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Google ups search rankings of encrypted websites; acquires Directr

  • Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is now giving better search rankings to Web pages that are encrypted.
  • The company hopes that its new search algorithm will make the Web more secure, and encourage developers to better protect websites and information.
  • Separately, Google's YouTube division announced yesterday that it had acquired Directr, an app used by small businesses to create marketing videos.
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