Google’s Newest Search Feature Tells You How to Make a Cocktail

 

DuckDuckGo Instant Answers Goes Multilingual

DuckDuckGo has begun making their Instant Answers feature multilingual. Pulling data from Wikipedia, the search engine now gives Instant Answers in German, French, Polish and Czech.

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down On April 20th

Google has announced that they are shutting down Helpouts, its service that connects users that need help with experts who can offer help over a live-streaming video session.  The deciding fac

HTTP sees its 1st update in 16 years!

HTTP is updating to HTTP/2! According to this article in Gizmodo, benefits include:

Cause I Can't wait Until Thursday: Wayback Wednesday - If your product is GREAT it doesn't NEED to be GOOD

I just rediscovered this post  that i've had bookmarked for years about that you don't need to have add ons and extra shit...pick the critical three things you want to get right and do them gr

Google Webmaster Tools Fetch and Render tool Includes a Submit to Index Feature for "Critical Cases"

Per SE Roundtable, there's an interesting recap of a thread John Mueller was involved in where he discussed the uses cases for the Submit to Index feature of the Fetch and Render tool in GWMT.

Buy This Zip Code: CraveLabs Launches ‘DropIn’ Location Targeting to Help Local Businesses Reach Customers

Want to only advertise in select local zipcodes? That is now a possibility with cravelab’s new version of its loction based mobile advertising software 'Drop In'.

Apple CarPlay Transforms Into an Actual iCar

Is this the final reach that sinks Apple, cutting into their $180 billion in cash, or is this the leap that puts Apple over the top with one of the first fully functional automated cars.

Facebook's new Legacy feature

As of last week, Facebook implemented a new "Legacy" feature. This feature lets you choose a Legacy Contact who can take over the account if something is to happen to you.

Yahoo Labs creates an algorithm that can tell if a portrait is beautiful

Yahoo Labs has developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify beautiful portraits and separate them from lose that are less than lovely.

Tumblr's "staying power" proves it is an effective outlet for content marketing

Last year, visitbritain.com decided to try their hand at content marketing.

Google Has Whitelists For Some Algorithms But Not Others, Including Panda and Penguin

In March 2011, Google admitted that they do have whitelists for certain things.

Tweets Now a Part of Google SERPs in Realtime

Twitter has given Google access to it's API so now tweets will be able to appear in search results in real time.

Google Playing Doctor w/ the Knowledge Graph?

Google is rolling out curated medical knowledge into the SERPs for about 400 different medical conditions (to start).

What's Stirring Beneath the Skin of Apple?

There has been a buzz for a while now with regards to Apple developing their own search engine as opposed to using others.

Is there a Google update happening?

Apparently, a number of third party sources are claiming there there is some shuffling of rankings in Google:

The New Google Patent For Controlling Your Car Without Touching A Thing

This is actually scary:

Google clarifies and expands on Reconsideration Request documentation

From Search Engine Land: 

http://searchengineland.com/google-expands-webmaster-documentation-around-reconsideration-requests-214111

How to Prevent Social Media from Being a Huge Time-Suck

When it comes to small business, almost every day someone is pitching them on the value and importance of social media.

Should people be allowed to be anonymous on the web? China doesn't think so.

In an article on TechCrunch, it was stated that starting March 1, 2015 China will begin forcing users of web services to register with their real name and their ID.