Category: Google

Google allows advertisers to buy ads.txt authorized-only inventory

Google announced Thursday that advertisers using Display & Video 360 (formerly DoubleClick Bid Manager) can now opt to only buy inventory that has been authorized via a publisher’s ads.txt file. Ads.txt is an initiative spearheaded by the IAB Tech Lab...

/ July 27, 2018

Google ups its AI services with new Contact Center solution and developer tools

Google is boosting its AI-as-a-service offerings this week, most notably with the alpha release of a new Contact Center AI solution. Contact Center AI is built around its Dialogflow development suite for conversational agents, which was launched last fall and...

/ July 26, 2018

US market becoming a smartphone duopoly

Last week, Google received the largest antitrust fine ever imposed by the European Commission (EC). At the highest level, that fine is about Google’s dominance of the world’s smartphone market. Android is far and away the dominant operating system, with...

/ July 23, 2018

Google releases AMP Stories v1.0 with new features, including an ads beta for DFP users

Examples of Google AMP Story ads. Following on the introduction of AMP Stories for publishers in February, the AMP team has announced several updates to AMP Stories, including monetization capabilities. Version 1.0 of AMP Stories is now available to all...

/ July 23, 2018

Report: Smart speaker ownership driving voice adoption on smartphones

NPR and Edison Research have released a new “smart audio” report. It’s the third installment of research that began in 2017, intended to investigate device adoption and evolving consumer interaction with smart speakers. Extrapolating from a sample of just over...

/ July 20, 2018

FTC says it will take a ‘close look’ at EU antitrust fine against Google

Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com Following today’s record antitrust fine imposed on Google parent Alphabet in Europe, US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons said he will “take a close look” at the European Commission (EC) decision. Simons also...

/ July 18, 2018

Google hit with largest-ever $5 billion antitrust penalty in Android case

It’s the largest antitrust fine ever imposed by the European Commission (EC) and nearly double the last antitrust fine Google received over alleged abuses in shopping search. Earlier today, the EC announced a €4.3 billion (roughly $5 billion) penalty and...

/ July 18, 2018

Third-party app store owner files EU complaint about being blocked by Google

As the European Commission (EC) reportedly prepares to slap Google with another multibillion-dollar antitrust fine over its requirements for Android handset makers, a small third-party app store competitor called Aptoide has filed a complaint with the EC, asserting that Google...

/ July 12, 2018

YouTube’s Copyright Match Tool finds videos uploaded without the creator’s permission

Alexey Boldin / Shutterstock.com Copyright infringement has been a frustration for YouTube creators for years. In a big step toward addressing the problem, YouTube announced is releasing a Copyright Match Tool next week that will allow creators to find out...

/ July 12, 2018

Google Marketing Live: Here come fully automated ads & campaigns for Local, Shopping & more

During the livestreamed keynote at Google Marketing Live in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Google executives announced several initiatives, all of which are powered by machine learning and take automation to another level. It’s easy to start being glib about...

/ July 11, 2018