Google Launching InstaWeb Or Beat To The Punch?

Is Google Inc. launching a website builder called "InstaWeb" or did they get beat to the punch is the question. Here are somethings that I found: Google Inc. became the owners of the domain name InstaWeb.net from a Joshua Marantz according to whois records. The domain has been registered since September 6, 2004 and according to whois records, Google secured the domain on March 23, … [Read more...]

Google to add Buy Buttons to Mobile Search

Google is planning on launching buy buttons in mobile search only, there will not be buttons when someone searches on desktop. One has to wonder how all the advertisers who spend big money on Adwords will feel about this. Engadget stated there are several reasons why this will be mobile only. The biggest reason ? Mobile searches outpacing desktop searches. The Wall Street Journal is responsible … [Read more...]

After 11 Years Google Finally Gains Control Over The Domain GoogleTranslate.com

Google has won control over the domain name Googletranslate.com 11 years after it was registered,  in a one member UDRP panel decision. The domain name undoubtedly got a lot of traffic over the years making its owners a lot of money. The domain GoogleTranslate.com has an Alexa ranking in the US of 226,000 Why Google waited 11 years to go after a direct match .com of one of its popular … [Read more...]

Google April Fool’s Prank Actually Backfires

ArsTechnica.com published an article that a Google April Fools prank actually pranked their own security. The error allowed a click - jacking exploit that tricks users into changing things they don't want changed. Apparently hackers would be able to incorporate Google into their own site and embed code that would change functionality. From the article: An April Fool's prank Google pulled two … [Read more...]

France Wants Google to Show Them What’s In Their Secret Sauce

The tension between Google and the E.U. continues to persist, now there is talk of a new law in France that would force Google to reveal its secret sauce, in other words show us how your algorithm works. If you think of Google as being dominant in the U.S. it is far greater when it comes to search in Europe. While making up 68% of search volume is the U.S. according to one report, it handles 90 … [Read more...]

Google Malaysia Experiences DNS Redirect Attack

TheStat.com.my is reporting that Google Malaysia was hit by a DNS redirect hack. It looks like Google's actual servers were not comprimised and not everyone accessing the local Google site is being affected. From the article: Some users visiting the Google Malaysia website are seeing a hacked page that says “Google Malaysia hacked by TiGER-M@TE”. Although TiGER-M@TE claims to have hacked … [Read more...]

Google Removes Images To Avoid Being Banned in Turkey

According to BBC.com, Turkey had threatened to ban Google unless it removed links to images of a an Istanbul courthouse where a Turkish prosecutor was taken hostage. Google apparently has removed the image and therefore no ban took place. Other social networks were also required to remove the image and several networks saw brief outages. From the article: Turkey threatened to ban Google … [Read more...]