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Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back In Time

Interstate90_Colorado Every day, Google’s Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting today, however, you will also be able to go back in time and see older images. When you’re in the Street View interface, you will now see a small clock icon… Read More

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Google’s new update to Street View allows to go back in time

How has Singapore changed? This new version of Street View will allow you to play time traveller and go back in time Google’s new Street View is no time turner a la the Harry Potter series, but it does allow you to check out how a place has changed over the years. Having gathered historical Read the full article…

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Google is testing a feature that lets Chrome users save, share and organize their favorite Web content

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Google is testing a new favoriting service for its Chrome browser. Called Google Stars (although the Google Collections name has also been used in the past), the new option appears to still in very early testing, but it does let users star “items” on the Web as well as add them to folders. Once saved, these “items” are called stars, and they can be searched for as well as shared with others. The new addition was first discovered by Google+ user Florian Kiersch. He found the following strings in “the source code of the Google Collections modules in web search”…

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Foreign Startup Founders Face Unique Struggles To Break Funding Barrier

shutterstock_81114811 It was either move to Silicon Valley or bust, according to Nitro CEO Sam Chandler. His startup base of Melbourne, Australia, didn’t have the resources back in 2008 to help him scale his cloud-based, document-collaboration startup beyond an angel round of investing. It’s still a common dilemma for entrepreneurs throughout the world. Read More

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Google is bringing mobile app install ads to YouTube and Search

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Google today announced plans to bring mobile app install ads to YouTube and Search. Through the Google Play store, the company is already able to analyse which search terms result in the highest number of downloads for any given app category. If someone is looking for a last minute hotel room, for instance, they’ll likely search with some of those terms. Google will now suggest those keywords to developers and advertisers, so they can purchase mobile app install ads that arise when someone uses those terms in YouTube or Search. If “fitness apps” leads to higher downloads of running apps,…

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Google Signs A 407 MW Wind Energy Deal For Its Iowa Data Center

 It’s Earth Day, so there isn’t a company on the Internet that isn’t trying to brandish its green image. Apple led the charge earlier this week and today, Google announced that it has inked a deal with MidAmerican Energy to supply its $1.5 billion…

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Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

Social logins are a convenient way to sign in to services without having to go through lengthy sign-up procedures and setting up yet another password. According to the latest data from social login service Gigya, Facebook remains the absolute market le…

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The inside story of Google Doodles: ‘A campfire for the whole world’

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At the Googleplex in Mountain View sits a team within the Search Features department that creates all the Google Doodles for the whole world. Ever since co-founder Sergey Brin sketched out a simple Burning Man-themed reworking of the company’s logo in 1998, Doodles have become talking points for the millions of people who see the Google homepage each day. Despite consisting of just ten illustrators, four full-time developers and two project managers, the team managed to create around 350 Doodles last year. “The Doodle team is small but our resources are mighty,” says team leader Ryan Germick (pictured top in 2011) who…

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