Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Facebook doing a ‘really bad job’, says Google CEO

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Google CEO Larry Page answered a question about Google’s motivations for competing with Facebook in social networking by going on the attack, saying “They’re a company that’s strong in that space,” “But they’re also doing a really bad job on their products.”

He didn’t expand on which products he believed were performing badly.

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Google’s privacy policy under fire

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Reports indicate that the pooling of data by Google is a breach of privacy laws, according to EU data protection commissioners.

The changes mean that what was once separately collated data via its services such as YouTube & Google+, is now tied together.

You can read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Microsoft slams Google user data policy in attack ads

Monday, February 6th, 2012

If you’ve signed into any Google related account in the past week you will have noticed Google has updated it’s privacy policies. Most casual users probably won’t bother reading the changes, however Microsoft have come out firing at Google by placing full-page ads in a selection of major American newspapers criticising the changes.

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Will Google+ threaten Facebook?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Edward F. Moltzen over at has posted his thoughts on Google+ and the impact it may have on Facebook. If you’ve been hearing about Google+ but still aren’t sure what exactly it is this article is well worth a read. It explores a lot of the new features Google is planning to bring to social networking.

Check it out here.

Google+ halts invites after ‘insane demand’

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Google+ is a social networking website designed by Google to compete with Facebook, and offers similar features such as news feeds, photos and status updates.

The service was unveiled on June 28 with an invite system, which Google has said has created “insane demand”, so much so they have decided to halt users from sending any more invites.

Google have not yet set a date for a full public roll out of the new social networking website.

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Google v Scroogle

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Google in Australia has already taken proceedings against other companies allegedly infringing its trademark, such as Groggle (Groggle is now named Drinkle and the proceedings have settled).

Now Google has a new ‘infringer’ in its sites, a family owned company called Scoogle.  The name Scoogle comes from a modification to the family name of Scougal, and sells eyewear ie: nothing to do with Google’s own business.

A source close to Scoogle says that Google is “…just bullying the modified version of the Scoogle family name”.

Google itself hasn’t yet commented – watch this space!

The full Sydney Morning Herald article is here.

Rankings drop after Google change

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Some small businesses dropped in rankings when Google changed its search algorithms a few weeks ago.

‘Many local businesses will find Google doesn’t position their entries as high as previously, meaning potential customers will have to scroll further down the pages of results to find them’, said search engine consultant Ash Nallawalla.

For example, a company that might have previously come up higher in the Google search results, now may have other ‘map-based’ entries above it, pushing it lower down the page and putting it below the ‘fold’ (tech-speak for the bottom of the computer screen).

Nallawalla says that businesses above the fold are far more likely to gain the attention, and custom, of people conducting a Google search.

What is the solution? Businesses need to optimise their online presence, ensure they have a physical address on their website, with phone and other relevant contact information.

View the full article here.