How PayPal Measures Up Against Other Tech Giants – Google, Apple, Microsoft & others

Infographic: How PayPal Measures Up Against Other Tech Giants | Statista
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PayPal has started trading on the NASDAQ on Monday morning. The company’s valuation, just below $50 billion. Shows how PayPal measures up against other big names in the tech industry in terms of market capitalization.

Apple Reclaims Title of Most Valuable Brand – Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Visa & others

According to the latest edition of Millward Brown’s annual Brandz report, Apple has surpassed Google to reclaim the world’s most valuable brand once again. Apple’s brand value soared 67 percent to $247 billion, eclipsing the value of last year’s leading brand Google by more than $70 billion.

Infographic: Apple Reclaims Title of Most Valuable Brand | Statista

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Mobile Usability & Google Mobile-Friendly Test

With an increase in global web traffic from mobile devices & also studies showing that mobile visitors are more likely to revisit mobile-friendly sites, mobile usability has now become an imp part of search results. Mobile usability report helps identify issuses affecting your pages. This can be used to fix errors & also their search performance & relevance. Most mobile browsers do not render Flash-based content. Also your pages should specify a viewport using the meta viewport tag

For the mobile friendly websites,

1) The viewing area should adjust to the device screen size

2) Content should flow in viewport

3) Scaling of the fonts

4) Buttons should be well placed & visible

5) Using mobile friendly tech for the mobile website

Six primary mobile usability errors are

1) Flash Usage
2) View Port Not configured
3) Fixed-width viewport
4) Content not sized to viewport
5) Small font size
6) Touch elements too close

Google Mobile-Friendly Test URl is https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design.

The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Loses ?

A great presentation from Scott Galloway on on Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google (The Four Horsemen) and who will win & who will lose in the digital business economy

Top 10 Most Mentioned Brands on Twitter in Q4 2014

Top 10 Most Mentioned Brands on Twitter in Q4 2014 – Some of the brands mentioned are facebook, Disney, Google, starbucks & others

Hindiweb.com – Google Launches Hindi Voice Search & Alliance For Promoting Indian languages Online

Google has launched the Indian Language Internet Alliance, which will help promote the growth of Indian language content online. Through this initiative, millions of Indians will be able to join the online bandwagon. Several leading Indian media networks are part of this initiative. Already India has 200 million internet users & this initiative will help bring many non English speaking population of India to be internet users.

Google voice search for Hindi is also available now & a new website hindiweb.com, which will have hindi content like apps, music, videos, blogs & others. With increasing internet & mobile penetration, Hindi content will help bring millions of people online.

Hindi web
Hindi web

How Google Works – A SlideShare Presentation by Eric Schmidt

Here is a great SlideShare Presentation by Eric Schmidt on How Google Works.