Yahoo beats Google for the first time since 2011. Hold the applause? (Market Watch)
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares could be in for a bump Thursday, while it could be a bit of boo-hoo for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), at least for the moment. Astounding just about everyone, July’s Web traffic for Yahoo surpassed that for Google Inc for the first time in some time, according to digital analysis group comScore in its monthly ranking of U.S. web activity released Wednesday. Marketing Land was among those who got a comScore rep to confirm that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) hasn’t been numero uno since May 2011.
Google, NFL in talks over Sunday Ticket service: AllThingsD (The Times of India)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has opened discussions with the National Football League to buy the rights to the Sunday Ticket subscription TV service now owned by DirecTV, tech blog AllThingsDigital reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The acquisition, if consummated, would dramatically boost the media efforts of the internet search company, which is trying to ramp up original programming and earn subscription revenue as opposed to advertising income.
Google Now Update Adds More Entertainment And Travel Features To The Android Personal Assistant App (Tech Crunch)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has added a half-dozen new travel and entertainment features to its personalised search app Google Now. With the additions, the company is aiming to capture the attention of the real-world consumer, such as a sports fan watching an NCAA football game, or the recently landed tourist trying to find their rental car. Like Twitter, Google is drawing on a lot of evidence that indicates people are increasingly consuming entertainment — TV or otherwise — while tapping away on mobile devices to get more information and connect with other viewers.
Google Doodle goes ‘Lune-ey’ with Claude Debussy (GMA News)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) on Thursday marked the 151st birth anniversary of French composer Achille Claude Debussy with – what else – a doodle that plays a clip of one of his works. Visitors to Google’s home page were greeted with an interactive doodle that plays a clip from one of Debussy’s compositions – if the big red Play button is clicked.
Google can now recognise Hindi handwriting on Android, iOS devices (DNA)
Today, Google announced beta support for Hindi handwriting and ability to switch to a native Hindi experience for Android. These are baby steps to make the Hindi internet simpler to use, the Internet giant claims. The new feature allows users to type in Hindi on a touchscreen, using fingers/a stylus after which it recognises the characters on its own. “We believe you should be able to use the internet in Hindi as easily as you read and write today. No matter what kind of handwriting you have, Google can help you find exactly what you’re looking for — so here’s to Handwrite in Hindi, we hope you have as much fun using it as we did creating it!” the Google India blog said on Wednesday.
Google to team up with NFL? (CNBC)