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

May 10, 2013 | 27,135 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 | 2,020 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 | 1,372 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 | 1,116 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 | 5,291 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 | 1,212 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 | 1,414 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 | 1,370 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 | 1,739 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 | 2,848 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.

sign in e1364972096984 Google Partners with JanRain, Gigya for Google+ Sign in Integration!

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.