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Google is currently testing/possibly rolling out a new, revolutionary feature that will display searches as soon as you type them! Yes, that means no clicking "search" or pressing the enter key - as soon as you type a keyword your results will be displayed and changed as you type! Typical of Google, these live search results features are not available on all servers and will only...

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Google is a billion dollar corporation, and basically controls the flow of information on the internet.  They have introduced brilliant ideas such as Google Goggles (if you haven’t seen this, I suggest you check it out!) the Android operating system for smart phones, and many many others! The one aspect of this industry that I love is the ever involving nature of SEO and online marketing. ...

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The Google Wave dream is over. Last year, Google launched their innovative new project, Google Wave to the masses as a real time web app. Benefits of this new scheme included character-by-character live typing, and the ability to drag-and-drop files from the desktop, even "playback" the history of changes-all within a browser. Google created quite a song and dance regarding this new initiative - although they did...

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Google announced a major overhaul of its Images Search earlier this week, in the first significant revamp since the feature was first introduced in 2001. With this redesign, Google is keeping true to its ongoing goal of enhancing the online user experience. The new version of Images Search aims to improve user-friendliness and add value by giving more information for less clicks. One of the changes made...

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It has been announced last week that Google has purchased Metaweb in an aim to further improve search, with efforts for rich snippets and search answer such as fact-finding search query answers. An example provided is if you search [Barack Obama birthday] in the search box.  The answer of his birth date is presented at the top of the search results. Ideally Google would like to see...

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In a recent act of defiance and an attempt to pre-empt the refusal of a search licence, Google (not wanting to be blamed for censored search results) has redirected Chinese users to a Hong Kong based Google server in the hopes of proving that the Chinese Government is censoring results rather than the search engine. A compromise has been agreed upon between Google and the Chinese...

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Australian online retailers are now at an advantage, benefiting from Google’s E-Commerce Search platform.  Trailed in the US and UK, and now to be released in Australia.  This is a big step forward to sales conversion for larger E-Commerce websites. Concluded from data released from PayPal, 40% of Australia's online retail spending is actually thrown overseas, also that online retail spending will increase from $24 billion (2009) to...

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“Skippable” ads are being introduced by YouTube later in the year. This new format will enable users to skip the pre-roll ads that are included within the video, whilst advertisers won’t be charged a cent for skipped ads.  According to Google’s senior product manager, Baljeet Singh. YouTube began studying skippable ads late last year. “We’ve been playing around with it for the last three quarters and...

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There is a fierce war waging in personal computers: Windows VS Linux, Dell VS HP, Gigabyte VS Asus and now Chrome VS Safari.  While the battle is not new, the latest outcome is worthy of note. It has recently been reported that Apple’s Safari browser is the latest casualty of Google’s ever-increasing world domination.  You may not think this is significant, but consider the facts.  There are...

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