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Google revenue jumps 19 per cent but still disappoints

Google reported a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 07:29

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, financial results, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network.

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 04:27

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 07:11

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 04:51

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Gnip

Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 09:05

Tags: services, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Titan Aerospace, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 04:46

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, Titan Aerospace, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, Internet service providers, search engines

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 03:57

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, security, Desktop security, encryption, social networking, data protection, internet, social media, search engines

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.

By Zach Miners | 12 April, 2014 06:43

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, Instagram, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook

Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy

Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook said Thursday.

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 08:40

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, search engines

FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both companies to be mindful of their data collection policies.

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 06:19

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mobile OSes, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, privacy, search engines, mobile applications, WhatsApp, security

Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 04:58

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mobile OSes, smartphones, mobile security, social networking, internet, mobile, mobile applications, Android OS, Google, consumer electronics, security

How marketers lost faith in Facebook

In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 03:34

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, Eat24, Mamabargains, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, analytics

Star software designer Greg Christie reportedly leaving Apple

Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, according to a Wednesday report by The Wall Street Journal.

By Zach Miners | 10 April, 2014 10:26

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, iPhone, Mobile OSes, smartphones, internet, mobile, mobile applications, personnel, Apple, consumer electronics

Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration.

By Zach Miners | 10 April, 2014 06:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, dropbox, social networking, Managed Services, internet, social media, cloud computing

Google envisions Glass in businesses

Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.

By Zach Miners | 09 April, 2014 07:43

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, digital cameras, video

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