I am personally seeing the new card layout when I do searches in Google News on some browsers. On Chrome Mac, I get the card layout but on Safari Mac I get the old bundled list layout. Here is a screen shot showing the layouts side by side, you can click to enlarge:This design looks more like the mobile interface for Google News search.I personally prefer the old format because it shows more sources about the same topic right on the same screen.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google News Search Results Tests Card Layout Again
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Google seems to be testing showing the number of bookings that happened through a local services ads directly in the Google ads. Tom Waddington posted a screen shot that shows Google displaying "booked 870+ times near you." Tom posted this screen shot on Twitter:This is what I see:I suspect showing the number of bookings does two things; (1) gives confidence to the shopper that the business is dependable and (2) encourages the business that doesn't show the number of bookings to use a Google backed booking system.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google Local Services Ads Tests Showing Number Of Bookings
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In the past couple of years, developers and companies have been moving towards the Agile development process. It allows for quick feedback to developers and in the long-term that means better and faster development. UI testing albeit looking good on paper suffers from the drawback of being slow so you can’t let developers know right away if their code is buggy. Though with API testing things are a lot faster and more reliable as compared to a GUI based series of tests. Now before you discuss the various public rest api for testing, let’s start by clarifying what an API is? What is an API? API is an abbreviation for Application Programming Interfaces, and it acts as an interface for software programs. Even though the vast majority of functional testing will require the use of an interface like a dot net form or a web page, with API testing you essentially bypass the user interface and communicate with the application directly via a series of API calls. Using API testing … [Read more...] about Where to Find Free Public Rest API for Testing
Mastercard and VISA certainly hope not, but Larry Page wants to be in your wallet. Well, not exactly--he wants to replace your wallet. Last month, when I talked about Google's new strategy--we do everything--I mentioned that Google is working hard to unseat PayPal, the online payments leader, but I think that I undersold Google's ambitions. Google wants to be the leading form of payments anywhere, not just online.So, how might they do that? Let me count the ways:Near Field Communication (NFC) was in the Google phone and Google wants Android support for NFC chips to give it a leg up on using your phone to pay for things in physical stores. Who wouldn't want to wave their phone at the cash register and be on their way?Google Wallet is stalking eBay's PayPal to take a piece out of the online payment market. eBay sued Google within hours of the Google Wallet announcement, so don't think this will be a quiet fight.Well, that wasn't hard to count, right? Doesn't sound too … [Read more...] about Will Google be your new credit card?