Category Archives: Software

$349 Nexus 5 appears, then disappears in Google Play

We’ve seen a ton of Nexus 5 leaks lately, including a purported technical manual , rumors about an October 15 release date , and a 7-minute leaked video showing off the purported device. Now, however, we’ve got an all but … Continue reading

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Google Hits All Time High on Earnings Beat: What Wall Street’s Saying

Google ( GOOG ) blew out its third-quarter earnings estimates, as the Internet search giant shows paid click volumes aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Paid clicks — which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites … Continue reading

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Google Exceeds Earnings Estimates as Ad Prices Slip

For more than a decade, Google’s search advertising business has seemed almost magical in its ability to mint money. But the magic is beginning to wear off as people spend more time on mobile devices, where the company makes less … Continue reading

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Google’s Easter Eggs: best hidden jokes planted by software developers

If you google ‘Google in 1998’ the search engine travels back in time to give you a glimpse of its pre-millennium look. By typing the phrase ‘do a barrel roll’ into Google search, the browser does a 360-degree turn. It … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Scroogled Ad Campaign

The Scroogled advertising campaign undertaken by Microsoft to ding and scuff its rival Google appears to be an effective effort, according to statistics recently published by AdAge. That publication’s report details data collected for Microsoft by Answers Research indicating that, … Continue reading

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comScore Says AOL (Including Just-Acquired Adap.tv) Is The…

And by “we”, I’m referring to AOL, which owns TechCrunch. comScore is releasing its Video Metrix report for September, and while AOL only ranked third among video content properties in the US (behind Google and Facebook), it took the top … Continue reading

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Lost Indian Boy Finds Way Home After 25 Years With Google Maps

Saroo Brierley was five years old when he fell asleep on a train in India with his brother – and awoke totally alone. Lost and afraid, the little Indian boy’s tragic story had a silver lining, after he was eventually … Continue reading

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