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Google’s 2nd Quarter 2013 Earnings Show Struggles With Mobile As Facebook Prospers

Google’s Second Quarter Earnings 2013 Show Problems With Mobile – Some Reasons Why On July 18, Google reported second-quarter earnings and again on they were lower than analysts expectations due to lower cost per clicks (CPCs) that fell short of analysts’ estimates.  Google, unlike Facebook is still having a hard time monetizing mobile and the
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Google Wins Book Author Class Action Lawsuit – So What?

Will All Books Be Digitized – And Free? The free digitalization of books is coming. That’s because last week Google won a reversal of a court order that would have let authors challenge Google digitizing their books as a class action group.  Google seeks to have the biggest collection of digitized books and has been
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Google Launches New Music Service To Compete With Spotify, Can It Work?

Google Looks To Enter The Social Media Music Market: Google has built a reputation on search engine technology but critics maintain they’ve used their dominance to start other businesses that compete directly with competitors as second movers.  From Google+ to Google Play, the company has made new startups nervous when they enter the market.  This
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Twitter Buys Lucky Sort: Here’s Why

Big Data and Social Media Will Expand Together: Twitter, the social media giant that allows users to send short 140 character messages has just purchased Lucky Sort the provider of big data services. The symmetry between the two companies isn’t obvious at first but considering Twitter is collecting tons of data from daily tweets, the
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Google First Quarter 2013 Average Cost Per Click Decreases 4 Percent, Here’s Why

More Reasons Google’s Average Cost Per Click Won’t Turn Positive Anytime Soon: Google reported quarterly earnings today that beat most expectations although average costs per click decreased.  For the first quarter of 2013, Google’s revenue grew 22 percent when costs are excluded.  Average costs per click decreased which has been occurring for several quarters. We
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Yahoo Q1 2013 Earnings Flat, Is A Comeback In The Works?

Are Changes Happening Fast Enough At Yahoo? Yahoo reported earnings yesterday that were flat compared to analysts expectations and the stock was hit hard by traders.  The selling continued today as investors and analysts ponder about the future of the company.   Yahoo reported its quarterly earnings of $0.35 which was up from last year. Yahoo has been
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Will The Facebook Phone Unseat Google’s Mobile Search Dominance?

If the Facebook Phone Is A Success, It Will Help & Hurt Google: Facebook unveiled its new phone last week that will give users the opportunity to go straight to the social media site quickly from various smartphones.  The Facebook ‘Home’ feature will be available on Android software enabled smartphones, a platform created by Google
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A Few Questions Now That Facebook Is Launching The Android Phone Tomorrow

Facebook set to announce new Android Phone Thursday April 4, 2013 Facebook is finally putting the rumors to rest. Yes, the social media giant is launching an Android phone. This comes after months of speculation that Facebook would try to rival the likes of Apple and Google by getting into the hardware business. The margins
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Google Universal Analytics Unveiled Along With Data Hub Activity And Trackbacks for Measuring Social Media Engagement

Tracking social media networking efforts just got easier thanks to Google’s Analytics Update: Google has just updated Google Analytics by redesigning its Social Media Reports.  Google retrieves the data from content via Google’s Social Data Hub Partners that tracks how content is shared via social media networks.  Google also unveiled its update to Analytics via
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Google Images Change Saps Publishers, How To Check If Traffic Dropped

Google Images Change Saps Publishers, How To Check If Traffic Dropped: On January 25 2013, Google made a significant change to how images are searched for and retrieved.  Now most images are hosted on Google.com and can be viewed, downloaded or saved without visiting the actual website where the image is located. Publishers have been
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Google Makes Public Government Data Requests For 2012, Will Others Follow Suit?

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests 2012, Will Others Follow Suit? Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn’t require asking a judge for a search warrant.  Google is being transparent and it’s good for the
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3 Reasons Why Google Beat The FTC Search Antitrust Case

3 Reasons Why Google Beat The FTC Search Antitrust Case: The Federal Trade Commission found searchengine giant Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws related to how it provides search engine results.  Most search experts would agree that Google has a basic monopoly on search and that the results Google shows are not impartial and are
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“Whitney Houston” Is 2012 Top Googled Term Followed By Psy’s “Gangnam Style”

“Whitney Houston” Is 2012 Top Googled Term Followed By Psy’s “Gangnam Style”: Whitney Houston who died right before the Grammy’s on February 11th was the most searched for term according to Google in 2012.  The R&B singer’s name was followed by Psy’s song “Gangnam Style”.  Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style” has just reached the billion-view mark
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New Post-iPhone 5 Google Maps App Released With Street View, Transit and Turn-By-Turn Directions

New Post-iPhone 5 Google Maps App Released With Street View, Transit and Turn-By-Turn Directions: The iPhone 5 debacle has ended.  Or did it ever really begin?  Apple iPhone 5 users have been impressed with the new smartphone, particularly the size, but the biggest complaint was about the new mapping platform.  Apple opted to go with
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Google+ Is Growing At Facebook Speed

Google+ Is Growing At Facebook Speed And here we have it, as of yesterday Google made an announcement that let their worldwide users known their system now has 135 million users checking their Google+ streams with every month that goes by. Since as recently as mid-September, as many as 100 million and counting have been
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Pheed Brings New Twist To Social Media and Celebs Love It

Pheed Brings New Twist To Social Media and Celebs Love It: Pheed is the latest social media site to make headlines and grab the attention of digital socialites.   The site is a new twist on social networking that involves sharing content – but getting paid for it.  Yes – we know, there are already
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Google’s Earnings Get Out Early, Revenue and CPCs Fall – Again, Stock Plummets 10 Percent

  Google’s Earnings Get Out Early, Revenue and CPCs Fall – Again, Stock Plummets 10 Percent: We knew this would happen. Google’s earnings came out early, way before the company expected and investors didn’t like what they saw. Google is a widely held stock and the earnings news was considered awful by analysts.  Google’s earnings
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Google Shutting Down Adsense for Feeds, +1 Reports In Webmaster Tools, Classic Plus, Spreadsheet Gadgets & More

Google Shutting Down Adsense for Feeds, +1 Reports In Webmaster Tools, Classic Plus, Spreadsheet Gadgets, Places For Android And Picasa Is Going To Google Drive: Google is getting ready to shutdown a few more services that have not garnered a large following.  On Friday, the company announced it was getting rid of a few products
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Google Buys Instagram Competitor Nik Software’s Snapseed, A Photo Editing Service

Google Buys Instagram Competitor Nik Software’s Snapseed, A Photo Editing Service: Google announced today it purchased a company called Nik Software.  Nik Software is the maker of the photo editing application Snapseed which is a competitor to Instagram.  Google wants to be a bigger player in the social networking sector and the purchase from Google
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Google To Include Gmail In Search Engine Result Pages; Will This Decrease PPC Spend?

Google To Include Gmail In Search Engine Result Pages; Will This Decrease PPC Spend? Google is changing search once again.  The largest search engine firm in the world is constantly making changes.  Here’s another one.  Google is changing how search engine results appear for those who use its popular Gmail messaging system.  Google’s new concept
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