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Google Maps now Support Location Sharing Features!

Aug 16, 2013 | 1,364 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced the addition of location sharing features to Google Maps application. The addition will let users share "pin-point" or "city-level" locations & filter out the connections that can see their location by selecting Google+ circles.

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Google has also released Google+ for Android updates with new features. These include:

Safari is Again Providing Google Referral Data in iOS!

Aug 2, 2013 | 2,441 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In september 2012, it was found that people using Safari on iOS devices and performing search on Google appeared to publishers as if they directly landed on the website and not via Google. The problem that has previaled for the past 10 months has now been resolved as Apple has upgraded iOS to support "meta referrer" tag.

Facebook for Business with Tips, Case Studies, and Tools Launched!

Jul 30, 2013 | 1,695 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Facebook has launched Facebook for Business, making it easier for businesses to market themselves better on the social media platform. Along with featuring business tools, the hub is a platform for information and announcements.

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Adieu AltaVista!

Jul 3, 2013 | 1,221 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting down the AltaVista on July 8, 2013. AltaVista was launched in 1995 and it had a whopping 16 million documents, which made it the fastest search engine of the time capable of responding within a fraction of a second. It was founded by Louis Monier.

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Google+ Gets a New Look with Bigger & Better Images!

May 17, 2013 | 3,009 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google will soon be rolling out big changes for the Google+ platform. The first to make their debut are; the bigger size of cover photo and photo features like "auto awesome" & "auto enhance". Google aims at delivering a modernized stream and an enhanced social discovery experience to its over 190 million active users.

See How the Parts of the World Have Changed Over Time with Google & Time Inc. Timelapse!

May 10, 2013 | 27,063 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google and Time Inc. have created a new Timelapse site, which shows how parts of the world have changed since 1984 through 2012. For example, shrinking of Columbia Glacier, growth of Las Vegas are shown with the help of amazing animations.

Google has been collecting the images from the US Geological Survey since 2009 and filtered out some good quality images without cloud cover. Users can point at any part of the world to see the changes.

YouTube Makes New Updates, Offers More Brand Visibility with Expanded Home Page Feed!

May 9, 2013 | 1,951 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Can you see more content on YouTube homepage? If yes, it is the result of the updates that have been rolled out within a week's time and have changed the way logged-in users provide more videos and interact with their subscriptions. 

A YouTube Creators blog dated 23 April also gave a hint that there will be a series of changes in the homepage feed or sub-box in the coming days. 

Yahoo Looking for a Way Out from Microsoft Search Deal!

May 9, 2013 | 1,302 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Although Yahoo and Microsoft have extended their revenue-per-search deal, but talks are around that Yahoo is trying every bit to escape from its 10-year search deal with Microsoft and join hands with Google. 

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer has also been spotted talking about not-so-happy deal with Microsoft at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in February. Here's an extract from what she said, 

Microsoft-Yahoo Search Ad Deal Extended for Another Year!

May 8, 2013 | 1,052 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo and Microsoft have extended their revenue-per-search deal for one more year. Reuters spotted the extension of the agreement in the recent quarterly filing of Yahoo.

Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer was however not too happy with the deal and had given a hint that the search would expire on March 31, 2013. At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference held in February, Mayer said, "Our biggest business problem right now is [page] impressions. Basically can we grow impressions, can we get growth happening here?" Mayer also said that there's a need of better monetization on the Yahoo properties. 

Google Acquires Wavii; The Start-up Much Known for Offering Customized News Streams to Users!

Apr 29, 2013 | 5,219 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The search giant Google has acquired start-up Wavii for more than $30 million. The move that is calculated to boost knowledge graph results might also be helpful for an assortment of Google products such as Glass, News, and Now.

Wavii confirmed the news through a post on their website: