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

Apr 29, 2013 | 5,145 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:

Mozilla Penalty Impacted One Page Out of 22 Million; Reveals Google!

Apr 25, 2013 | 1,098 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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We broke out the news of Mozilla being penalized by Google for user generated spam yesterday. The only thing that Google revealed was that it was a granular penalty. The latest addition to the news is that the penalty was on one specific page out of the 22 million pages that Mozilla has. 

Here's what Matt Cutts said about the penalty:

Shashi Tharoor on Google Hangout on May 9th!

Apr 24, 2013 | 1,292 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The most famous politician on Twitter, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the latest in the list of celebrities and politicians using Google Hangout. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor will be taking questions on The Future of Higher Education on the 9th of May, 2013.

You can ask questions at http://oursay.in/future-of-higher-education

Google Makes a Notable Earning in the Q1 2013!

Apr 19, 2013 | 1,230 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As expected, Google's earnings from first quarter of 2013 are higher over the previous year. The revenue has risen 31% year-over-year, crossing the $13.97 billion mark for the quarter, which was quite an unexpected growth for Google.

Here are the highlights of the latest revenue report:

Google Sites – There's an increase of 18% year-over-year of $7.31 billion and the Google owned sites generated revenue of $8.64 billion.

The First-ever Privacy Director of Google, Alma Whitten Resigns!

Apr 5, 2013 | 1,560 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Alma Whitten The First ever Privacy Director of Google, Alma Whitten Resigns!

Google's Privacy Director Alma Whitten has decided to step down after nearly 10 years of service at the search giant.

Whitten joined Google in 2003 and took over as privacy director in 2010.

A Google Spokesperson said, "During her 10 years at Google, Alma has done so much to improve our products and protect our users. The privacy and security teams, and everyone else at Google, will continue this hard work to ensure that our users' data is kept safe and secure".

Google Partners with JanRain, Gigya for Google+ Sign-in Integration!

Apr 3, 2013 | 2,681 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has added new integration options to Google+ Sign-in. They have forged partnership with social login providers JanRain and Gigya bringing Google+ sign-ins to thousands of new sites.

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Developers will now be able to add trusted authentication to their apps and websites, enabling instant download of Android app by the users. The mechanism will enable users customize their app experience using Google+ profile info and share interactive posts with friends. 

YouTube Searches Now Part of Google Trends!

Mar 26, 2013 | 1,457 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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YouTube has announced that their search are now a part of Google Trends. To try YouTube Trends search, visit Google Trends, enter a search keyword, on the search result page select “YouTube” under the “limit to” option on the left. That will provide you with the current search trend of the keyword on YouTube search.

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Facebook Acquires Design Team Of Hot Studio!

Mar 19, 2013 | 1,626 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Facebook has announced that it has acquired the design team design agency, Hot Studio. This agency is based out of San Francisco and New York. The task of this newly acquired team is to build new tools for businesses on the social networks.

 Facebook Acquires Design Team Of Hot Studio!

Be Prepared For Upcoming Penguin, Panda & Link Networks Updates!

Mar 12, 2013 | 2,788 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutt, one of Google's most noted engineer and Head of Search Spam informed everyone about the upcoming updates in Google's Penguin algorithms, Google's Panda algorithms as well as the new link network targets. The update announcements were made during the SMX West panel 2013.

Facebook Acquires Blogging Site Storylane!

Mar 11, 2013 | 1,595 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Facebook has recently acquired Storylane a comparatively young social website build around sharing stories. The price of acquisition is not yet know.

Storylane informed about the acquisition on Friday in a blogpost stating that their teams will be joining Facebook. Storylane's Jonathan Gheller stated that, “ After a lot of discussions with Facebook about how our teams might work together to have even greater impact, we are announcing today that the Storylane team will be joining Facebook.”