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Google Announce New Nexus 7 – Best Display on a Tablet Ever

Google has officially announced the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new Nexus 7 is 2mm thinner and 50 grams lighter than it predecessor. The Nexus 7 also has the best display on a tablet to date featuring a 323dpi pixel density on a 1920×1200 resolution screen. Nexus 7 comes with 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage space.

Prices will be $229 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model and 32GB Wi-Fi model costs $269. As for the 4G LTE model, it’s priced at $349. Regarding the availability, the Wi-Fi version will be available for sale on July 30th.

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Google Has Retired Their CPA Affiliate Network

Google has just announced they will retire their CPA affiliate network. Yes… they had an affiliate network running in parallel with Adsense. Here is the official announcement.

Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we constantly evaluate our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers. To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

Publishers can continue to earn revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we continue to invest significantly in them.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. While we will no longer be adding new product functionality, we will maintain the platform during the transition period. We plan to disable publisher relationships from advertiser programs on July 31, 2013. Publisher payments will be disbursed for network activity generated through this date. We will continue to make certain functionality available through October 31, 2013 for retrieving reports, reconciling orders, and processing payments.

A huge thanks to all our advertisers, publishers and the team that has worked tirelessly on Google Affiliate Network over the past few years. We look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

How to Link a Google Analytics account to a different Google Adsense Account

Here is a quick little tutorial directly from Google on how to link a Google Analytics account to a different Google Adsense Account.

To link your AdSense account:

  1. On the Home tab, visit the Account settings page.
  2. In the “Access & authorization” section, next to “Google Analytics integration,” click edit.
  3. On the “Google Analytics integration” page, click Link next to the Analytics account that you want to link to your AdSense account. A new window opens and you’re taken to your Analytics account.
  4. In Analytics, click Link Accounts.
  5. In the dialog that appears, specify your primary Analytics property and Analytics profiles, then click Continue.
    Your primary and secondary Analytics properties are listed under the AdSense tab and your AdSense and Analytics accounts are now linked.

WordPress Plugin for Sharing Google Adsense Earnings

I don’t normally post basic plugins, but here is a great one for Google Adsense revenue sharing for WordPress. This plugin allows blogs to run a multi-author system and share out the revenues accordingly. Its a very simply plugin that just ads the Google Adsense Publisher ID of each author and then rotates it throughout the site on the posts they have created.

Great to see a very simple plugin get a lot of use. I have even been thinking about using it here on Crenk.

Here is a full link to the plugin.

Google Investing $67 million in Vevo to Gain a 10% Stake

There have been a lot of reports this morning that Google will be investing in Vevo. The investment would be around $67M, giving Google a close to 10 percent stake in Vevo.

This is a great movie for Google and for Vevo alike. Google knows that this top quality content and largest YouTube partner will remain on the platform for many years to come. Vevo get a great new investor with a huge global reach and they have secured their digital future.

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Video: Vuzix Smartglasses – Google Glasses Competitor

It seems like Google Glasses finally has a competitor with the Vuzix Smartglasses. This is a quick video from TheVerge taken at CES.

It seems like the Vuzix Smartglasses work fine, but the size is a big problem because it needs to be close to your eyeball and you cant see much else at the same time. It just seems like Google has a much slicker product at the moment.

However, the good thing with this device is that it can click on to any pair of glasses you are wearing. This might fit in very well with athletes!

Google Sells off More Profitable Motorola Home Division

The Google restructuring of Motorola continues. Google has now sold Motorola Home to the Arris Group for $2.35 billion in cash. Google acquired the whole of Motorola for $13 billion.

Google will receive about $2.05 billion in cash and $300 million in Arris common shares, giving Google an approximate ownership of 15.7 percent in the company. Earlier estimates had pegged Google’s earnings from a sale of Motorola Home to be between $1.5 billion and $2.5 billion.

“The industry faces its biggest technology transformation, and together ARRIS and Motorola will be able to accelerate related innovations such as the introduction of the IP Connected Home environments that service providers need and that their consumers crave,” noted Dennis Woodside, current CEO of Motorola Mobility.

This sale shows Google’s real intention with Motorola and that is to have the phone manufacturer just create and sell Google based devices for the consumer market. Especially considering that Motorola Home is a more profitable business than its mobile device division.

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