Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. […]

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Lithuanian coach on LaMelo Ball: ‘You can’t control that little chipmunk’

LaMelo Ball may be the more talented of LaVar Ball’s sons, between himself and LiAngelo Ball, playing professional basketball in Lithuania. But to hear it from Virginijus Seskus, the head coach of Prienu Vytautas, the youngest Big Baller Brand ambassador is also the bigger headache. “When I watch them in practices, they stand out, especially […]

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I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the United States

It takes a level of pomposity inconceivable to most of us to describe another country as a “shithole.” It’s unfortunately just one more of the obnoxious, racist, and altogether absurd statements we’ve come to expect from President Donald Trump. If the president were to venture beyond the manicured lawns of Mar-a-Lago or the White House, […]

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Teens are eating laundry detergent pods for social media fame

A dangerous new internet challenge has teens filming themselves while they eat Tide laundry detergent pods. Social media videos show teens gagging and spitting out detergent as they bite into the pods. Other videos show the colorful orange and blue pods cooking in a frying pan and being served up as cereal or a pizza topping. What are […]

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Google will reportedly vet premium YouTube videos more closely

Google will reportedly start more strictly vetting YouTube channels that are part of its Google Preferred premium advertising program, reports Bloomberg Technology. Anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the company will use both human moderators and machine learning to identify videos that shouldn’t be part of Preferred bundles. The move is supposedly a response to advertisers’ concerns over inappropriate videos featuring […]

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5 Reasons Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram Are Wildly Successful

The titans of the industry, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, are great examples of how to build a successful social media startup. Here are five of the most prominent reasons why they have succeeded thus far: 1. They are obsessed with the user experience. The teams at Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram care about every detail across the user experience. […]

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Singer Seal Accuses Oprah Of Knowing About Weinstein Rumors ‘For Decades’

Musician Seal isn’t buying that Oprah Winfrey is a champion of women. Days after the media mogul’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes proclaimed “time is up” for men in power who silence women, Seal published a fiery post on Instagram Wednesday that included two photos of Winfrey with the disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged serial sex crimes sparked the #MeToo movement and a cascade […]

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