Tag Archives: Google

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Are CMOs Overlooking Google Plus?

Shutterstock “Google+ is still a thing?” This sentiment is common among both casual and frequent social media users. However, despite having the reputation of being the butt of the joke in the social media world, most Google+ (or Google Plus) users would argue that it is actually extremely useful for businesses. While Google+ might not be the most frequented social ... Read More »

Google has reportedly found Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The report follows investigations from Facebook and Twitter that uncovered similar ads, apparently designed to influence Americans around the time of the 2016 election. GOOGLE’S INVESTIGATION IS STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES Google’s investigation is still in ... Read More »

Google Photos Update Enables Users to Share Video Files Faster

HIGHLIGHTS The update is already available for download The low-resolution copy is replaced later with high-resolution file Google introduced cache feature earlier this month Google has now released the version v3.6 of its Photos app for Android and with this update, the company has made video sharing much faster than before. In order to achieve this improvement, the Google Photos app essentially uploads ... Read More »

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said to Be Vulnerable to New ‘Dolphin Attack’

HIGHLIGHTS This hack uses ultrasound frequencies to attack AI assistants Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice are vulnerable to it Researchers advice OEMs to stop supporting frequencies above 20KHz Almost every other day researchers find new hacks to get into your smartphones, gadgets, and smart devices. Now, a group from China’s Zheijiang University have found a new way to ... Read More »

Google Play Protect Now Reportedly Rolling Out to Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The Play Protect card in Google Play will also show up soon The feature can be found in security settings The feature was announced at Google I/O earlier this year At Google I/O 2017 earlier this year, the search giant announced its Google Play Protect feature that essentially notifies users when a particular app starts behaving abnormally or is considered unsafe. Google has now reportedly ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

Search in Google+ on the web updated with faster lookup, tabs, and filters

The search experience for Google+ on the web is getting a welcome boost thanks to an update that is widely rolling out today. Most significant is how searching is now less disruptive, while it is easier to categorize results. In the past, simply clicking on the search bar would annoyingly first take users to the Explore page. Search is now completely in-line ... Read More »

Google Wants You to be a Google+ Beta Tester

Google+ is scouting potential beta testers, not just for the Android app, but for the platform itself. If you become a beta tester, Google says you’ll be testing out new features, chatting with the G+ product team, and providing many details about how you use the service. Here is what Google+ is looking for in a potential beta tester. Active poster ... Read More »

Google+: The Very Few People Still Using It Really Love It, Says ACSI

  HIGHLIGHTS Google+ topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index’s 2017 list It was a largely failed attempt by Google to challenge Facebook, Twitter Google+ has an estimated 111 million users Google+ has topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index’s 2017 list evaluating how users feel about Internet social media companies. Yes, Google+. We’ll let that sink in for another moment. The results ... Read More »