Month: July 2013

Google to showcase Photo Spheres in its maps, introduces ‘Views’

Google Maps has really done wonders for the California based company and this time the search engine jargon has introduced a new feature, ‘views’, to its mapping service, Google Maps. It is basically a community site which will allow users to publicly share Photo Spheres to Google Maps. Photo Spheres are nothing but 360 degree …

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Microsoft accused of copyright infringement, to rename its cloud service

A UK court has brought Microsoft, the largest operating system maker, to book with accusation that the company has infringed on a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Corporation to name its cloud storage service. Skydrive, the company’s flagship cloud service was launched 5 years ago by Microsoft to cater to cloud solutions and …

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Promotional videos to be shown in Newsfeed, Facebook plans it Youtube-style

Yes. If proven true, the latest tweaking from Facebook could be a 15-seconds television style ad that the company plans to add to its Newsfeed to be shown to users when they log in to their accounts. This could land up to a potentially lucrative advertising option for companies to launch their products and services …

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Yahoo follows Bing way, implements pop-up notification for child abuse in its Search Engine

Yahoo has also followed the Bing way and the company has started throwing pop-out errors to British internet users searching for child pornography and abuse. The changes came after Britain Prime Minister, James Cameron, requested top notch internet companies to fight aggressively against child abuse and remove all illicit contents from search results. Google had …

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Microsoft to go off from Search results, Google saves the day

In a bizarre incident, Microsoft has asked Google to remove its own official webpage from search results. The incident happened after a routine check made by Microsoft where in most of the copyright holders check if any copyright material containing links exist in Google’s search engine. Although Google dint commit it, but it is surprising …

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Facebook to invest $1.6 Billion by this year, Revenue up by 51%

Facebook, the largest social network in world wide web, has announced that it will make capital investment worth $ 1.6 billion this year. The company, on the verge of global expansion, with users thronging worldwide especially in emerging markets like India and Brazil, had recently posted a net income of $333 million for the quarter …

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Bing Search introduces pop-up service for child abuse images in the UK

With a strong notion coming from people as well as governments to curb child abuse and pornography online, Microsoft has come up with a first-of-its-kind technology for its search engine, Bing. The search engine has become the first to introduce a pop-up warning to users in UK who searches for images of child abuse online. …

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Filtering Social Search results gets patented, goes to Google’s basket

With Google’s continuous quest for a connection with social media, the tech giant has defied its competitors to file a patent for social search which was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark. According to the patent, Google will bring out an interface for filtering search results based on the user’s social graph. This …

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88% of mobile search ad clicks are incremental to organic clicks: Google

Google has released a report on mobile research study and has concluded that 88% of ad clicks made from mobile search are incremental to organic clicks. Thus running mobile ads in Adwords is no longer a fret business as the paid clicks are not replaced by organic clicks when search ads are paused. The study …

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Google’s fight against piracy, filters out Grooveshark from its Search

Google has been pioneering in technology to flush out piracy content from its instant and autocomplete search functionality for quite sometime and this time the search engine giant has added Grooveshark, the leading online music streaming service, to its black out list. Grooveshark, offering 15 million+ songs for free across the globe, will no longer …

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