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Panda Update 3.8

Google Panda Update 3.8

Google officially released a new Panda update version 3.8 on June 25th, 2012.  This update only entails a data refresh, not an algorithm change like 3.7 had. Even though the update is less impactful as priors, it is still important to check your search engine page results (SERP’s) after any Google update to see whether or not they are affecting your site.  In most cases, your site will experience some change.  However, it should be nominal.  Just remember to steer away from “black” and “grey hat” search engine optimization techniques; Google’s intentions with the Panda updates is to squash spammy sites and increase their overall search result quality.

What Software Do You Like?

Who was Google Android designed for? Was it meant to compete with the iPhone? The answer cannot really be determined until you have analyzed how the consumer reacts to the new Google product. Medielets releases some interesting consumer statistics for Android and iPhone devices, comparing what kind applications their users want.

Mobile Processors 50% Faster by End of 2010

I bought my Nexus One Friday afternoon around 3 o’clock central time. Without hesitating, I chose the FedEx Overnight shipping option. Because Google hates me, my phone was not shipped on Friday. This means I won’t be getting my phone until Tuesday because it won’t ship until Monday. Damn this infernal wretched bastard world. I’ve been waiting half a decade for this moment. I WANT MY GOOGLE PHONE.

This post is actually about mobile processors believe it or not. The Nexus One uses the newly-released Android 2.1 operating system. That’s all fine and dandy, but everybody knows that software is useless without decent hardware that supports it. Like with any computer, the CPU (or processor) is the most important hardware component in the phone, hands down. In fact, almost every single indentifiable issue with your mobile phone can most likely be traced back to your CPU capabilities. Is your video lagging? You have a crappy CPU on your phone. Do you have low battery life? Crappy CPU. Slow wireless connections? Your CPU may be made of crap.

The Nexus One phone was manufactured by HTC. HTC has been integrating Qualcomm processors in their mobile phones almost since inception. The Nexus One uses the Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz (aka “Snapdragon”) processor. Ok, now we are getting somewhere in this post. After researching Qualcomm some more, I discovered that they are in the midst of accelerating their CPU production line for mobile hardware (phones). Additionally, they’re improving the speed of their Snapdragon processors. In fact, they have already publicly announced that by the end of 2010, they will release their 1.3 GHz processor, as well as their DUAL-CORE 1.5 GHz mobile processor.

Big deal, what does this all mean you might ask? Well, despite the obvious fact that your phones will boot-up and process applications much faster – you can expect many new innovations in mobile computing. For example, with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor in your PHONE, you can decode 1080p/720p video files. Even if you don’t need this, it gives you a very good estimate as to how powerful these processors really are. And to do this while saving as much battery power as possible… that’s an accomplishment. Looks like the mobile industry is evolving nicely. I’m looking forward to a world with less lag.

Admob vs. Kyle

Admob

Admob is a mobile advertising company I’ve been using for the last six months.  It is the Adsense of mobile internet.  Admob typically only approves publishers that have a mobile-compatible website (like this for example).  Admob was recently acquired by Google.  The FTC is now asking for more details on the acquisition, as Google is starting to become more and more suspicious of monopolizing the mobile advertising industry.

Some other .mobi Advertising companies include:

  • Third Screen Media – http://www.thirdscreenmedia.com/
  • AdMob – http://www.admob.com
  • Google AdSense – http://google.com/adsense
  • Jumptap – http://jumptap.com/
  • InMobi – http://inmobi.com/
  • Unanimis – http://www.unanimis.co.uk/
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serg

good roundup. but seriously wtf are you blogging on christmas? santa is going to shit in your stocking

Happy Birthday Android

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Happy 1st birthday, Android.

Oh look… your first tooth.

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Colin

happy bday android!