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Data Shows the 3 Things You Need for a Successful Facebook Ad

Following these steps can help businesses get more bang for their buck.<p>Facebook has become an advertiser’s not-so-secret weapon. Whether you're organizing a craft beer festival for 21-to-34-year-old Deadmau5 fans in Boulder, Colo., or hosting an open house for 26-to-54-year-olds in Vancouver, …

Marketing

Google News facelift focuses on showing you the facts

Google News got a redesign this week, but this makeover is more about facts than fonts.<p>Like any redesign, the aim is to present a cleaner, uncluttered page that makes content easier to find and digest. The desktop News page has adopted a card format intended to make it easier to browse for stories, …

Google News

How much money does Google make a day?

<b>Fifty-eight million nine hundred four thousand one hundred nine.</b><p>Who is the richest person in the world?<p>If that figure hasn’t bamboozled you then in …

Sergey Brin

Google's $2.7B EU fine: Why Main St. in America 'gets it'

The European Union came down hard this week on Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL), fining the tech giant about $2.7 billion for “[abusing] its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors," said EU antitrust …

Google AdWords

You can sign up to be the first in the world to try Google's innovative apps

Why it matters to you<p>With early access, you can be the first to try some of Google's next great ideas before they make it out to the public.<p>As it …

Apps

Google faces a daunting challenge organizing itself under Alphabet

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself.<p>Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as …

Google Fiber

You can now sign up for early access to Google’s wacky Area 120 app experiments

Area 120 is the name for Google’s in-house startup incubator that has developed a variety of odd apps. These include Uptime, a social YouTube app that recently opened to the public; the voice-based Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger; and the just announced Advr, which is experimenting with VR …

Reasons to switch to Firefox

I'm keep saying I'm going to de-Google my digital life, quitting services such as Gmail and software such as Chrome. So Joel Lee's recent article, 9 …

Firefox

Happy happy birthday: Google+ turns six years old today

Six years is a long time, especially in the technology world. When Google+ was launched on this day in 2011, the Nexus S was still pretty new, Google …

Google Nexus

What’s going on with those Android Wear 2.0 notification issues?

It’s being described as “one of the worst jokes in recent times.” “I’m absolutely fuming!!!” says one commenter. “This is a bad dream,” states another.<p>Nothing strikes the nerve quite like Android Wear notification issues.<p>Since early April, frustrated smartwatch owners running Android Wear 2.0 have …

Android Wear

​NSW gets real-time public transport updates in Google Maps

Real-time information for public transport in New South Wales is now available on Google Maps.<p>Google has announced that commuters in New South Wales …

Google Maps

A new Chromebook to compete with Apple and Microsoft is reportedly in the works

A report from ChromeUnboxed claims that Google is working on a new Chromebook laptop that would compete with similar devices from rivals Apple and Microsoft.<p>The site scanned public comments from Chrome OS developers, and found that a device codenamed "Eve" is in the works.<p>The machine could be a …

Microsoft

MACQUARIE: Google's ability to make search better for everyone has been choked by the EC fine (GOOGL)

AP<p>Google was served the biggest antitrust fine in history by the European Commission Tuesday.<p>The $2.7 billion fine was aimed at Google's shopping practices, which the EC deemed unfair to Google's competition. Macquarie Research thinks that while the practice probably is unfair, the fine severely …

Business

Google: We can't live with it or without it

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Internet promised us a perfect market--that is, one where there are many buyers and sellers with full information who freely and effortlessly strike deals unfettered by rules and regulations. But did it also give us a perfect monopoly?<p>Remember the heady days of the late 1990s? The …

Opinion

Google Photos starts rolling out Suggested Sharing, Shared Libraries to iOS and web

Google Photos is beginning to rollout Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries following their announcement at I/O 2017 last month. The first feature recommends images to share, while the latter allows entire libraries to be continuously shared with another person.<p>Suggested Sharing coincides with the …

Google Photos

Google Street View for Android hits 1 billion installs

Google’s Street View is the latest app on Google Play to eclipse 1 billion installs worldwide.<p>Street View, for those of you living under rocks, is …

Google Street View

Tablo brings OTA TV directly to the NVIDIA Shield TV with a dedicated tuner and app

The new app for Android TV pairs with the Tablo Tuner to put OTA TV on the Shield without the use of a local network.<p>Tablo is a pretty terrific …

Android Lollipop

How To Connect Android Pay To Your PayPal

Android Pay PayPal Integration<p>Not too long ago, reading and sending emails via your smartphone was deemed <i>‘out of this world’</i>.<p>If someone told you that …

Android Pay

Google Photos Will Now Automatically Share Your Snaps

Hosting a party? Google Photos can now automatically detect the best shots you take and suggest who to share them with.<p>Haven't uploaded those …

Google Photos

Putt-Putt Google Earth VR Looks Amazing

<b>The new video also teases “puppet skinning” for Tilt Brush.</b><p>When YouTube channel Nat and Friends toured Google VR, we were honestly expecting to see …

Google Earth

This Android experiment uses app shortcuts to make working train tracks on your homescreen

Android’s homescreen is one of the things I love most about it because you can make it your own and customize it however you want. The possibilities are endless and today I’m learning that you can apparently have a train running on your homescreen.<p>A new Android experiment from BrainIcon is called …

Apps

A Significant Google Algorithm Update Likely Occurred on June 25

According to data obtained from various tracking tools, a significant Google algorithm update likely occurred on June 25.<p>Google admittedly makes …

Search Engines

Google Drive: Everything you need to know!

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that is cross-platform and great for syncing and sharing files across devices.Google Drive is Google's …

Software

Google Exec: Better Computers Will Make "The Number of Jobs Go Up, Not Down."

Technology Moves Fast<p>Speaking at the recent Viva Technology conference in Paris, Google parent company Alphabet’s chief executive Eric Schmidt said …

Eric Schmidt

XDA Feed is a curated news source from the XDA Forums and Portal

Most Android enthusiasts have probably heard of XDA Developers. And if you're reading this post, then you're likely interested in what their Forums …

Android Lollipop

Google Still Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

The other morning I looked at the pudgy personal assistant that sits on my kitchen counter and asked, “Hey, Google: Please read me the Google privacy …

Privacy

Android Pay adds support for American Express in Canada

Android Pay launched at the end of May in Canada, but at the time American Express was listed as “coming later this summer” in terms of support. AmEx users didn’t have to wait long, it turns out, because support just went live for their credit cards in Android’s mobile payments platform in the …

Android Pay

Google will let anyone try some of its experimental apps from its new 'Area 120' division

Google is going public with its internal startup incubator, Area 120.<p>Area 120, which is named after Google's famous "20%" rule that lets employees spend part of their week working on personal projects, is designed to let Googlers turn ideas into experimental products. Google launched a new public …

Google: Here’s how to use VR to tell better stories

Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a new storytelling medium, so the Google News Lab, which says it “[collaborates] with journalists and …

Virtual Reality

Google experiments with native, mobile VR ad formats

Google shared its first idea for a native VR format, explaining ads should be non-intrusive and easy for developers to implement and …

Google I/O