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  Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back


Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender, education, employers, and places you’ve lived with your activity on Search, Gmail, Maps and all its other products to create an accurate identity profile. And this powers targeting of more relevant ads it can charge more for. So despite comScore showing that the average Google+ user only spends ...

   Google+,Ads,comScore,Identity     2012-02-29 05:04:19


  Why there is white/blank space instead of AdSense ad on my website?


Usually if you see on your website a white/blank space instead of Adsense ads, this means that Adsense cannot show adds in that unit for some reasons (we are going to talk about possible reasons below) and also you have enabled the “Fill space with a solid color” feature (in the “Choose what to display if no relevant ads are available” settings of this ad unit). I probably should also say that if you set “Show public service ads” instead of the “Fill space with a solid color...

   AdSense,Ads,Blank,Reason,Solution     2011-07-25 12:52:29


  GO AHEAD, SELL MY DATA


More and more I see articles popping up that bash social networks for "violating" our privacy and selling our information to advertisers. Inevitably, Facebook has been at the center of many of these "scandals". Today on HN I came across this interviewwith Disconnect co-founder Casey Oppenheim and I just don't get it.In it, he bashes Facebook (and other online advertisers) for using our information in order to serve up targeted ads. He points out that many of the " “free” services aren...

   Social network,Facebook,Privacy,Data,Ads     2011-10-19 14:12:08


  Facebook appoints former Google engineer to improve its search function


Facebook has set up a new team to improve its search products, the team leader is Lars Rasmussen who was a former Google engineer..The team consists of more than 20 engineers which is led by Rasmussen. The main efforts are to achieve easier sorting for contents which are created by users on Facebook . This will help Facebook be a more powerful search engine, which not only allows the user to stay longer on Facebook, but also helps Facebook make more profits by selling keyword ads like ...

   Facebook,Search engine,Google,Like     2012-03-30 11:33:28


  Google feels the threat from Samsung


In response to Apple's iOS system, Google and Samsung stood on the same side. But with the increase of market share of Samsung Android devices, Google begins to feel the threat from Samsung.On MWC in Barcelona, a group of business executives said Google increasingly worried about Samsung after a private party. Because its equipment has occupied 40% of the Android devices, which could erode the Google advertising service. Google hopes manufacturers such as HTC and HP can challenge Samsung.It is r...

   Google,Samsung,Android     2013-02-27 21:12:17


  10 reasons why I "hate" working in Facebook


To me, the past two years in Facebook is simply a nightmare, To celebrate the upcoming 2 year anniversary, I decided to jump out of it. Facebook, I have so many reasons to hate you. However, for fear that readers find me too annoying, I take my complaints to be condensed into the top ten reasons.1. Why should submit so much code? In the past two years, the number of Facebook engineers is doubled, and the amount of code submitted by each engineer is also increased with the increase of the number ...

   Facebook,Hate,Leave     2012-08-17 13:34:05


  Why I left Google


Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no drama here, no tell-all, no former colleagues bashed and nothing more than you couldn’t already surmise from what’s happening in the press these days surrounding Google and its attitudes toward user privacy and software developers. This is s...

   James Whittaker,Google,Leave,Microsoft,Ad     2012-03-14 13:43:44


  Facebook will release new News Feed


According to 36Kr, Facebook sent out invitations to media to release a new version of the News Feed. This new News Feed will be released at 10 o'clock on March 7th(PST time) at the headquarters.The web version and mobile version of News Feed was updated in September 2011 and May 2012, Web version adds a dynamic display feature, if you login to Facebook per day, it will recommend popular content to you first If you frequently log in to Facebook, it will recommend the latest content. The mobile v...

   Facebook, News feed     2013-03-01 22:19:24


  Pandora's killer--iTunes Radio


As expected, this year's WWDC may make many people happy, but also doomed to make many start-up companies sleepless. iTunes Radio is such a product creates insomnia. In WWDC, iTunes Radio was released on schedule and it becomes Apple's new music service. iTunes Radio is a music stream service which can learn your taste, it can recommend your music based on what you heard and you're listening to. From the conference we can see this new service can access the entire iTunes catalog, i.e, there wil...

   iTunes Radio,iRadio,Apple     2013-06-10 23:19:23


  Google CEO Sundar Pichai : Google is open to return to China


At the Code Conference on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressed his thought on Google's position in China. He expressed the openness of Google to return to China. "Google is in China....But Google Search is not there in China...But personally for me, I care about serving users globally in every corner. I always thought Google is for everyone, that applies to China, too. So wherever possible, we want to be in China to serve Chinese users....If we do it in a right and thoug...

   GOOGLE,CHINA,SUNDAR PICHAI,CODE CONFERENCE     2016-06-02 01:09:21