Human instinct is to fight what we recognize, often blind to the bear in plain sight. For example, Kodak and Fuji battled to dominate the market for film, oblivious to the rise of digital photography. Motorola and Nokia similarly fought to the death over flip phones, while smartphones stole the market. Again and again, the purveyors of new technology sneak up right in the open to capture consumers and transform entire industries. Today’s big airlines may be acting out a similar scenario. Even as they make needed investments in technology for operations and marketing, the mammoths mostly lock horns with each other in a closed ring. Meanwhile, tech companies are quietly advancing an agenda of serving customer needs. Recent moves by companies like Google, Amazon and Uber expose how the t
Let's put the controversy around Google using user signals and user behavior within a site on the side. Does Google use real-life user behavior and real-life user signals as ranking factors? Like does Google track location data and rank a site that gets more foot traffic better in the search results?So a store like Walmart versus a store that is a small mom and pop store - does Google look and say, well, we see so many people going to Walmart daily, we should rank their web site better?John Mueller from Google actually answered that question saying no, it doesn't make sense for Google to use that data. He used Amazon as evidence, saying, Amazon gets no foot traffic, so they should rank them poorly because of it?Here is the conversation:I don't think that would make much sense -...
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Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies with Search Realty Corp. ranking as #38 on Maclean's 2018 Growth 500 listMISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ -Â Canadian Business and Maclean's today ranked Search Realty No. 38 on the 30th Annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada's premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean's magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca. Search Realty made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1,942%.Â Â Â Founder and CEO Sterling Wong stat
If this makes you pause, it should, and Washington politicians should take all their sanctimony and direct it at the China issue, which actually deserves some scrutiny. Perhaps that is the real reason Google avoided sending its current chief executive, Sundar Pichai, to the recent Senate hearings, so he could avoid explaining what it was thinking when it came China 2.0: Now With 100 Percent More Hypocrisy.Google seems to have no problem climbing down off its high horse to grab the thing it needs in China.Which is, simply put, more data.That is what Ms. Wong and Dr. Lee, whom I also did a podcast interview with this week, suggested to me was the key impetus for the move.In his new book, “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order,” Dr. Lee argues that advances in arti
Google can pull off some impressive tricks, such as correctly guessing what type ofÂ information you want in a search before you finish asking, showing you news you're interested in, letting you know when there's heavy traffic on the way to your usual Friday night hangout spot, and plenty more.However, the trade-off is that the tech giant has to know a lot about you. It's no secret that Google monitors and stores a lot of information about you, such as your location history. It does this for two reasons: service improvement and targeted advertising. In other words, you have to be comfortable with GoogleÂ knowing where you are if you want it to help without you asking.Google does provide tools and options to turn location tracking off; however, new findings indica
Gather around, folks! Let’s play a new game! The title is “Real or Fake?” Here’s how this will work. You see these two screenshots here? These are from what I am going to allege is a PlayStation Vita game. I want you to look very close at these images. Memorize them.Are they permanently embedded in your mind’s eye? Good. Now, I want you to tell me if you think they are real or fake. Without being a dirty cheater and popping them into a Google image search, do you think these look like they could be from an actual PlayStation Vita game?Okay! Who’s ready for the answer? Let’s do this.Warning, spoilers belowNo seriously, spoilers!I warned you.This is a real game! These are images taken from Roundabout, a game available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita!Let’s watch a trailer for it.
Football season is getting close so it’s time to fill that last position on the roster. Chancellor Vitter has announced he’s bringing a Landshark mascot to the field. The Landshark will be making its debut at Meet The Rebels Day this Saturday, and thats great, but before we let this new mascot actually enter the Vaught we need to make sure it’s the right person in the costume. We don’t need someone posing as a Landshark when we can have someone who identifies as a Landshark. Someone who lives, eats, & breathes Ole Miss Landshark. We need a Football Furry. Some of you may be asking what the hell is a furry? Well its someone that dresses up in a mascot suit, but on their own time, for like... personal reasons. Its an internet thing. A furry doesn’t just wear the costume, they embra
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When you use the Google app to search for podcasts, you can launch directly into the Podcasts app (left) and it offers personalized recommendations (right). Google Google's official podcast app rolls out today -- with typical Google SEO genius or irony, depending upon your outlook, it's simply called Google Podcasts. It boasts some interesting features such as progress across devices synced by Google Assistant and recommendation personalization.Android (at least stock Android) hasn't had a preloaded podcast app like iOS, instead relying on the rather confusing process of using Google Play Music as your podcast browser and manager. Googl...