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Microsoft Promised to Make Bing Profitable

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Microsoft released their first quarter earnings report today and they made good on their promise that their search engine, Bing, would be profitable in 2016. Bing made over $1 billion in the first quarter of the year, quite a feet. Revenue grew in coordination with the release of Windows 10 which allowed search to be profitable.

Learning SEO Tools Helps To Boost Organic Traffic

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Nothing Boosts Keyword Rankings and Organic Traffic Like SEO Tools

The main goal for any kind of blog or website is to get visitors from the search engines to come there. Search traffic brings you 'targeted' visitors, people who are already looking for the kind of products or services you are providing. It takes the right tools to set your website up to get plenty of organic search engine traffic.

If you're on the hunt for the best SEO tools available so you can boost your organic traffic and rank higher for your keywords, then here are some valuable tools -

Facebook Privacy Flaws Discovery Costs Internship

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Aran Khanna was looking forward to an Internship at Facebook before that opportunity was taken away. A browser application that he developed showing individual’s location when they were chatting with Facebook Messenger, made the company upset. The application used a security flaw in the site that Facebook had been aware of but did not fix. Khanna promoted the app on Medium, Reddit, and Twitter. Within 3 days the company disabled the security flaw, asked Khanna to take down the app, and withdraw his internship. For a Harvard student working in his dorm room, the move was quite ironic.

What Is Going On With Google+

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Google admitted that when it comes to competing with Facebook, it simple cannot.

In matter of fact, Google's vice president, Brad Horowitz, said that those who want to chat with others on Google products will not need to have an account on Google+. All they will need is a Gmail account.

Google's social networking site was started a few years and it was hoping to be Facebook's competition, but Facebook has more than 1 billion users around the world. As for Google, they had around 300 million, and there have been some reports that have wondered how active Google users were.

Running WordPress Securely Takes Planning

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English: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WordPress has taken its place a one of the most powerful website platforms, and today is being used in about 22% of all the websites on the web.

Running WordPress securely will mean careful planning, just as it is with most any type of technology used for businesses. Selecting WordPress to be your platform isn't that different from selecting a CRM. However, you do have other options.

Free Yourself With Free Space On Google Drive

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There was a shock last week when Google Drive lowered its prices for online storage. This has led experts to concede that large online storage users will always have a way of avoiding high tariffs.

Thursday saw this unprecedented price slashing taking place alongside the announcement of a free 15 gigabyte plan. According to Avram Piltch of Tom's Guide there is more to it than what meets the eye, like Google's plans to increase membership.

Google are doing what Amazon did to booksellers, says Arun Taneja. They are attempting to change the reality of online storage. Today the average person may need only 10 GB. However, this could increase owing to Google Drive's new drive.

The WhatsApp Advantage For Facebook

The Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp may seem excessive, and some insiders echo this sentiment. Reviewing the acquisition may present a different perspective, and the $19 billion price may not seem excessive after all.

WhatsApp users fit the demographic mix of customers that Facebook may be searching for. Facebook enthusiasts display a preference for mobile messaging that works as a social network as well.

You can send messages to a single recipient or to many recipients with WhatsApp. 600 million photos are sent daily with WhatsApp, and this is greater than the number of photos that are uploaded to Facebook each day. 62 percent of Facebook users are active each day, but WhatsApp reports daily activity of 70 percent.
Facebook wants to grow its base, and the WhatsApp purchase mirrors the Instagram acquisition of 2012. Facebook has lost some of its younger customers, but WhatsApp may help them recapture the teen and tween mobile messaging market.

Can Hound Answer Your Difficult Questions

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Siri and Google Now have attempted to answer questions that users have with artificial intelligence but have fallen short of answering the more difficult and complex questions. Now a demo has surfaced of a product called Hound from SoundHound that is better than others at breaking apart complex questions and giving answers to sections of a question, providing a more thorough answer.

Tim Schofield has posted a review of this brand new voice assistant app on Youtube, and you should see the video. The application is quick and more accurate than other applications that have tried to provide this service. From the demonstration, Hound is far ahead of the competition answering difficult and multi-part questions. Currently in Beta, the application has a few bugs and you need to be invited to try it out.

OpenStack Summit Moves the Framework Forward

OpenStack

This weeks OpenStack Summit in Vancouver showcased some of the ways large corporations and newer startups have used the OpenStack framework to build some cool applications. Companies like HP, IBM, and Redhat along with SwiftStack and Bluebox were on-hand at the conference to show developers what is new in cloud computing. We all know that OpenStack has been one of the most popular open source development projects ever. And companies like Rackspace use the framework to host applications at their data centers.

Google Rolls Out Mobile Based Search Results

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Google announced that it would be rolling out a Mobile Friendly Update this week based on the mobile qualities of a website. Early Wednesday morning, there was not much change in the search results of many sites leading some to wonder if a change had been made at all. Google has stated that the roll-out will be a one week process, so changes might still be coming. Companies such as Search Metrics and SEOClarity were not able to pick any winners or losers as they did not see any significant change in the search results from Google.

Sites such as WikiPedia.org might see better results within mobile searches as their site is fairly friendly to mobile devices. Websites should not see any change in ranking when searching from a desktop as this update only affects mobile searching. Google started informing webmasters in their webmaster tools dashboard if their site had mobile issues. But no action was taken against those sites until this week and the announcement from Google.

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