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Monday, April 23, 2012

Google AdSense And Responsive Web Design With AdSense Ads

Google AdSense fails on mobile friendly and responsive design website layouts. WebmastersWorld Members discuss workarounds.

Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

The product names are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.

Twitter Publishes Draft Of Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA)

Typically, engineers and designers sign an agreement with their company that irrevocably gives that company any patents filed related to the employee's work. The company then has control over the patents and can use them however they want, which may include selling them to others who can also use them however they want. With the IPA, employees can be assured that their patents will be used only as a shield rather than as a weapon.

Yahoo Q1 Posts $1,077 Million Revenue, 1pct Up On Previous Year

"In the first quarter, Yahoo!'s results came in at the high end of our guidance range and beat consensus on revenue and profits," said Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo!. "We also made changes to resize the organization and establish a new leadership structure to quickly deliver the best user and advertiser experiences at scale."

Yahoo's CEO, Scott Thompson, Plans To Close About 50 Non-Core Products

He said he had asked: "How would we build Yahoo from the ground up if we were building it from scratch today?"As a result he said it would be "shutting down or transitioning roughly 50 properties that don't contribute meaningfully to engagement of revenue".

Google Adwords Changes Phrase and Exact Match To Match Close Variants

Starting in mid-May, phrase and exact match keywords will match close variants, including misspellings, singular/plural forms, stemmings, accents and abbreviations. Based on our research and testing, we believe these changes will be broadly beneficial for users and advertisers.

Tim Berners-Lee Wants Users To Have Access To Their Personal Data From Web Giants, Such As Facebook and Google

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, has urged internet users to demand their personal data from online giants such as Google and Facebook to usher in a new era of highly personalised computer services "with tremendous potential to help humanity".

Closely Examining Site Over-Optimization To Avoid a Google Penalty

WebmasterWorld Members examine the over-optimization aspect of sites likely to be penalised by Google's latest move.

Yahoo Patent Filing For eBook Advert System

It suggests users could be offered ads as hyperlinks based within the book's text, in-laid text or even "dynamic content" such as video.

Google SERPs Pollution Using Microdata

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the use, and apparent abuse of microdata to produce visibly different SERPs listings.

Google+ Given a Facelift

Google says it has made G+ more functional and flexible.

Antitrust Lawsuit: U.S. Justice Dept. Filed Against Apple, Hachette

The U.S. sued Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon and Schuster in New York district court, claiming the publishers colluded to fix eBook prices.

Report: Google+ Up 27pct Feb-Mar 2012

But the ever-elusive engagement figure for Google+ still remains mysterious: What percentage of its total users are logging into their profiles, adjusting their circles, and commenting on friends' posts each day, week, or month?

Facebook To Acquire Photo Sharing Network, Instagram, For $1bn

This is an important milestone for Facebook because it's the first time we've ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don't plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

Regaining The Incentive For Creating New Pages

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to rekindle the entrepreneurial mojo in the face of declining Google AdSense revenues.

Mozilla Smartphone Open OS Ready Late 2012

Speaking at a press conference in Sao Paulo, Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on phones operate.B2G aimed to make apps more like webpages and able to share data and links, he said. It did this by basing everything on the latest web standard known as HTML5.

Tumblr To Add Paid Adverts From May 2, 2012

Blogging platform Tumblr is to introduce paid advertisements on its service, despite its owner once saying that online ads "turn our stomachs".

WebmasterWorld Weekly Roundup April 19

WebmasterWorld's weekly roundup of hot topics and discussions you may have missed in the last few days. (-Subscription required)

YouTube Could Face Massive Royalty Bill In Germany

A German court ruled today that Google-owned YouTube is solely responsible for the content that users upload and post on the video-sharing website, a decision that could have massive implications for the company.

Microsoft Reports Q3 Revenue 6pct Up at $17.41 Billion

"We're driving toward exciting launches across the entire company, while delivering strong financial results," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft.

WordPress For Android v2.1 Auto-Saves Posts, Lets You Edit Comments

A totally revamped WordPress for Android (v2.0) was rolled out in December last year (2011) with a host of new features and improvements that resolved some very important issues that users had with it up until then. The developers have just released a new public beta of v2.1, which adds a few...
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Batch Download & Set National Geographic Featured Photos As Wallpaper

Earlier, we have covered applications that change the desktop wallpaper daily or after a user-specified time interval, such as Picturethrill (an open source application that automatically downloads new wallpapers from five different sources and applies a new desktop background on your computer...
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View WiFi Network Strength Parameters & Public IP From Menu Bar [Mac]

Like other OS platform, Mac OS X also shows network icon in menu bar, letting users view current status of active network(s), modify network connection settings, and open Network Configuration window to set advanced options. Although the dynamic WiFi network icon shows the network strength in the...
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Browse The Web Without Actually Having To Click Any Links [Chrome]

Oddly enough, Repetitive Stress Injury, or RSI, can also develop through extensive clicking of the mouse. While gamers are generally more prone to such a condition, people who extensively use computers have also complained of RSI. If you’re a regular web surfer and use Chrome, Click-Free...
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Add Any New Search Engine To Safari On Your Jailbroken iPhone

Jailbreaking is all about getting complete control over your iOS device and making changes to every area of your iPhone's operating system. Mostly, jailbreak users don't have to go through too much trouble to make these changes, thanks to the tweaks available in the Cydia store. However, you...
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How To Add Separators In Windows 7 Explorer Jumplist [Tip]

Amongst all the useful features that Windows 7 brought to its users, Jumplist probably tops the list of most used ones. It lets you quickly access most frequently used functions and tasks of an application without cluttering your desktop with shortcuts. You might have noticed that some applications...
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Voice Answer Is A Chat Bot & Speech Based Search Engine For iPhone/iPad

Siri might be good-looking and popular, but as is generally the case, beauty and brains are rarely found in one place. You can ask Siri to set reminders for you, and ask her what dress she is wearing, but when you come to think of it, Siri's knowledge is quite limited, and more often than not, it...
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Get Tree-View For All Bookmarks On Chrome’s New Tab Page

If you’re managing enormous amounts of bookmarks in Chrome, finding the right one from the folders or the Bookmark Manager can sometimes be difficult, not to mention the extra step involved in navigating to the bookmarks bar or the manager itself. New Tab + Bookmark Tree is an extension for...
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Free Password Manager: Store & Encrypt Valuable Data Or Credentials

Free Password Manager is a utility that provides you with a database wherein you can encrypt and store valuable information, such as credit card numbers, email passwords, notes, access codes and other significant data. The application facilitates you to create as many databases you want, each with...
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Yellow Pages: Discover Businesses & Get Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation [iPhone]

Even if you are living in a big city since you were born, it is not possible for an ordinary person to know of all the good places around town, and every once in a while, you are bound to be left helpless when you want to find a place to purchase a drill machine, or new wheels for you car. That's...
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