Google launches Data GIF Maker to help storytellers convey information through animations

In an age of ubiquitous computing when we all have high-bandwidth video streaming capabilities in our pockets, the fact that the humble GIF continues to thrive is remarkable. But its success is testament to the 30-year-old file format’s continued support and its ability to convey information (and entertain) without requiring huge processing power. Indeed, GIFs continue […]

Prezi makes its first acquisition, snaps up Latvian data visualization startup Infogram

Prezi, the Hungarian startup behind the popular presentation software of the same name, has acquired Latvian infographics and data visualization company Infogram. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Riga in 2012, Infogram offers a slick WYSIWYG editor that converts users’ data into infographics that can be published or embedded elsewhere. The […]

Uber app to display real-time public transit data so you can easily combine modes of transport

Uber has announced plans to make it easier for riders to keep tabs on transit options by displaying real-time public transport data directly within the Uber app. For this feature — available only in the Android Uber app for now — the ride-hailing giant has teamed up with Transit, a Canadian-headquartered urban transport information service that […]

Zomato agrees to hacker’s demand — will launch bug bounty program in exchange for stolen data deletion

Less than 24 hours after revealing a major security breach that compromised the accounts of millions of users, restaurant search service Zomato revealed that it has engaged with the hacker responsible and has agreed to meet certain conditions in exchange for the stolen data being removed from the dark web. To recap, India-based Zomato, which […]

SearchCap: Google AdWords ad rank, quality score data & SEO strategies

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google AdWords ad rank, quality score data & SEO strategies appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About […]

Track, Qualify & Convert Your Leads: Using Call and SMS Data to Drive New Customers

Voice search now accounts for 20% of queries on Google’s mobile app and Android devices. Inbound call volume is continuing to increase even as messaging apps and chatbots become more popular. Facebook expects 37 billion call conversions by 2019, as social media’s share of mobile calls to… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. […]

Don’t underestimate the power of advanced filtering when analyzing crawl data

Columnist Glenn Gabe shares various ways of filtering crawl data to obtain actionable insights. The post Don’t underestimate the power of advanced filtering when analyzing crawl data appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & […]

SearchCap: e-commerce SEO & crawl data analysis

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: e-commerce SEO & crawl data analysis appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search […]

How China’s meshing ride-sharing data with smart traffic lights to ease road congestion

FEATURE: Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is lending its data to authorities as part of a new initiative to ease traffic congestion. Earlier this year, Didi partnered with the traffic police department of Jinan, the capital of Eastern China’s Shandong province, which claims a population of more than 7 million. Jingshi Road is one of […]

Using call and SMS data to drive new customers

Voice search now accounts for 20% of queries on Google’s mobile app and Android devices. Inbound call volume is continuing to increase even as messaging apps and chatbots become more popular. Facebook expects 37 billion call conversions by 2019, as social media’s share of mobile calls to… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full […]