Tag: Google

  • How to find your Google Analytics G4 tracking script

    I don’t know why Google makes it so difficult to find the tracking script in the new G4 analytics. I guess it’s to keep consultants busy but if you’re scratching your head and trying to figure out where to find this analytics script in GA’s new setup, you’ve come to the right place. Login to […]

  • Technology fades into the background

    At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how augmented reality (AR) glasses embedded with Google’s real-time translation services could break down the language barrier in face-to-face communication. While not explicitly announcing any hardware, he did show a video with a pair of glasses with a heads-up display that would show the […]

  • Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    Democracy’s Soft Underbelly

    journalists digging into ad buying platforms discover the soft underbelly of a democratic free market that was exploited during the election — ian kennedy (@iankennedy) September 15, 2017 Let me explain. It’s now well-documented that outside forces took advantage of social media platforms to spread rumors in order to swing the 2016 presidential election. Journalists […]

  • SmartNews shoutout on Google Play

    The crew running @googleplay account gave SmartNews a nice shoutout this morning. Thanks Google! [email protected]: Because some mornings you just don’t have time to read 13 million articles. https://t.co/7DvfY5MNHp pic.twitter.com/406m2s4qwy — Google Play (@GooglePlay) July 18, 2016 The cool animated GIF and tagline was all them. Love it! Posting here for posterity.

  • Google DeepMind Plays Go

    There is a Challenge Match taking place in Seoul between Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo computer program vs. 9 dan professional Lee Sedol (9 dan is the highest rank). Most of the engineers at SmartNews have a background in machine learning and are following the matches closely on a dedicated internal Slack channel. The YouTube coverage is […]

  • Fun with Google Trends Real Time

    Google Trends announced last week that they’ve upgraded their service to be real time. Using their tools, I created a dashboard so you can quickly see who’s trending in Google Search for the past 7 days. If I did this right, this page should continually update. I’ll manually add/remove names as the list of candidates […]

  • Google Drive announces 1 TB storage for $10/month

    Kevin Kelly calls archival digital storage “movage” because when you keep something in an archive, you need to move it around regularly to keep it current, fresh, and on the latest media. Why manage your hard drive storage under a desk when you can send it over to the professionals for $10/month? For the same […]

  • Google Maps Gallery

    10 years ago, when I was looking for a place to live, I had three maps to help me zero in on where to look. I was concerned with schools so I had a map from greatschools.org along with a school district map showing which houses served which schools. I then had a real estate […]

  • Technology as Connective Tissue

    Two tear-jerker videos illustrate the power of technology to connect over distance. Watch and marvel the world we live in. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Google Search services connect two old friends across political boundaries. This video was put together by the Google India team. Skype connects two girls on opposite ends of the earth who share […]

  • Google’s Android Dream

    Google’s Android Dream

    Wired’s man on the ground at Google, Steven Levy, has an in-depth look at the turnaround story of the Motorola Mobility team purchased by Google for $12.5 billion two years ago and how they produced a phone which, on the eve on iPhone’s expected upgrade in September, is currently the talk of the Valley. As […]