Category: Google

Google holds an AMA-style meeting with dozens of publishers on GDPR

Google held a video-conferenced meeting with dozens of publishers in five cities, including New York and London, on Thursday to address concerns about GDPR. The new regulation that governs how companies treat EU citizens’ data went into effect Friday. The...

/ May 29, 2018

Google is testing ads in its app Feed

Ad-free footprints don’t last long online. Especially if that footprint is controlled by Google. The online ad giant is now testing native ads in the Google Feed. Users began noticing them this week, Android Police first reported. Previously branded Google...

/ May 25, 2018

Introducing Search Engine Land’s ‘Guide to PPC’

Millions of advertisers spend millions of dollars every day to get their ads to appear in the search results. With so many features and capabilities available in Google AdWords, Bing Ads and Yahoo Gemini, getting (and staying) up to speed...

/ May 25, 2018

Unauthorized Alexa conversation recording unnerved owner, called a mistake by Amazon

Amazon Echo, housing the Alexa intelligent agent When it comes to next-generation technologies, like AI, the discussion is binary. The boosters, industry insiders and developers, see the social benefits, while detractors only half-jokingly predict Terminator-style dystopian futures. Could both be...

/ May 25, 2018

Yelp asks Europe to take new antitrust action against Google

According to the Financial Times (paywall), Yelp has formally complained to the European Commission (EC) that Google “abused its dominance in local search” and is seeking a formal Statement of Objections (antitrust charges) against the company. The logic of the...

/ May 24, 2018

Google to join IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework

Google will soon join the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework, the company confirmed Tuesday — just three days before the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The news was first...

/ May 24, 2018

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