Tag Archives: Google

Google Announces Change in Mobile Search Ranking

Google Mobile Search

Google announced on Wednesday a change that will be implemented this July about mobile search rankings of websites. The Internet search giant said it would use page speed as a factor in determining who lands at the top tier of mobile searches. (Read: New Test Prominently Showcases Google Express in Mobile Search Results) People Care About Page Speed In a blog …

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Google Pulls out Ads From Questionable Rehab Clinic Referrers in the U.K.


Google has banned advertisements from unscrupulous U.K.-based rehab clinic referrers on the search engine. The move followed a Sunday Times report which said that Google “has been profiting from a practice….in which brokers secretly reap millions of pounds from vulnerable people seeking treatment for addictive diseases in the United Kingdom.” (Read: Google Makes Millions From Plight of Addicts) “Patient brokering,” …

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Google Stops Selling Android Tablet Pixel C

Android Tablet

Google has stopped selling its 32GB Android tablet Pixel C. The device, which was launched in 2015, is no longer listed in the company’s store, Android Police has reported. The hush-hush retirement of Pixel C was “not unexpected,” according to TechCrunch. The site also said Pixel C’s disappearance was meant to pave the way for the Pixelbook. A spokesperson for …

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Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Alphabet Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt

Alphabet has announced on Thursday that Eric Schmidt, one of the company’s long-time officers, is stepping down as executive chairman and become a technical advisor on science and technology. Alphabet is Google’s parent company. In a press release, Alphabet said: “As of its next regular board meeting in January 2018, Eric Schmidt will be transitioning from his position as Executive …

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Google Chrome to Block Intrusive Ads Starting Mid-February 2018

Google Chrome

Tired of seeing those intrusive ads on Google Chrome? The days of that kind of advertisements are now numbered after Google revealed that it would turn on the browser’s ad blocking function on February 15 next year. Non-Compliant Ads Google announced back in June that it would be blocking ads on the browser that do not comply with standards but …

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Google Maps to Tell a Commuter When It’s Time to Get off a Bus or Train

Google Maps

You’re traveling to work, or you’re going someplace to visit a friend, but you dozed off. When you wake up, you find out that you’ve missed the train or bus stop where you’re supposed to get off. That kind of situation can be frustrating, if not stressful. Fret no more because Google Maps will soon launch a feature that will …

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SEO Tool Helps Websites Land on Top of Web Searches

SEO Tool

Has your website not been getting substantial page views or visits? And when you look for your website on a search engine, does it show up on the first page or in the succeeding pages? It’s easy to create a website – owners and administrators would tell you. It’s making a success out of it that’s difficult. For a website …

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Google Docs Users Press Panic Button After Tool Went Down for an Hour

Google Docs

Google’s word document and file-sharing tool went down for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon, disrupting work among users worldwide. It was the second incident involving Google Docs in recent weeks after some users complained in October of being locked out of their files after their work had been erroneously labeled as “inappropriate.” (Read: Google Docs Error Locks out Users) …

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Mozilla Has Changed Its Default Browser to Google Again


If you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and have Mozilla Firefox Quantum on your PC, have you used it today? Well, check it out now because the default search engine has changed from Yahoo to Google – again. After dropping Google in 2014, Mozilla then forged a five-year agreement with Yahoo. Mozilla is a web browser …

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Google Reveals Results of Year-Long Investigation Into Password Theft

Google Password Theft

A password used to serve as a measure to ensure that your Web account is safe from hacking. Well, not anymore, according to Google anti-abuse researcher Kurt Thomas. (Read: After A Year Of Intensely Investigating Password Theft, Here’s What Google Found) No Longer A Paradigm “Passwords are no longer a paradigm that you can no longer trust in,” Thomas told …

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