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Google Search Optimized For iPads, Android Tablets

Google Search Optimized For iPads, Android Tablets

Using Google Search on tablets hasn't been difficult, but the experience is about to get even easier. The company confirmed today that it will be rolling out an update to optimize its search interface for both iPads and Android tablets. The enhancements involve not only more touch-friendly elements but also faster-loading images and continuous scrolling.

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Google Shares Surge Amid Blockbuster Earnings

Google Shares Surge Amid Blockbuster Earnings

Early Friday saw a surge in share prices for the internet giant Google after a rather important earning's call the day before. This Q2 earnings call saw several announcements burst forth including $9 billion in revenue, this beating their expected $8.6 billion in earnings by a significant among. This revenue growth, being a 32% jump from just last year, had investors toasting on Friday as Google shares (GOOG) jumped as much as 13.5 percent.

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Baidu Bing, Baidu Bang: Bing and Baidu announce search deal

Baidu Bing, Baidu Bang: Bing and Baidu announce search deal

China is notorious for censoring the internet within its boundaries to keep citizens from accessing things that might not meet the questionable moral code of the Chinese government. Google and China have a long running feud but things between Microsoft and China are seemingly smooth. Microsoft is making a big move to raise the awareness of its Bing search engine in the largest internet market with a new deal with the Chinese Baidu search engine. The deal sees no money change hands and Baidu will even keep the revenue generated by ads under the deal.

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Google “What do you love?” launches at WDYL.com

Google “What do you love?” launches at WDYL.com

A new Google search portal has been discovered ahead of its official launch, with "What do you love?" offering an aggregated selection of results and services based on a single search term. Currently found at www.wdyl.com, the new site pulls in news, books, shopping, photos, search and other results, as well as links to Google's services like Picasa and Blogger.

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Google switches off Kazakhstan search in “local internet” protest

Google switches off Kazakhstan search in “local internet” protest

It's not just China which Google has networking headaches with. The search giant has announced that Kazakhstan users will be forced to endure "a reduction in search quality" after Google decided to reroute all google.kz requests to the general google.com homepage. It's in response to new legislation in the country which demands any site with a .kz domain must be hosted within Kazakhstan borders, a move which Google decided it couldn't comply with.

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Search for Tilt in Google

Search for Tilt in Google

If you're reading this on a smartphone, this should work for you. Google instigated a bunch of pranks this year. It seems that this one surfaced a little late. Leave it to Google to embed easter eggs so deep that it takes the collective internet five days to find. Simply load up your browser on your iOS or Android phone and search google for the term, "tilt". The search will return with the results tilted ever so slightly to the right.

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Microsoft demands EU antitrust investigation into Google

Microsoft demands EU antitrust investigation into Google

Microsoft is demanding the European Union begin an antitrust trial investigating Google, with the company planning to make an official request today. According to Microsoft's Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Brad Smith, the company is "concerned by a broadening pattern of conduct aimed at stopping anyone else from creating a competitive alternative" and points to two interventions by the US Department of Justice as evidence that steps are required to "thwart Google’s unlawful conduct from impeding fair competition."

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Google +1 embeds recommendations into search [Video]

Google +1 embeds recommendations into search [Video]

Google has launched a sharing button of its own, competing for space with Facebook's "Like" button and the Twitter "Tweet" button. Google +1 takes advantage of the search engine's huge user base, flagging up the recommendations of your friends and contacts directly on the search results page; as long as you're signed in, you'll see positive feedback on the results your friends approve of.

Video demo after the cut

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Bing Upgrades With Real-Time Twitter Feed

Bing Upgrades With Real-Time Twitter Feed

Microsoft announced today that its Bing search engine will begin implementing tweets into its news search results as well as integrating more with Facebook. The Bing Team feels that the addition of the social media giants will help users “make more informed decisions in search by surfacing the kind of information you can only get from your friends, often in real-time.”

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