Hashtag Trending – Parking with Google Maps, AI assistants bonanza

Google wants to help you find that perfect parking spot, tech brands are making moves with their voice-activated assistants, and Product Hunt gets an upgrade. Trending on Google is a smattering of news

Published on: August 31st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Your customers can now update your Google Maps listing

A new crowdsourcing feature in Google Maps means that many businesses will soon see information suggested by their customers showing up on their listing, according to the search giant. Google Maps has become

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google AdWords updates increase ad size, bring ads to Maps

Google is updating AdWords to reflect the growing shift of its search audience from desktop to mobile, the search giant announced today at its Performance Summit. The new updates will see bigger ads

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New mobile feature lets Google act as your travel agent

Google Inc. announced a new service today that travellers can use to plan their next vacation - and it's mobile-only. Powered by the same engine as the company's signature search, Google Destinations provides

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


What Google Maps redesign means for local businesses

Google Inc. has been pushing out updates to several of its major products as of late - Android, Gmail, search - so the big update that came to its Maps product may have

Published on: November 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Google Maps adds new Explore feature to highlight local businesses

Keeping your Google+ profile page updated with accurate information just got a little more important for local businesses. While Google has already given businesses plenty of reasons to want to take control of

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How marketers can make use of Google+

Google+ has gotten a bad rap. In April, TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotis and Matthew Panzarino called the social network the “walking dead” and a whole slew of other media outlets began publishing their takes

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Candice So

5 Nexus 5 setups: Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca

One fated morning I woke up and started my routine as per normal. I put on a pot of coffee, chose my clothes from my wardrobe for the day, and went to grab

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

MIT researchers built a data protector that still lets you use your apps

Giving away personal data in exchange for services can be a heavy trade-off. On one hand, it seems obvious - just be careful about who you give your data to and what you

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

Google giving small businesses the power to manage their presence online

Google Inc. is launching a new, free dashboard designed for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), helping them get noticed online. Branded as Google My Business, the service allows SMBs to manage their presence

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Candice So

Google Street View, brought indoors

When Google Inc. first brought Street View to its Maps service in 2007, it was a novelty. By now, most people are familiar with Google Street View, where users can go to Google

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Candice So

Yellow Pages offers free Facebook page with virtual listing service

Yellow Pages Group Co. is now offering a Facebook page creation service to its small business clients and will soon be offering them help in monitoring and engaging with their customers who interact

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Google Glass

To put on Google Glass is not to see what wearable technology is capable of today. It's to get a vision of the future. The technology is so new, it's barely beyond the

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson