Google’s War against Blogs

Google vs. blogs
Google vs. blogs

Although Google, as many of you know, was once one of those responsible for enhancing the blog phenomenon, acquiring Blogger.com and making it the first major platform in the world of publishing content in this format. He did it mainly because he was interested feed its AdWords advertising platform with thousands of websites where to put advertising outside its search engine with AdSense. Thus own advertising grew in volume, depending less on agreements with large headers media to make his business. He then created blog readers iGoogle and Google Reader, bought Feedburner, the feeds manager most popular of all, and even pushed Atom feeds standard to be accepted even by the W3C, etc.

But now from a time this part, particularly since Google struck him to create his own attempt at social network Google+, has not ceased trying to shoehorn its use all its users to deal with Facebook. This happens because the large social network and represents the next big threat to its advertising business, which in turn is still their main source of income, so Google has continued to do his thing, to destroy the concept blog, slowly, so use his social network. Let’s see how in a chronological summary:

How you see, Google gradually and almost silent, it is getting rid of everything that is no longer interested, and the truth is that despite still defend the innocent slogan: “do not be evil” is not in criticism absolutely follow a business strategy which is most profitable, of course. But it seems that this time, as I have said once, you’re really letting a global phenomenon, it will pass have a privileged role, if only because you align yourself with their interests at the time, to be almost an enemy public, by the way stop lying to users who both supported and confidence gained, and ultimately for trying stubbornly do what interests him, although not able to provide something new or better users.

Advertising comes to Instagram

Advertising comes to Instagram
Advertising comes to Instagram

Instagram announced since its official blog that from now in the next two months, we begin to see an advertisement occasionally in the feed, if we are in the United States. At present, the social network to share photos retouched filter that has surpassed 150 million active users, a figure certainly interesting. Continue reading “Advertising comes to Instagram”

Upon purchasing MoPub by Twitter

Upon purchasing MoPub by Twitter
Upon purchasing MoPub by Twitter

I had like pending task, write about buying MoPub by Twitter, as occurred in September when I took the summer break. And the truth is that unlike others, was an operation that I, in part, if I was waiting for Twitter, not to buy MoPub, but any ad exchange along the lines of: Microsoft to buy AdECN, Yahoo to buy RightMedia, Google with: DoubleClick and AdMob and Facebook creating FBX, its own ad exchange. And it’s not the only one. Continue reading “Upon purchasing MoPub by Twitter”

How to use Tumblr tags

How to use Tumblr tags
How to use Tumblr tags

Tumblr has had in recent times dramatic changes, he has not done more to settle and continue to grow even after the recent acquisition of Yahoo! But even so, it is still quite unknown to many. A publishing platform where they have accommodate both: an article, an animated image gif type, a video, as a quote, or reblog and that himself has learned to integrate WordPress publishing platform to get a social network integrated. Continue reading “How to use Tumblr tags”

RockMelt owned by Yahoo!

RockMelt owned by Yahoo!
RockMelt owned by Yahoo!

Yahoo! does not stop shopping, and already acquired 19 companies so far this year, being at the head of the companies that have made acquisitions this quarter of 2013. I’ve talked here and in some of them, like buying Tumblr by 1 billion or more recently Qwiki. Continue reading “RockMelt owned by Yahoo!”

Gravatar social profile of millions of users

Gravatar social profile of millions of users
Gravatar social profile of millions of users

WordPress is already a veteran of social media which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary. And with the passage of time has evolved very quickly and very well, to become ever less in: just a blogging software, and every day more at: a social network. Continue reading “Gravatar social profile of millions of users”

The new Instagram video and the differences with Vine

The new Instagram video and the differences with Vine
The new Instagram video and the differences with Vine

Facebook does not let us stop with so much new. If this past week we talked about the new Facebook hashtags, and Parse. Instragram Now, the network of snapshots with filters that Facebook bought last year, brings another new embedding video. Continue reading “The new Instagram video and the differences with Vine”

Redesign of YouTube channels

Redesign of YouTube channels
Redesign of YouTube channels

I do not know how many redesigns already YouTube have experienced lately. And, even though some complain about the continuous changes of Facebook, with the intention not stop improving, Google is no different in the same quest for improvement. Continue reading “Redesign of YouTube channels”

New redesign of the user profile page on Facebook

New redesign of the user profile page on Facebook
New redesign of the user profile page on Facebook

As Tristan Elósegui said yesterday on Twitter, Facebook seems that once again we will change the design of the timeline, as TNW discovered, and as Mashable provides images of the tests that are being made in New Zealand. And it is already going a few changes.., and as we said in this blog, in these cases, when we talk about services used by billions of people, small changes make big consequences. Continue reading “New redesign of the user profile page on Facebook”