The dollars flowing into the Capitol from tech companies are showing little signs of abatement: Google spent $ 3.8 million on lobbying in the first quarter, AT&T $ 3.7 million, Verizon $ 3.5 million, Comcast $ 3.1 million, Facebook $ 2.8 million, Microsoft $ 2.1 million, Time Warner Cable $ 1.9 million, Oracle $ 1.5 million, Apple $ 1.1 million, and Amazon $ 830,000. Read More
And now, the news … Google Analytics provides a single view, Telerik open sources UI tools and launches newest Sitefinity and WebDam refreshes its platform and mobile app.
Plus, Ektron unveils a new content marketing platform and Gmail trials a new Grid View for promotions.
Android: Over the years, you have probably paid for several apps and made in-app purchases on the Google Play Store. If you want one place to see all of these transactions, My Paid Apps is a good option.
Stealing from your new neighbors? Now, is that any way to make friends?
Bigcommerce, an e-commerce platform company that just opened its first office in San Francisco, has started trying to poach talent from heavyweights like Google and Facebook by offering potential job candidates poached egg breakfast sandwiches while they wait for their employee shuttle buses.
Artisanal coffee to wash that down? Check. Sales pitch about Bigcommerce, which closed a $ 40 million investment round led by AOL co-founder Steve Case last year? Check!
Bigcommerce, which has home bases in Sydney, Australia, and Austin, Texas, already snatched a few top executives from rivalsWest Stringfellow, a veteran of PayPal and Amazon, joined as chief product officer, and Ron Pragides, formerly of Twitter and Salesforce, is now vice president of engineering. Read more...
Technology and comic book characters have one thing in common – they both require a reboot once in a while to renew excitement. Comic book fans got a rebooted Superman on film when Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures released Man of Steel.
But for Google Analytics users, they received their own reboot in a quieter, yet still exciting, way.
Last year Google launched a new version of its main analytics code called Universal Analytics (UA), featuring a new script, analytics.js that replaces ga.js, an asynchronous script Google introduced in 2009. The new code introduces several enhancements that permit the script to work in conjunction with developer protocols or other measurement interfaces.
Soon investors will face an unusual choice when it comes to Google, between a negligible vote in the world’s biggest internet company or none at all
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Tech journalists hate April Fools' Day. Not because we don't like a good joke — heck, who doesn't? — but because we're basically recycling PR stunts on behalf of the companies we cover.
Just keeping track of Google on April 1 is a full-time occupation. By my count, the company had 14 pranks this year. (Does that mean there will be 15 next year?) But Google's hardly alone. Microsoft, Twitter, LinkedIn, Nokia, Samsung, Kickstarter, Roku and Tumblr, just to name a few, have tried their hands at goofs this April Fools'
For Google, the tomfoolery dates back to 2000, when it introduced MentalPlex, a feature that let you summon a search by staring at a GIF. The company also introduced goofy error messages (sample: "Error 006: Query is unclear. Try again after removing hat, glasses and shoes.") Read more...
Google Australia has published a new 47 page book. Dubbed 'Australia's Innovation Generation' and part of the search giant's Start with Code campaign, the book chronicles the stories of ten innovative Australian entrepreneurs, including high-fliers such as Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes and entrepreneur-turned-investor Niki Scevak.
Re/code reports that Yahoo is looking to build a YouTube competitor — and that the purple-Y company has already begun trying to woo YouTube stars with offers of ad revenue and video promotion that Google’s video service can’t match. More »