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In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook will be hit much harder than Google. Although it is Google that is taking most of the heat in the current boycott of its digital display advertising, it is Facebook that is likely to be hit hardest by this problem. A series of global firms have pulled their advertising from YouTube is response to finding […]

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Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Written by on March 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections. The growing frequency of politically-motivated online attacks — […]

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British firms boycott Google after YouTube content fiasco

British firms boycott Google after YouTube content fiasco

Written by on March 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites. The British government has suspended its advertising on YouTube after some public sector ads appeared next to videos carrying homophobic […]

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Apple, Google, others back away from fight over travel bans

Apple, Google, others back away from fight over travel bans

Written by on March 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, deciding not to put their weight behind a lawsuit seeking to block the second version of his executive […]

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Alphabet, Jigsaw launch new tech to identify online abuse

Alphabet, Jigsaw launch new tech to identify online abuse

Written by on February 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely to make them […]

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Google vs Amazon, VHS vs Betamax, this time the home’s the prize

Google vs Amazon, VHS vs Betamax, this time the home’s the prize

Written by on February 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

This could be a repeat of VHS vs. Betamax. Google is adding functionality to allow Google Assistant to compete more directly with Amazon’s Alexa, but what it really needs is to offer love and support to developers of smart home products. Google’s failure to do this was visible on every stand at CES where a smart […]

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A third of people would consider Google, Facebook, Amazon for banking

A third of people would consider Google, Facebook, Amazon for banking

Written by on January 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roughly one in three banking and insurance customers globally would consider switching their accounts to Google, Amazon or Facebook if the Silicon Valley giants offered financial services, according to a new survey on Wednesday. The survey, conducted by consulting firm Accenture, found that among 32,715 people polled in 18 countries there […]

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Is Amazon on track to do a VHS to Google’s Betamax?

Is Amazon on track to do a VHS to Google’s Betamax?

Written by on January 11, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Amazon, Nvidia and HERE were the big stars of CES2017. The big losers: Google, LeEco and absentee Apple. PART 1: The winners 1. Amazon In my mind, the star of CES 2017 is Amazon which is beginning to show signs of doing to Google what VHS did to Betamax. Betamax was a vastly superior technology […]

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Google pushes virtual, augmented reality at CES, early days

Google pushes virtual, augmented reality at CES, early days

Written by on January 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices featuring the company’s technology at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas. Google has been trying to position the vast network of smartphones running its Android operating system for virtual […]

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Now Google reaches out to President-elect Trump before tech heads meet

Now Google reaches out to President-elect Trump before tech heads meet

Written by on December 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama. In the weeks since the Nov. 8 election, Google has ramped up efforts to […]

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