Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three stories of interest.
Top brands have Google+ Pages, but few have many followers
Most of the top brands have their own Google+ Page, but their popularity leaves something to be desired. According to BrightEdge, 77 of the top 100 brands now have Google+ pages (for comparison, 93 of the top 100 have Facebook Pages). The total number of followers for those 77 brands is now 222,000.
Mozilla extends search partnership with Google
Mozilla has signed a multi-year agreement under which Google will remain the search provider for Mozilla’s web browser, Firefox. The previous deal ended in November, with Google Search being by far the biggest source of income for Mozilla.
Kindle Fire gets updated to version 6.2.1
Amazon has updated its Kindle Fire tablet, bringing several performance and navigation responsiveness fixes, the ability to add a password lock on Wi-Fi access and the option to choose which items display on the carousel. The update will be automatically delivered to Kindle Fire owners.