Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads


Google has announced that it soon will downgrade mobile pages in its search rankings if they carry ads that obscure content. Such ads “provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible,” explained Doantam Phan, a product manager at Google. Techniques that reduce the accessibility of content include showing users a popup that covers the main content, displaying a standalone interstitial that users have to dismiss before accessing the main content, and using a layout that places an ad above the fold.

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Google inaugurates Accelerated Mobile Pages project to help publishers, advertisers

Article Image Google on Wednesday announced a new open-source project dubbed Accelerated Mobile Pages, intended to increase the hits publishers receive on articles, and hence the public’s exposure to advertising.

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Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

Article Image Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.

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Apple takes online storefront offline ahead of iPhone 6s, reveals new greeting [u]

Apple’s online storefront, now integrated into product pages, went down just before 6 p.m. Pacific as the company prepares for what is expected to be an onslaught of iPhone 6s preorders.

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Apple brings Windows 10 support to Mac in Boot Camp update

Apple announced through a Support Pages document published Wednesday that the latest version of Boot Camp, which is currently rolling out to OS X Yosemite users as a system update, now comes with support for 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.

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New Obama Internet regulations mean new taxes and less service, critics say

The Federal Communications Commission released more than 300 pages of Internet regulations Thursday, which critics say will increase the cost of Internet and slow improvements.

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Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small revolution' in new two-page spread

Apple’s marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashion’s holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch “a small revolution” ready to impress.



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Centcom hack shows US fails to get ahead of hackers

The attack by ISIS sympathizers on U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube pages is yet again raising questions over how secure America’s government and private sector information is against hackers.  

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MH370 satellite logs released, but redactions by Malaysian government will only fuel further conspiracy theories

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Malaysian authorities, working with British satellite company Inmarsat, has released 47 pages of satellite logs that were used to track flight MH370 to the southern Indian Ocean. The timing on this release is significant, as Australia today announced that the deep-sea search for flight MH370 has been postponed for three months, pending a complete bathymetric (topographical) map of 60,000 square kilometers of the seabed where MH370 is thought to have crashed. As the search for the missing plane moves into its eleventh week, we yet again have to wonder whether we are looking in the right place or not. With the release of the satellite logs, can we now check if Inmarsat is right about MH370’s final resting place?

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iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.



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