Google Updates Location Targeting for AdWords

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According to a recent post at Google’s Inside AdWords blog, the company is striving “to make location targeting more accurate, easier to use and more flexible” for Web marketers. To that end, writes Nathania Lozada, Google is making the following changes that will go into effect after July 8, 2011: Changes to existing available… [[ This is a content summary …

Google's Blogger "20.5" Hour Meltdown

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Millions of blog publishers using Google's Blogger.com service were unable to use the service mid-afternoon Thursday, although service has since been restored after 20.5 hours of issues. According to Google, during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, the service experienced some "data corruption" that impacted its behavior…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other …

SEO Search Spider Defined

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The Search Engine Optimizer knows the elements and language the Search Spiders are looking for and knows how to present a website to be relevant. Duration : 592621 hrs 29 min 46 sec

CyberAgent Ventures Invests $1 Million in Taiwan’s iPeen

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Japanese investment firm, CyberAgent Ventures has recently invested $1 million in Taiwan’s iPeen for 20 percent stake, valuing iPeen at $5 million. iPeen is one of the largest user generated restaurant review websites […] Related posts: Japan’s DOCOMO Invests $175 Million In Tata Teleservices of India NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile operator giant, has announced today that… East Ventures Jakarta Ventures …

Bing Shopping Gets More Social, Visual

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Microsoft has redesigned Bing Shopping to help consumers make “more informed shopping decisions”, according to the announcement on the Bing Search blog. The revamped homepage provides a more visual display of the most popular items and content, where articles and categories are arranged next to top searches, popular products and the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

10 Early Stage Start-up Pitches [LIVE BLOG] #gstartup

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Live notes on start-up pitches. 16Fun (China) Focuses on mobile games imitating virtual reality Features include playing games with friends Business model: Virtual currency, in-app purchases, linking game with business owners Distribution strategy: […] Related posts: Global Mobile Internet Conference, Day 1 Live Blog Live updates from the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing,… East Ventures Jakarta Ventures Night [LIVE …

Did Google's Algorithm Update Go Far Enough on Content Farms?

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As you probably know by now, Google has implemented a new algorithm change that the company says impacts 11.8% of their queries. While Google would not come out and say directly that the update is aimed at content farms, this is widely understood to be the case.  Are you satisfied with Google’s Update? Tell us what you think.  What Google …

Google Offers Virtual Red Carpet Tour For Oscars

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To mark the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Google is allowing users to take a virtual tour of the event via its earth service.  The Google Lat Long Blog explains. “Take a virtual tour of the Kodak Theatre in Google Earth — as if you’re actually there! It includes the red carpet, paparazzi and even the Oscar statues.”   …

What Google's Farmer Update Means to Your Business

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Google announced what may ultimately be one of the biggest changes to their algorithm yet. From the Official Google Blog: "Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them. But in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our… [[ …

Will Apple Release iPad 3 in the Fall?

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Apple is entering a new phase for the iPad … competition. On the heals of HP announcing the HP Touchpad today, Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber speculated that Apple could release an iPad 3 about the same time as HP releases the HP Touchpad: "Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they’re not only going …

Tencent set to Acquire U.S Company, Riot Games

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U.S based game maker, Riot Games announced through a blog post that Tencent Holdings, China’s Internet behemoth, has acquired a majority stake in the company. The price negotiated is believed to be more than $350 million, according to Bloomberg. The deal will be finalized within the next 30 days. Riot Games is the creator of […] No related posts.

Google Latitude Adds Check-in Options

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Facebook, Foursquare, and Gowalla (along with several other companies) now have a little more competition when it comes to location-based check-in services.  Starting this afternoon, Google Latitude users can also let their friends know when they’ve arrived at a certain place. Google’s rationale for this upgrade is that check-ins add context.  Now, rather than just seeing a pal is on …