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  1. 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill Introduced to U.S. Senate

    The bill, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill, has the purpose "To streamline the collection and distribution of government information" and proposes that the government prioritize searching for information via the Internet.

  2. Authority vs. Popularity: Matt Cutts Teases New Google Search Result Shake-Up

    On the other hand, if you take something like the Wisconsin real estate board, probably not a ton of people go there, but quite a few people do link to government websites. So popularity is some sense is a measure of where people go, whereas...

  3. Twitter is Blocked in Turkey, Google’s Public DNS Helps Users Regain Access

    When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan first announced plans to "eradicate" Twitter, in response to leaks and criticism of the government made through Twitter, it got many people's attention about whether he would follow through...

  4. Susan Wojcicki Replaces Salar Kamangar as Head of YouTube

    As you may recall, the CIA funded and encouraged rebel troops in Cuba to overthrow the Castro government. Wojcicki joined Google in 1999 as employee number 16, pushed hard for Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube in 2006 when it seemed...

  5. Top 10 SEO New Year's Resolutions for a Successful 2014

    In the spirit of a New Year's Eve edition, I'm presenting some of the most popular (according to the US Government) New Years Resolutions through an SEO lens, in the hope of spreading some good cheer and great strategy along with a very happy new...

  6. These 10 Types of Blog Posts Save the Day When You’re Out of Ideas

    While it can round out the profile of your company personae to talk about the charitable things that you’ve done, to brag about industry achievements or to rail against an unpopular local government issue that impacts your audience, you do run the...

  7. Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

    Eight of the world's largest technology companies have signed a joint letter to the US president and congress, demanding reform on the methods used by government agencies to gather user data. The open letter, published on the Reform Government...

  8. Ask.com's Top Question of 2013: What is the Royal Baby’s Name?

    This year, Obamacare was still on searcher's minds, as was the government shutdown, Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal, and Toronto's crack-smoking mayor (allegedly). Government Shutdown. Why did the government shutdown?

  9. U.S. Holiday Trends & Forecast: Top Shopping Days, Hot Searches, Mobile Shoppers

    Even government shutdowns can't put a damper on the consumer's plot to shop this holiday season. Overall, retailers are optimistic for the 2013 holiday season, hoping political debates over government spending and the debt ceiling do not erase any...

  10. Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

    The move follows UK government calls made earlier this year for search engines and Internet service providers (ISPs) to do more to prevent access to illegal material. In a piece written for the Daily Mail, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt...

  11. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    Overall, the number of requests received is double the number of requests made in the first half of 2009 (12,539) when Google first started reporting government data requests and comes amid major concerns at the extent of web spying, as revealed...

  12. Twitter Speak From @ to Z – Terms & Definitions

    In order to get your profile verified you have to be a "highly sought [user] in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas" (number of followers is irrelevant).