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Google Is Trying to Be Wikipedia, and They’re Failing

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

Ever search for a phrase or a definition only to find Google offer up the answer in a handy snippet of information right below your query but in front of the first search result? It’s an algorithmic process that’s designed to use Google’s massive…

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Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…

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Google Just Uncovered a Massive Ad Fraud Network in Their App Store

By | May 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Google just located and removed 41 Android apps — all from a single developer — that secretly included malware in each download. The apps used infected Android phones to auto-click on ads, and the number of downloads makes this possibly the largest mobile ad…

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4 Tips to Get More Stars on Your Google Seller Ratings

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Online reviews provide the first impression many consumers get of brands. Just as important as reviews, however, are star ratings. On Google, a seller’s star rating appears next to search results, showing at a glance what consumers think of the brand. To enjoy better…

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Why So Many Companies Are Using A.I. To Search Google

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is here to stay. The genie is out of the bottle, so to speak, and that is mostly a good thing. Bill Gates has even called it the “holy grail” of technological advancement. But while headlines focus on the science fiction…

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How Google’s Self-Driving Cars Got Way Smarter in 2016

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The future of self-driving cars seems to be moving in a promising direction. According to a report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Google’s self-driving vehicles demonstrated a significant decrease in reliance on human drivers last year. The California DMV requires all companies…

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Google’s Toontastic 3D Is a Storytelling Joy For All Ages

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Quality storytelling, interesting characters, and colorful visuals are the keys to a unlocking a child’s creativity. And with characters like tourist robots, swashbuckling pirates, and sneaky snakes, the possibilities of creating your own action blockbuster video are endless on the Toontastic 3D, a mobile app…

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Here’s How Google’s Self-Driving Car Works

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Google has done it: they’ve meaningfully inserted themselves into the self-driving car discussion with their newly announced stand-alone company, Waymo. Uber is shaking in their boots, Tesla is hiding under a rock, and General Motors hasn’t come out of its room all afternoon. Now,…

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Google Is Taking Over the World and I Feel Fine

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Google has been one of the most commonly used company names in recent memory. From web searches and emails to smartphones and document sharing, this popular tech company has their hand in everything you can imagine. They have access to your video calls, your…

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5 PPC Tips for Startups on a Limited Budget

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Startups that want to stay lean or have not been funded yet usually have a limited budget with every dollar needing to be accounted for. New businesses need to find creative ways to acquire new customers, and paid search can be an effective channel if…

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Google App Is Now As Advanced as a 20-Year-Old Desktop

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Pokémon Go proved that nostalgia sells. Whether its for small creatures with funny names or just for walking around, people are more than willing to throw money at old products. Because nostalgic consumers have become such a force to be reckoned with, companies are…

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Google Joins Facebook in Crackdown on Their Ad Competition

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Recently, Facebook has been fighting back against the ad blockers that have been sweeping most other internet sites clean for years. Adblock Plus tried to block Facebook ads, so Facebook blocked the ad blocker. Given that Facebook has the multi-billion valuation, they’re likely to…

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Now Google’s Working on Wireless High-Speed Internet

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Google’s recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission is pointing to its plans for the future of the internet. Google appears to be trying to roll out a version of what techies call “wireless fiber,” a form of internet service that combines the benefits of…

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Avoid Spam Calls Thanks to Google’s Nexus Phone

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Technology has come a long way in connecting people. Whether it be through social media or video calling, there is no end to the means of communication thanks to innovations from some of your favorite companies. However, this advent of information has made it pretty…