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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google says there are 2B pages and 900K domains using AMP; pages now load twice as fast   —  As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content — in competition with apps and other services like Facebook's Instant Articles — the company is announcing some updates to AMP …
May 18, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App developers can now advertise on the Google Play homepage and app listing pages   —  Google announced today a change to its Google Play platform that will allow app makers to now place ads on the Google Play home page and app listing pages.  These ads are an expansion of Google's previously announced …
May 17, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google will now allow 300x250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be ‘user-friendly’   —  Google today announced a change to its AdSense policy that will remove a limitation previously in place that restricted certain kinds of ads “above the fold” - meaning, visible on a website without scrolling down the page.
May 2, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google says Pixel and Pixel XL are not guaranteed to receive Android OS updates after October 2018 or security updates beyond October 2019   —  As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.”  For owners of Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the end for their Android and security updates won't be for a while, thankfully.
Apr 28, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google is testing Google Hire, a tool for managing the job application process, with outside companies   —  Google has finally begun to provide hints about the app that's been under development by Bebop, the startup created by VMware cofounder Diane Greene that Google acquired in 2015.
Apr 13, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Gmail now lets desktop users stream video attachments rather than downloading them   —  Google's making a small but helpful change to desktop Gmail today that'll be useful for anyone who sends or receives video attachments: from now on, you'll be able to stream them on the page, rather than having to download the file first.
Mar 16, 2017, 11:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google quietly launches Meet, a new video conferencing tool designed for HD video meetings   —  Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings.  The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition …
Feb 28, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds anchor button on AMP pages, to help readers see and share publishers' real URLs   —  As promised, Google is making a change to how it displays Accelerated Mobile Pages, so that users can easily view and share links that lead directly to publishers' sites rather than to Google's copy of the content.
Feb 6, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 56 arrives with 28% faster page reloading, “Not secure” warning for HTTP password and credit card forms   —  Google has launched Chrome 56 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  Among the additions is a new warning for websites that collect passwords or credit card numbers …
Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google algorithm change appears to be moving Holocaust-denial and other controversial sites down in search results   —  Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for “did the holocaust happen” now appears to be entirely free of denial sites.
Dec 25, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context

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