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The European Union will slap Google with a fine if the tech titan continues to dole out financial incentives to Smartphone makers that pre-install Google apps on their devices. According to a report from Reuters, a document from the European Commission revealed  the regulator is siding with complainants, saying Google is indeed using its Android operating system to dominate […]

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Google plans to penalize mobile websites that permit pop-ups and other intrusive ads that interfere with user experience. Pages that allow such ads, which are known as interstitials, may be ranked lower in its search results beginning early next year. “Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where […]

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Developers are being given a preview of Android’s next incarnation. The mobile platform’s newest format isn’t even named yet – it’s simply being referred to as N at this stage – but Google’s already seeking feedback and encouraging developers to poke around, try things out and give their opinion and views. “Last year, we took […]

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Facebook’s 2.5 million advertisers now have an extended reach thanks to a change to the social media site’s approach to mobile. A blog post Tuesday explained Facebook’s Audience Network is expanding. The expansion includes support for the mobile Web, meaning Facebook advertisers will be able to reach more of the potential customers they’ve been aiming […]

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Mobile users will soon be able to share content straight to Tumblr. Yahoo senior vice-president of publisher products Simon Khalaf announced Wednesday during the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York City the Tumblr In-App Sharing. It’s aimed at developers but will, essentially, mean sharing content to Tumblr from a mobile device will be done […]

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Google’s letting Twitter spread its wings a bit further. The two companies are tightening their bond as Google announced those using mobile devices will now find tweets as part of their real-time finds on the Google search results. This means when someone searches for something — Katie Perry, for instance — the displayed results will also […]

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For people in developing countries, mobile phone ownership can mean the difference between illiteracy and having an education, which can ultimately mean life or death. In sub-Saharan Africa 10 million kids drop out of school every year. However, educational resources available via mobile connectivity are helping people in the developing world overcome obstacles to learning, […]

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Instagram has been a leader in the mobile world and, now, the photo-sharing social network is stepping up its desktop game. Changes to the network’s website were unveiled Monday with users now able to search for people, look for hashtags and carry out searches on their laptop. This is a major improvement as users on […]

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Maybe you’ve heard of all the “Mobilegeddon” hoopla; if you have, it likely struck a little fear into your heart, triggering questions around what Google might be up to next. For the past couple of weeks, tech communities internet-wide have been abuzz with the impending change to Google’s search algorithms, which was announced back in […]

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Running websites and maintaining relevancy can be difficult. The need to make changes in tech to keep up with demands is more important than ever with tech capabilities of everyday people growing over the past few years. Everyone expects sites to work on desktop and mobile as well as improved communication between business and customer. […]

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The current state of affairs for social media is a mix of unpredictable technologies and evolutions that we can track and anticipate. Case in point, take the biggest social network in the world: Facebook. In 2013, Global Web Index published a study that revealed Facebook had lost close to one third of its U.S. teen […]

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It is not easy to create a landing page that is mobile-friendly and effective at the same time. For one thing, you have very little space in which to fit all the important elements that should be on a landing page. However, an even more problematic aspect is recognizing and adjusting to the changing user […]

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Users with the proper program have been given a preview of Windows 10 on their phones. Microsoft rolled out the preview Thursday with the caveat those who wanted to take the system for a test run join the Windows Insider Program and install its app. Once that is complete users can get an exclusive look […]

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Imagine your Smartphone could record every pothole you hit while you are in your car… and then get the authorities to fix it. This sounds like science fiction, but is exactly what the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, can do thanks to a mobile app called Street Bump. The app uses accelerometer and GPS data from […]

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