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Monday, July 28, 2014
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Read the full article @ TorrentFreak.com.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Via Tech Crunch:
One fun Google trick is the ability to type in “5 Euro in USD” and get an acceptably accurate currency conversion in a few seconds. Now, however, you can get your BTC on by simply typing “price of bitcoin” or “X bitcoin to euro.” The feature rolled out yesterday as a reaction to Bing’s addition of BTC pricing in that search engine.The ability to use BTC in queries follows Google Finance’s addition of a special bitcoin page on the site last June.It’s one small step for Google, one giant leap for the obsessives who track every single apparent change in bitcoin adoption.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
You know what’s really great? When you’re trying to access a website on your phone and the page you’re looking at uses Flash, which is not supported on iOS devices and hasn’t been supported on Android since version 4.1 started rolling out in 2012. In an effort to preempt user frustration (and nudge sites to upgrade their mobile experiences), Google is now including information about unsupported technology on a site when it turns up in mobile search results.
So if you Google a site that uses a lot of Flash and you’re on a device that doesn’t support Flash, you’ll see a result like the one pictured above, telling the user that they may be going to a site that doesn’t function properly on mobile.Read the full post @ The Consumerist.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
There's also a great analysis of this decision @ Search Engine Land.We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we're simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.)
For more information on using authorship on pages of your website, check out https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986