Month: October 2018

How to Sell Your Old Google Pixel or Pixel 2 for the Most M…

How to Sell Your Old Google Pixel or Pixel 2 for the Most M…

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Julian Chokkatu/Digital Trends There’s never any shortage of ways to get rid of your old smartphone —  especially if it’s in good condition. You could trade it in at a carrier, sell it on eBay, or find a third-party buyer. But the key question is: How can you get the highest value possible? While selling your Pixel or Pixel 2 can significantly offset the cost of a new device (the new $799 Pixel 3, for instance), it’s hard to know what route to choose. Options like selling it directly to a buyer might seem a little risky, while trading in a device may not provide you with the highest payout. It’s all a bit overwhelming and time-consuming. Thankfully, we’re here to help with that. Below is a comprehensive guide to selling your Pixel or Pixel 2, as well as how much you can expect to
A eulogy for the last great social network

A eulogy for the last great social network

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Google delivered the news earlier this month in a blog post. The company gave multiple reasons for its decision: It found a security flaw in Google+, consumer engagement is low, and running a social site is hard. So it’ “sunsetting” Google+ for consumers in August, 2019. (The service will continue for business customers.)Over its 20-year history, Google has succeeded wildly with products in a great many businesses: Search, Gmail, YouTube, Android and others. But it tends to fail with products that involve public social interaction. In fact, it’s earned a reputation as something of a social site serial killer. High-profile failures include Orkut, Buzz, and Wave. But even more obscure social properties also got “sunsetted” by Google: Spaces, Profiles, Wildfire, Jaiku, Schemer, Lively, Hel
Android warning as Google will soon begin charging for its …

Android warning as Google will soon begin charging for its …

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Google has not typically charged for its Android apps, instead allowing third-party firms to harness them for free.That is because the Mountain View company makes a score of revenue through its Search application and Chrome browser.Back in July the European Commission fined Google the whopping sum after claiming "illegal restrictions" were imposed on Android device manufacturers to "cement its dominant position in general internet search".The European Commission insisted the required pre-installation of both the Google Search and Chrome applications in exchange for its Play Store licence should be altered.Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of competition policy for the Commission, said: "Today, mobile internet makes up more than half of global internet traffic."It has changed the live...
SEO: Driving Content Strategy with Keyword Research

SEO: Driving Content Strategy with Keyword Research

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Keyword research, the foundation of search engine optimization, also drives content strategy. Searchers want something: information or a product. When we research keyword data, we mine the search engines for information on the words and phrases searchers use to find the things they desire. Featuring content for products in the way that consumers naturally think and speak about them will drive more shoppers to your site via natural search. It will also help those shoppers on your site find what they’re looking for more quickly, to purchase. Digital marketing can be maddeningly subjective. There are a lot of opinions and areas of expertise, but few large-scale quantitative datasets available on which to base decisions. Keyword research provides a refreshingly quantitati
New Galaxy Hardware Leaks, Samsung Confirms S10 Features, L…

New Galaxy Hardware Leaks, Samsung Confirms S10 Features, L…

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Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes more confirmation of the Galaxy S10 hardware, Galaxy Note 10 leaks, reviews of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro launch, more OnePlus 6T details, Google’s response to the European Commission, and the return of the Palm brand. Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here). Samsung Discusses Galaxy S10’s Notch Plans Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 family of three handsets early in 2019, but the South Korean company is not making any effort to hide the surprise. It’s more than happy in the current climate to let everyone k
Google apps may cost EU phone makers as much as $40 per pho…

Google apps may cost EU phone makers as much as $40 per pho…

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Two days ago, Google unveiled new licensing terms for Android phones and tablets in the European Union, following the EU's record $5 billion fine. Device manufacturers can now sell phones with heavily-modified builds of Android while also producing normal Android devices with the Play Store, and some apps (like Chrome and Google Search) are now separate licenses. According to a report from The Verge, device makers are still strongly incentivized to ship Search and Chrome, or they could pay as much as $40 per device for access to the Play Store. Allegedly, the licensing fees vary depending on country and device specifications. EU countries are divided into three tiers, with licenses in Sweden, Germany, the UK, Norway, and the Netherlands costing the most. If a phone with a pixel den...
DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plo…

DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plo…

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Law Enforcement DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plot By Derek B. JohnsonOct 19, 2018   These internet memes, allegedly spread on social media by the Russia-backed Operation Lakhta, were included in an indictment released Oct. 19 by the Department of Justice. In one of the first concrete examples of a foreign interference campaign targeting the midterm elections, the Department of Justice today announced a criminal complaint charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova with conspiracy to defraud the United States, overseeing financial operations for a multinational social media influence campaign tied to the Russian government. According to the complaint, fro
Google app suite costs as much as $40 per phone under new E…

Google app suite costs as much as $40 per phone under new E…

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Android manufacturers will have to pay Google a surprisingly high cost in Europe in order to include Google’s Play Store and other mobile apps on their devices, according to documents obtained by The Verge. A confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of apps, which includes the Google Play Store. The new fees vary depending on country and device type, and it would apply to devices activated on or after February 1st, 2019. But phone manufacturers may not actually have to shoulder that cost: Google is also offering separate agreements to cover some or all of the licensing costs for companies that choose to install Chrome and Google search on their devices as well, according to a person familiar with the terms. Google d