Report: Google is bringing the Assistant to iOS users

It was only a matter of time: According to a report on Android Police, Google is planning on bringing the voice Assistant to iOS soon. This could happen as soon as Google’s I/O conference this week, but the exact timing isn’t clear. The report suggests the app would be a blend of the Assistant’s chat functionality – as seen in Google Allo – and the voice features in the main Google app. Of course, … [Read more...]

A Tour of the Chrome Extension Store

{} If you’ve never used Google Chrome, now is a good time — especially if you want to take advantage of the features provided by Chrome extensions. Chrome is required for the purpose of this tour and in the process you may discover your new favorite browser. So go ahead and download Chrome. From there, you’ll visit the Chrome Extension Store, browse through the categories of extensions … [Read more...]

What is a Google Chrome Extension?

{} Most of us are familiar with Google Chrome as a web browser. But what exactly is a Google Chrome Extension? What is a Google Chrome Extension? Extensions are browser-based programs that do just that — extend the functionality of your browser.  Easy to install and easy to use, extensions offer an expansion to standard web use.  Once you start using, them you’ll wish you knew about them … [Read more...]

Report: Google Assistant beats rivals for questions answered and accuracy

{}Cortana was second for questions answered, Alexa second-best for accuracy. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A conversation about digital copyright reform

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Google Maps Lets You Share Your Location and Trips in Real Time

{}The company expects to start rolling out the feature worldwide to its iOS and Android Maps apps soon. Article by Entrepreneur. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Facebook adopts header bidding to make its ad network more competitive with Google’s

{}By Facebook adopting header bidding, publishers will get a better look at which ad network can get them a better deal. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Google Maps now lets you share your location with your friends

The Google Maps team is on a bit of a roll. Fresh after adding shareable bucket lists and parking reminders, Maps can now share your location in real time as well. It’s a pretty nifty implementation. Open the side menu or tap on the blue dot indicating where you are, and you’ll see a new “Share location” option. Pick a few people to share with, and they’ll be able to see where you are in real time … [Read more...]

ANA calls for independent audits of ads in the ‘walled gardens’

{}The advertising association asks that Amazon, LinkedIn, Twitter and others join Facebook and Google’s YouTube in this new transparency. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and Google are under more pressure in Europe to comply with regional rules. The latest issue they find themselves on the hook for relates to complaints pertaining to a variety of consumer rights that have been investigated by EU regulators since last year. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye

Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… … [Read more...]

Google’s clever tool for emergency services is now saving lives

The time-wasting possibilities of smartphones are mesmerizing — sending funny crochet pics to grandma or spending hours mastering the art of crushing candy. But now, instead of smartphones only wasting your life, they might actually start saving it. Despite all our technological advances, it’s still a challenge to accurately locate the source of emergency calls. With help from Google, the European … [Read more...]

Google Fortunetelling Won’t Predict Your Future, But It Will Educate You

{}The search engine has found a creative way to use its powers for good. Article by Entrepreneur. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Google’s location tracking is better now than ever before

{}Columnist Andy Taylor notes that Google has improved its ability to track search traffic at the ZIP code level, which is good news for advertisers who employ granular geographic targeting. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Locksmiths try again to sue Google over fake local listings

{}Search engines can assert immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Google Data Studio Now Free to All Small Businesses

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) recently made its data analytics and visualization more appealing by removing a major restriction — limit on the number of reports. Until recently, you could only use Data Studio to create up to a maximum of five reports, but with the update, you can now create and share as many reports as you want. Unlimited Free Reports from Google Data Studio “To enable more … [Read more...]

Safeguarding your SEO: Google and Pop-Ups

As a blogger or website owner, you know what happens when Google makes an announcement and how it can adversely impact your site’s rankings. In August of 2016, the big G announced it will begin penalizing websites for “intrusive interstitials” (aka pop-ups) on mobile sites in January of 2017. Google has stated that sites with too many or aggressive pop-ups on mobile platforms will be … [Read more...]

Online Marketing News: Google Gets Explosive, Facebook Graph Gets Creepy, Tumblr Gets Sexy

{} How to Play the Content Marketing Game Content marketing software company SocialEars share 14 methods for winning the game of content marketing in this fun infographic. Follow the rules to earn more relevant eyes on your content; be careful, though, over-promotion could result in your company losing the game. While it’s certainly true that promotion is important, the infographic misses the mark … [Read more...]