Category: Google

Report: Google Home beats Amazon Alexa in Q1 global device shipments

According to a new quarterly tracking estimate from Canalys, Google shipped more smart speakers in Q1 2018 than Amazon. Globally, the firm said that there were roughly 9 million units shipped overall. The three largest markets are the US, China and...

/ May 23, 2018

YouTube’s new streaming music service to start rolling out this week

Starting Tuesday, YouTube will be rolling out its YouTube Music platform, the site’s new streaming music service. According to the announcement, there will be a Premium ad-free version that will cost $9.99 per month and include background listening and downloads....

/ May 21, 2018

60 Minutes segment: Google is a monopoly without question

In last night’s widely anticipated “60 Minutes” segment on Google, the program asks, “How Did Google Get So Big?” The answer the interviewees generally give is: by engaging in illegal manipulation of search results in an effort to defeat competitors...

/ May 21, 2018

All Apple News publishers can now use DoubleClick for Publishers to serve direct-sold ads

Apple has rolled out the ability for all publishers to use DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) for ad serving in their Apple News content, according to Digiday. Apple has been testing the use of Google-owned DFP with some publishers since last...

/ May 16, 2018

Australian privacy regulators examining Google’s Android location-data collection

European privacy moves are having a ripple effect around the globe. Reuters reported earlier today that Google now faces an investigation in Australia surrounding its location data collection practices from Android smartphone users. Oracle, a staunch Google opponent, provided a...

/ May 15, 2018

Google issues updated GDPR guidance to publishers on how to gain consent from users

Google has updated its cookie guidance resource, CookieChoices, to include new tips and suggestions to advertisers and publishers in advance of the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a sweeping set of rules...

/ May 14, 2018

Google to stop media buyers from using DoubleClick IDs, keeping measurement & attribution within its ‘walled garden’

Google has told media buyers who use its data transfer service that they will no longer be able to use a DoubleClick ID, multiple sources reported in the past week. Marketers use the IDs to pull cross-platform measurement data from Google’s...

/ May 14, 2018

IAB says digital ad revenues up 21% to $88B in 2017. Left unsaid: The duopoly dominated that growth

The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) is out with its Q4 and 2017 year-end state of the digital advertising industry report. In a repeat of the past several years, digital advertising revenue is up. There was growth across formats and devices....

/ May 10, 2018

Android P: AI inside and simplification outside

Yesterday at Google I/O, the company previewed its next Android operating system: Android P. I haven’t downloaded and used it, but the new OS promises to be simpler for users and more sophisticated on the inside, with a healthy dose...

/ May 9, 2018

Google announces ads updates for app developers at Google I/O

With the kickoff of the annual Google I/O developer conference today, Google announced updates for app developers buying and selling ads via AdWords and AdMob, respectively. Google added that Android users downloaded 94 billion apps from Google Play last year....

/ May 8, 2018