Well, the first thing to say is that the name ‘Mobilegeddon’ (yes, it’s inevitably also a hashtag) vastly oversells the likely impact of Google’s latest changes to its search-engine algorithm. […]
Google has been gradually expanding its “expanded answer cards” feature on its search engine – the box that pops up when people search for music artists. Yesterday brought some new […]
Earlier this month, it emerged that some popular torrent sites were benefitting from a new feature on Google’s search engine: ‘sitelinks’ boxes enabling people to search those sites from Google. […]
Well, this is awkward. A recently-introduced Google search feature called sitelinks has had a side-effect that will have creative industry rightsholders raging: it creates a custom search box for The […]
TorrentFreak has something of a scoop this morning: news that Google is experimenting with showing legal links to people searching for music, TV and films with piracy-related keywords. “Google has […]
Pirate sites on Google’s search engine remain a sore point for music rightsholders, who say Google isn’t doing enough to demote them in favour of legal music services. TorrentFreak has […]
Complaints about Google and piracy results in its search engine have quietened down a bit in recent weeks – mainly because attention has shifted to its YouTube subsidiary’s battle with […]
Facebook held a US press event last night, but those rumours of a revamped News Feed or redesigned mobile app were wide of the mark.
We’re intrigued by the launch of MyMusic, which has been in private beta for some time, but opened its doors to all yesterday.
The music industry has been keenly following Google’s strategy regarding its main search engine for some time, with rightsholders increasingly keen to see the company take more action to knock out pirate sites and promote legal music services.
The Slightly Right of Centre blog has caused a stir with a blog post claiming search engines are coming under pressure to remove sites linked to piracy from their results in the UK, and also to promote a white-list of approved music and film sites.
We reported recently on Google’s launch of Search Plus Your World, features in its search engine that – so critics say – give undue prominence to Google+ content, especially when people are searching for celebrities (including music artists).