Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly.
At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had been living, but he said his fiance was able to persuade him, telling him that the job presented an opportunity to make a difference on the influential social network.
“I was really excited. Facebook is an amazing company that reaches a lot of people,” Luckie, 35, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I didn’t plan to leave.” Read More
Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.
Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee who is credited with being the brains behind the iPod, in 2010. Fadell will continue to run Nest and the company will operate as a standalone brand under Google.
comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly ranking of U.S. web activity at the top online properties for July 2013 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Yahoo is #1 for web traffic surpassing google for the first time since 2011.
Google is set to acquire much sought-after Israeli navigation app startup Waze, after the two companies agreed in principle to most term, including a price tag exceeding $1.3 billion in cash, sources said Sunday.
Google has released the new Zeitgeist, its annual list of most popular searches and search trends throughout the year.
The top list for 2012 is as follows:
1. Whitney Houston
2. Gangnam Style
3. Hurricane Sandy
4. iPad 3
5. Diablo 3
6. Kate Middleton
7. Olympics 2012
8. Amanda Todd
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
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It only takes half a second for Google to return a search based on keywords you type in, but there’s a whole lot more happening behind the scenes to give you the results you need. Google on Monday launched a video that explains the science behind how the massive search engine actually works.
Matt Cutts, software engineer head of Google’s webspam team, details in a YouTube video how the search engine giant thoroughly scours the web on a daily basis to provide the most up-to-date results to users.