Imagine – In About a Year or 2 you May be Working on Chrome OS than MS!

The end of Microsoft’s reign over the PC operating system world seems to be approaching sooner than we thought. Although free operating systems like Linux have become extremely popular, they are hardly a serious threat to Microsoft’s Windows platform as Linux and other Unix-based platforms are mainly used by advanced PC users who have considerable programming knowledge. But Chrome OS is a different story.

Free from Anti-Trust Lawsuit – Google is Now Actively Developing Google 2.0

The United States Federal Trade Commission or FTC decided to drop its plans of slapping Google with an antitrust lawsuit in the beginning of this month. Google is wasting no time and is taking this as a green signal to aggressively pursue the development of Google 2.0. Google 2.0 will transform the Google search engine into an answer engine being able to answer users’ questions instead of just returning results that match the typed keywords.

Google Inches Closer to Complete Search Engine Dominance

It’s no surprise that Google is closing in on 70% of all searches conducted in America. Last month, reports indicated that Google had broken its previous record and had managed to capture more than 66.9% of all US searches. This December, the numbers have moved up by 0.1%, which now means that 67% of all searches conducted in the US were via Google. Most experts agree that in no time the market share captured by the search engine will reach 70%.

Google’s Monopoly has Angered its Competitors

Google’s tremendous advertising revenues have left a bitter taste in the mouths of its competitors. The strong hold that it has on the Internet may have inspired various dictionary publications to legitimize the word “google” as a verb but this monopoly that the search engine giant enjoys is not only worrying but angering other companies.

Google is Making Attempts to Capture the Developing World

In the hopes of becoming the number one search engine in developing countries, Google is slowly launching its service across various countries allowing people to access its web pages even with low bandwidths. Developing countries like the Philippines, Brazil, India, etc. have huge populations with most of the people being very tech savvy. However, these countries lack advanced network infrastructures, limiting the internet bandwidths available to the masses. Google just launched a service known as Free Zone that allows people to access the Web, including Google Ads, from basic hand-held devices. This service aims to capture the burgeoning market in these developing countries amounting to billions of people.

Did You Notice the New Google Results Page Sans the Sidebar?

Google has redesigned the search results page and officially announced this change on their blog earlier today. After extensive changes to its website ranking algorithms, which changed the search results, this new change transforms the way these results are displayed. The new design has only been rolled out to the U.S. version of the website and the search giant is planning on releasing this new design to all its localized web pages in a few months.

French Government wants Google to Pay for Linking News Articles

This may sound shocking but may soon become reality. The French government is considering bringing a new bill into action that will force the search engine giant to pay for the links of newspapers that it displays in online searches. Google has claimed that if this new bill is passed, it could threaten the very existence of the company.

Stand-Out with The Google Knowledge Graph

Imagine if the best search engine could understand exactly what you mean when you type in searches. What if Google could get you information from the internet by understanding the meaning of the words you type in instead of treating it as a random string of characters? This is exactly what Google is trying to do with its latest search engine technology called “Google Knowledge Graph”, which was released this year. With this technology, the search engine will be able to bring to you all the information and links – from the web – that are related to the search term.

The Google Dance Continues With A New Algorithm Change

“Google Dance” was coined some time back when Google rolled out many search engine algorithm changes in quick succession. These monthly changes caused the rankings of websites to fluctuate drastically. Just when SEO experts thought that the Google Dance had disappeared, it is back again.

Will Content Become King Again with Google’s Updates?

In the good old days of print publishing, the publishers that had the best content garnered the most sales. Content had to be attractive, informative and accurate to be able to garner a large audience via newsstands and subscriptions. This formula for success was turned on its head with the advent of Google and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Are People Moving Away From Search Engines?

This might be hard to believe, but according to recent reports published by Experian – the number of people using search engines is declining. Astonishingly, the trend seen in recent months is the first time that search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc. have not reported phenomenal growth in their user bases.

Google’s Competitors Are Crying Foul

Billions of people worldwide use Google search daily. In the years after Google was created, it has managed to monopolize the search engine market. Google has used its popularity as a search engine to leverage other Google products and this does not sit well with other software companies and travel websites. Companies like Microsoft, TripAdvisor and Expedia must now bow down to the rules set by Google to ensure that their websites get top billing in web searches. Google’s supposed victims are now filing complaints with regulators even though they have stated that Google’s ranking algorithms do not affect their revenues.