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Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

In its latest effort to boost advertising by small businesses, Google said its YouTube unit had acquired Directr, a mobile-video app used by small businesses to create marketing videos. No purchase price was disclosed. Directr offers a mobile app for Apple’s iOS platform that makes it easy for small businesses to shoot, ...

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you ...

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Google on Wednesday released a neat feature for those who like to reduce the number of emails they receive. In short, Gmail will now surface the Unsubscribe link in certain emails to the top, beside the sender’s email address. This doesn’t work for all types of email. Naturally, it only works for those that include an ...

The Best Chrome Extensions to Make Your Browsing Better Than Ever

The Best Chrome Extensions to Make Your Browsing Better Than Ever

Earlier this week, we asked you to share with us that one, special Chrome extension that you just can't bear to live without. As it turns out, for most of you, that one is actually more like eight. So to help, we've pared it down to the absolute cream of the Chrome extension crop. Here are 18 tried and true Chrome ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about online security and privacy. ...

Panda 4.0: Winners, Losers, Impact On Marketing Measurement

Panda 4.0: Winners, Losers, Impact On Marketing Measurement

I was bitten by the soccer bug during this year’s World Cup, so I decided to purchase an authentic jersey to show my support for my favorite team. Having seen ads from Macy’s about soccer merchandise, I chose to purchase the jersey from the Macys.com site, but first checked out the possibility of getting a discount. ...

Google Alerts Police of Man With Explicit Images in His Email

Google Alerts Police of Man With Explicit Images in His Email

A Houston man has been arrested after Google sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children saying the man had explicit images of a child in his email, according to Houston police. The man was a registered sex offender, convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 1994, reports Tim Wetzel at KHOU ...

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 30, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 30, 2014

If you’re a regular user of Google Chrome, you probably know that you can perform Google searches directly in the browser’s “Omnibox” – that text box at the top of your screen that shows a website’s URL. But did you know that you can also add other site-specific search engines to that box? It saves you a step ...

Study: Millions of Android Phones are (Again) Vulnerable to Data Theft

Study: Millions of Android Phones are (Again) Vulnerable to Data Theft

Bluebox Security, the same outfit that last year identified a worrisome (but thankfully patched) flaw in the Android app-packaging system, has done it again. On Tuesday, the company said it had found a new Android vulnerability that potentially allows the stealthy theft of information from millions of devices. Those with ...