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How To Survive The Holiday Shopper Afraid To Buy Too Soon

What do you do when the holiday sales plan doesn’t seem to be going to plan? Take a deep breath, assess everything and see if there’s another way to proceed. In a case study on our Search Engine Land site, read how Harry & David got past consumers fearful to buy, because they’d been trained to expect better deals to come as the holiday shopping season progressed. Here’s the article:

Black Friday – A Cautionary Tale From An Online Retailer

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Dutch Data Protection Authority Says Google’s Privacy Policy Breaks Privacy Laws

A statement released yesterday by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) claims Google’s privacy policy is in breach of the Dutch data protection act. According to the statement:
Google combines the personal data from Internet users that are collected by all kinds of different Google services, without adequately informing the users in advance and without asking for their consent…On top of that, Google does not offer users any (prior) options to consent to or reject the examined data processing activities.
“Google spins an invisible web of our personal data, without our consent. And that is forbidden by law,” says the chairman of the Dutch data protection authority Jacob Kohnstamm. The DPA’s investigation noted how Google collects data on search queries, user locations and video viewing habits to display personalized ads and personalize services. “The consent, required by law, for combining the personal data from different Google services cannot be obtained by accepting general (priva…

BookMyShow Bags Exclusive Rights For ICC T20 World Cup 2014 Tickets; Almost All Tickets Already Sold Out

ICC has trusted BookMyShow, India’s largest online movie/event ticket booking site, for selling 2014 ICC World Cup online tickets, which will take place in Bangladesh between 16th March and 6th April, 2014.
BookMyShow site has been the preferred choice for IPL match ticket bookings, but this is for the first time that BookMyShow has directly collaborated with ICC to sell online tickets
You can book the tickets right here. Tickets are also available at ICC’s official website.

Both ICC and Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to go with BookMyShow, as it has now become India’s biggest platform to buy online tickets for various events including movies, sports events and plays. With more than 70 million views in a month, BookMyShow sells around 3 million tickets every month.
Campbell Jamieson, ICC’s general manager–commercial, said, “We are happy to be working with on an event like the ICC Twenty20 world cup 2014. has a global reach and I am sure it will allow us to …

How to Make the New Google Maps Embeds Responsive

Responsive Google Maps – The maps automatically resize based on the screen size.

The new Google Maps now offer you can option to embed maps in your web pages. While you are on the Google Maps website, zoom-in to an area that you wish to embed, click the Gear icon in the lower left corner and choose the Embed Maps option from the menu.
This web page contains a sample map embedded using the default embed code provided by Google Maps. The embedded map is non-responsive. What it means is if you open the page on a device other than your desktop computer, the Google Map won’t fit the screen and you’ll have to scroll the page horizontally to see the complete map.
Here’s another web page that contains the same Google Map but now the map has been embedded responsively. Thus, if you resize the browser or view the page on a small device, the embedded map would adjust its size automatically based on your screen size.
How to Embed Google Maps Responsively
This is the default embed code for the new Goog…

Say “Ok Google” On Desktop And Search With Voice Using New Chrome Extension

The way Google is making its search platform stronger day by day, I am sure a time will come when the search results will directly enter our minds!
In a latest round of innovation, Google has introduced a new Chrome extension, which will let Chrome users to do voice search by saying “Ok Google”. It uses the same feature seen in the new Moto X and Nexus 5 Android phones which has been extended to Desktop.

How it works?
After installing this Chrome extension,
Step 1: Go to on your Chrome browser and say “Ok Google”
Step 2: Say the term which you want to search, like “What is 2 plus 2?”
Step 3: See your search results appear magically in front of you.
Once the extension has been installed, you can see a symbol on the Google search bar, which will have two forms:

When the symbol is “Listening for “Ok Google”” then you can say “Ok Google” and start your search. After 5 minutes of inactivity, it automatically goes back to “Not Listening for “Ok Google”” to save battery and power.
As per t…

10 Best Responsive WordPress Themes

We are firmly in the year of responsive web design. With companies like Sony and Microsoft even making the leap, it’s now important to consider how responsive design can benefit your own website. Building on the powerful foundation of WordPress, these beautiful responsive themes are built to adapt to various screen resolutions and look incredible […]

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