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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google revamps its iOS app with Material Design, one-tap search, built-in Maps, and recently visited pages   —  Google today launched a major revamp of its main iOS app, bringing a new look and adding new features.  You can download the new version now from Apple's App Store.
Dec 11, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context
Mike Beasley / 9to5Google:
Google announces custom gender option for Google+ profile pages coming this week   —  Google has announced a new update to the profile editor on Google+ which introduces a new “custom” gender option.  Rather than take the Facebook approach and present a long list of options, however …
Dec 10, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Google introduces Cardboard SDKs for Android and Unity, dedicates a page for Cardboard apps in the Play Store, refines building specifications   —  Google's road to virtual reality begins with Cardboard  —  When I first saw Google's Cardboard VR contraption earlier this year, I laughed.
Dec 10, 2014, 2:06 PMIn context
Kellex / Droid Life:
Google Mobile Results Now 100-150 Milliseconds Faster in Chrome for Android   —  According to Ilya Grigorik, a developer advocate at Google, when you tap on a Google Search result after performing a mobile search, the page will now load 100-150 milliseconds faster in Chrome for Android.
Dec 9, 2014, 9:25 PMIn context
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Google study finds 56.1% of display ad impressions it served never appeared on screen   —  5 Viewability Findings From Google  —  Online marketers are increasingly opting to pay only for “viewable” ad impressions — those that actually display on users' screens, rather than ones that appear …
Dec 7, 2014, 8:20 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google+ now lets you pin posts on profiles and pages   —  Google today added a new feature to Google+: pinned posts.  You can now choose to pin one of your posts to the top of your profile or page.  —  As you'd expect, a pinned post is shown above all your other posts when someone visits your profile or page.
Dec 4, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google's mobile search results get ‘mobile-friendly’ label to show you which sites work best on your phone   —  Google today announced the debut of a new “mobile-friendly” label on its mobile search results page.  The company says the change will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks, so don't fret if you don't see it yet.
Nov 18, 2014, 8:15 PMIn context
Shawn De Cesari / Android Police:
Android TV Apps Will Be Screened And Approved By Google Before Being Available In The Play Store   —  In a somewhat surprising, but completely understandable, move, Google has added a pretty large caveat to Play Store app submissions for Android TV.  According to the Android developer documentation page …
Nov 18, 2014, 4:10 AMIn context
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Fortune's Businessperson of the Year, Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe   —  Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe  —  There's a joke about Larry Page that's been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google …
Nov 13, 2014, 10:25 AMIn context
Zac Hall / 9to5Google:
Google donating $10 million to fight Ebola, launches donation matching campaign   —  Google CEO Larry Page announced on the company's blog today that Google has donated $10 million to several nonprofit organizations in an effort to fight the Ebola virus disease.
Nov 10, 2014, 11:10 AMIn context

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