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Google's changing its search algorithm to punish sites that emphasize search-engine optimization over quality. Mountain View's data centers will exclude sites that offer no useful content, have articles written in keyword-sprinkled gibberish or only link to sites within a cluster. If the computers...

April 26th 2012 at 4:58am 0 Comments
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It's a patent, so we can't promise it'll appear in the next version of Android, but since Google's filed it, you never know. Mountain View's best and brightest (Ronald Ho and Jennifer W. Lin) have patented adverts that replace the cellphone ringtone. Once it's identified the caller and the locatio...

March 13th 2012 at 12:22pm 0 Comments
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Google appears to have scored another coup in its ongoing rivalry with Apple, having reportedly lured one of the company's senior directors to its Mountain View headquarters. Simon Prakash, pictured above, has worked at Apple for more than eight years, most recently serving as the firm's senior di...

February 6th 2012 at 7:44am 0 Comments
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The world's teenage population can pontificate from a new digital platform, now that Google+ has decided to open its doors to high schoolers. Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz made the announcement yesterday, confirming that anyone old enough to own a Google account can now join the social network. In m...

January 27th 2012 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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Those folks over at Mountain View aren't just obsessing over phones and televisions, it's also added a few more treats for those of us who use the offline email mode in Chrome. Now you can choose if you want to save 7, 14 or 31 days of backdated missives for those ten-hour flights spent with so...

January 12th 2012 at 4:32pm 0 Comments