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Skyscanner Boosts Mobile, Customization Capabilities

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With its new DataArt partnership, global travel search engine Skyscanner for Business is focusing on becoming more user-friendly and more mobile-friendly. With its new DataArt partnership, global travel search engine Skyscanner for Business is focusing on becoming more user-friendly and more mobile-friendly. 0 Comments

Google App Searches Gmail for Upcoming Bills

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Now, users can tap the microphone and say, "Show me my bills" or "My bills due this week" within the app and their bills will appear. Now, users can tap the microphone and say, "Show me my bills" or "My bills due this week" within the app and their bills will appear. 0 Comments

Google AdWords Conversion Values Add Multiple Currency Support

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AdWords will now convert the payment currency for online retailers promoting products from an AdWords account that is billed in one currency and accepts payments in other currencies. AdWords will now convert the payment currency for online retailers promoting products from an AdWords account that is billed in one currency and accepts payments in other currencies. 0 Comments

YP Adds Social Sharing, Curated Collections to Mybook

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YP, the local search site that says its apps and website are used by more than 70 million visitors each month, has updated its mybook experience to allow users to share their mybook collections via email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter. YP has updated its mybook experience to allow users to share their mybook collections via email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter. 0 Comments

Mobile Advertising Measurement: Winning the Long Game

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Understanding the strengths and limitations of long-term and burst campaigns will enable you to implement successful mobile advertising strategies and improve the probability of achieving a strong return on your ad spend. It's essential to know your users and how they interact with your app. Mobile analytics will allow you to do that and help you win in the long game. 0 Comments

Search Apps Stealing Mobile Search Ad Revenues from Google [Report]

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Google's dominance in paid search is taking a hit from the number of mobile apps that users are using on a daily basis, apps that often use alternative sources of revenue generation outside of Google ads. according to an eMarketer report. Google's dominance in paid search is taking a hit and is forecast to fall to 64.2% by 2016. Mobile ad spending is forecast to hit $28.41 billion by 2018. 0 Comments

Foursquare Splits App in Two, Separates Local Search From Check-ins

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Foursquare plans to eliminate check-in functionality, and instead focus on further developing local discovery and exploration functionality. Foursquare will be transitioning their check-in functionality to their new application Swarm. Foursquare plans to eliminate check-in functionality, and instead focus on further developing local discovery and exploration functionality. Foursquare will be transitioning their check-in functionality to their new application Swarm. 0 Comments

Google Fails to Keep Chrome for iOS Incognito Mode Searches Private

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UK development and design firm Parallax spotted the flaw in the latest version of the Chrome app that Google has updated to add support for Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system and, perhaps ironically, a number of security improvements. UK development and design firm Parallax spotted the flaw in the latest version of the Chrome app that Google has updated to add support for Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system and, perhaps ironically, a number of security improvements. 0 Comments

Blekko Brings Izik Search to iPhone, Android With New 'What's Nearby' Feature

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Blekko released the Izik search app for tablets earlier this year and now follows up with the smartphone version that aims to give important information to mobile users in the results "without clicking through multiple tiny blue links." Blekko released the Izik search app for tablets earlier this year and now follows up with the smartphone version that aims to give important information to mobile users in the results "without clicking through multiple tiny blue links." 0 Comments

Yahoo Updates Mail App for iPad, Android, Launches iPhone Weather App

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Yahoo has updated its email app for iPad and Android tablets to allow users to make use of gesture controls. Yahoo also revealed a weather app for iPhone, which brings together crowdsourced images from Flickr with local and international forecasts. Yahoo has updated its email app for iPad and Android tablets to allow users to make use of gesture controls. Yahoo also revealed a weather app for iPhone, which brings together crowdsourced images from Flickr with local and international forecasts. 0 Comments

Google Unveils Keep Note-Taking Service

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Google Keep, like rival app Evernote, allows users to jot down notes, make lists, record voice reminders and save photos that are stored on Google Drive and synced between all Google linked devices. It's available for Android and on the web. Google Keep, like rival app Evernote, allows users to jot down notes, make lists, record voice reminders and save photos that are stored on Google Drive and synced between all Google linked devices. It's available for Android and on the web. 0 Comments

Digital Disruption is Affecting Search Marketing: Are You Ready?

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Whether it’s QR codes or innovative apps, digital disruption is here – and it’s already transforming traditional search marketing. It's a great opportunity for agile innovators. Here’s how search marketers can combat digital disruption. Whether it’s QR codes or innovative apps, digital disruption is here – and it’s already transforming traditional search marketing. It's a great opportunity for agile innovators. Here’s how search marketers can combat digital disruption. 0 Comments

Facebook Ports Pages Manager App to Android

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Facebook's Pages Manager app had been available on Apple's iOS for some time, allowing Page administrators to edit their pages. Now the firm has ported the software to the Android operating system - but the app is only available in selected markets. Facebook's Pages Manager app had been available on Apple's iOS for some time, allowing Page administrators to edit their pages. Now the firm has ported the software to the Android operating system - but the app is only available in selected markets. 0 Comments

New Google Universal SERPs Layout Brings Apps to Forefront

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Did you notice the new Google SERPs layout? Nope, neither did we. But appearances are deceiving and whilst nobody is looking, this could be an ideal opportunity to get your app store optimization thinking cap on. Did you notice the new Google SERPs layout? Nope, neither did we. But appearances are deceiving and whilst nobody is looking, this could be an ideal opportunity to get your app store optimization thinking cap on. 0 Comments

Facebook Claims Site Scraper Responsible for Leak of 1 Million User Emails

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Facebook claims a site scraper was responsible for selling a list of 1 million user login emails, though many of the emails are unpublished on Facebook. Already, user identities are being reconstructed. Facebook claims a site scraper was responsible for selling a list of 1 million user login emails, though many of the emails are unpublished on Facebook. Already, user identities are being reconstructed. 0 Comments

Jybe Concierge Search Agent Discovers Restaurants & Suggests Dinner

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Two search technologists previously from Yahoo and Powerset have teamed up to create an app to turn searching on its head. Jybe aims to surface suggestions of movies to watch, books you will find interesting and restaurants or dishes you'll enjoy. Two search technologists previously from Yahoo and Powerset have teamed up to create an app to turn searching on its head. Jybe aims to surface suggestions of movies to watch, books you will find interesting and restaurants or dishes you'll enjoy. 0 Comments

4 Ways Developers Can Reduce Data Noise to Create Great Local Search Experiences

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Some data becomes biased when companies develop a business identity with user-generated content, check-ins, and advertising. Developers can avoid the noise by following these best practices when creating a location-based solution, app, and site. Some data becomes biased when companies develop a business identity with user-generated content, check-ins, and advertising. Developers can avoid the noise by following these best practices when creating a location-based solution, app, and site. 0 Comments