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You know those full-screen "interstitial" ads that pop up when you load a mobile site and suggest that you install the app instead? It just dawned on Google that they actually make you rage-quit the entire site and go somewhere else. The search giant decided to take a look at interstitial ads for...

July 24th 2015 at 5:42am 0 Comments
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One of the most prevalent qualms users have of Google Voice is its occasionally accurate (but usually absurd) interpretations of what's being said. However, with the upcoming public debut of the Project Fi cellular service, Google has reportedly greatly improved its transcription service. Accordin...

July 24th 2015 at 1:31am 0 Comments
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During a keynote speech tonight at the 6th annual Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new version of its mobile app. Available on Android and mobile web browsers now (iOS coming soon), it makes it easier for creators to publish and edit directly in the app, and easier for viewers...

July 23rd 2015 at 10:17pm 0 Comments
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Google is getting serious about 360-degree video content. And it's not only about supporting it through YouTube or, by extension, Cardboard. The search giant's also behind an app called Spotlight Stories, which it created with Motorola in 2013 and has been on Android since. As of today, that appli...

July 23rd 2015 at 9:56pm 0 Comments
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Last year, Google and a handful of other technology companies banded together to fight patent trolls -- creating the License on Transfer Network (LOT). It's a pretty good system, effectively protecting LOT members from patent litigation by giving all participants a royalty-free license to any pate...

July 23rd 2015 at 7:40pm 0 Comments
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Susanne Daniels is exiting her post as programming chief at MTV to join YouTube in a newly created position leading the platform's budding original content efforts. As vice president of YouTube originals, Daniels will oversee development and production of content for the world's highest-trafficke...

July 23rd 2015 at 11:51am 0 Comments
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Your iPhone just became a better remote control for the internet of things. Google has released Chrome 44 for iOS, which lets you see Physical Web devices (think smart parking meters and vending machines) in iOS' Today view -- you don't need to run specialized apps or open the browser just to see...

July 23rd 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Google's already rolled out 360-degree videos on YouTube, like Bjork's latest musical venture, and now the company has announced that it's doing the same with advertisements. The new feature debuted on Wednesday for both Chrome and the mobile YouTube app on Android and iOS. It works exactly the sa...

July 22nd 2015 at 9:11pm 0 Comments
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Revenge porn is disgusting, destructive and getting to be tragically common, so much so that titans of the web have been cooking up ways to deal with it. Microsoft is the latest to join the fray, as it just joined Google in giving victims a way to shut down illicit stuff they don't want seen. Star...

July 22nd 2015 at 5:20pm 0 Comments
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There comes a time in every person's life when they realize that they can't get people behave properly. As much as we all might want to stop people from recording vertical videos, the Periscopes and Snapchats of this world have made these clips so prevalent that, sadly, they're just not going to g...

July 22nd 2015 at 8:10am 0 Comments
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Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline." Rolling out on the desktop and Android versions of Google Maps, its gives you an easy-to-navigate look at your co...

July 22nd 2015 at 12:55am 0 Comments
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Facing a backlash from angry Google+ users (what, both of them?), Anil Sabharwal, the head of Google Photos, released a statement on Tuesday clarifying Monday's earlier announcement about the fate of Google+ Photos. According to Sabharwal, Google will still effectively "shut down" Google+ Photos i...

July 21st 2015 at 11:31pm 0 Comments