Category Archives: Software

May 1, 2016

Google’s Founders’ Letter 2016

We’ve been building the best AI team and tools for years, and recent breakthroughs will allow us to do even more. This past March, DeepMind’s AlphaGo took on Lee Sedol, a legendary Go master, becoming the first program to beat a professional at the most complex game mankind ever devised. The implications for this victory are, literally, game changing—and the ultimate winner is humanity. This is another important step toward creating artificial intelligence that can help us in everything from accomplishing our daily tasks and travels, to eventually tackling even bigger challenges like climate change and cancer diagnosis.

April 1, 2016
February 21, 2016

Google To Stop Showing Ads On Right Side Of Desktop Search Results Worldwide

All of this represents the conclusion of a test that began all the way back in 2010, and has been tweaked over the years since then. Search Engine Land readers — particularly some outside the U.S. — notified us late last year that they were seeing the top-only ads more frequently.

Data-driven design. I love stuff like this.

January 18, 2016
December 10, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About the New Apple TV App Store

Let’s take a closer look at the category make up. A common question is which category is the largest? If you’re thinking games you’re not wrong! The Games category is the single largest category on the Apple TV App Store with 1,002 apps. This means Games make up roughly 38% of all Apple TV apps.

Read as: there are already approximately 900 crappy games for the Apple TV.

December 4, 2015

Announcing The Direct Link WordPress Plugin

I’ve made a new, ridiculously simple WordPress plugin called Direct link. Ever wished you could make your post titles link to external sites instead of being simple permalinks? Now you can! Download the plugin at wordpress.org/plugins/direct-link (usage instructions can be found here).

Feedback is always welcome. If you want some additional feature or find a bug (this is version 1.0, after all), let me know via the WP forums.