Would Google consider buying up Twitter? That’s the question that’s been gaining traction in recent months, and is building momentum again today. So what are the key benefits and reasons behind such a move, from both sides?
Whenever a new, futuristic advancement in technology makes the news, I like to make the joke that we are now living in the future. Our lives are starting to resemble sci-fi novels. And now, another step forward is being taken: Internet from the sky.
Facebook is the undisputed king of consumer data, with vast troves of information on our every habit, interest and personal interactions that we’ve unconsciously developed for them over our time using The Social Network. But don’t sleep on Google and their data stores, they too have access to a wide range of consumer information, likely wider than you realize.
Google has answered the prayers of millions of users. But what does this mean for the general public and marketers alike? Google has been slowly moving itself away from Google+, its failed social network, yet made a sudden announcement this week: Google+ forced integration with YouTube will no longer exist .
Like the recent iPhone-frozen-by-text issue that was recently in the news, Android phones are now under threat from hackers, but this time around it could be much worse than a simple frozen phone. As has been reported by several news outlets, a new vulnerability has been discovered that could harm up to 95% of Android phones, and doesn't even require the phone's user to do something foolish like open an untrustworthy attachment.
Google has announced that users will no longer require a Google+ profile to access and use Google products - most notably, YouTube. The changes, which will come into effect over the next few months, are the latest sign that Google is distancing itself from it's social network project, at least in terms of what it was meant to be. But could that be a good thing for the Google+ network?
Lately, Google is doing better financially than Wall Street was expecting. Revenue is up and so are profits. The first earning report was just released by Google’s new CFO, Ruth Porat. Google’s profits are attributed in part to her effort to keep costs under control. “The slower growth in costs, along with suggestions from Ms. Porat that Google will try to be more forthcoming with investors — and may be open to redistributing some of the company’s cash pile down the line — suggested a new era of cooperation from a company that has historically had an antagonistic relationship with Wall Street,” writes Conor Dougherty in The New York Times .
If you found it weird or upsetting that sites like Facebook can automatically recognize your face in photos, then a newly emergent technology that allows computers to recognize what you are doing in pictures will really freak you out.
In May last year, Google announced it would grant individuals the right to remove certain information about themselves from Google’s search database. The move was a controversial one, with many people voicing their concerns about giving criminals the ability to effectively hide their misdeeds from...
There’s been a lot of fearmongering about Google’s mobile algorithm update. We’re here to break down what exactly this mobile algorithm update entails, how to check if you’re going to be effected, and how to ensure your company makes the most of this opportunity to optimize your online experience.