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Reddit Moves Away From Imgur With New Photo-Uploading Tool

May 31, 2016
Reddit Moves Away From Imgur With New Photo-Uploading Tool

  This week Reddit announced it will be moving away from its integration with Imgur and introduce its own image uploading tool. At first the beta feature will only be available to select communities/sub-Reddits. Reddit’s new tool is actually slightly less capable than Imgur. The new tool allows you to upload images up to 20 […]

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Google has announced new upgrades for its iOS app

May 30, 2016
Google has announced new upgrades for its iOS app

Google has announced new upgrades for its iOS app, designed to create a faster mobile experience. As part of the updates, Google says it has cut down on loading times and is rolling out AMP content on the Google iOS app. In addition to a faster experience, the Google App for iOS will also get […]

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Twitter To Remove URL and Images From Character Count

May 27, 2016
Twitter To Remove URL and Images From Character Count

Twitter officially announced May 24 that @names will also not be included in the character count. You also don’t have to add a period before usernames for them to be seen in followers’ feeds. The days of forcing abbreviations so you can fit your text and a photo under Twitter’s 140-character limit will soon be history.  Twitter will no longer count […]

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Google’s New Science Journal App Dedicated to Conducting Scientific Research

May 26, 2016
Google’s New Science Journal App Dedicated to Conducting Scientific Research

Google announced a new Android app dedicated to conducting scientific research. It is being marketed as a tool for conducting science with your phone. Using an Android phone’s internal sensors, and external add-ons, you’ll be able to conduct experiments on the world around you. With the app you can make notations on each of your scientific tests; […]

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Google has been testing longer text ads in search results across devices

May 25, 2016
Google has been testing longer text ads in search results across devices

As we reported earlier this month, Google has been testing longer text ads in search results across devices. On Tuesday, the company announced Expanded Text Ads will be available to advertisers later this year.   With the removal of right-side ads, Google now has the flexibility to give text ads more characters in a way […]

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Trustworthy Accountability Group launching “Certified Against Fraud” certification program

May 24, 2016
Trustworthy Accountability Group launching “Certified Against Fraud” certification program

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) announced Monday that it is launching its “Certified Against Fraud” certification program. Initially announced in October, over thirty ad tech and agency partners have now signed on to participate in the initiative aimed rooting out fraud in digital advertising: Amobee, AppNexus, Collective, comScore, DoubleVerify, Dstillery, engage:BDR, Exponential, Forensiq, Horizon Media, […]

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Hangouts will continue to exist after Allo launches

May 23, 2016
Hangouts will continue to exist after Allo launches

This week, Google announced at its I/O developer conference that it is working on a messaging app called Allo. This left many to wonder what would become of its current messaging app Hangouts. The company has now stated it will continue to work on both apps even ever the launch of Allo. Hangouts will continue to exist after […]

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Google Image Search will now include Google ads

May 20, 2016
Google Image Search will now include Google ads

Business Insider reports that, for the first time ever, advertisements are on their way to Google’s image search results. The rollout is starting slow, beginning with shopping ads which will appear in appropriate image searches. Ads in Google’s image search will take up an entire line of screen space which would otherwise have been occupied by images. […]

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Google new voice assistant, Say Hello to ‘Allo’

May 19, 2016
Google new voice assistant, Say Hello to ‘Allo’

Google unveiled its own voice assistant at Google I/O this week, which is a smart, conversational extension of Google that many are calling the answer to Amazon’s Alexa. The simply titled Google Assistant will live inside Google hardware similar to how Alexa lives inside the Echo, and Cortana lives inside Microsoft hardware. Google Assistant can be brought […]

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Google has increased the widths of title tags in Mobile Search Results

May 18, 2016
Google has increased the widths of title tags in Mobile Search Results

Coming hot off the heels of last week’s news that Google has increased the widths of title tags and descriptions, is a new report by Jennifer Slegg who says Google has now increased the title tags on mobile search results as well. Not only have title tags been expanded on mobile, they’ve been expanded even […]

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