Google has added the Hulu app to the Chromecast Web TV gadgets. Hulu Plus with support for the Chromecast can be downloaded through Google Play now. You will need to have a Hulu Plus account to have the app work on the $35 Chromecast device. However, you can still stream the Hulu service for free through a web browser through the Chromecast. However, Google points out that the best way to stream content is through official apps.
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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched a new tool that will help people gain an accurate picture of how their online advertising drives conversions. Conversions from advertising can lead to store visits, phone calls, app downloads, online sales, etc. By getting a better picture of purchase paths, it can help you optimize online advertising and allocate budgets.
Today Google is celebrating the 123rd birthday of the Yosemite National Park in the form of a Google Doodle. Unfortunately, the parks are temporarily closed because of a government shutdown today. Over 800,000 government employees will not be able to work until a decision is made on the budget. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are in dispute with House Republicans about the health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act.
Google is going to expand their pilot of BufferBox to the city of San Francisco. BufferBox currently operates out of Toronto, Ontario. Google acquired BufferBox in November 2012 for an undisclosed amount. BufferBox handles the operations of delivery of parcels from online retailers to physical lockers.
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Interbrand has released a new study for the most valued brands of the year. Apple took the number one spot from Coca-Cola and Google has the number two spot. This is the first time that a company has beat Coca-Cola since 2000.
Dustin Moore of Beaverton, Oregon was surfing Google Street View one day and discovered an image of his late grandmother. His grandmother was reading a newspaper on the stoop of her house in the photo.
Google has added the ability to search for hashtags on their search engine. However, the search engine only picks up and displays the results on the sidebar for Google+ only. It will not display hashtags generated on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. The hashtag search also favors larger brands. So if you are a new Google+ user with a couple of connections, don’t expect your hashtags to show up.