Dennis Troper from Google has announced that users can pin their favorite posts to the top of the stream in Google+ accounts. So, if you want users to see a post which was shared a week ago, pin it at the top of your profile.

To pin a post, click on the arrow down on a specific post & click "pin post".

Pin post Google+ Users Can Now Pin Posts to Top of the Stream!

The pro version of Google My Maps named My Maps Pro, which gives more features and access to users to make their own maps is now free. Google has sent emails to the My Maps Pro users that the app, which was earlier priced for $5 per month will be available for free.

A lot of conversations have centered on Penguin 3.0, the latest update from Google and its slow roll-out emanating over the last few weeks.

A huge spike was observed over Thanksgiving and Google confirmed it. On December 3rd, John Mueller from Google answered 2 queries pertaining to Penguin at a Google+ hangout.

Marking its debut on Unruly’s list of most shared brands, Activia has reached number 1 as the most shared brand of 2014 riding high on the success of the famous songstress Shakira’s “La La La” video. Marketing technology firm Unruly has ranked the top 10 most shared brands of the year linked to each brand’s total number of social shares for for shared video ads during the year. Earlier, the company had also shared the top 20 most shared video ads this year. The World Cup this year proved to be advantageous for numerous brands. Following the launch of World Cup themed ad campaigns, Activia, Samsung, Nike, Coca Cola and Adidas earned top spots on the list of most shared brands released by Unruly.

Google has introduced No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, a CAPTCHA like system that will allow people and not the automated software to access the websites, only with a single click.

reCAPTCHA protects the website from spam and abuse. The visitors won't have to compete with the robots and abusive scripts for accessing the website. Google has been prompting users to confirm that they are not robots by asking them to type distorted text into a box. However, it has now been replaced by reCAPTCHA, wherein the visitors will be directly asked whether or not they are robots.

Image 1 Facebook Adds More Enhancements To Its App Install Ads Just In Time For the Holidays!

Shoppers buy new gadgets in Holiday season and Facebook has taken steps to enable developers to get their applications onto these devices. Enhancements in the mobile app ads are being made with the aim of improving in areas such as purchasing, creating, and targeting options. Facebook just announced the following improvements to mobile app ads on December 2, 2014:

Google owned DoubleClick has just released 8 updates in its verification product for meeting concerns regarding brand safety and providing more control to advertisers as regards the place where their ads are displayed online.

Here’s a brief overview of the features being emphasized and showed by Google.

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Google Maps has revamped their local pages quality guidelines. The news was shared by Jade Wang from the Google team in Google Forums.

Jade said, "We've updated and clarified our quality guidelines for local pages. Please read the new version here, and, as always, feel free to contact our support team with any specific questions about your account".

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine has released its trending and most popular searches for India this year. Considering that lower than 2% of Indians use this search engine, some have questioned whether the hot searches are really indicative of reality. Many obvious names did not reach the list while others were unexpected. Users can check out and decide for themselves.

Top Most Searched for Celebrities on Bing

Search engines Bing and Yahoo have commenced compliance with the European Right to Be Forgotten Rules. They have just removed a series of search results recently. The EU Court of Justice had made a ruling in May that any person has the right to have "inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant" data completely taken out from search results.