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Microsoft Working on Project Madeira

Bill Hartzer

Even though there are some results in Google based on Microsoft and the fact that Madeira is a region in Portugal. But, based on a significant amount of domain names registered by Microsoft in the past few days, it looks like they’re working on something: cognitiveservices.net.

The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

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As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. It is by far Microsoft's most beautiful device and operating system to date. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

Microsoft Announces Internet Explorer Replacement

The Social Media Incubator

Microsoft officially announced today at Build 2015 the new Windows 10 browser would be called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge will be a clean, minimalistic browser with little to no icons or menus to slow page speed.

Facebook, Google Team Up on Subsea Cable Across Pacific Ocean

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Facebook announced that it is teaming up with Google and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a state-of-the-art subsea cable under the Pacific Ocean. Facebook announced in May that it teamed up with Microsoft and Telxius Cable on MAREA , a similar project beneath the Atlantic Ocean, with completion expected in October 2017.

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Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove Microsoft.com and Microsoftstore.com from the Google index.

Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency

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Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Which of course means you’ve got to have a Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots

Spin Sucks

Google analytics Google's Allo internet browsing IRC MMS news feeds PR nightmare SMS social media management social media platforms Tay by Microsoft ui user interfaceFacebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. It does not appear that any of the.com domains are owned by Microsoft at this point.

Google: The search party is not over

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[This is a guest post by Zachary Zawarski, a Google Apps Consultant , in response to Fortune Magazine's article Google: The search party is over.]. Copeland states that investors are nervous as to where Google's revenue growth will come from. What are Google's problems you ask?

Is Google+ the Next Big Social Media Site for Business?

The Social Media Incubator

Google+ is getting a lot of attention right now due to the “rivalry&# between Google and Facebook, which is heavily partnered with Microsoft. I think it is a bit too early for most businesses to jump into Google+ as the jury is still out on how participation will ramp up, but if it happens like I think it will, Google+ will become the first real social-business networking site,” said Melberg. Melberg has recognized Google for upping the competition.

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Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. WTF Google?

4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire

Convince & Convert

Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. Even though Wildfire had been courted for weeks by multiple suitors, most observers – including me didn’t view Google as a potential acquirer. 4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire. Google and Facebook aren’t exactly pals.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

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My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School.

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie.

Did Microsoft Just Buy Vericen.com, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? I know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers: vericen.com.

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The PESO Model: Changing the World—One PR Campaign at a Time

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If you want to be successful in the modern world you have to master modern PR. Katie Harrington shares a case study on how applying the PESO Model to the marketing and PR strategy led to a successful campaign that saved human lives.

WhatsApp Ceases Support for Older Operating Systems

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Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft–which account for 99.5 Froyo Apple BlackBerry BlackBerry 10 OS Google iOS iOS 6 iTunes App Store Manish Singh Mashable Microsoft mobile Nokia Nokia S40 Nokia Symbian S60 operating systems smartphones Whatsapp Windows Phone Windows Phone 7WhatsApp users on devices with older operating systems were on the receiving end of a New Year’s Eve surprise.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

Revealed: The New SEO (When Google Takes Freshness Too Far)

Viper Chill

If it was, Microsoft’s billions pumped into Bing would have gave it more than a few % market share. It won’t come close to when my sites which fit all the “Google rules” are outranked by 2 week old sites who have spammed themselves with SENuke or Xrumer.

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Google Web Designer For HTML5 Sites That Work On Any Device

Bill Hartzer

With everyone talking about responsive web design, and creating websites that will work on any device, Google Web Designer seems to be a pretty good option. I have a few comments about Google Web Designer, though: – The title tag was pretty easy to add.

How to improve Google Ranking with H1 Tags

Razor Social

When you’re creating a document in Microsoft Word or similar programs, you can section off your document. The SEO title (quite often called the meta title) is not displayed on your page but is an important factor for Google when indexing your post.

The Future of The Digital Economy

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During this conference, there was a panel discussion titled, The Future of The Digital Economy that featured Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook , Eric Schmidt from Google , Satya Nadella from Microsoft and Vittorio Colao from Vodafone. google. microsoft.

Facebook's Secret Inbox

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App of the week: Microsoft Translator. google. microsoft. microsoft translator. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7

The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

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I admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Alas, the day has come.

Google Files for Trademark on the Word Glass

Bill Hartzer

Google has filed a trademark application on the word glass. Rob Garner wearing Google Glass. In July 2013, Google “originally submitted the application in July 2013 for the word “Glass” styled in a particular font as branding for its Google Glass smart glasses.

LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? google. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media.

5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results

Convince & Convert

Google Trends. Google Trends is a great tool that provides a list of related keywords and phrases based on Google’s own search topic data. Related searches in Google Trends for the topic “website marketing” show other keywords that are on the rise. Wordtracker is a free tool similar to the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Microsoft Advertising Intelligence. Google isn’t the only search engine in town.

How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?

Geoff Livingston

Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Google Project Glass promises to take ubiquitous mobile Internet access and layer unprecedented information into our day-to-day existence.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Since I originally published this post, you’re seeing Google do a lot of the things I predicted. My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. Google Buzz.

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

There was no question really when Microsoft offered. I put in four amazing years with Microsoft Advertising and made life long friends in the process. I never imagined Microsoft would lay anyone off, but the economy had other plans. It wasn’t fair to me or Microsoft.

The End Of The Smartphone

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Beyond patent debates and legacy OEM manufacturers struggling to keep up, Apple and Android have set a furious pace as brands like Amazon , RIM , Microsoft and others continue to evolve from a personal computer business into a smartphone/tablet offering. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin , can often be found about town wearing his Google Glasses (aka Project Glass). " Do you believe that Apple will now let Google take the lead in the future of connectivity? google.

Virtually There With Virtual Reality For Brands

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Currently devices like Google Glass or Microsoft 's just-released Hololens act as a piece of hardware that provide a lens on top of what we typically see. google. google cardboard. google glass. google zeitgeist. microsoft. microsoft hololens.

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com.

How To Optimize Your B2B White Papers For Google

PWB Marketing Blog

The fact is if your content can’t be found by Google, your white paper (and other writings) will get limited traffic. Getting found by Google is one of the top ways to get your white paper noticed. Google Indexes More Than Just Web Pages.

Staggering Statistic: Google Gets 41% Of All Internet Ad Dollars In The U.S.

PWB Marketing Blog

According to market research firm eMarketer, Google receives 41% of all Internet advertising dollars in the United States. search engine marketing dollars goes to Google AdWords. Microsoft and Yahoo get a measly 8% of all US search ad dollars each. Google dominates the search advertising landscape. Google is quickly becoming a dominate player in display, too. When Google acquired display ad serving platform Doubleclick in 2008, it was stunning news.

Exploding Smartphones, Facebook's Workplace And Fake News Sites - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Well, Google is taking a radical step and introducing a Fact Check Tag in the US and UK. google. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7

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Google+ for Apps - the Perfect Competition for Yammer and SalesForce Chatter

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Even Microsoft and Sharepoint are beginning to enter this space. That company is Google, and believe it or not, their latest announcement of integration of Google+ with Google Apps puts them right, square in the middle of this competition for business collaboration, and it's a powerful one! Google+ for Google Apps all starts with Google Circles. On Google+ this is built in. With Google+ for Apps and Hangouts, the service is free!

November 2013 Search Engine Rankings Released, Google Loses Market Share

Bill Hartzer

Google now has 66.7 percent of the market share for searches, followed by Microsoft (Bing) with 18.1 searches were conducted in November 2013, with Google’s websites ranking first with 12.1 Microsoft had 3.3

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