Tag Archives: Google

Google search goes social

Google is rolling out in the next few days Search+. When signed in with Google+, you’ll find personal results and profiles of people you know or follow. You can even expand your world by discovering people related to your search.

 

Read more on: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/plus.html and http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/01/gpsf

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Chrome Overtakes Firefox for UK Number Two Browser Spot in July

Apparently Google’s Chrome became the number two browser in the UK during the month of July for the first time, according to StatCounter. The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 22.1% of the UK market, up from 3.9% in July 2009. In the same period Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fell significantly from 61% to 46% globally and Firefox dropped slightly from 27% to 22%.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share

“Chrome continues to make significant gains in the browser market going from under 4% two years ago to over 20% today,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Despite falling market share Internet Explorer still leads in the browser war but the next few months will be interesting to watch with Chrome and Firefox almost neck and neck.”

Chrome is also performing particularly well in Ireland where it overtook Firefox in May to become the number two browser. In July it reached 27.7%, ahead of Firefox’s 24.2% but still behind IE at 39.9%.

 

 

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Google+ useful info

Everyone is talking about Google+, how they love it, how they don’t get it and how confusing it is. Yes you heard me, some people find it confusing… well I did at first, it took me a few looks in to realise, oh this is easy. I was actually making it out to be more complicated, it’s like when someone in a foreign country says something in English and you don get it because you assume they don’t speak it.  For my own interest, and maybe of others, here are some interesting and useful links about Google+.

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Facebook acquires Bing

Facebook has finally entered the Search war with Google. With the acquisition of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, the company will be head to head with Google and is expected to bypass the search giant within a year. See official statement.

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Request the Audible.com books application for Android

I am deeply shocked at audible.com for not having an app for Android. They claim that “the Android media player does not allow playback of our titles“… right.  Anyway they are now attempting to get the ball rolling for an App for Android in 2010. There’s a signup for upcoming  beta testing on their website and I urge every Android user (or user to be) to sign up and put a little bit more pressure on them.

Android is a great mobile platform and companies like Audible.com (an Amazon associate) are stalling its growth with short sightedness.

UPDATE from comment by JP White: “A Beta Audible app is now available for Android devices.  Read more at
http://wp.me/pCOs1-aw

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