May 20, 2016
This week, Google announced that they'll soon be releasing two new social apps. So why is Google still so keen to get into social, despite failing to breakthrough several times?
Why Google Needs Social (and the Overlooked Potential of Their Social Apps) | Social Media Today
May 18, 2016
At it's annual I/O conference, Google has unveiled two new apps, one focused on direct messaging and one on video chat. The new apps will put Google in a battle with Facebook in the messaging space - but will they offer enough to get users to come across?
Google’s Announces New Messaging and Video Chat Apps – Introducing Allo and Duo | Social Media Today
March 09, 2016
With Facebook and Google both trying to keep users on their platforms for longer by delivering faster loading content, are the major networks also making it harder for publishers to refer traffic back to their own sites?
December 24, 2015
As of this writing, Santa Claus is flying over Malaysia. He's slowly making his way across Southeast Asia, having already delivered more than 2.25 billion presents on his journey around the world. I know all this because of Google's Santa Tracker website.
December 23, 2015
Reported in multiple sources from a story originally broken by the Wall Street Journal comes the news that Google is developing its own messaging app that would be assisted by its own artificial intelligence technology and chatbot capabilities.
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December 16, 2015
Google released information about the most common searches in 2015. The list reveals what has been part of the public consciousness in the past year. First, I looked at searches within the U.S. Some topics from the news sparked a lot of searches, from the refugee crisis to Marriage Eqaulity. Some personalities captivated us, like Caitlyn Jenner and Lamar Odom.
December 10, 2015
The ad wars between the major tech companies continues unabated, and Facebook has made their latest move. Under pressure from publishers dissatisfied by the ad revenue opportunities in their publishing options, Facebook is tweaking Instant Articles to allow publishers to make more money.
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December 09, 2015
It is with ominous background music that Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, discusses what to do about the growing use of social media and the internet by extremist and terrorist groups to disseminate their message and propaganda, suggesting algorithms be used to combat hate and harassment.
December 08, 2015
The European Parliament has just recently passed a measure that would create the first-ever Europe-wide cyber-security laws. The problem? Tech companies will have to prove that they are "cyberattack-proof," which is essentially impossible.
December 04, 2015
Via the Inside AdWords blog comes news of two new types of interactive ads from Google. The first, Trial Run Ads, will allow users to test out apps for 60 seconds before actually purchasing and downloading them.