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Google Workers Create a Union

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Google is often thought of by end consumers as its own company, but it is actually owned by Alphabet. This is important since workers at Alphabet have recently decided to unionize, and this could have an impact on how Google runs its own operations moving forward. Reports note that workers have expressed their discontent in different ways over the years, from creating petitions to starting protests. They appear to be making this union so that they can have more of a voice, as the labor force of the industry-leading tech company that controls the lion's share of the world's searches, and it will be interesting to see what changes the new union may set its sights on.

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Gmail and YouTube Both Crash

Gmail and YouTube crash

We are a society that is so interconnected and dependent on the internet that it's easy to imagine that our favorite services will always be there exactly when we need them. In fact, having anything else be true could be highly detrimental to a lot of businesses and individuals. It's been common in apocalyptic fiction to question what would happen if electricity were suddenly gone, as it is no longer a luxury and society is built on it. But it's quickly becoming clear that the internet is the same sort of service. We count on it in similar ways and many could barely function without it. That was tested recently as both YouTube and Gmail went down.

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Why Do People Love Voice Search?

voice search

The human population is moving toward an astounding 8 billion people and should get there in just two years. By that time, the number of voice search assistants, which is currently over 4.2 billion, is projected to hit the same mark. Not everyone will have access to one, of course, but this is the product of many people having numerous devices -- phones, tablets, laptops, Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home devices, etc. But nothing shows the sheer popularity of voice search options like this incredibly fast rise to equal the global population. Clearly, this is technology that is here to stay. Why is it so popular?

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Language That Makes People Take Action

Language action

Have you ever wondered if the difference between making a conversion on your website and not making one is simply due to the words that you choose in your copy? If conversions -- i.e., making a sale or getting someone to pay for a service -- are your ultimate goal, you need to know how to give yourself the edge. Your diction makes a big difference here. The smallest word choice may cause someone to take immediate action or put it off for later. They may not even know why they're doing it, but it's clear on your end that having copy that promotes the highest number of conversions is beneficial.

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Will Google Always Be the Only Option?

Google competition

When you tell someone to search for something online, what do you say? Odds are you have frequently muttered some variation of "Just Google it." You may have even used it to define your own actions. For instance, you could say "I Googled the weather this morning and it looks like it's going to snow." Either way, what's important to note here is that Google has become a verb. Yes, it is the name of a search engine and the company behind it, but we use it in shorthand as an action. This is reflective of how ubiquitous Google is and how many people don't even think about other options.

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