Google Puts Click-to-Call Feature in Mobile Ads
Today Google announced a new feature for smartphones that will allow them to automatically place a call from a mobile ad served to their mobile browser. When conducting Google searches, Google will return local business results, complete with the phone number of the nearest branch and/or location. Users of the iPhone, Android, and other smarthphones will be able to click on the phone number to place a call to that business. The idea is to help end users contact businesses via phone faster.
Google Maps to Host Ads In the Form of 'Promoted Pins'
Google today said it plans to place advertisements in Google Maps on mobile devices. The change is meant to help Google's business customers promote their own businesses to people who search through Google Maps.
Gmail for Android Now Warns of Phishing Attempts
Google has updated Gmail for Android with a new security feature. Moving forward, links within emails that lead to suspicious sites will call up a warning from Google.
Google Calendar to Auto-Dial Conference Passcodes
Google Calendar for Android devices will soon help people dial-in to conference calls with fewer steps and less frustration. When users dial the conference call number through the Calendar app, the app will automatically add the conference passcode to connect to the right call.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
Google Photos Picks Up New Slideshow Feature
Google today made it easier to view photo albums online and on Android handsets with a new slideshow tool. Photos users need only open an album, click a picture, and select "slideshow" from the dropdown menu to initiate a slideshow of all the photos in that particular album.
i can already do this... i do a gogle search and it shows the businesses number i select the number and hit the call button... its not new..
ditto...been doing this for awhile on the BlackBerry Curve.....