Amongst over 200 signals that Google uses to rank content in search results, backlinks stand second only to keywords. Backlinks are so important that they even affect the optimization of keywords for any content.
WP29 on Wednesday was calling for changes in the commercial data transfer agreement between US and EU. The agency said it does not provide enough protection for privacy for European users.
FMA of Austria will investigate Raiffeisen Bank International and Hypo Landesbank Vorarlberg. The Austrian banks were named in Panama Papers in helping money laundering scheme.
Mashable announced on Thursday to receive a new round of investment. The Series C funding was led by Turner Broadcasting.
Yahoo potential buyers only have until April 11 to submit their bid. Along with the proposed amount are details on how the purchase would be financed, conditions or approvals to be met and what important foundation to make by deciding to push through with a deal. Verizon and Time Inc. already shown interest to acquire Yahoo’s core business the past few months.
Qatari media network Al Jazeera is announcing its plan to cut 50 jobs as a part of an optimization initiative. As a partly state-funded company, Al Jazeera is impacted by the slump in oil prices, which is the country’s main sector.
The second largest U.S. newspaper chain will soon add two newspapers in California. Digital First Media gain the advantage after Tribune Publishing faced regulatory hurdle to acquire Orange Country .
Optus at last revealed on how Aussie football fans will be able to watch their favorite game via live stream. It will team up with SBS to broadcast live streaming of their favorite team and players from around the world provided that the viewers are Optus subscribers.
Last week, Google announced to invest $30 million to news organizations in Europe. This is a part of the Digital News Initiative plan launched by the Internet giant.
Apple and FBI want to resolve their feud over the decryption of the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter but the giant tech company turned FBI's request. John McAfee, inventor of the McAfee software, offers assistance to solve the case.
Time Inc. was interested in big data owned by Specific Media when they acquired Viant, which owns Specific Media. Apparently, Viant also owned other business units, including social network Myspace. Time Inc. will use data from Viant's business lines including Myspace to improve its advertising activities.
Yahoo’s planned restructuring plan had started on Wednesday, whereas 107 employees had received a written notice that after 60 days they would have to leave the office. That would be the first batch of what is expected to be a much bigger job cuts of 1,500 employees or 15 percent of the company’s workforce.
The offer is part of the company's strategy to gain income amid the increasing use of ad-blocking softwares. Websites had been losing significant advertisement revenues and develop other alternatives to bring ad-free experience while keeping the business going. The offer will start next week for $3.99 per month or $1 weekly.
Security researchers have been paid $200,000 by Google to investigate Android's bugs. Google has started the security program for all of its products since last 2010. The company has spent approximately $6 million since then.
Microsoft incomes have increased thanks to the rising Surface sales, as well as the cloud and server growth. They are the main contributors to the higher overall revenue. However, Microsoft Windows and phones are not in the same luck as their performances are still declining.
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