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Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

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A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market. A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market. 0 Comments

AdWords Patent Infringement Costs Google Big Money

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The court in Virginia has ordered Google to pay a royalty for all AdWords advertising revenue to Vringo for patent infringement, for infringing upon two patents it owns. Google is appealing the judgment, which could be worth billions of dollars. The court in Virginia has ordered Google to pay a royalty for all AdWords advertising revenue to Vringo for patent infringement, for infringing upon two patents it owns. Google is appealing the judgment, which could be worth billions of dollars. 0 Comments

Global Mobile Advertising Opportunities: Brazil. Russia, India & China

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Mobile advertising is on the rise in Russia, India, Brazil, and China, which are all experiencing huge growth in the number of mobile users. Here's an overview and some tips on mobile marketing campaigns and strategies in the BRIC nations. Mobile advertising is on the rise in Russia, India, Brazil, and China, which are all experiencing huge growth in the number of mobile users. Here's an overview and some tips on mobile marketing campaigns and strategies in the BRIC nations. 0 Comments

The Biggest Mobile Trends and Stories of 2013

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Mobile once again experienced huge growth. Google forced us to go all-in. And social machines and wearables (smartwatches, Google Glass) have entered the realm of reality. We take a look back at these and more of the biggest mobile stories of 2013. Mobile once again experienced huge growth. Google forced us to go all-in. And social machines and wearables (smartwatches, Google Glass) have entered the realm of reality. We take a look back at these and more of the biggest mobile stories of 2013. 0 Comments

Could Bing Ever Overtake Google in Search?

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Google has dominated search, but Microsoft has a real opportunity to influence searcher behavior and Bing adoption through the integration of Bing search through its vast network of assets. Here's what it would take for Bing to surpass Google. Google has dominated search, but Microsoft has a real opportunity to influence searcher behavior and Bing adoption through the integration of Bing search through its vast network of assets. Here's what it would take for Bing to surpass Google. 0 Comments

The Future of Local Search: 5 Layers of Local

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Local search is broken. To improve your local search strategy for both now and the future, you need to understand the growing importance of local data, personalization, emerging technologies, new transaction methods, and delivery. Local search is broken. To improve your local search strategy for both now and the future, you need to understand the growing importance of local data, personalization, emerging technologies, new transaction methods, and delivery. 0 Comments

Google Submits New Proposal to Avoid Antitrust Fine in EU

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After being told its antitrust concessions were insufficient, Google has increased its concessions to avoid a possible $5 billion fine from the European Commission in its ongoing antitrust review. The EC didn't reveal the latest concessions offer. After being told its antitrust concessions were insufficient, Google has increased its concessions to avoid a possible $5 billion fine from the European Commission in its ongoing antitrust review. The EC didn't reveal the latest concessions offer. 0 Comments

'Grand Theft Auto V' Videos Stealing the Most Buzz Among Gamers [Study]

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A new report looks at some key battles in video games, smartphones, tablets, and web browsers in the run-up to the holiday season, identifying which brands' commercials are attracting the most attention online and which desperately need an upgrade. A new report looks at some key battles in video games, smartphones, tablets, and web browsers in the run-up to the holiday season, identifying which brands' commercials are attracting the most attention online and which desperately need an upgrade. 0 Comments

SEO in the Age of Apps: Diversifying Your Mobile SEO Strategy

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To succeed as the app-based search ecosystem evolves, brands need to understand the relevant apps on the market, the value proposition of each, and how to build rank and findability. Here's an overview of mobile SEO basics and the big engines. To succeed as the app-based search ecosystem evolves, brands need to understand the relevant apps on the market, the value proposition of each, and how to build rank and findability. Here's an overview of mobile SEO basics and the big engines. 0 Comments

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

Europe to Demand Further Search Concessions From Google

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European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia addressed the European parliament yesterday and said that Google's proposed changes to its search aren't good enough, and that it's unlikely to signal an end to the EC's ongoing probe into the firm. European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia addressed the European parliament yesterday and said that Google's proposed changes to its search aren't good enough, and that it's unlikely to signal an end to the EC's ongoing probe into the firm. 0 Comments

Report: Google Will Label Search Results to End EU Antitrust Probe

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The three-year Google antitrust investigation might be over. An agreement means that Google must clearly label search results for its own services such as Google News or Google+, but it won't involve any changes to Google's search algorithm. The three-year Google antitrust investigation might be over. An agreement means that Google must clearly label search results for its own services such as Google News or Google+, but it won't involve any changes to Google's search algorithm. 0 Comments

Streetmap Lawsuit Accuses Google of 'Cynical Manipulation of Search Results'

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Google is the subject of yet another anti-competitiveness complaint, this one from UK Internet company Streetmap. The mapping alternative has had enough of Google giving its Maps preferential treatment, so they have put their lawyers on the case. Google is the subject of yet another anti-competitiveness complaint, this one from UK Internet company Streetmap. The mapping alternative has had enough of Google giving its Maps preferential treatment, so they have put their lawyers on the case. 0 Comments

Scroogled Rises: Microsoft Back on Attack as Google Faces New Antitrust Complaint

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Microsoft is on the attack again, this time slamming Google Play for the information it shares when users buy apps. The attack ads coincide with another European antitrust complaint orchestrated by Microsoft relating to Google's Android software. Microsoft is on the attack again, this time slamming Google Play for the information it shares when users buy apps. The attack ads coincide with another European antitrust complaint orchestrated by Microsoft relating to Google's Android software. 0 Comments

Is Alibaba's New Search Engine Aliyun a Threat to Baidu in China?

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Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. 0 Comments

Google's Zeitgeist Video Gets You Right… There

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If you were thinking of stabbing yourself in the eye after reading the data from Yahoo's 2012 search trends, we don't blame you. Google has the perfect antidote. Humanity did actually attain achievements that were greater than the iPhone 5. If you were thinking of stabbing yourself in the eye after reading the data from Yahoo's 2012 search trends, we don't blame you. Google has the perfect antidote. Humanity did actually attain achievements that were greater than the iPhone 5. 0 Comments

Visiting Australia? Apple Maps May Kill You, Police Warn

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Travelers visiting parts of Australia are being urged not to rely on Apple Maps to guide them. The warning comes from the Victoria Police and follows a couple of incidents where people have got lost and could have died from heat or exposure. Travelers visiting parts of Australia are being urged not to rely on Apple Maps to guide them. The warning comes from the Victoria Police and follows a couple of incidents where people have got lost and could have died from heat or exposure. 0 Comments

Strong IPhone 5 Sales Help Apple Overtake Android in U.S.

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New data show that IOS has once again pushed past Android in the U.S. The statistics show that IOS now has a 48.1 percent share of U.S. smartphone sales, compared to Android's 46.7 percent share. Android still has the lead in Europe New data show that IOS has once again pushed past Android in the U.S. The statistics show that IOS now has a 48.1 percent share of U.S. smartphone sales, compared to Android's 46.7 percent share. Android still has the lead in Europe 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's iPhone Maps Quest Nearing End?

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Google is nearly ready to release Google Maps for iOS. Google has distributed a test version of its new Google Maps for iOS app, and is "putting the finishing touches" on it before submitting it to iTunes App Store, according to a news report. Google is nearly ready to release Google Maps for iOS. Google has distributed a test version of its new Google Maps for iOS app, and is "putting the finishing touches" on it before submitting it to iTunes App Store, according to a news report. 0 Comments

Bing Maps Adds Thousands of Venues

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Aided by Nokia, Bing has added thousands of "Venues" to its mapping offerings to help users in North America, Europe, and Asia find and navigate shopping malls, airports, convention centers, museums, parks, racecourses, racetracks, and stadiums. Aided by Nokia, Bing has added thousands of "Venues" to its mapping offerings to help users in North America, Europe, and Asia find and navigate shopping malls, airports, convention centers, museums, parks, racecourses, racetracks, and stadiums. 0 Comments

Yandex, Not Bing, Becomes Default Windows Phone Search Engine in Russia

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Yandex has officially become the default search engine on Windows Phone-based handsets in Russia. Russia's largest search engine has entered a partnership with both Microsoft and many major phone manufacturers including Nokia, Samsun and HTC. Yandex has officially become the default search engine on Windows Phone-based handsets in Russia. Russia's largest search engine has entered a partnership with both Microsoft and many major phone manufacturers including Nokia, Samsun and HTC. 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