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Prepare your inboxes: Gmail on the web is getting a redesign
  • 11
    Apr

Prepare your inboxes: Gmail on the web is getting a redesign

By Michelle Fitzsimmons Gmail on the web is getting a redesign, and while the changes don't sound too radical, you may want to brace yourself.According to The Verge, which obtained a G Suite administrators email announcing the pending redesign, a new "fresh, clean look" for Gmail's web interface will roll out in the coming weeks as part of...

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Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker!
  • 11
    Apr

Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker!

By Danielle_Launders Posted by Danielle_LaundersMozCon 2018 is nearing and it's almost time to brush off that microphone. If speaking at MozCon is your dream, then we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you! Pitch us your topic and you may be selected to join us as one of our six community speakers. What is a community speaker,...

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Facebook could introduce a paid subscription service
  • 11
    Apr

Facebook could introduce a paid subscription service

By Cat Ellis Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has testified to the US Congress in response to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and although the bulk of his speech was published well in advance, the following Q&A session with senators threw up some interesting ideas.Each senator was given just five minutes, but used that time to give Zuckerberg a...

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Free Spotify mobile app set to take some of the paid version’s best features
  • 11
    Apr

Free Spotify mobile app set to take some of the paid version’s best features

By Marc Chacksfield Spotify is in the midst of massive change. It's floated on the stock market, which means it is now a company that needs to show it's worth the cash invested in it. One way to do that is by getting more people on to the platform and Spotify is hoping to do this by enticing...

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Google appeals against CCI's 'antitrust' allegations
  • 11
    Apr

Google appeals against CCI’s ‘antitrust’ allegations

By Prabhjote Gill Early February, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google for abuse of power and now the tech giant is fighting back by filing an appeal against the CCI's judgement. The ongoing drama has been unfolding since 2012 when services like Bharat Matrimony and Consumer Unity and Trust Society filed multiple complaints against Google for...

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The Bot Plan: Your Guide to Making Conversations Convert
  • 11
    Apr

The Bot Plan: Your Guide to Making Conversations Convert

By purna_v Posted by purna_vLet's start off with a quick “True or False?” game: “By 2020, the average person will have more conversations with their bot than with their spouse.” True, or false? You may be surprised to learn that speaking more with bots than our spouse is precisely what Gartner is predicting. And when Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg...

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Best identity theft protection of 2018
  • 10
    Apr

Best identity theft protection of 2018

By Mike Williams Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions, the fraud prevention service Cifas warned last year, with a record 89,000 identity frauds recorded in the first six months of 2017.There are a wide range of scams around, but at heart they all involve a criminal pretending to be someone else in order to steal money, take out...

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How the Mobile-First Index Disrupts the Link Graph
  • 10
    Apr

How the Mobile-First Index Disrupts the Link Graph

By rjonesx. Posted by rjonesx.It's happened to all of us. You bring up a webpage on your mobile device, only to find out that a feature you were accustomed to using on desktop simply isn't available on mobile. While frustrating, it has always been a struggle for web developers and designers alike to simplify and condense their site...

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Google Confirms Chrome Usage Data Used to Measure Site Speed
  • 9
    Apr

Google Confirms Chrome Usage Data Used to Measure Site Speed

By Tom-Anthony Posted by Tom-AnthonyDuring a discussion with Google's John Mueller at SMX Munich in March, he told me an interesting bit of data about how Google evaluates site speed nowadays. It has gotten a bit of interest from people when I mentioned it at SearchLove San Diego the week after, so I followed up with John to...

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