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Google Says About Half Of Security Certificates Are Broken On The Web

Google may flag sites that have broken security certificates in the search results. They may also boost the ranking benefit on login pages, to prevent phishing attempts.

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A Town Where You Live’s Seo to End Half & Half Manga – Anime News Network

A Town Where You Live's Seo to End Half & Half Manga
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The original Half & Half manga one-shot was Seo's debut work in a Kodansha 's Magazine Fresh in 1996. He then turned the story into a full series in 2012. Kodansha shipped the first compiled volume in August, 2013. Seo resumed the series last July

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Google Disabled More Than Half A Billion Ads in 2014 by @mattsouthern

Google released its annual “Bad Ads” report today, which revealed the search giant had to disable more than 524 million bad ads last year. The number of ads Google has to disable each year is rising, as this year’s total is up from 2013’s total of 350 million ads. In addition, Google banned 214,000 advertisers for advertising policy violations. The most problematic of ad policy violations in 2014 were ads employing “trick to click” methods. These types of ads mislead users into clicking on ads disguised as something else, like a system error. Over 43 million ‘trick to click’ ads […]

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Google Issues Its 2014 “Bad Ads” Report: Disabled More Than Half A Billion Ads

Over 43 million ads were disabled for using “Trick to Click” ploys.

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Facebook Reaches 1.39B Monthly Active Users, Half A Billion Are Mobile-Only by @mattsouthern

Facebook announced its Q4 2014 earnings today, revealing that 1.39 billion users now use the social network every month, which marks a 13% year over year growth. Monthly active users on mobile grew even more at 26% year over year, now sitting at 1.19 billion in total. Breaking it down even further, 890 million users access the service each day, which is up 18% from last year. Again, mobile saw greater growth in this area with 34% year over year growth, now sitting at 745 million daily active users. The most remarkable thing about this report is the rate at […]

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How Social Media Automation Can Cut Your Sharing Time in Half by @kevanlee

Imagine taking a week off at the beach while your social media profiles hummed along without missing a beat. One of the greatest social media superpowers you hold—as an individual, a brand, or an agency—is the ability to control time. With the right tool, you can post into the future so that the next two days, two weeks, or even two months are taken care of, no matter where you happen to be. Social media automation makes it possible to save time, stay flexible, and plan your online marketing strategy down to the very minute. It works for folks managing a single […]

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First Half Ad Revenue: Search Dominates PC Ads But Not Mobile

The IAB has released its first half 2014 digital advertising revenue figures. Total US digital revenues grew 15 percent compared with a year ago to $23.1 billion. Total second-quarter revenues were roughly $11.7 billion. Paid search was the largest single category of online advertising, though its…



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Why Half Of iPhone Users Don’t Trust iOS 8 Yet

When Apple released iOS 8 last month, it debuted to a lukewarm reception. According to mobile marketers, users last year installed iOS 7 twice as fast as they installed iOS 8 on the first day. 

Now, Apple’s latest numbers are in. And the news is … well, still kind of mediocre. 

Approximately three weeks after its release, less than half the people using an iOS device are using the new version. 

See also: On Its First Day, iOS 8 Took Off More Slowly Than Its Predecessors

iOS 8 Can’t Kill iOS 7

According to Apple’s developer site, which keeps tabs on mobile software installations through the App Store, just as many people run iOS 7 as iOS 8. 

Dated October 5, 2014, Apple’s pie chart shows that the two software versions take an equal share, accounting for 47% of users. Beyond that, another 6% of gadgets—likely older models that can’t handle newer software—run even earlier versions. 

Pie chart courtesy of <a href=”https://developer.apple.com/support/appstore/”>Apple</a>

Citing data from analytics firm Mixpanel, MacRumors notes that, during a similar period last year, almost 70 percent of iOS users put iOS 7 on their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. 

Chart courtesy of <a href=”https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/ios_8/from_date:-3,report_unit:hour,to_date:0″>Mixpanel</a><a href=”http://software-apps-“></a>

Why the trepidation surrounding iOS 8? One look at the headlines should offer some answers. 

Apple radically retooled several aspects of the iPhone software, for both the users running it and the developers making apps for it. But the revamp has been plagued by glitches.  

Anything new and untested in the field can be prone to problems, and Apple’s software is no exception. People who rushed to update their devices to iOS 8.0.0 and then iOS 8.0.1 found that the software crippled calling, killed battery life and removed the Camera Roll photo folder, among other things. 

See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It

The company moved quickly to address many of those issues in iOS 8.0.2, but it still sustained some damage to user trust. Now early adoption fever seems to have cooled, at least for half of the iPhone user base. 

Making matters worse, Apple pulled the plug on iOS 7.1.2 last month. Without the previous version of the software available, users who took a chance on iOS 8 effectively found themselves stranded with it, with no official way of downgrading. 

iOS 8.1: A New Hope?

Last week, developers got their hands on the new next version, iOS 8.1, which fuels speculation that it will launch very soon—likely later this month, around the time Apple unveils its new iPads. 

The update should come with even more bug fixes, as well as the much-anticipated Apple Pay, the all-new mobile payments system introduced at Apple’s September press event.

See also: Apple Has Reportedly Forced Banks To Stop “Taxing” Mobile Payments

That could help move the needle on iOS 8 installations. But there’s an equal chance that, faced with the prospect of yet another brand-new technology that hasn’t been battle-tested yet, bug-weary iPhone users may decide to wait. 

Because it would take an enormous leap of faith for people to hand over their financial data—especially to a company with a spotty track record in rolling out new things. 

Would you trust your wallet to a company that just pushed out loads of software bugs?

When it comes to mobile, Apple has had as many stumbles as hits over the years. For all its glorified successes with the first iPod, the iPhone and the conception of the App Store, it also caught heat for half-baked functions like Siri and Apple Maps, not to mention the iPhone 4 “antennagate” PR nightmare. 

Now with iOS 8, there’s a new pile of problems to add to Apple’s hall of shame. And those problems aren’t entirely in the rearview mirror yet. 

If Apple wants people using their iPhones as wallets, the company will need to make sure its software is bulletproof. And along with fixing bugs, it will also need to fix something else: the damaged trust that’s still keeping people away from iOS 8. 

That, we suspect, might be much harder. 

Lead photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite. Apple Pay screenshot by Stephanie Chan for ReadWrite

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Nearly Half Of All iPhone Users Have Downloaded iOS 8

Slowly but surely, iPhone users are updating to iOS 8, the new operating software for iPhones and iPads, Apple reports.

The technology company has added a new pie graph to its App Store Distribution page for developers, which notes that 46% of users have upgraded to iOS 8. Meanwhile, 49% of users continue to use iOS 7 and 5% are still using even earlier versions.

Earlier this week, multiple usage trackers determined that iOS 8 adoption was off to a slower start than iOS 7. One possible reason might be that, in order to upgrade, iPhone users need to free up 5 GB of space to fit this latest upgrade, which wasn’t the case with iOS 7.

See also: How To Install iOS 8 When Your iPhone Is Full Of Stuff

Acquiring less than half of the userbase in a week may sound like a loss for Apple. However, history tells us that it’s quite good. KitKat, the latest Android update, took a whopping 9 months to reach 40% market share. (Android users, however, are mostly at the mercy of their mobile carriers when it comes to operating-system updates.)  

See also: How To Upgrade To iOS 8

iOS 8 was released last Tuesday with a number of new features, but not everybody is impressed, as some users are already trying to downgrade to iOS 7.

Screenshots via Apple

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Google Has Removed 100,000 Links, Approved More Than Half of ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Requests

Google has removed “the majority” of “right to be forgotten” requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved “more than 50 percent” of the requests.

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