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Google to shutdown popular Piknik and 5 other services

Google has officially announced that its very popular online image editing service Picnik is being shut down with effect from 19th April, 2012. Along with Piknik, it will also be closing several other services and products like GMC, Social Graph API, Needlebase, […]

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Mozilla ditches Bing, renews search deal with Google

As we were about to report on how costly it might affect Mozilla on not renewing the Google contract where Google stays as the default search engine on the Mozilla Firefox web browser, up came an update about the deal having […]

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Online Safety and Privacy Tips from Google Good To Know website

Google recently launched a new website simply called Good To Know, to inform users about Online safety and privacy, and about how to manage online data. Google Good To Know website There are so many fascinating things to do and […]

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Google to offer free website, domain, hosting services to SMB in India

Google India has launched a new initiative, ‘India Get Your Business Online’, where it will be offering free websites, domain & hosting services to small and medium businesses in India. The program, designed along with local partners, will provide Indian […]

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FairSearch Coalition prepares report on Google’s alleged Anti-competitive Conduct

You may be aware that the U.S. FTC, the European Commission and several U.S. state AGs are currently investigating Google’s anticompetitive search and search advertising practices. The FairSearch Coalition has recently sent a 44-pager paper, titled, “Google’s Transformation From Gateway To […]

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Google to allow you to hide or block sites you dont like, from anywhere

Earlier this March, Google had introduced the option to allow users to block websites you did not want appearing in your search results. Starting today, Google has decided to allow its users to hide or block websites on all Google domains, […]

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Google to recognize its Top Contributors in Help Forums

Google has decided to recognize its Top Contributors in Google’s Help Forums. ‘Bionic’ members who have shown a strong sense of commitment in answering questions in its forums and shared their knoweledge will be recognized and invited to attend its […]

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Google to discontinue 10 products including Google Desktop, Google Pack

Google, over the next few months will be shutting down a number of products and services, and merging some into existing products as features. Notable among them are Google Desktop and Google Pack. The complete list includes: Aardvark: A start-up […]

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Google introduces Google Related, a browsing assistant

Google has introduced a browsing asistant called Google Related. It is a Google Toolbar feature that will show you related useful content as you browse the web, and display it in a thin bar at the bottom of your page. […]

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Google buys handset maker Motorola Mobility

Google has announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the former  Mobile Devices division of Motorola Inc. Under the agreement, Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion.   Said Sanjay […]

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Google updates policy: Use real names on Google+ or get banned!

Google+ has made some policy changes. Earlier if Google found that you were not using your real names for Google+ profiles, it straight away suspended your profile and then let you appeal. But starting now, there is a change in […]

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Say Hello to Web Intents on Firefox and Chrome

Excuse me, do we see a Mozilla+Google ‘team-up’ in reckoning? At least to facilitate web developers on creating web apps much more efficiently on their respective browsers? Yes! Chromium developers have announced that they are working closely with Mozilla to […]

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Google launches new Page Speed Service

Most webmasters must be aware of the Page Speed Browser extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers and also Page Speed Online. Google has now launched a new Page Speed Service. If you are a blogger or a webmaster looking to […]

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Google Labs to shutdown today!

This morning greeted me with a new headline “Google Labs to shutdown” ! I couldn’t believe it. It took me to navigate via Google and not Bing (personal Google loyalty) to authenticate that – yes, Google Labs is shutting down […]

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Google announces g.co, a new URL shortner

Google today announced g.co, a new official URL shortcut for Google websites. Google already has goo.gl, another URL shortner which is open to the public.

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Google quietly launces Prizes.org

Google has quietly launched Prizes.org via Slide, which is a part of Google Inc. The Prizes.org service allows you to create a contest, or a request for other users to create content and back it up by a prize.  You […]

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Facebook Competitor, Google+ Social Network is here!

Google has unveiled it ambitious Google+ social networking website. Pronounced as Google Plus, the project will allow you to connect with family and friends, similar to what Facebook offers.

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Google Search home page gets a new design

In case you missed it, Google has re-designed its home page again. The new home page displays a smaller logo and the links have been moved to the top and bottom of the page giving it a still clean and […]

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Google launches What Do You Love website

Google seems to have quietly rolled out WDYL.com, WDYL standing for What Do You Love. The idea of the website appears to be return results from among many of Google’s services. When you search for a term like say ‘Windows’, […]

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Google launches Inside Search website

Google has launched an Inside Search website, a one-stop shop for all search-related features, tips and tricks. This website discusses the new features introduced, search stories and more.

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Google Me On The Web tool will track online reputation

Google today released a new tool called “Me On The Web” to help you make it possible to monitor and track your online identity, presence and mentions. Google Me On The Web tool To access this tool, you will have […]

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Microsoft, Google, Yahoo partner for better search results.

Yes you read it right! Microsoft’s Bing, Yahoo and Google have joined hands to improve web search results. These companies have launched a new website which consists of a common set of HTML tags that webmasters would use to mark […]

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Google launches Think Insights website

Google has launched Think Insights with Google, a website where it will publish its  data-supported insights about digital marketing trends.

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Google launches Music Beta

Google has finally launched Music Beta, a service which would let you upload your personal music collection, let you listen to it anywhere, keep everything in sync and let you forget the hassle of cables and files.

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Google Search now has 184 domains worldwide!

Google today  announced that they are adding two more domains: google.iq for Iraq and google.tn for Tunisia. This brings the number of local Google search domains worldwide to 184, with 15 domains in Arab countries.