Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:18

Google: Threat or Menace?

The continuing search for the truth about the search engine

Published in Cover Story

SAN FRANCISCO Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

The move thrusts Google on to Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting the devices running on different operating systems is being released Monday in Apple's app store.

Published in Tekk
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 23:04


Google released a mobile friendly update on April 21. In short, the newest algorithm update will potentially give a ranking boost to mobile-friendly pages in Google's mobile search results and push outdated pages to the back of the line. If you haven't updated your website in a while, here's what you need to know before you jump on it:

  1. 1) Depth of impact The update doesn't impact desktop searches, just tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. However, most of us own a smartphone and use it for search, which makes being mobile-friendly a top priority for all businesses who haven't moved their websites to a responsive platform. Google tells us that it will be more significant than both the Panda and Penguin algorithms updates and both of those were updates of consequence.
Published in The Marketing Edge
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:19

Google mirth The Internship'

Vaughn-Wilson reunion never quite hits stride

When it comes to summer movies, most of the focus tends to be on the big-budget blockbusters. It's all about action sequences and special effects. Studios are looking to build and maintain franchises that's a lot of what the summer season has come to be about. The comedic offerings, on the other hand, tend to be hit-or-miss. 

'The Internship' aims to be a hit. It has two stars with comedic chops and a record of past success and one of the biggest companies in the world as its setting. There's a fair amount of potential here.

Published in Movies
Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:28

Clean up your 'house' if you want that job!

It was about this time back in the '80s when I began really stressing about finding a job after college. I put together my first resume and mailed it out to prospective employers hoping to be asked for an interview. If I landed an interview and did well, they would begin the process of checking references and vetting me for the job. How times have changed! Today employers are checking you out before they even invite you in for the interview. Many interviews never happen because of what employers learn about you with you ever knowing it. Behold the age of the internet! Thankfully, like bad 'Tony' perms in the '80s (yes, I had one), the days of mailing out resumes as our primary means for finding a job are over.

This is both good news and bad news for job seekers, whether you're about to seek out your first job after graduation or you're looking for a new job. Here are ways to use the internet to gain an advantage in your job search.

Published in Local Business
Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:06

Two bads make a worse

Google and MySpace announce ill-conceived partnership

EDITOR'S NOTE: (This story is from The Maine Edge's annual April Fools Day edition. As such, you can safely assume that most of it - if not all of it - is totally made-up.)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA Two floundering social networking sites have announced plans to combine their forces and create a much larger floundering social networking site.

Google+ and MySpace are going forward with plans to merge their two sparsely-populated websites into a new entity, tentatively (and unfortunately) titled GooSpace+.

'It all comes down to schadenfreude,' stated a Google representative in a limited press release. 'We're absolutely miserable about the whole Google+ debacle, so we started thinking Who has been hit harder than us by that Zuckerberg punk?' In a flash, the answer came to us: MySpace.

'We figured they must really hate that guy.'

Published in Biz


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