Ban on Chinese mobile apps is bonanza for India’s own

But the ban has not meant that Indian publishers replaced the Chinese in terms of ranking in the top ten. Eighteen months after the government started banning Chinese mobile apps, two distinct changes have occurred in the country’s mobile app sweepstakes. The move has given a thrust to domestic app publishers, especially in certain segments… Continue reading Ban on Chinese mobile apps is bonanza for India’s own

Google partners with NFT leader Dapper Labs to support Flow blockchain

Search engine giant Google is joining forces with Canadian blockchain studio Dapper Labs to help support the development of new Web 3 products and services, including the wildly popular nonfungible token, or NFT, marketplace.  As part of the deal, Google Cloud will serve as a network operator for Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain, the scalable infrastructure… Continue reading Google partners with NFT leader Dapper Labs to support Flow blockchain

Spin E-Scooters, E-Bikes On Google Maps Now

Ford-owned Spin announced the global integration with Google Maps that will help users to take advantage of Spin E-bikes and E-scooters as they plan their journeys. This will enable users to take up more sustainable option for short journeys in urban areas as they will be able to track the availability of Spin’s E-bikes and… Continue reading Spin E-Scooters, E-Bikes On Google Maps Now

Google updates advertising policy for digital currency firms

Google has updated its advertising policy for cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, in the latest revision to the scope of its rules around advertising for the sector. In a statement, Google said the new rules meant that “[b]eginning August 3, advertisers offering Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Wallets targeting the United States may advertise those products and services… Continue reading Google updates advertising policy for digital currency firms

Search giant Google lifts 2018 ban on crypto exchange, wallet advertisements

In a surprise move on Wednesday, online advertising behemoth Google lifted a nearly three-year-old policy banning cryptocurrency exchanges from using its ad services.  “Beginning August 3, advertisers offering Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Wallets targeting the United States may advertise those products and services when they meet the following requirements and are certified by Google,” reads a… Continue reading Search giant Google lifts 2018 ban on crypto exchange, wallet advertisements

Ava DuVernay’s Array Teams With Google To Create Feature Film Grant For Underrepresented Creatives

Ava Duvernay’s Array has partnered with Google to create a new $500,000 feature film grant available to up-and-coming creatives from historically underrepresented communities. The endowment, referred to as The Array + Google Feature Film Grant, will prove funds allowing the recipient to produce their first full-length feature. The initiative speaks to ongoing efforts, on the part… Continue reading Ava DuVernay’s Array Teams With Google To Create Feature Film Grant For Underrepresented Creatives

Analysis: Google's Starline shows promise and perils of 3D chats

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Google’s Project Starline 3D videoconferencing system, unveiled last week, is well-timed for a post-pandemic world but still has a long way to go in seamlessly marrying the in-person and the virtual, three people who have used the system say.FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s… Continue reading Analysis: Google's Starline shows promise and perils of 3D chats

Google Search Interest for Crypto Worldwide Hits New ATH

Statistics from Google search trends show a high level of interest in cryptocurrency from retail investors, with search interest reaching an all-time high (ATH) globally.  Retail Interest in Crypto Skyrockets  According to a tweet on Wednesday (May 19, 2021), a graph showed that more people were searching for the word cryptocurrency, with search interest surpassing… Continue reading Google Search Interest for Crypto Worldwide Hits New ATH

TeleTrade Suggests Assets like UPS, Google, and Visa to Outperform Markets

The U.S. stock indices are at new highs this week. Some specific assets have performed great in response to their inner corporate drivers. The United Parcel Service (UPS), a well-known worldwide package delivery and supply chain management company increased its Q4 2020 sales by 21% to $24.75 billion. Now, for Q1 2021, the consolidated revenue… Continue reading TeleTrade Suggests Assets like UPS, Google, and Visa to Outperform Markets

YouTube Q1 Ad Sales Beat Forecasts, Up Nearly 50% To $6 Billion From Year Earlier

YouTube advertising revenue jumped 48% to just over $6 billion in the first quarter of the year as the economy reopens, helping parent Google/Alphabet batter sales forecasts. Total ad revenue at Alphabet jumped to $44.7 billion from $33.7 billion. Total sales including Google Cloud hit $55.3 billion for the three months ended in March. Alphabet… Continue reading YouTube Q1 Ad Sales Beat Forecasts, Up Nearly 50% To $6 Billion From Year Earlier

Google addict attempted suicide and ‘was like an alcoholic’ when quitting

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A mum has opened up about her devastating nine-hour a day Googleaddiction which saw her try to take her own life. Cherelle Farrugia, 28, said she was like an alcoholic "shaking… having panic attacks" when made to… Continue reading Google addict attempted suicide and ‘was like an alcoholic’ when quitting

Google to review adverts for Myanmar military-backed telecoms firm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Google said on Wednesday it is reviewing recent advertisements run by a Myanmar military-backed telecommunications firm and has disabled some army-linked accounts on its services in the wake of the country’s coup.FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleThe move comes… Continue reading Google to review adverts for Myanmar military-backed telecoms firm

Facebook Blocks Sharing Of News In Australia

Facebook has banned publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. The move, in response to Australia’s proposed new Media Bargaining law, escalates the social media giant’s standoff with the Australian government. The new media bill will require online platforms like Facebook and Google to pay local media outlets… Continue reading Facebook Blocks Sharing Of News In Australia

News Corp. and Google reach global news-sharing deal

More On: google Make Google, Facebook pay for all the reporting they take for free Microsoft says Google and Facebook should pay publishers for news West Virginia newspaper slams Big Tech for ‘manipulating’ digital media Google to start paying UK news publishers for content News Corp., the parent company of the New York Post and… Continue reading News Corp. and Google reach global news-sharing deal

News Corp signs news partnership deal with Google

Slideshow ( 3 images )(Reuters) – News Corp said on Wednesday it had signed a three-year partnership with Alphabet Inc’s Google to sell its news products for Google’s curated news platform, Google News Showcase. News Corp publications joining Google News Showcase include U.S. publications The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch, and the New York Post;… Continue reading News Corp signs news partnership deal with Google

Apple Overtakes Amazon As The Most Valuable Brand

Apple topped Amazon and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand for the first time since 2016 after its brand value jumped 87 percent to $263.4 billion, according to the Brand Finance Global 500 2021 ranking by London-based Brand Finance, a brand valuation consultancy. Amazon is in the second position with a brand value… Continue reading Apple Overtakes Amazon As The Most Valuable Brand

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of hiring, pay biases

FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEADOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will spend $3.8 million, including $2.6 million in back pay, to settle allegations that it underpaid women… Continue reading Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of hiring, pay biases

Google reportedly scraps thousands of negative Robinhood reviews

Google has reportedly deleted thousands of negative reviews of Robinhood on the Google Play Store after the platform suspended trading of several skyrocketing stocks like GameStop, multiple sources claim. Financial analyst Mr. Whale reported on Jan. 28 that Google removed as many as 120,000 negative reviews of Robinhood, pushing the app’s rating from one star to… Continue reading Google reportedly scraps thousands of negative Robinhood reviews

Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users, avoiding new pop-up warning

(Reuters) – Google’s iPhone apps such as Maps and YouTube will stop using a tool from Apple Inc that allows them to personalize ads, avoiding a new Apple warning that informs users their browsing is being tracked.FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12,… Continue reading Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users, avoiding new pop-up warning

U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets.Slideshow ( 2 images )In a submission asking the government to “suspend” the plans, assistant U.S.… Continue reading U.S. asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

Google searches for 'Ethereum' hit all-time high

More people are searching for the word “Ethereum” now than ever before in its history.  Google Trends reveals that the number of Google searches currently being performed for “Ethereum” is at an all-time high, eclipsing search interest during the height of the last ETH bull run. Ethereum’s previous peak in search term popularity was on… Continue reading Google searches for 'Ethereum' hit all-time high

Google Hit With Another Antitrust Lawsuit As 35 States Challenge Search Practices

Google was hit with another antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, as 35 states other other U.S. territories claim that the internet giant has stifled competition in its dominance of web search. “As the gateway to the internet, Google has systematically degraded the ability of other companies to access consumers,” the lawsuit states. “In doing so, just… Continue reading Google Hit With Another Antitrust Lawsuit As 35 States Challenge Search Practices

How a U.S. lawsuit claims Google, Facebook cooperated to undermine ad competition

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Alphabet’s Google, the two biggest players in online advertising, used a series of deals to consolidate their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleged in a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday.Slideshow ( 2 images )Google and Facebook compete heavily in internet ad sales, together capturing over half of… Continue reading How a U.S. lawsuit claims Google, Facebook cooperated to undermine ad competition

Google Down: The Perils of Centralization

Google was down for only an hour, but Monday’s outage served as a jarring reminder of how much modern existence online depends on the centralized search engine colossus. From Gmail and Google Calendar to YouTube and even Google’s two-factor authentication, the outage temporarily ground online work to a halt for many, including publications that would… Continue reading Google Down: The Perils of Centralization