Websites and apps should load faster from Google search for users of Chrome for Android following moves to prioritise slow-loading resources.
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Smartphones, tablets and apps have become a central part of our lifestyle, making us more connected than ever before. Many small business are already reaping major benefits following a move to mobile. Krishan Sharma reports on some success stories and outlines the major considerations for others looking to go mobile.
The search giant's Google My Business service provides SMBs a suite and apps to manage their presence. The move highlights how Google and Facebook are actively courting SMBs and their ad dollars.
As long as a system has a browser, a vast proportion of home users will be happy. Throw in a few apps, and that proportion of satisfied users climbs even higher. Is this enough to bring success for the Android desktop?
The new feature means participating apps can accept search terms straight from Google Search, integrating Google's features deeper into the ecosystem.
The bank's two mobile apps have been growing steadily, paving the way for expansion of the services to other markets.
UPDATED 3. The search giant said it was "investigating reports" of issues with three of its main cloud-based productivity apps, following reports of sluggish or downed service.
After five years of Google's Chrome browser, the search giant is hoping to take Chrome apps to the desktop.
Chinese search giant's investments in location-based services, apps and online video help it gain traction in mobile. Overall, it booked a 4.5 percent dip in net profit to US$430.8 million, amid rising expenses from marketing and R&D.
For Microsoft, losing Office 365 deals to Google Apps is losing the platform. For Google, Apps is a nice business designed to distract Microsoft from search.
If you're measuring Microsoft's developer success by the number of apps on Windows 8 or Windows Phone, you're missing most of the story. Microsoft's got a fight on its hands, but is doing very well with developers.
You may not think Google Glass has any practical applications in the enterprise — not yet, anyway — but one U.S. firm is working on disproving the naysayers by bringing a range of enterprise apps to the search giant's wearable technology by early 2014.
Google will soon start showing in-app activity for certain apps that include Google+ integration alongside its desktop search results.
While this might incite some to rehash rumors about a Facebook phone, Mobile DevCon is more about educating developers on Graph Search and better engaging users across apps and games.
One of India's most successful Apple developers, Robosoft, which earns US$1,000 a day from one of its apps, believes global startup success for the country is imminent.
Microsoft brings more web to Office 365 Home Premium with five new Bing apps, adding search and mapping data to the productivity suite.
There's more than one way to chip away at Google's search share, according to Microsoft. Mobile apps offer another avenue, says head of Redmond's AppEx team.
Google rolls out a new mini search engine designed to connect enterprise customers with local experts.
Alibaba-owned site makes local map search, running on Aliyun, available on certain mobile apps and through its lifestyle portal.
Google's third quarter earnings miss may reflect that user behavior is changing to mobile apps and vertical search. That move may impact search profits.
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