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5 New Features of the New Google Maps

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If you've used Google Maps lately, you've probably noticed a new feature here or a slight change there. Well, now Google is rolling out the complete, revamped version of Maps for all the world to see. Here's what you can expect in the coming weeks. If you've used Google Maps lately, you've probably noticed a new feature here or a slight change there. Well, now Google is rolling out the complete, revamped version of Maps for all the world to see. Here's what you can expect in the coming weeks. 0 Comments

Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

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A US Magistrate in San Jose has dismissed a class action lawsuit challenging Google's universal privacy policy, finding that plaintiffs failed to prove any injury caused by Google's co-mingling of their data across all services used. A US Magistrate in San Jose has dismissed a class action lawsuit challenging Google's universal privacy policy, finding that plaintiffs failed to prove any injury caused by Google's co-mingling of their data across all services used. 0 Comments

A Guide to Google AdWords Bid Adjustments & 10 Top Strategies

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Bid adjustments are a percentage change to a bid and allow for an increase or decease for better control of where and when ads are shown. Here's how to effectively use bid adjustments and multiple bid adjustments, plus 10 tips for success. Bid adjustments are a percentage change to a bid and allow for an increase or decease for better control of where and when ads are shown. Here's how to effectively use bid adjustments and multiple bid adjustments, plus 10 tips for success. 0 Comments

Mobile Consumer Spending: Big Data Insights for Holiday Retailers

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Ecommerce Quarterly shows increases in tablet and smartphone shopper traffic, with insight on which consumers convert best across the US. Publisher Monetate offers best practices from their analysis of over 100 million online shopping sessions. Ecommerce Quarterly shows increases in tablet and smartphone shopper traffic, with insight on which consumers convert best across the US. Publisher Monetate offers best practices from their analysis of over 100 million online shopping sessions. 0 Comments

Google Display Network Campaigns: Most Common Mistakes Search Marketers Make

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The days of writing off the GDN or approaching it with a search mentality are long over. Search-only marketers need to evolve, or they are missing half the game. Here’s why what you tried before didn’t work – and here’s how to change your outlook. The days of writing off the GDN or approaching it with a search mentality are long over. Search-only marketers need to evolve, or they are missing half the game. Here’s why what you tried before didn’t work – and here’s how to change your outlook. 0 Comments

Google Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Chrome for Mobile Technology

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Google is being sued by California-based EMG, which alleges that Google's Chrome web browser infringes its patents relating to zooming and scrolling functions. EMG seeks financial damages and to prevent Chrome mobile web browser distribution. Google is being sued by California-based EMG, which alleges that Google's Chrome web browser infringes its patents relating to zooming and scrolling functions. EMG seeks financial damages and to prevent Chrome mobile web browser distribution. 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 Driverless Car Chauffeurs Blind Man

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Flash, HTML5 Battle Gets Trendy With Occupy Websites

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The battle between promoters of HTML5 and Flash is trying to coattail on the current popularity of the Occupy movement with two websites. OccupyFlash.org was the first site, then OccupyHTML.org was created - using a similar layout. The battle between promoters of HTML5 and Flash is trying to coattail on the current popularity of the Occupy movement with two websites. OccupyFlash.org was the first site, then OccupyHTML.org was created - using a similar layout. 0 Comments

Google + Beer Brewing = Google Beer Goggles?

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A limited edition beer called URKontinent is being produced by Dogfish Head brewery with the assistance of some Googlers. While several Googlers helped suggest ingredients, the company actually provided one - honey produced at the Hive Plex. A limited edition beer called URKontinent is being produced by Dogfish Head brewery with the assistance of some Googlers. While several Googlers helped suggest ingredients, the company actually provided one - honey produced at the Hive Plex. 0 Comments

Google Makes Room for Thousands of New Googlers in California

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Google is expanding its offices in Mountain View and Sunnyvale California, leasing additional space and even planning on re-constructing more dense offices. The major projects, however, have caused some contention with city planners. Google is expanding its offices in Mountain View and Sunnyvale California, leasing additional space and even planning on re-constructing more dense offices. The major projects, however, have caused some contention with city planners. 0 Comments

California Affiliate Tax Becomes Law

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If you are an affiliate marketer living in California you could be losing a lot of your vendors. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the state's budget, which includes the affiliate nexus tax, signaling tough times for many online small business owners. If you are an affiliate marketer living in California you could be losing a lot of your vendors. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the state's budget, which includes the affiliate nexus tax, signaling tough times for many online small business owners. 0 Comments

The SEO Industry Needs Some Reputation Management

Scammers and spammers have helped turn SEO from a three-letter acronym into a four-letter word. It's time to clear the good name of SEO and convince the public that SEO isn't all dirty schemes cooked up by crooks and liars. Scammers and spammers have helped turn SEO from a three-letter acronym into a four-letter word. It's time to clear the good name of SEO and convince the public that SEO isn't all dirty schemes cooked up by crooks and liars. 0 Comments

Don't Ignore Accessibility

While more search marketers are becoming aware of usability and accessibility concerns, the numbers are still very small. A new lawsuit filed in California has the potential to change that. While more search marketers are becoming aware of usability and accessibility concerns, the numbers are still very small. A new lawsuit filed in California has the potential to change that. 0 Comments