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Google Market Share Takes “Giant” Fall

Google the search engine Giant appears to have been felled from the ranks of “giant” to now a, er- lesser giant.

The search company search engine market share dropped little more than 10%, from a whopping 73.9% in May 2010 to 63.6% as of this May due to competition from Microsoft Bing, up 7.3% from to 9.7% May 2010 up to 17% in May 2011.

Web Search Market Share and Volume via News.Cnet.Com

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Apple, AT&T, the FCC, Google and Skype remark on AT&T opening VoIP over 3G | [tech junkie]

Been using Whistle Phone or Talkatone VOIP softphone apps on your iPhone?

AT&T now allows VOIP over its 3G wireless network.

Apple, AT&T, the FCC, Google and Skype remark on AT&T opening VoIP over 3G | [tech junkie].

Privacy on Fast Track Back to User Control

Google and Mozilla announce browser privacy tools

Congress should require all advertising and tracking companies
to offer consumers the choice of whether they want to be
followed online to receive tailored ads, and make that option
easily chosen on every browser.

— The New York Times

In response to the FTC December privacy report which endorsed support for a national ‘Do Not Track’ policy, Mozilla and Google recently moved to put privacy controls back in the hands of users.

‘Do Not Track’ is a first step in putting users in control of the way their information is collected and used online.

Both browser makers, Mozilla and Google, recently took independent initiatives in advance of a national policy.

Mozilla, the Open Source web developers and makers of the popular Firefox web browser says it is seeking ways to give users better insight and control into the ways their personal information is collected, used, stored and shared. They recently announced the coming release of a ‘Do Not Track’ feature for the Firefox web browser.

Chrome, the web browser of the eponymous parent company Google, released a browser extension that offers a “one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking.”

Get the Google Chrome web browser.  Or try Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.

Google speeds up the web – Bit by bit

Google releases WebP, a new image file format to speed up the web.

Google WebP the new image format

Taking their initiative to the streets on the superinformation highway, Google announced the release of WebP, a new image format that will “significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before.”

Google WebP new image format

Images via Google
Serious About SEO and Web Optimization

In its announcement, Google layed out its steps to introduce its suite of tools to help site owners speed up their websites and build new apps that offer greater optimization to all elements affecting page load times and thus, to speed up the user’s experience with a quicker, faster internet.

Google’s speed set of tools includes:

  • WebP image format and file conversion tool
  • Speed Tracer a Chrome extension that helps
    identify and fix performance problems
    in web applications.
  • Page Speed, a Firefox extension to evaluate
    web page performance.
Read more on Google’s WebP format.

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3 Trends Driving Our Disruptive Times: Eric Schmidt: TechCrunch Disrupt [video]

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google keynotes at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

Schmidt believes that we are helping computers to help us do things better.

Here are the key points of what he said:

“The use of computers can makes us all have better,
more productive, fun, more entertaining lives.”

3 Trends Driving the Disruptive Times We Live in Today:
  1. Smart Phones: Will surpass PC sales in 2 years.
  2. Pervasive Connectivity:  Always online is a way of life.
  3. Cloud Computing: Provides new services that make life work better

TechCrunch Disrupt is a three-day conference and startup competition on today’s technology changes and their future implications.

Watch the rest of the keynote.
Watch full coverage of TechCrunch Disrupt.

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, gives keynote at TechCrunch Disrupt


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