Google Photos will no longer let you upload unsupported video formats and take advantage of the free unlimited storage it offers, the company announced in a change to its support site earlier this week, as first spotted by Android Police. It’s a small change that won’t affect most users. Google Photos already supports the following video formats: .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files, This leaves some RAW and VOB files as the most popular formats Google Photos doesn’t support. So if you use excluded formats, get ready to watch your storage more closely or pay a bit extra for Google One. I finally wised up and uploaded my photo library to Google Photos a few weeks ago, and so far, it’s been wonderful. I’m p
Currently, 47 states allow some form of CBD sales. The 2018 Farm Bill, which Congress passed this week, allows states to decide if CBD products made from hemp can be sold in their jurisdiction. However, it doesn't protect the products from the Food and Drug Administration, which can penalize companies for making inaccurate health claims. "We avoid talking about anything too specific about what the product will do," said Cary Smith, senior vice president at agency North 6th Agency. "If you come from an educational standpoint, you skew towards less restrictions, and have a bit of a larger organic reach." With so much uncertainty in the market, Google a...
Google was once known for just it’s search engine but has over the years evolved and introduced new services. One of such that stands out is the Google Assistant, and Artificial Intelligence tool that you can have conversations with. What exactly is Google Assistant? The Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. Unlike the company’s previous virtual assistant, Google Now, the Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.Advertisement - Continue reading below It debuted in May 2016 as part of Google’s messaging app Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home. After a period of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it began to be deployed on oth
In May I made the decision to excise the so-called “Big Five” tech companies from my life for a month. That meant no services offered by Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, or any of their subsidiaries. There were a number of reasons I wanted to undertake this experiment, ranging from reclaiming my privacy to learning more about how the technology I use every day actually works. The main reason, however, was simply to see if the Big Five services were actually necessary or merely convenient. I found that there were adequate open-source or independent replacements for pretty much every major Big Five service. In some cases, such as mapping software or social media platforms, the gulf between the Big Five and alternative services was so large that it made a noticeable, negative
A group of local SEO experts are saying in the Local Search Forums that the Google Posts traffic has significantly declined over the past month or so. This specifically happened when Google moved the Google Posts to the bottom of the knowledge panel around October 1st.Jow Hawkins wrote:I am a huge fan of Google Posts but lately we have found that since Google moved them to the bottom of the Knowledge Panel we are seeing clicks on them decrease a lot. For example, this is an attorney we have been doing posts for since September. You can see the trending decline in clicks from the GMB Posts to his website.All the other local SEO experts saw the same pattern - a decline in traffic from Google Posts.Diogo Ordacowski shared this graph of a clients Google Analytics traffic from Google ...
Amazon, Flipkart beware! Google enters e-commerce, launches new shopping search features for Indian users Tech giant Google Thursday unveiled ‘Google Shopping’ in India that will allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find products that they are looking for. The personalised experience will be available across various Google products — a Shopping home page, Shopping tab on Google Search and through Google Lens. Customers will be able to see trending products across different categories, various deals, and compare prices using the new offering. READ ALSO | After Flipkart, Walmart eyes another Indian startup that specialises in AI For retailers, the company will offer its ‘Merchant Center’ in Hindi, which will allow the sellers to l
By David Chavern The European Union is currently considering a copyright law that would give news publishers the ability to protect their content online. This is part of a broader fight publishers are having around the world to establish the core legal rights needed to be compensated for their work.The online audience for reporting is huge and, in fact, people are consuming more hard news than ever. But outdated laws make it very hard for publishers to protect their work and the investments they make in great journalism. Information may “want to be free,” but reporters want to be paid.Article 11 of the EU Copyright Directive, currently under consideration and set to be voted on soon, would provide news publishers the right to charge for commercial use of their content online —
Google and Facebook are expected to push back hard against proposals to set up a new authority that would monitor how they use their market power and the operation of algorithms that drive the placement of news and advertising content on their sites. Publicly, the two digital multinationals say they are studying the nearly 400-page report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Monday. “We develop innovative products to the benefit of consumers, businesses and the economy, and we work closely with advertisers and publishers across Australia. We will continue to engage with the ACCC between now and the final report next year, said Google in a statement. But behind the scenes there is consternation about the ACCC’s proposal to set up a new regulatory body which
In August we caught Google testing showing thumbnails or icons in the related searches options in the mobile search results. Well now it seems to be fully live for all searchers on mobile. Not for all queries and related searches but for many.Jim Boykin, an old SEO friend, and Bhumika Kateliya posted on Twitter about it. Here are screen shots from their samples that I was able to replicate myself:How will this impact you all? Probably won't but hey, it is a change to the Google search results page.Forum discussion at Twitter. Site Search 360 Trends
It may be a familiar result for avid online shoppers — an Amazon ad appears when you search for a totally different company. Type "Target" or "Walmart" into the Google search box and, along with the result for the thing you're actually looking for, there is an Amazon ad.That's because Amazon and other companies engage in an ongoing bidding war for Google search ads targeted to the names of various retailers in an effort to win, or perhaps hijack, your click.Over Black Friday weekend, retailers ramped up these efforts. But Amazon beat out the competition by bidding far more for competing search terms than it did its own name, according to competitive search analysis company Adthena. Adthena reports that it found Amazon's brand bidding rate over Black Friday wee