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Google Panda Update Winners

May 4, 2011 Leave a comment

As we reported past, the most recent data from SearchMetrics shows Google properties like YouTube and Blogger making search visibility gains in the UK as a result of the global roll-out of Panda. Related trends for these properties are mainly likely occurring in other countries as well.

While these aren’t the simply Google properties making gains, these two in particular seem to be analytic of a larger trend from the update. Video sites and blogs/news sites seem to be doing improved. Here are several of the gainers listed in SearchMetrics’ top 100 winners list: Read more…

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Google Reconsiders Privacy Practices

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Google isn’t precisely known for its respect for privacy, but a new blog post shows the search giant may be attempt to turn a new leaf on what has been called an “reckless” posture on user privacy. Maybe.

The Google Analytics team has been operational to give users a option on how their Internet browsing data is collected by the analytics and advertising tool, according to a blog post by Amy Chang, group product director.
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Google Launches 3D Graphics Driver Project

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Google has launched a latest project for Chrome that will let the browser run a wider variety of 3D graphics content without downloading additional drivers.
The open-source project, called ANGLE (approximately Native Graphics Layer Engine), seeks to allow Chromium run WebGL content on Windows computers, wrote product manager Henry Bridge on the Chromium blog.
WebGL is still-developing cross-platform Web standard for accessing low-level 3D graphics hardware based on the OpenGL ES 2.0 API (application programming interface) that can be implemented honestly in a browser without a plugin. But though WebGL is implemented in lots of browsers, it is needy on a set of OpenGL drivers. OpenGL is an API for 2D and 3D graphics rendering, accessible on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
The opposing graphics API is Microsoft’s Direct3D, which is part of the company’s DirectX graphics technologies. Microsoft’s DirectX technologies have ever more become dominant in PC gaming, and OpenGL has approximately disappeared, according to a blog post from Wolfire Games, which at rest uses OpenGL for its games.
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Google TV It’s Expected

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

The New York Times’ Nick Bilton is coverage that Google, Intel, Sony, and Logitech are collaborating on a latest platform for Internet-enabled TV called…Google TV, of course. Bilton doesn’t have many of detail, but he says that it’ll be an open-source platform that can run third-party apps; that it will comprise Google search; that it will run the Android OS and Chrome browser on Intel’s Atom processor; and that Logitech is working on remote controls, as Read more…

Apple vs. Google gets Individual: ‘Steve Jobs simply hates Eric Schmidt’ (video)

March 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Image Credit: Daniel Adel, New York Times

Nothing sells ID (or ads) like turning a little corporate rivalry into something individual. Case in point, a New York Times part from the weekend titled “Apple’s Spat by means of Google Is Getting Personal,” that open with this rather threatening, one-sentence paragraph:
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Google Guard Chrome’s Security

March 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Google’s Chrome OS Netbook will quality a host of built-in security technologies designed to defend users from malware and other threats, a Google engineer said at the RSA Conference last week.
Will Drewry, a Google software security engineer, say the detail that the company’s Chrome OS is an open source project allows for steady feedback from developers regarding security design? This, he said, should reassure those acquiring a Google Netbook concerning the product’s security.
Google plans to discharge a customer version later this year and a business version featuring extra management muscle in 2011, Drewry said.
RSA Conference 2010 product highlights (slideshow)
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Google’s Starred Search: Bookmarks on the Web

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Google is always annoying to transform ordinary Web search into a modified experience. To that end, the corporation has added a new feature called starred search that allow users to pluck favored sites from Google’s results page and turn them into synced bookmarks when logged keen on your account.

Starring a site moves it to a customized section at the top of the results page. Your stars also sync with Google Bookmarks and the Google Toolbar, making it easier to organize your Web wanderings. This feature is rolling out over the next couple of days and will soon be available for everyone.

Starred search is replacing Google’s SearchWiki — a counterintuitive feature introduced in 2008 that allowed users to reorganize the organic search results as a kind of bookmarking. Back then I wrote, “Once you get involved in SearchWiki’s features, it becomes frustratingly Meta and throws chunks of logic out the window… You can add your own URLs to your searches. How does that make sense? If you’re searching for something, you shouldn’t already know the destination URL, and if you do, why are you searching? And if you’re continuously seeking the same exact thing, why not just bookmark the site?”
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