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Google has been awarded a new patent for a method to identify the geolocation of point-of-sale (POS) terminals without the need for payment event data. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under patent number “US20180225645,” the method was tested on an unnamed device and used to scan for ‘preselected’ events. Those events are cataloged with an ‘account system’ designed to count them to a pre-specified threshold. The geolocation of those events is then used to pinpoint specific POS terminals in order to prep the system to rapidly deliver additional “content” to users if they happen to enter one of those locations. That’s accomplished by saving locations to the account upon entry so that when the user decides to use the terminal, the location-discovery po
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Law firms without dedicated personnel — either in-house or an outside agency — to perform in-depth keyword research and search trends may find it increasingly difficult to stay on top of the online search behavior of prospects and ideas for generating content that will speak to these prospects. That’s where Google Trends comes in. Google Trends is a fantastic tool for gaining valuable insights into search trends relevant to your practice area, and can help you generate ideas for content for your blog, website, and social media. Plus, you don’t need an engineering degree to use it — it’s simple! Here are some ways law firms can use Google Trends: Keyword comparison. If you’re a
Even if “Location History” is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location. Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there’s no panacea because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address, a numeric designation that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times. To prevent further tracking For any device: Fire up your browser and go to myactivity.google.com. Sign into Google if you haven’t already. On the upper left drop-down menu, go to “Activity Controls.” Turn off both “Web & App Activity” and “Location History.” That should prevent precise location markers from being stored to your
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Recent reports suggest that Google-parent Alphabet, Inc. (GOOGL - Free Report) is planning to expand in China. Although Google’s core services, Google Search, Gmail and YouTube, remain blocked in China, the company is involved in providing digital tools and support to large a number of Chinese app developers and manufacturers, mobile companies and advertisers, who want to reach out to their global customers.Google had pulled out of China eight years ago over censorship issues. However, if reports are to be believed, Google now plans to re-enter the China market. For this, Google is reportedly planning to launch a censorship-friendly mobile search engine, wherein its Chinese partners might play a key role in its efforts to expand in that country. However, there ar
Google does not use Analytics data in search rankings. The most important factor in ranking is the quality of the content. If you’re having to resort to tricks and manipulations to try to rank, then your time would be better spent working on improving your content. Cludo Reports
In striking down a 2016 decision of the Victorian Supreme Court, the High Court has held that search term auto-completions are capable of being defamatory and stated that search engines should not be immune from defamation claims. The decision paves the way for Mr Milorad Trkulja to continue to pursue his claim against Google. It remains to be seen whether the search engine giant will successfully raise a defence (such as innocent dissemination) when the case returns to the Supreme Court. Road to the High Court In 2015, Melbourne resident Trkulja brought a defamation proceeding against Google. Mr Trkulja claimed that he was defamed by certain web and image search results which appeared when specific terms relating to Melbourne crime, the Melbourne underworld and his name were searched ...
Credit: Yeamake/Shutterstock.com When your business depends on your website to bring in revenue, there is nothing more frustrating than learning that certain pages or your entire site aren't showing up in Google's search results. There's an easy way to find out if web users can find your website on the search engine. Google recently released a URL inspection tool as part of its Search Console, allowing anyone to use it to gain new insights on how Google views your website. Making sure your website is indexable is an important part of SEO, and this tool can help webmasters troubleshoot their website and specific pages to make sure they can appear in Google's search results. Th...
Google won a new patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) intended to reduce the amount of space taken up by an electronic device’s circuit board connections in traditional layouts. Filed under patent number ‘US20180228039,’ the documents describe what looks like a smartphone utilizing three circuit boards, with the third serving the additional purpose of acting as a series of connectors. That third board can also run perpendicular to the device’s display, off to the side of its built-in battery, or underneath it. The configuration could use a flexible or printed circuit but seems to cover just about any layout of those within its scope. Any of those will generate space savings, according to the filing, and the use of that extra room can vary widely. Among