Google Granting Around Half Europe’s Search De-Index Requests — But Won’t Show Its Workings

3480642778_849e7126ac_z Following a meeting between European regulators and search engines yesterday, to discuss the latter group’s implementation of a recent European Court of Justice privacy ruling, it has emerged that Google has received around 91,000 requests from Europeans to de-index personal information that is outdated or irrelevant, with requests relating to a total of around 328,000 links. Read More

Google Folds Its Workforce Management Tool, Maps Coordinate, Into Maps Engine Pro

2014-07-24_0843 Last year, Google launched Maps Engine Pro, a service that aims to make it easier for businesses to create, manage and share maps to visualize their data. Until now, this offering was purely about map creation, but today, Google is adding Maps Coordinate into the $5 per month and user Maps Pro subscription service and is building it right into the existing Maps Engine Android app. Read More

Google Opens $1M Contest To Shrink A Power Inverter

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 1.32.41 PM Google opened up applications today for the Little Box Challenge, announced in May, with plans to give away $1,000,000 to the group that can create a smaller and cheaper power inverter. Inverters take direct current from power sources such as solar panels and turn it into alternate current so that it can be used in homes, cars and businesses. Making the inverter smaller allows for more cost… Read More

Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

8140128977_66ba057c82_z A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

black-white-chromebook During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the education market is a pretty good number. Read More

Google Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

Screenshot from 2014-07-18 09_06_25 All of Google’s properties will eventually bear a look inspired by ‘Material Design‘ and Android L, and Chrome OS is part of that sweeping visual overhaul, too. A new preview posted by Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort today (via 9to5Google) shows a very early design inspired by the card-style multitasking view that made an appearance in Android L,… Read More

Google To Stop Labelling Games With In-App Purchases Free In The EU, Apple Touts Its Controls

google-play In response to concerns held by the European Commission, and a request from the EU regulatory body to offer changes around how apps that offer in-app purchases are sold, Google will cease calling apps that feature in-app transactions free by the end of September (via Engadget). The EU has also said that Apple has not provided any timeline for how it will address the same complaints, but has… Read More

Fonts In Chrome For Windows Will Look Better Soon

chrome-fonts Google released the latest beta version of its Chrome browser today, and if you’re a Windows user on a machine that runs at least Vista, fonts will now look better on your screen. That’s because the Chrome 37 Beta now supports Microsoft’s DirectWrite API, a technology that improves the way fonts look on modern screens. Read More

Google’s Q2 Revenue Of $15.96B Beats, But Its Non-GAAP EPS Of $6.08 Disappoints

google-earnings2 Today after the bell Google reported its second quarter financial results, including net revenue (ex-TAC) of $12.67 billion, and $6.08 in non-GAAP earnings per share. Google gross revenue for the period came in at $15.96 billion Analysts had expected that Google would report $12.32 billion in ex-TAC (net) revenue, $15.62 billion in gross revenue, and earnings per share of $6.25. In its… Read More

Google Analytics Gets Its Own Dedicated iPhone App

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.18.21 AM Google has launched an official Google Analytics app for iPhone, providing the same data you’re used to from your web dashboard on your mobile device, including visits, sources, page views and user behavior insights. The app also offers Real Time reports, which provides monitoring of site activity as it unfolds. The Real Time analytics may be a killer feature for this mobile app, as it… Read More
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