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Google is sending more traffic than Facebook to publishers — again

Google used to be the main source of referral traffic for web publishers. Then Facebook eclipsed it. And now, Google is back on top again. Over the course of 2017, the search engine has become publishers’ main source of external page views, according to new data from Parse.ly, a digital analytics company. It’s basically a...
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Amazon & Google-YouTube spat a good reminder to spend time …

CLOSE We love the streaming system, but everything else about this TV isn’t great. Reviewed.com – Jackson Ruckar, Jeremy Stamas, Mike Roorda Google and Amazon acted like kids this week in a schoolyard spat. “He started it first,” you imagined one might say. On the surface, this latest bout of corporate warfare seems petty and...
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Google’s mobile search results now include videos of celebs answering your questions

Google is testing a new feature that will allow celebrities and other notable figures to answer users’ search queries directly in the form of “selfie” videos posted in the Google Search results. The company says this program is initially being piloted on mobile with a handful of people for now, including Priyanka Chopra, Will Ferrell, Tracee...
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Google and Amazon are punishing their own customers in a bitter feud

Amazon has just responded to Google’s decision to remove YouTube from all Fire TV products and the Echo Show. “Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website,” a spokesperson told The Verge by email. “We hope to resolve this with Google as soon as possible.” YouTube is being...
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Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google faces its first mass legal action in the UK Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4...
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How this Google Glass app is providing digital assistance to my blind aunt

  Wendy Poth, my aunt, lost her sight when she was 7. She’s now completely blind, so she doesn’t see shadows, faces or even the darkness when she closes her eyes. Wendy, who’s now in her 60s, has lived an independent life as a therapist and trained social worker. These days, she’s a die-hard technology...
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Google Maps got a redesign

Google Maps is getting an upgrade. The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you’re driving or more prominently featured train and bus stations if you’re riding the rails...
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Google’s improved image blending means a more seamless Street View

Google is hard at work behind the scenes improving one of its ambitious technical projects ever – Street View. The company previously revealed that its been rolling out improved camera cars with better photographic equipment to improve the quality and resolution of images that make up its street-level views in Google Maps, but it’s also...
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Google will soon display wait times for restaurants in search and Maps

If you get easily hangry and impatient, Google’s new feature that lists restaurant wait times will help you plan around your hunger pangs. The update will arrive to Google search and Maps “soon.” It will show you how long you’ll have to wait to get a seat at a restaurant at any particular hour. Google...
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Google’s parent company Alphabet beats on earnings, brings in $27.77 billion in Q3

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan / Getty Staff Google beat expectations on Q3 results, sending the stock popping after hours. The company generated $27.77 billion in revenue, up 24% from a year ago. Despite controversies like fake Russian ads and fake news, the company continues to out perform Google’s parent company Alphabet topped Wall Street’s Q3 financial targets,...
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