mobile web

Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and lay

Google’s mobile-first search index has rolled out to a handful of sites

Just over a year ago, Google announced a major change to the way its search index will rank sites: it will go mobile-first. As the company explained at the time, Google’s algorithms will eventua

Target adds AR shopping to its mobile website

Target is rolling out a new way to shop using augmented reality technology, initially on its mobile website. The feature, called “See It In Your Space” will allow online shoppers to use th

Google acquires Relay Media to convert ordinary web pages to AMP pages

AMP -- Google's collaborative project to speed up the loading time for mobile web pages -- is getting an interesting acceleration of its own today. Relay Media, a company founded by an ex-Googler that

Google launches a new certification program for mobile web developers

Google today launched a new certification program for mobile web developers. As the name implies, the Mobile Web Specialist Certification is meant to help developers show off their mobile web developm

Google will now allow 300×250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be ‘user-friendly’

Google today announced a change to its AdSense policy that will remove a limitation previously in place that restricted certain kinds of ads “above the fold” – meaning, visible on a

Google launches new certification program for mobile site developers

Google is launching a new certification program for mobile site developers today. The exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve mobile site speed, effective m

Universe, a mobile-only website builder, lets you create pages in ‘under a minute’

The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players competing against newer entrants. Now make way for another one: Universe, a startup t

Google fixes a big problem with AMP, now lets you view and share a publisher’s own links

Google today is rolling out a change to its AMP integration in Google Search that will let you view, copy and share the publisher’s own link to the webpage in question, instead of the AMP URL.

Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android

Progressive Web Apps, which are basically sophisticated web apps that are able to use features like push notifications and a local cache to give users a native-like experience, have been on Google&#82

Facebook is disabling messaging in its mobile web app to push people to Messenger

Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application, according to a notice being served to users: "Your conversations are moving to Messenger," it reads. Welcome news to the

Google Starts Highlighting AMP Pages In Its Mobile Search Results

Smartphones and networks are constantly getting faster, but somehow the mobile web now feels slower than it ever did. That’s largely thanks to all the ads and trackers that most sites now use (a

Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

With the release of iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debuted its own support for content and ad blocking i

Branch Metrics Snags $35 Million More For Its Deep Linking & App Discovery Business

One of the problems in the early days of the mobile app era was that it wasn't possible to link to the pages within apps the same way you could link to pages on the open web. But technology has adapte

Facebook’s Timehop Clone “On This Day” Shows You Your Posts From Years Ago

Facebook’s experimented with ways to surface old Memories since 2010. But after seeing Timehop hit 6 million daily users on mobile, Facebook is officially launching a competing nostalgia featur

As Apple Enters The Space, Jumio Brings Its Automatic Card-Scanning Technology To Mobile Web

Apple’s adoption of a new credit-card scanning feature in iOS 8’s Safari browser is good news for Jumio, the company believes. Jumio, along with Card.io (acquired by PayPal) helped pionee

Thank You, Google Overlords

Running a website not optimized for smartphones? Guess what, you've been put on notice. Google is using its influence and the power of its algorithm to finally force web publishers to fix their mobile

GoDaddy Buys M.dot, A Mobile Website-Building App, To Push Its Mobile And Freemium Businesses

GoDaddy, the web-hosting and domain registration giant, is taking one more step into the world of mobile, and another into offering small businesses a one-stop shop for all of their online activities

DIY Mobile Website Creator bMobilized Adds Another $2.5 Million In Series A Funding

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bmobilized.com/">bMobilized</a>, a New York-based mobile web startup offering small businesses a way to convert their existing websites into HTML5, mobile-optimized

Apple’s North American Mobile Web Traffic Surges Following iPhone 5 Launch

Apple's share of mobile web traffic rose 5.96 percent between September and October, thanks no doubt to the introduction of the iPhone 5, and likely also helped by the shipping of the 4th generation i
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