• Laurie Sullivan, Jul 30, 2010, 1:04 PM
  • Google Suspends Android Apps For Security LeakLA News Monitor

    Google pulled a few Android apps after finding they collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to a Web site in China, according to LA News Monitor. The news agency tells us that Mobile security firm, Lookout, reported that wallpaper applications collected browsing history, text messages, phone's SIM card number and subscriber identification, sending the data to www.imnet.us. The site is reportedly owned by someone in Shenzhen, China.Read the whole story...

  • Glitch In Google's China Service Availability ChartCnet

    Initial reports that Google services -- including Web searches -- in mainland China were fully blocked on Thursday turned out to be false, according to Josh Lowensohn. The misreported outage came from a glitch in Google's reporting service availability chart. Lowensohn explains the sequence of events that led to the misinterpretation.Read the whole story...

  • SMB Treasure Trove Of GoodiesPerformics

    Jenna Sheeran explains the Google tools small and medium-sized businesses can use to connect with local and mobile consumers looking for goods and services, including geo-targeting, Google Places, Location Extensions, and Google Maps. Why tap this market? Throwing out a few stats< she writes, "97% of people use local online media (BIA/Kelsey Group, March 2010), geo-modified search queries are common, and smartphone sales will surpass PC sales in three years (Gartner, Jan. 2010)."Read the whole story...

  • How To Use Google AdWords Search FunnelsGoogle Conversion Room

    Evelyn O'Keeffe explains the importance of search funnel data, and helps marketers interpret AdWords search funnels reports, assist clicks and impressions reports, and top path funnel reports. She steps through each to provide important tips and insights.Read the whole story...