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Google+ has encountered its second security vulnerability since October.  The most recent issue may have leaked up 52.5 million account credentials, including information that was set to private within the platform. The social media platform has been underutilized for years and in the light of ongoing security concerns, Google has announced that it will shut down the social network ahead of schedule.  Google+ has had a rough run of …

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Google is seeking FCC permission to test a new form of wirelesses technology that could combine the speeds of Google Fiber with wireless service.  Google Fiber is a relative new comer to internet providers and offers vastly superior download and upload speeds at a fraction of the cost of other internet companies.  The only problem is that Google Fiber is limited to just a handful of cities around the country.  …

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A recent study by Incapsula reports that 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots. The findings from the security firm show this as a 21% rise over last year.  While some of the automated programs are malicious, Incapsula reports that the largest growth in traffic actually comes from “good” bots which are used by search engines to help index content. The website traffic report was generated …

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Earlier this week Google released the latest version of Gmail, which features a substantial interface overhaul.  The biggest change is that Gmail will now sort your inbox into categorized tabs such as Primary, Social and Promotions.  Many users will likely find the new interface a welcome addition but marketing firms and in-house business promotions are likely to find their effectiveness at an all-time low. The new interface, which is shared …

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Google announced late Thursday that they will no longer offer the free version of their Apps for Business software suite.  Clay Bavor, Google’s Director of Product Management stated that businesses were outgrowing the free version of Google Apps too quickly, which resulted in growing pains for the businesses down the line.  As a result, Google has made the decision to focus on improving the quality of the user experience for …

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Google launched a service on Thursday that it hopes will allow millions of people in developing nations to access the internet for free.  The new service, named Free Zone, will facilitate the use of Google Search, Gmail and Google + through a special domain entry point.  The service launched in the Philippines and allows users with a free Google account to view the content on their cellphones without experiencing the …

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Google has started testing a new feature that will allow personal emails from a user’s Gmail account to show up in search engine results.  The idea behind the feature is that a user’s search query will not only contain the results from the public web, but also from their personal Gmail account. This means that recommendations from friends or information about restaurants other venues may become the best search results …

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Project Glass is Google’s newest pet project that brings a bit of science fiction into reality.  The hybrid glasses combine the functionality of cameras, microphone, Web browser, and speech recognition with a hands free miniaturized video display.  The New York Times broke the story yesterday and already message boards and various news sources have lit up with activity to show support or criticize the product. The functionality of Project Glass …

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Lately it seems like Google adds a new service to their lineup just about every week and the trend will continue with their new web host service.  Hosting user content is nothing new for Google; they already host millions of gigabytes of data for services such as Blogger, Picasa and Google Sites but now they plan to do something different and this time for a price. Google will now provide …

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If you’re like most people you’re curious to see what Google has to offer in the way of its new social networking platform.  However, there is a problem.  Facebook scammers have set up a way to use this curiosity against users and hijack their accounts. The most recent version of the scam consists of a Google+ fan page with a description that promises Google+ invites to anyone who “likes” the …

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Rumors that Google was working on its own social networking site have bounced around the net for a long time but today the search engine giant official announced Google+. Google+ is not the companies’ first foray into social media; anyone who remembers the ill received Google Buzz will attest to the fact that Google has gone down a similar road in the past. What makes Google+ stand out is that …

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Earlier this week Google encountered a service crash that affected over 150,000 people and left most of them without access to their email accounts. Google reported that the service outage only accounted for roughly .08% of their total user base but with an estimated 193 million users worldwide this still adds up to a shocking amount. Of those who were hit by the outage most discovered that all of their …

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It’s no secret that Google is one of the primary leaders in the realm of social content sharing. Today Google took this one step further with Google Buzz, a Gmail integrated plug-in that allows you to post new information directly from within the email application. So why should this matter to you? Social content sharing is one of the best ways to promote your business or product organically and can …

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Overshadowed by Google for many years Microsoft invested $80 million dollars to develop a search engine that would rival the current search king. With roughly 60% of all searches in the U.S. carried out on its platform, Google is no easy target. Surprisingly, Bing stands out from the pack as a real contender. I have been a supporter of Google since the search engine made its start many years ago …

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After all the other areas that the Search Engine giant has branched out into, it should not come as a surprise that Google will now focus on the development of its own operating system. Google, which has already changed the way many people think about computer applications hopes to accomplish the same at a much larger scale. The new OS named Chrome, just like the companies web browser, is planned …

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In an interesting development Google has taken the concept of Green Technology and moved it to a whole new level; or to be quite accurate, out to sea. The novel idea has awarded Google with a patent for the production of offshore datacenters to be used to help with the massive amount of information that goes through their search engine every day. The idea of the floating data centers is …

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For years Google has used its search engine and custom applications to match products and services to keyword content. Up until now this has consisted largely of simple keyword advertisements. Type “shoes” in Google, for example, and you will get advertisements from shoe company partners. Last week Google proposed to change all this with their plan to make ads “more interesting.” The idea behind the content shift is that keyword …

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Video sharing sites like Youtube and Google Video have become second nature and trusted by all web 2.0 users. The last two weeks has broken this trust, however, as Google Video have been targeted by blackhat SEO campaign operators. The site has been put to use to spread malware using Google’s own search engine rank algorithms against themselves. Because this method of infiltration is a new development in malware distribution …

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When Google released the beta version of Google Chrome earlier this year it was received with a mixed reception. The browser that had been announced as faster and more secure then either Firefox or Internet Explorer proved instead to be little more than a cosmetic alternative. Now however, Google is ramping up its Chrome promotion campaign by cutting default stature from Firefox. Until recently Firefox had been the default browser …

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Microsoft Office has been the gold standard for business productivity software for more then a decade but Google is once against taking strides to stand out against convention. As most people know Google has become more than just a search engine. One of their many branches has been developing web based productivity tools. Not wanting to lose ground in an online marketplace, Microsoft has recently released new versions of SharePoint …

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Chrome Beta 3 arrived recently to the fanfare of Google aficionados but few others. What is Chrome you might ask? Well for the uninitiated its Google’s news web foray; a proprietary internet browser that they had hoped would surpass IE and Firefox in user base. The promise behind Chrome stems primarily from its pedigree. The Google search engine took the world by storm and has grown to become an everyday …

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As many people already know Google is the king of online search tools; what people may not know is how high above the competition their crown sits. Recent findings based on a sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users states that Google holds a massive 70% hold on all searches in America. Google’s supremacy has been on the rise for quite a few years leaving previous giants like Yahoo and …

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