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Google has filed a legal challenge to the U.S. government, demanding the right to reveal more information on the data requests it receives. When a user searches for a local results on Google, such as a restaurant or hotel, there is now a horizontal carousel which features thumbnails, ratings, as well as the number of Google+ reviews. According to new data from the comScore Video Metrix service, 182 million Americans watched nearly 41 billion online content videos in May 2013. Google plans to give Internet access to the entire world by sending network-enabled balloons into the stratosphere. The new product, which Yahoo is launching in connection with location software company Yext, is designed to help companies easily update their online listings across more than 40 online platforms designed to reach 150 million local searchers. A public relations strategy is a big part of successful search campaigns. Getting your company's brand and employees exposed through media and social channels is incredibly important and can have a profound impact on links, rankings, and traffic. As we move toward a content-centric approach to marketing, search, and social media, new influence-based metrics become more important. Summary: If you know little or nothing about video production, where do you start and how difficult is it likely to be? Let's take a quick look at seven useful video sites that can really help – and even have you making animated videos in hours. Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. Facebook will soon begin streamlining its advertising options, and sponsored search results are among those that will be cut starting in July.