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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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Blippar Launches Indoor Visual Positioning System To Anchor AR

In order for augmented reality (AR) to offer any sort of reliable overly for physical reality, then there needs something that needs to anchor it into place. One example includes GPS positioning that is employed to tether a Pokemon object to a specific physical spot.  But GPS positioning can be off by several feet or [...]

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Google Plans To Re-Enter China With Government-Approved Search App

In a report found in The Intercept, Google will be formally re-entering the Chinese search market.  Reportedly, the search company will will offer censorship of keywords and topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese government, such as “human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.” It seems that the talks that took place between Google and Chinese officials have been [...]

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Google Releases AMP Stories v1.0 With New Features, Including An Ads Beta For DFP Users

On July 17, following the introduction of AMP Stories for publishers in February, the AMP team has announced several updates to AMP Stories, including monetization capabilities. Version 1.0 of AMP Stories is now available to all developers, no whitelisting needed. AMP stories are standalone compilations of pages with AMP and HTML layers of elements such as media, [...]

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Google’s Mobile Search Results Now Show Image Thumbnails 45% Of The Time

RankRanger's Mord Oberstein has reported that the Google mobile search results interface has had a dramatic increase of image thumbnails that were displayed in mobile search results. According to the data from RankRanger, there is 183 percent increase on July 13, 208, which is up from 15.7 of mobile page one search results that contain image thumbnails [...]

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Ex-Googler John Giannandrea Takes Charge Of Siri

Back in January, then Google SVP of Engineering John Giannandrea was hired by Apple to oversee its machine learning and artificial intelligence efforts.  Giannandrea, during his stay at Google, was responsible for machine learning improvements to various Google products, including search, Google Assistant, and Gmail. During that time, it wasn't clear how Giannandrea was involved with Siri.  Even [...]

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Google expanding Local Conversion Reporting And Per-Shop Visitation

Google's expanded rollout of store visits reporting for AdWords (which will soon become Google Ads) Customers of all sizes has begun.  This reporting provides performance breakouts by individual store locations. Marketers are going to be able to see in-person visits to their physical stores, as well as other types of "offline" conversions that are associated with [...]

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Google Turns On ‘Continued Conversation’ In The Google Assistant

One of the ways Google is attempting to make interactions with the Assistant more natural is allowing follow-up questions and interactions without having to repeat "Hey Google" each time.  The company announced a new feature called “Continued Conversation” at its developer conference in May. Continued Conversation launches today in the US, and allows users to have a [...]

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Polished Microsoft News App Joins Rivals Google And Apple News

  The Redmond, Washington company, Microsoft is launching new apps and a range of new desktop news experiences, called Microsoft News, on MSN, the Edge browser and other Microsoft properties. With this new experience, it is a mix of publisher partnerships, algorithms and human editorial curation.  These experiences not only seem to be well-designed apps that appear [...]

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