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Google Ad Blocker: Don't get too excited, it might be a bad thing

Google recently announced that it will launch a version of the Chrome web browser that will automatically block intrusive ads in early 2018, following an earlier announcement from Apple that it too would be introducing an ad blocker to its Safari web...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google I/O 2017: Top 5 Announcements

It's been almost a week now since the 2017 Google I/O event ended, and it's given me a bit of breathing room to analyse the event and come to some conclusions regarding what were not only the 'biggest' announcements, but the most important. Many...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google finally kills off the dreaded Captcha code

Anyone who has spent any time online in the last decade has probably found themselves at the business end of a Captcha code. Perhaps the most obtrusive and outdated aspect of the entire internet, these codes exist in order to tell humans apart from...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

New Google Mountain View Campus might not be built by robots

Google is everywhere, and it would be incredibly easy to wax cynical about the tech giant and its apparent goal to monopolise the tech industry, social media and the internet, but honestly, Google's rampant domination has never, personally at leat,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Nexus deliver delightful animated VR story for Google Spotlight Stories

The London-based Nexus Studios, in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories, the VR storytelling specialists, has created an immersive and interactive experience with story at its heart. Directed by Nexus director Felix Massie, “Rain or...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Google France and AKQA embark on a 360° urban adventure

Google France has unveiled the first episode of Curio-Cité, a series of films, immersive 360° VR video masterclasses and live events allowing people to jump head first into the world of urban exploration (colloquially known as “Urbex”) in...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Accessible VR from Google’s Daydream View VR headset

Yesterday at the much anticipated Made by Google event, via a live stream Google finally announced Daydream View, their new $79 VR headset. This forms part of Google’s new hardware positioning, Made by Google, which offers phones, virtual reality...

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Technology

Google enter the smartphone race in a big way with Pixel

It was only a matter of time. Google have been dipping their increasingly gigantic toes into the ever-widening smartphone pool for years now, but it's only now, when the market is arguably at its peak, that the tech giants have finally decided to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

J. Walter Thompson and Google open the Google All-Stars Academy

J. Walter Thompson Middle East and North Africa and Google MENA have entered into a partnership that they are celebrating and introducing with a global first. The technology company’s “Google All-Stars Academy” is a programme that...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Google and adam&eveDDB discover Rio's best-kept secrets in VR

adam&eveDDB has launched the next stage of its “Hidden Cities” campaign for the Financial Times and Google. Combining Google technology with the global knowledge of FT Weekend journalists, the Hidden Cities series helps readers discover...

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ZenithOptimedia and Google bring the BFG Dream Jar Trail to the UK

As a young buck, I was all about Roald Dahl, and of all the great author's beloved children's books, The BFG was my favourite. Dahl perfectly managed to capture that impossible middle-ground between sheer terror and war fuzziness, and this same...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Emoji Equality: Google pushes Unicode to reconsider emoji gender roles

Google’s recent proposal, put forward to Silicon Valley's Unicode Consortium (the body that controls and approves universal software standards for letters and other characters), wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and calls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Google, Google and more Google!

Google and Levi's create an interactive jacket! Levi's Commuter x Jacquard Google has teamed up with Levi's to create a jacket that can be used to control electronic devices. The jacket in question, the “Commuter” uses Google's unique...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Does Google's 360 Suite change the game for large-scale analytics?

Google are rarely ones to be left in the dust, so when they announced their new suite of analytical tools, which have been designed with larger firms in mind, I wasn't exactly surprised. When I looked into it, however, I was pretty impressed. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

10 unusual things you'll find in a Google office...

Okay, we know their tax-paying record is a bit wobbly. And they caved in to the Chinese censors way too easily. And they're keeping a troubling amount of data on us all. But don't you fancy working for Google - even if it's just for a week or two....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Google gets creative with a Virtual Theremin in the Chrome Music Lab

Google struck digital gold with their Chrome Experiments, which showed off the cool things you can pull off with little more than a simple Web browser these days. A new collection launched yesterday, however, adds a new edge to the JavaScript hacks...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Google, Jumeirah & MediaMonks

Fresh off the stage at Dubai Lynx, Google's Ali J. Hashmi, Jumeirah's Ross McAuley and MediaMonks' Victor Knaap assemble for a jolly podcast with Creativepool's Michael Tomes. Right after their talk "Jumeirah Inside: Harnessing the Power of Consumer...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Bauhaus to Google: Starting a Creative Movement

Earlier this year I was approached by Sarah Hill to write a piece on creativity in our agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for a new book called #FuturePRoof and some of the things that we have learnt after launching our first *Global Center of...

Posted by: Simon Shaw
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From a Great Green Wall to Google Ventures

Venturethree - United Nations Venturethree has branded an ambitious United Nations project to create a green wall across the breadth of Africa made up entirely of plants and trees. The Great Green Wall campaign launched earlier this week at the UN...

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Design

The Evolution of Google

Google is a company with surprisingly humble origins (it began life back in 1996 as a simple research project) that has evolved in just under 20 years into a global behemoth worth more than $100 billion. Indeed, the word “Google” has...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Google Play Music gets the Munchies

Google Play Music has announced a rather unique partnership with the subscription dinner service Munchery, which will allow users to order their meals with an accompanying, specifically tailored soundtrack designed to reflect their order. Between...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

The quick guide to Google 'Alphabet'

'As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Top 5 Highlights from Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Yesterday, when the rest of the world's attention was focused squarely on the (admittedly abhorrent) FIFA scandal, die-hard nerds such as myself has our attention fixed not towards Sep Blatter's crumbling ivory tower, but to San Francisco. Google's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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ZenithOptimedia mark Google as world's largest media owner

Google’s dominance as the world’s largest media owner has increased even further according to a new report by ZenithOptimedia, with the gap between the internet tycoon and its nearest competitor widening significantly over the past year. Google...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Google and the "Mobilegeddon"

As part of an effort to chime with the progressively mobile times, Google made a significant change to their ranking system this week by giving web pages that haven't been optimised for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices a lower ranking on...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Google and the Looney Balloons

In this perpetually advancing technological age, we've developed a habit of taking things for granted, particularly when it comes to the internet. Just yesterday in fact, I recall sitting across from a frumpy young woman in a local eatery, who was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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