been operating, malware levels on the Android Market have gone down. The company noted that over the second half of 2011, malicious downloads had decreased by 40 percent. 0 Comments

Google Currents Magazine-Style App Debuts on Tablets & Smartphones

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Google's long-anticipated social reading platform for Android and iOS has launched. Google Currents gives consumers access to 180 digital publications while giving publishers a self-service platform with integrated analytics. Google's long-anticipated social reading platform for Android and iOS has launched. Google Currents gives consumers access to 180 digital publications while giving publishers a self-service platform with integrated analytics. 0 Comments

Google and Intel Partnering for Atom-Powered Androids

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Google has announced a partnership with Intel. The two companies will work together to tune Android’s architecture to the next generation of Intel Atom processors. Initial Atom-powered Android devices will be released in the first half of 2012. Google has announced a partnership with Intel. The two companies will work together to tune Android’s architecture to the next generation of Intel Atom processors. Initial Atom-powered Android devices will be released in the first half of 2012. 0 Comments

YouTube Wants a Piece of the Canadian Movie Rental Pie

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Google-owned YouTube announced the launch of an online movie rental program for Canadian viewers last week. With over a thousand titles available for $4 to $5, YouTube wants to break into Canada’s movie/TV rental market. Lookout, Netflix? Google-owned YouTube announced the launch of an online movie rental program for Canadian viewers last week. With over a thousand titles available for $4 to $5, YouTube wants to break into Canada’s movie/TV rental market. Lookout, Netflix? 0 Comments

Google Android Nears 50% Market Share, iOS Reaches Second Place

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Google's Android platform has seen growth that exceeds even the wildest of expectations. Android now holds 48 percent of global market share, while the iPhone has reached second place with 19 percent. Google's Android platform has seen growth that exceeds even the wildest of expectations. Android now holds 48 percent of global market share, while the iPhone has reached second place with 19 percent. 0 Comments